What happened to the Nick Foles statue outside of the Linc?
The Eagles lost 17-11 in their home opener against the San Francisco 49ers yesterday. Play calling was questionable and Jalen Hurts certainly did not have his best game in the loss, but when you have a first year head coach and new starting quarterback, these types of things were destined to happen this year. Outside of the Line, the tailgate scene was incredible. I was down there at 6am getting things set up and we had the entire TLL crew in attendance.
Still working through a brutal Monday hangover, but throughout the day yesterday, I got more than a few texts about the Nick Foles / Doug Pederson statue that was missing from it’s original place outside of Lincoln Financial Field. Was it possible that the 9-foot bronze statue was removed, like several other statues in America have been over the last year? Why wasn’t there a crowd of people defending it like the statues in South Philadelphia months ago? At the very least, I thought the morons at WIP would be out there making sure it was safe. They certainly can’t stop talking about Eagles players that are no longer on the team.
Maybe Bud Light, who commissioned the statue to be created, had it removed? We were always unsure how long the statue would be there, especially when it was created by a beer company. Maybe Carson Wentz had his AO1 faithful come steal the statue in the middle of the night? Has anyone checked the back of the Kingdom Crumb food truck?
Well, turns out, the Eagles themselves moved the statue to a new location. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief that it was not removed in efforts to erase history. The always trustworthy Coggin Toboggin from Crossing Broad reported earlier today that the statue was simply “Moved from Headhouse Plaza (officially known as Pepsi Plaza) to an area outside the plaza off Lot K.”
You can still see the statue if you’re tailgating or heading into the stadium from Lot K. I’m sure the folks over at WIP will be pushing for Nick Foles to return to the Eagles at some point this season, even more so after yet another ridiculous poll question this morning in which they asked if we would rather have Carson Wentz starting at quarterback rather than Jalen Hurts (lol).
Anyways, the missing statue case has been solved. It was probably the easiest investigation I’ve done outside of figuring out what happened to Gabby Petito on Liberty Line Radio last week. Give it a listen below.