Eagles release Playoff NFT for $100+, further weakening our society
The Philadelphia Eagles released their own Playoff NFTs yesterday, much to the chagrin of fans on social media. Admittedly, I rolled my eyes at the announcement as well.
But, in the name of good journalism, I’ll present the facts and allow you to make your own conclusions. So here’s the tweet the Eagles put out, plus a link to check them out for yourself.
Okay, I lied about being a journalist on this one. I will absolutely be sharing my opinion on these.
This might be the dumbest NFT concept I’ve ever seen.
Look, I’m not a crypto guy by any means. I don’t like change. One could even call me a hater of all things new. But even I can admit when people come up with something cool and innovative.
This is not one of those things.
These “Road to the Super Bowl NFTs” are just virtual tickets to the Eagles vs. Buccaneers Wild Card game, and I don’t even think you get to go to the game. So what the hell is the point?
I understand collecting printed-out tickets, even if they’re from games you didn’t attend personally. But buying a ticket that didn’t even get anybody into the game makes zero sense.
I gave DeVonta Smith a little crap for his NFT ‘SmittyCoin’ when he released it in 2021, but that seems to have 10x more utility and novelty than these virtual Wild Card “tickets,” if you can even call them that.
Granted, the city of Philadelphia is definitely jaded when it comes to NFTs. Just look at the Sixers organization.
Instead of getting buckets, Tobias Harris uses his $30 million salary to mess around with virtual apes. Daryl Morey is more concerned about the latest monkey drawing than building a basketball team.
Meanwhile, the Knicks recently acquired sharpshooting Philly guy Cam Reddish for Kevin Knox and a bag of orange slices. Needless to say, it’d be nice if our sports teams focused on sports.
Leave making NFTs to the artists! Hell, The Liberty Line is considering our own line of entirely non-fungible tokens. We’ve got a ton of great photoshops on this site. Feel free to look around. No tokens are getting funged on our watch.
Here’s one of my personal favorites:
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