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Fifty-eight years, 20,859 days, more than two generations. That's how much time had passed since the Philadelphia Eagles last won a championship.

For a fan base whose loyalty has not wavered amid endless heartbreak, the drought is mercifully over. And the party is on.

Underdogs for the third time in as many playoff games, the Eagles took the respect that has not been willfully offered them, outdueling Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, 41-33, on Sunday at US Bank Stadium to win their first Lombardi trophy. Or was it Lincoln Financial Field? The Eagles fans were in full throat every time Brady took the field, and absolutely erupted when defensive end Brandon Graham came up with a strip sack, recovered by rookie Derek Barnett, to help ice the game.

Beating the Patriots would not have been possible if not for the aggressive playcalling wholesale nfl jerseys outlet of coach Doug Pederson, and a pair of huge, gutsy fourth-down conversions that proved essential.

"It hasn't really sunk in, but I'm mlb shirts cheap so excited for that locker room," Pederson said. "For Mr. [Jeffrey] Lurie to give me this opportunity to coach this team, and then everything that we've been through this season, to get to this point -- a lot of people counted us out -- but that locker room believed, believed in each other, believed in me. I have a great staff and great players, and we found a way to get it done."

Pederson not only went toe-to-toe with Belichick but got the better of him; he's the first person to beat the five-time world champion as a player and now coach. Termed a "freakin' phenomenal playcaller" by tight end Brent Celek at the beginning of the season, cheapjerseys Pederson kept the pedal to the floor, mixed it up and kept Matt Patricia's defense off balance. He saved his most creative playcall for the Super Bowl, on fourth down no less. Pederson called a running a reverse throwback from tight end Trey Burton -- a former signal-caller at Florida and the Eagles' emergency quarterback -- to Nick Foles on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard nhl jerseys for cheap line late in the second quarter. It was a game of one-upsmanship, as Brady let a pass from Danny Amendola slip through his hands on a similarly designed play earlier in the quarter.

The play is called "The Philly Special," Pederson said afterwards. They took it from the Chicago Bears, who had run it against the Minnesota Vikings earlier in the season. According to offensive coordinator Frank Reich, they were considering using it versus Minnesota in the NFC Championship Game Cheap custom team jerseys, but didn't need to. So they broke it out on the game's biggest stage.

"That was something we’d been working on, and Doug and I were talking – I was like, 'Let’s just run it.' And it was a good time," said Foles, the game's MVP. "And the end was a little wider than I thought, so I really needed to sell like I’m not doing anything. And it worked – Burton made an amazing throw right on the money; I just looked it in. We worked on it for a while (in practice), so I was excited for it to get a run in the Super Bowl."

Fueled by analytics, the Eagles had the most fourth-down conversions (20) this season. The decision to roll the dice on fourth-and-1 from their own 45 in the latter stages of the game was pivotal, as Foles' completion to tight end Zach Ertz kept the go-ahead scoring drive alive. It was Foles to Ertz again with 2 minutes, 21 seconds left, a lunging 11-yard TD from the veteran tight end that put the Eagles back on top for good.

Credit Super Bowl MVP Foles (28-of-43, 373 yards, three touchdowns, one interception) for going blow-for-blow with Brady (28-of-48, 505 yards, three touchdowns). The fact Foles was under center instead of Carson Wentz had much to do with the fact that the Eagles were discounted, but Foles rose to the occasion, making his return to Philadelphia a Cinderella story. His two touchdown passes to receiver Alshon Jeffery and rookie running back Corey Clement in the back of the end zone were two of his best throws as a pro.

"I felt calm," Foles said. "I mean, we have such a great group of guys, such a great coaching staff. We felt confident coming in and we just went out there and played football. We've played this game since we were little kids. We dreamed about this moment. There's plenty of kids watching this game right now, dreaming about this moment and some day will be here. To be here with wholesale nfl jerseys china free shipping my daughter, my wife, my family, my teammates, this city -- we're very blessed."

Credit Jim Schwartz's defense for preventing another Patriots miracle Super Bowl comeback, even if the road was rocky along the way. Similar to several games this season, including in the divisional round against the Atlanta Falcons, the Eagles' defense came up with big plays when it mattered. This game featured the most collective yards in Super Bowl history, but Graham and the defense ensured the team went back to Philly winners.

