Your Eagles Made It!

As my mother used to say, “Your Eagles made it.”

Here are some of my observations about tonight’s telecast.

Coldest pre-game announcer  – Rodney Harrison. Harrison was bundled up and looked absolutely miserable. Meanwhile Tony Dungy toughed it out without gloves. If they ever do a TV movie about Dungy, my choice to play him would be Ron Cephas Jones of This is Us.

Philadelphia Shout Outs – Besides the obvious shots of the Art Museum, the Liberty Bell and the other historical areas, I loved NBC’s use of Philly artists Evelyn “Champagne” King, Boyz II Men, Joan Jett, and the Hooters for music going into commercials. Also, NBC put together a nice piece about Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan, who grew up in Exton and graduated from Penn Charter.

Best Commercials – Applebee’s use of KC and the Sunshine Band’s “Keep it Coming Love” and Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” almost made me want to go to Applebees.

Best commercial slogan – “Nothing Out Pizzas the Hut.”

Eagles Fashion Statements – The offensive line wearing short sleeves, Lane Johnson’s mask at the end of the game.

Player introduction question – Why does Fletcher Cox name his high school instead of his college, Mississippi State?

From Napolean Dynamite to Kid Dyn-O-mite– Nick Foles had a spectacular second half to help win the game.

Ice-cold Pederson – Doug Pederson had ice in his veins for making that gutsy fourth down call that turned into a touchdown.

RIP Keith Jackson – The broadcast mentioned the passing of longtime announcer Keith Jackson, who  died at the age of 89.

RPO explained – Cris Collinsworth explained the run-pass option (RPO).

Best Sign – Super Foles!

Oh, did you know the Olympics are on NBC? – Almost every NBC promo was for the upcoming Olympic games. Now I know who Sugar Todd is.

Oh, did you know the Super Bowl is on NBC? – The noteworthy news about the Super Bowl is that Leslie Odom Jr. will sing America the Beautiful, Philly’s Pink will sing the National Anthem, and Justin Timberlake will star in the halftime show (which we knew).

Only 8 days until the next game!

 

 

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6ABC is having a contest to win a trip to see The View with Adam Joseph. Transportation and lunch are included.

 

 

 

Who Runs This Town?

6ABC’s Cecily Tynan was named one of Top 100 Most Influential Philadelphians in this month’s issue of Philadelphia magazine. Cecily was #73.

 

Philly Girls Going Strong on MNF

It was great to see Philly natives Suzy Kolber and Lisa Salters representing Philadelphia on ESPN’s coverage of Monday Night Football during the Eagles-Redskins game.

My Favorite Shows Right Now

Riverdale – Beautiful cast, great writing, good music!

How to Get Away with Murder – After a sophomore slump, this is the best Shondaland show on the air.

Curb Your Enthusiasum – Who knew Salmon Rushdie could be so funny?

Family Guy – Not even close, the funniest show on television!

Saturday Night Live – Best opening credits on television, but if the guest host is bad, then the show is bad (I’m talking to you Ryan Gosling).

This is Us – Deserves the hype. I love EVERYONE on this show.

Will and Grace – The second funniest show on TV.

20/20 – Count on the venerable newsmagazine to have the latest on the scandal of the week.

Watch What Happens Live – Forgot the Jimmys – Andy Cohen has the best late night talk show!

 

 

 

Who Says Turning 30 is Bad

In its 30th year, Inside Edition with Deborah Norville is having a resurgence. The perfect combination of celebrity news, human interest, and politics, Inside Edition was “promoted” to CBS Philadelhphia weeknights at 7 p.m.

Fox29 Anchor on National Show

Lucy Noland of Fox Philadelphia was on the American Humane Hero Dog Awards Wednesday night on The Hallmark Channel.

Noland was part of a story about a therapy dog from Haddonfield, NJ named Aladdin.

Beth Stern and James Denton hosted the ceremony.