Earlier this week, I asked TV stations sending crews to the Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl to share their experiences, the behind-the-scenes, fun stuff.
Then I got the flu. The ‘flu’ needs a more sinister name, something that connotes the pit of misery that one gets from the plague.
In any event, it’s not easy for a local news crew to respond with their behind-the-scenes pictures and accounts. First, they’re busy, and second, they need permission.
No problem, I completely understand.
But I did make it out of bed to some of the Philly station’s Facebook pages to see what I could find.
From WPVI, the ABC O&O, Sarah Bloomquist took to a zip line in 6 degree weather for a super ride. What a trooper!
It’s about 1,200 miles from Philadelphia to Minneapolis, about 18 hours by car. In a news van, the trip can be an eternity. But that didn’t stop two cameramen from WPVI from beating the boredom with a fun video.
From NBC-owned WCAU, this reporter filed this Facebook video from inside a plane full of fans. The fans are so boisterous, you really can’t hear what the reporter is saying, but you get the gist.
Here’s that same reporter getting a send-off in the airport before departure.
From KYW, the CBS O&O, here are some behind-the-scenes of how the media deals with the cold.
NOTE: No audio for the first 20 seconds or so.
Also from KYW, an Eagles fan in Keyna teaches his students to sing the Eagles’ song.
From Fox-owned WTXF, this video shot in Philly, shows an Eagles’ fan who’s taken his devotion to a new level, his basement.
Also from WTXF, this somber story about a little boy from New York who had to visit Philadelphia often to get treatment at a local hospital. In the process, he became an Eagles’ fan because many of the players and coaches stopped by his room to give him encouragement. That little boy lost his battle with leukemia, but this story shows how the game of football can mean so much to a sick little boy, and how much his fight means to the team.
And this video is hysterical as a young lady, a die-hard Eagles fan, coming out of dental surgery thinks she missed the Super Bowl.