Is This Real Life? Part 2

"If you from the hood, I know you feel me..." -Freeway, What We Do

Sunday, February 4, 2018 was an emotional day, and I found myself teary-eyed quite a bit. I have no intention of presenting myself like Stoick the Vast or Billy Bad-Ass, but I don't find myself moved to tears quite as often as Jimmy V recommends, even after fatherhood. That day, however, an incomplete list, from the normally insignificant to the sublime, of things that brought tears:

-The climax of "Going the Distance" from the Rocky soundtrack
-SNL's Super Bowl sketch
-Posting about my Eagles flag on Instagram
-When fans of other teams reached out to tell me they were rooting for the Eagles
-When the Eagles took the field to Meek Mill's Dreams and Nightmares
-Pretty much the entire 4th quarter through the failed Hail Mary, confirming in disbelief that the clock had hit 0.0, and the Eagles were World Champions
-Getting texts from people I hadn't spoken to in a while because I am "their" Eagles fan
-The trophy ceremony