Feb 10, 2023 - Sports

Super Bowl trash talk: Philly vs. KC

Illustration of a football turning into a football with a face sticking its tongue out.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

We are, admittedly, not invested in who wins the big game. But we have some colleagues who have big opinions on which team deserves to bring home the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

  • We asked Axios Philadelphia's Isaac Avilucea and Axios Pro reporter Richard Collings, who grew up on a farm outside Kansas City, to share their thoughts.

😋 Cheesesteak vs. BBQ

  • Isaac: I'm gonna find the loophole on this. I'm adding BBQ sauce to my next cheesesteak, so I don't offend either city's sensibilities.
  • Richard: Even Philly fans would admit BBQ is better than cheesesteak.

🤔 East Coast vs. Midwest

  • Isaac: Not to put a dagger through "America's Heartland," but the East Coast is home away from home. I owe Philly a debt of gratitude — doctors here saved me from cancer a few years back and the city has kept me employed in journalism.
  • Richard: We're talking Kansas City nice versus the city that booed Santa Claus. Need I say more?

🏉 Hurts vs. Mahomes

  • Isaac: Hurts – he wasn't a ballyhooed first-round pick, and yet he's become one of the best quarterbacks in the league. It's more impressive when you consider Eagles brass initially envisioned using him as a sort of gadget player.
  • Richard: Hurts, he's a nice kid and all, but unlike for Mahomes, this actually is his first time to the rodeo.

🔮 Final score predictions?

  • Isaac: 34-31 Eagles.
  • Richard: 37-34 Eagles? More like 37-7 Chiefs. But, hey, it's your money.

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