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Super Bowl Sunday has arrived

Written by Craig Rhodes, WITF | Feb 4, 2018 8:55 AM
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A man takes a photograph of the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the NFL Experience football fan attraction Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Minneapolis. The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to play in Super Bowl 52 Sunday, Feb. 4.

(Minneapolis, Mn) -- It's a huge day for fans of the Philadelphia Eagles and football fans in general.

The Birds have a shot at their first-ever championship when they take on the the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 tonight in Minneapolis.

One of the most fortunate participants will be Eagles running back Jay Ajayi, who not very long ago was a member of another team.

"You learn that the NFL is a business.  I mean that's what you learn from expereiences like that,.. when it comes to being traded.  But I got traded into the best possible situation that anyone could probably get traded into.  The number one team.  Now I'm here at the Super Bowl, so it all worked out for me," Ajayi said.

It's also working out or Nick Foles, the Eagles back-up quarterback,.. criticized for his initial perfomances in place of the injured Carson Wentz,.. then hero in the NFC Championship Game.

"I'm no different than anyone else, I mean these games, your body feels different things, you're going to feel all these emotions, these butterflies.  That doesn't change.  The big thing is you try to simplify what is going on in your mind and slow it all down.  If you can slow everything down and just have simple thoughts and just see everything more clearly,  you make better decisions and you play faster," Foles said.

The Eagles opponent is Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, trying for their sixth title in the past two decades.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30pm.

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