Any future Super Bowl winners thinking about giving a speech at their victory parade might want to go ahead and quit now, because no one will ever be able to top what Jason Kelce did on Thursday.
The Philadelphia Eagles center, decked out in an outlandish Mummers outfit, offered the millions of Philly fans in attendance one of the most inspirational five-minute tirades ever issued from a Super Bowl champion. Kelce’s profanity-laden rant—half victory missive, half WWE promo—will go down in Philadelphia sports history as a battle hymn of the underdog.
Before the Super Bowl, Kelce pointed out out, general manager Howie Roseman was often scorned. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson had been considered “the least qualified head coach in the NFL.” At some point, nearly every player on the roster was a guy who “wasn’t good enough.”
From the underdog city that gave us ‘Rocky,’ how much more could be expected? His speech was perfect, and Stallone-approved.
Kelce was so emotional that he let a few curse words slip:
🔈 ⬆️ for Jason Kelce's speech for the ages in all of its glory. pic.twitter.com/ihHI3qDUsc
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 8, 2018
— Stefen Wisniewski (@stefenwiz61) February 8, 2018
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 8, 2018
Also, he crowdsurfed:
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) February 8, 2018
And chugged a random fan’s beer:
Jason Kelce calls for a beer. he gets the beer. he slams the beer. he throws the beer.
— chris jones¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@LONG_DRIVE) February 8, 2018
Then drank another beer in public while signing an autograph for a police officer:
Havin' a beer.
On the street.
Next to a cop.
Giving him his autograph. pic.twitter.com/6gNRBZB3q3
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 8, 2018
— Chris Brennan (@ByChrisBrennan) February 9, 2018