As residents of the Keystone State have migrated south to escape those frigid Pennsylvania winters, NFL fans from Philadelphia in particular seem to have grown at home in Florida’s sunny autumn afternoons. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Eagles, in particular, have enjoyed a less-than-friendly rivalry dating back to the teams’ epic playoff battles in the late ‘90s and early 2000s.
These days around Florida, you’re just as likely to see an “authentic” Philly cheesesteak shop open around the corner as you would a citrus stand. So while the Philly transplants await their next Super Bowl run, here are 10 must-own items for fans to show off their Eagles pride.
Night Light Table Lamp
Check out the 3D effect of this Eagles table lamp. It’s perfect for the kids, the man cave or just as an accessory in the home office.
Eagles Beach Towel
Hey, Iggles fans: Let’s use this towel on Florida beaches only. We’re not sure it could hold up against the quality of the water in the Philadelphia area rivers.
You Gotta Know Philly Game
This game set includes 125 cards with 500 questions about Philadelphia sports teams. Wait … 500 questions? Time to bone up on the Phillies, 76ers, Flyers and more. Are there at least some “Rocky” questions in there? Because we can handle those.
Apron and Chef’s Hat Set
If you’ve ever made a Philly cheesesteak with “Whiz,” you’d know why this apron is so necessary. The one-size-fits-all chef set includes a hat to remind everyone at your tailgating party that an Eagle is in charge.
Eagles Throw Blanket
At Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, this throw blanket would be coveted to cover freezing cold legs during late season games. Here in Florida, it’ll look lovely on your couch during playoff races.
Clear Tote Bag
This NFL-approved tote meets regulations requiring clear bags inside stadiums. It’s big enough to hold a camera, suntan lotion, water bottle, sunglasses and more.
Eagles Pillow Pet
Aw, is it possible for an eagle to be cute and fluffy? This “pillow pet” is exactly that, but it’s also a nightlight that turns your child’s room into a starry sky. The pet’s face is also projected among the stars.
Eagles Camo Hat
Hunting in Philadelphia probably isn’t a big thing. Not so in Florida where this one-size-fits-all camouflage hat helps fans fit in with Bucs and Jaguars fans. During hunting season, just remember to aim for the turkeys and not the eagles.
This “silk touch” lounge robe is so regal, you’ll be tempted to wear it year-round no matter where the Eagles finished in the division. Just remember to wear something additional underneath if you decide to bring it to the stadium on game day.
This ultra lightweight cooler can easily accommodate 16 beers – or 16 snowballs to throw at Santa Claus. Yes, that famously did happen during halftime of a game in 1968. (That’s what happens when your team finishes 2-12 on the season). Anyway, the antimicrobial liner will resist the Florida humidity and fungus and keep your treats cold for up to 24 hours. Merry Christmas!