Tips to help keep your cool while watching Eagles take on Saints

Justin Udo
January 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
Dec 30, 2018; Landover, MD, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws a touchdown pass against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedEx Field.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This has been a pretty stressful season for Eagles fans, and last week's close win against the Chicago Bears left a lot of fans clutching their chests. But, there are some things you can do while watching the game to help de-stress.

Believe it or not, there is a little extra stress for Eagles fans this year, according to psychologist and Temple University professor Frank Farley.

He says last season's Super Bowl win is to blame.

"Eagles fans would be very emotionally involved in staying at the top, because they haven't had that experience a lot in the past. Therefore, it can be quite stressful because of that," Farley said. 

Farley says while watching the Birds play, that heightened stress can lead to high blood pressure and other issues, but it's important to remember some key things to help fans from stressing out.

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Remember you are not in control of the game, that the game is fleeting, and, chances are, it will not impact your personal life.

"If you're really stressed out, talk to somebody about it. A trusted friend, a loved one, a family member," he added. 

Farley says keep in mind that no matter what happens, there's always next year.   

He also adds that it can be easy to get lost in the heat of the moment, but do not let the moment control you.