Remember When: Bob Brady Offered Chip Kelly a Sip from Popes Cup

Bob Brady Offers Chip Kelly a Sip From The Popes Cup

Bob Brady Offered Chip Kelly a Sip from Popes Cup

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Bob Brady Offered Chip Kelly a Sip from Popes CupPhiladelphia, PA - In 2015, the Philadelphia Eagles struggled under coach Chip Kelly, scoring a dismal 1-3 record. With unwavering support and perhaps a touch of desperation, Congressman Bob Brady made an unusual offer: a chance for Kelly to drink from the Pope's cup.

A Sip of Hope: Congressman Bob Brady's Divine Intervention for the Eagles

Brady, a well-known and passionate Eagles fan, had recently returned from Pope Francis's historic visit to Philadelphia, where he had the honor of receiving communion from the pontiff's cup. Brady believed a little divine intervention might turn the Eagles' fortunes around, so he invited Kelly, the cup the former congressman stole from the pope's podium.

The offer, reported by TMZ, garnered both amusement and intrigue. While some saw it as a lighthearted gesture, others questioned the appropriateness of using a religious relic for sporting success.

Ultimately, Kelly did not take Brady up on his offer. The Eagles continued their season without papal assistance, Whether due to respect for the sacred nature of the cup or a lack of faith in divine intervention.

This episode, however, remains a memorable and quirky footnote in Philadelphia sports history. It highlights the lengths to which fans will go to support their teams and the sometimes blurred lines between sports and faith. While the Pope's Cup may not have delivered a winning season for the Eagles, it certainly provided a unique and entertaining moment for fans and observers alike.

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