Merrill Reese is absolutely committed to hating FedEx Field
Eagles play-by-play man Merrill Reese is sounding off again about how much he detests FedEx Field.
The Eagles broadcast legend hasn’t been shy about sharing how much he hates traveling to the home of the Washington Commanders. We’ve even covered it here already.
Merrill Reese still hates FedEx Field
That makes the recent interview Merrill Reese gave with the Philadelphia Inquirer a little extra funny. It almost gives the impression that he’s just sounding off to anybody in earshot how much of a chore it is to go to watch the Eagles take on the Commanders at the worst stadium in all of sports.
“But what makes FedEx Field such a bad place to call a game? According to Reese, announcers are in the corner of the end zone beneath an overhang, and the seating is so low it’s difficult to make out the yard lines beyond the 50-yard mark. It’s also impossible to see the scoreboard.
“I’m not a fan of that booth, but I’ll go back to the dump,” Reese said.”
Via the Philadelphia Inquirer
Obviously it would be funnier if he were to point out how the stadium is a death trap that spews sewage, but at the end of the day, Merrill Reese is a pro. Of course his main beef is with the sight lines. He doesn’t even bring up the fact that a bunch of Eagles fans just courageously sued FedEx Field and the Commanders for that railing collapse from last year.
The only shocking information to come out of this interview about how much he still hates FedEx Field is that he has similar disdain for the site of his greatest professional triumph. That’s right, US Bank Stadium in Minnesota also has terrible sight lines.
“I was nervous because we were seated in the corner of the end zone,” Reese said. “And that play was going to culminate 110 yards away from where I was seated. I just didn’t want to be known as the broadcaster who blew the Super Bowl.”
Of course, he didn’t blow it. He nailed it.
Listen: Merrill Reese calls the final play of Super Bowl LII
Merrill Reese will be calling the game on 94.1 WIP as usual this Sunday. Even if it means he has to call it from the inside of a “dump”.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Inquirer