Rainy tailgate doesn't dampen hopes of Eagles fans

Andrew Kramer
December 09, 2019 - 7:26 pm
Eagles fans face a soggy tailgate before the game against the Giants.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Eagles tailgaters had to deal with some wet weather before the Birds' crucial game against the Giants on Monday.

"This is probably the lightest tailgate I’ve ever seen," said Bruce Ciallella outside of Lincoln Financial Field. "It's pouring rain."

Ciallella and his friend ventured out of their car to do some tailgating. Others did too. 

Rain soaks the Eagles tailgate before their game against the Giants.
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It’s hard to believe this is the scene in the sports complex ahead of a prime-time Eagles game against a division rival.

After all, the Eagles are fighting for their playoff lives.

"Let’s get in the playoffs and see what happens, catch a little lightning in a bottle," Ciallella  said. "It’s happened before. Let’s do it."

Let’s be real. No one would be out in this weather if they didn't want to see the Birds make it.

That's how Ray Kreilick feels.

"From seeing this team having performed miracles in the past, I wouldn’t put it past them to do something special in the playoffs," he said.

This is Kreilick's first home Eagles game of the season. Luckily he brought his poncho.

A wet tailgate at the Linc
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