"I was just happy that we kept coming," said Graham, who revealed he was playing through a hamstring strain suffered in the first half. "We knew they were going to screen us and dink and dunk, and we knew one play he was going to have to hold it. And I'm just happy the one play cost them the game."

And credit Pederson for being one of the only people on the planet to have the foresight that all of this was possible.

It was early summer and the players were getting ready to scatter for their extended break between minicamp and training camp when Pederson met with a small group of reporters upstairs in the Eagles' media house and made a statement.

Asked if the Eagles were capable of winning big this season with the additions of players such as Jeffery and LeGarrette Blount in free agency, Pederson responded with a comparison that raised every eyebrow in the room and later across the city.

"You're capable. … I look back at my time in Green Bay as a player when we were making those playoff runs and those Super Bowl runs there, and do we have as much talent on this team than we did then? We probably have more talent, right?" Pederson said.

Sure, Reggie White and Brett Favre versus a 7-9 team with a wet-behind-the-ears quarterback out of North Dakota State and a roster even owner Jeffrey Lurie acknowledged had "lots of holes" earlier in the offseason.

There were plenty of laughs at Pederson's expense, but he got the last one. Even as some of the team's most gifted players were lost to injury -- Cheap custom NFL Jerseys Jason Peters, Darren Sproles, Jordan Hicks, Wentz -- the Eagles proved to have a river of talent from which to pull, enough to sustain them through the NFC playoffs en route to their third Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.

Truth is, few saw this coming outside of Pederson -- and even he cautioned talent guarantees nothing if the chemistry and buy-in aren't there. The public perception that this team was a year away from seriously contending was shared by some within the organization as well.

Few anticipated Wentz budding into one of the top quarterbacks in the league in his second year -- he finished second in the NFL with 33 touchdowns despite missing three-plus games because of a torn ACL and was a leading candidate for MVP -- or that his backup would light up the best defense in football in a 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game.

It seemed far-fetched to think just about every personnel move made by executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman and VP of player personnel Joe Douglas would be a home run, but that's how it shook out. The Eagles capitalized on big signings such as Jeffery, to the trades for cornerback Ronald Darby and defensive tackle Tim Jernigan, to lower-level deals such as the ones they gave defensive end Chris Long and cornerback Patrick Robinson.

Perhaps most surprising is Pederson not only found his footing in his second year as head coach but developed into an elite playcaller and an exceptional leader. Buttressed by a strong coaching staff and locker room leaders such as safety Malcolm Jenkins and Wentz, Pederson established a culture of accountability and brotherhood, allowing personalities to shine even as he checked egos at the door. From top to bottom, it was a stunning, brilliant coaching performance.

Roll that all together, and you have an Eagles team that often dominated on the way to a 13-3 regular-season record and pushed through the playoffs to set up a Super Bowl rematch against the Patriots.

They have arrived ahead of schedule. And while this season has reinforced just how unpredictable this sport can be, the Eagles look well-positioned to contend for years to come. Wentz is only 25, and much of his core supporting cast is under contract for the foreseeable future.

This group has a chance to do special things, and already has made Pederson's comments in the summer look prescient. It never ceases to amaze what a season can bring.

"Oh, man Philly is crazy right now I bet," said defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. "The city probably won’t sleep for a week. It’s so exciting I can’t wait to be on that bus going down broad street and seeing the passion of these fans when we get back there."

It ended not with a miracle, but with a mewl: The United States men's team, a hockey superpower, was sent packing one game before the medal round by the Czech Republic on Wednesday.

In Sochi, it was T.J. Oshie who saved the Americans' collective bacon with a shootout performance for the ages. In Pyeongchang, it was five different U.S. skaters attempting to match the Czechs and win the game in the shootout.

The Americans went 0-for-5. And just like that, Team USA was eliminated, having gone 1-1-1 in Group B, then defeating Slovakia 5-1 in the qualifying round before getting humbled by the Czechs in the quarterfinals.

How did we get here? Why wasn't Team USA ... better than this?

Here are five reasons:

1. The blown power play

The worst part about that 3-2 shootout loss to the Czechs was that the game never should have reached a shootout. Vojtech Mozik took an ill-advised slashing penalty with 1:20 left in regulation and the game tied 2-2. The U.S. power play was clicking at over 20 percent for the tournament. The Americans not only finished the third period on the power play -- they also started overtime with a 4-on-3 man advantage for 40 seconds.

