Philadelphia’s Super Bowl celebrations were lively, fun, sometimes life-endangering, and had poop-eating — but when it comes to actual, legitimate violence it was New England that had the City of Brotherly Love beat.
In the aftermath of Super Bowl 52 there were four recorded arrests in Philadelphia following celebrations, all of which for vandalism. That number is expected to grow, but considering the size of crowds in Philadelphia it’s largely to be expected.
This kind of violence happens after major events, and no city is safe from people acting like idiots, but maybe remember this story the next time you assume Philadelphia is the most violent sports town in America.
Of course there was also Deflategate. Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson picked off Brady during the AFC Championship game in 2015, and noticed a difference in the air pressure of the football. He took the ball to the Colts’ equipment manager, and it went up the chain of command and back to the NFL. Tom Brady would be suspended four games as a result of it.
After McDaniels rescinded his acceptance to coach the Colts, reasons started flying as to why. One of them appears to have to do with revenge on Deflategate:
Kraft reportedly “sweetened” up McDaniels’ deal to keep him, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
In the past 48 hours, Patriots owner Robert Kraft began talking with McDaniels and ultimately wound up sweetening his contract, helping to entice McDaniels, who had yet to sign a contract with the Colts, to remain in New England, a source said.
Lillard cooled off from his previous three games, when he shot 42 for 76 and scored more than 44 points a game. But he worked numerous screens and had the Jazz defenders chasing the ball and opening opportunities for the other Blazers.
Jusuf Nurkic scored 15 points and Al-Farouq Aminu had 12 for the Blazers, who are now tied for sixth place in the Western Conference and just one-and-a-half games out of third place.