Dec 11, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT
Even though it may not mean as much as it did 10-20 years ago, making the cover of Sports Illustrated is still pretty damn cool. Chalk it up as just the latest honor bestowed upon Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.
The unforgettable sight of Foles standing tall in the face of a blizzard has now been immortalized forever on the front of the weekly publication that’s been emblazoned by the likes of Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, LeBron James and Tom Brady. Only 49 more covers, and Foles will have caught up to Michael Jordan!
The text that accompanies Foles reads: “A dreadful start, no home wins before November, another winter of discontent looming in Philly. And then Nick Foles happened.” I’ll be looking forward to reading the cover story by Michael Bamberger.
Todd Herremans is also featured prominently in the photo, which interestingly enough, he is not the first Eagles’ offensive lineman to grace the cover of SI. You may recall the magazine strangely chose to highlight the riveting training camp battle at center between Jamaal Jackson and Hank Fraley in 2006.
So don’t go getting a big head now, Todd.
For those worried about the supposed SI cover jinx—first of all, get real. Having said that, the last time an Eagle was on the cover was Nnamdi Asomugha in 2011 according to the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane. That worked out well.
UPDATE: Chip Kelly doesn’t believe in any SI cover jinx. That’s all that matters.
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