In the last several decades, our beloved Eagles have only made two Super Bowl appearances, unfortunately losing both. But in the next few, they'll make it to three more — and finally win one, too.
Or, at least that's what ESPN's Thomas Neumann predicts in a column this week. The tongue-in-cheek piece is written for a "world of instant gratification," and "predicts" Super Bowl winners for the next 25 years.
The Eagles, for their part, will make three Super Bowl appearances in the next decade-and-a-half: In 2025 against the Houston Texans, 2028 against the Buffalo Bills (Hi, LeSean!), and finally in 2041 against the Browns.
It is against the Browns, Neumann writes, that the Eagles will claim their first Super Bowl victory. And it would appear that a few things are going to change by 2041:
Nevertheless, Rivers Romo passes for 292 yards and connects on two long touchdown strikes to wide receiver Robert Griffin IV. Cleveland quarterback Benjamin Roethlisberger throws three touchdown passes, including two to veteran tight end LeBron James Jr. But the Browns fall short when a blocked punt rolls out the back of the end zone for the decisive safety in overtime.
Afterward, President Rob Gronkowski presents the Lombardi trophy to Eagles owner Taylor Swift, who then signs Romo to a 10-year, $1 billion contract extension with $500 million guaranteed.
With that, it would appear that us Eagles fans have an at least somewhat bright future. All we've got to do is suffer through the next 25 years, and it'll all be worth it.
And that shouldn't be so bad — after all, we've made it 50 years without a Super Bowl win already. What's another 25?