The Patriots and Eagles have two of the largest, most dedicated fanbases in the sport of football. New England fans have become accustomed to winning, while Philadelphia remains faithful and proud more or less no matter how well their team is playing. When these two teams meet in the Super Bowl, those two fanbases will be overjoyed. The rest of us? Not so much.
I have nothing against the Eagles, per se, and they haven’t hoisted a championship trophy of any kind since 1960. It’s just that the beat the Falcons and I’m sort of tired of teams doing that and then heading to the Super Bowl, thank you. The Patriots have just been so successful for so long that nobody really wants to see them win for, say, 20 years or so. That makes for a matchup that could be good, but seems unlikely to draw enthusiastic audiences outside of the Northeast.
That said, the prospect of seeing New England beaten by somebody will probably convince us all to tune in when all is said and done, so here’s the key info you’ll need to do so.
Super Bowl LII key info
Who: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots
When: Sunday, February 4, 6:30 p.m. EST
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Odds: New England opens as a six point favorite
Last Super Bowl Wins: Patriots 2016, Eagles never (won a championship in 1960)