They didn't register a shot.

"We couldn't put it together. We looked scrambled in that key moment," captain Brian Gionta said in an understatement.

It's hard to boil a game down to one moment, especially a game in which the Czechs had the better of the play. But with one goal separating them from the medal round, it's hard not to view this as the biggest blown opportunity of the tournament for the Americans.

Yes, even more than their loss to Slovenia.

2. The nike nfl jerseys china wholesale Slovenia loss

In the end, Team USA's stunning 3-2 loss to Slovenia in the tournament opener didn't dramatically alter its seeding -- because of goal differential, it was likely headed to a first-round matchup with Slovakia anyway. But the nature of the loss was a humbling one for the Americans: after absolutely dominating play for about 30 minutes and expending all of their energy, they allowed Slovenia to hang around and then eventually gave up three unanswered goals to lose in overtime.

With a team assembled from disparate parts, getting off the blocks with a successful effort was paramount. This was the opposite.

3. Preparation

It turns out teams need more than Google Hangouts, WhatsApp chats and five practices to jell before the Olympic wholesale nba jerseys tournament.

Coach Tony Granato and his staff faced an mlb authentic jerseys unenviable task in getting Team USA on the same page in short order. This wasn't a bunch of guys from the NHL; this was a collection of players from the KHL, Finland, Germany, the AHL, the NCAA, unemployment and other far-flung regions. Which is to say that getting them all in the same place for a few practices before the Games was near impossible.

Remember when Team USA and Canada would hold Olympic camps during the summer, before the Games? Good times. Unfortunately, the NHL's waltz with the International Olympic Committee made that kind of long-term planning rather difficult for these games.

4. They needed more Ryan Donatos

One of the true silver linings for Team USA in the 2018 Winter Games was the play of its college players. Ryan Donato of Harvard led the team with five goals and an assist. Troy Terry of Denver had five assists. Jordan Greenway of Boston University had a goal -- but more important, he was a dominating physical presence.

"They are fearless. They are just kids having fun. A lot of guys are 12-13 years older than them, and when you see the fun and the attitude they play with, it rubs off on a lot of us."

So why weren't there more of them?

It was a calculated decision by the late Jim Johannson, GM of jersey for cheap Team USA, and his brain trust. They felt a team made up of veteran players -- ex-NHLers and AHLers who played overseas and were familiar with the larger ice surface -- would be the safest play. They trusted them more. Yet the kids were the only bright spot on this team offensively.

Imagine Team USA Cheap custom NHL Jerseys in this tournament with center Casey Mittelstadt, the Buffalo Sabres' blue-chip prospect currently with the Minnesota Gophers? Or Kieffer Bellows, a forward for the Portland Winterhawks? Or forward Brady Tkachuk of Boston University? Or defenseman Adam Fox of Harvard?

Yes, between world juniors and the Olympics, they would have missed a chunk of the school year, and two tournaments in two months is a lot of hockey. But why not bring some of the most talented players eligible for Team USA to South Korea?

"I look at it two ways," Johannson told USA Today last month. "How much hockey is too much hockey for these guys? And secondly, there is a big difference from what the world juniors are and what the Olympics will be. The world juniors is energy hockey and the Olympics will be played by older, experienced guys who play heavy hockey. [Mittelstadt] is obviously a wonderful talent, but I don't know that the Olympics are right for him at this time in his career."

5. They were hamstrung from the start

I give Johansson, Ben Smith (director of player personnel), Granato and his staff an enormous amount of credit. The IOC and the NHL forced them to scramble and scrape football jerseys wholesale together a team, figure out how they wanted to play and then populate the roster with random "where are they now?" players straight out of a 1990s sports comedy montage.

We all know the Team USA that should have been here. This should have been a team that included Auston Matthews, Jack Eichel, and Johnny Gaudreau, as well as Patrick Kane, Phil Kessel and Joe Pavelski.

Oh, what could have been ...

Team USA made a few mistakes, in construction of the roster and execution on the ice. But in the end, they were just cooking with the ingredients they were able to scrounge up in a pinch. Hence, the bitter aftertaste.