Eagles C Nick Sirianni, C Jason Kelce shed tears during Super Bowl LVII national anthem

Baseball does not allow for tears. But when it comes to football, let the tears flow. That’s what Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni did before Super Bowl LVII on Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

After Sunday, Philadelphia Eagles second-year head coach Nick Sirianni could be the clubhouse leader when it comes to pregame emotions. The Eagles’ head coach was observed crying during the National Anthem before Super Bowl LVII in Glendale.

He wasn’t the only one crying, but he was by far the most noticeable.  You can’t blame the guy, who is coaching in his first Super Bowl after taking over the organization just two years ago.  Sirianni had wanted to see Whitney Houston perform the National Anthem since he was a child, having seen her do it before Super Bowl XXV in 1991.

It was an important moment for the head coach. It was also a significant moment for those watching at home and in the stadium at State Farm Stadium.

Sirianni had been looking forward to that moment for quite some time, too. “That’s something that I’ve always thought about — what it might be like to hear the national anthem at a Super Bowl,” he said. “You get the goosebumps thinking about it. …You think about being in that moment of the Super Bowl, listening to the national anthem, and how much that’s going to mean. It makes you think about all the hard work that you had to go through to get to the moment that you’re in right now.

Chris Stapleton left the State Farm Stadium in tears during his performance of the national anthem prior to Sunday’s Super Bowl. Stapleton played his electric guitar to sing the anthem. Multiple players, including Eagles coach Nick Sirianni, were seen crying throughout the performance.

While the Eagles lost 38-35 against the Chiefs, the pregame event more than lived up to Sirianni’s expectations.


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