After hours of red carpet coverage, awkward fashion related questions, and the final reports of rumors and speculation, the highly anticipated 2023 Draft Night #1 finally kicked off around 8pm. It’s being held in Kansas City. Roger Goodell pointed out that’s it’s the first time that it was held in the Super Bowl Winning city since the event went back on the road in 2015.
Before the first pick, The Commish brought famous KC fans Eric Stonestreet and Heidi Gardner on stage with him. Possibly to subdue some of the boos? Nice try. To everyone’s joy, the actors encouraged the negative chants from the stage. The program continued by brining out Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.
Sure Travis had the full attention of the hundreds of thousands of KC fans in front of him, but the all white, fancy designer clothes and sunglasses-at-night vibes reminded all of Philadelphia that we have the better Kelce.
Our Kelce wears t-shirts and flip flops. Our Kelce is a Sea Isle guy. Our Kelce is a damn Mummer.
Jason showed all of these qualities last night in Kansas City. He wasn’t chilling in the Green Room with the fancy people. He was in the crowd, with Eagles fans, chugging beers.
Sporting a t-shirt from his Underdog charity merch line, the six-time Pro Bowler was hanging out in the middle of the GA section of the 3.1 million square feet of Draft space. NFL Network Host, and proud Eagles Fan, Colleen Wolf went out in to the crowd with the cameras to find him.
The Hungry Dog was signing baby dolls, a joke that started on his New Heights Podcast, and chugging beers. There was a celebratory beer when the Eagles traded up to get Jalen Carter at the #9 pick. A GO BIRDS beer, and countless others. Jason Kelce, man of the people!