PHOENIX — There was a shoutout to Jamestown, New York at Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday from the Jamestown-native himself, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni.
The Eagles will meet the AFC-winning Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday, and both teams spoke with the media during Opening Night, a day after their arrivals to Arizona.
Sirianni is in just his second season as the Eagles head coach and made a bold statement when he led Philadelphia to a Super Bowl, while finishing the regular season at 14-3, the top of the NFC, then dominating each of their playoff games.
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He also made some bold statements comparing his quarterback to the great NBA player Michael Jordan, while shouting out his hometown.
"I grew up in Jamestown, New York and I'm a Bulls fan. Why? Because of Michael Jordan. So you got to watch his excellence at all times," Sirianni said.
"When when I became a coach, really studying great teams, and great players and great coaches, I'm really inspired by somebody like Michael Jordan and his will to win. And that's what I'm really saying... when I compare. It's the will to win by Jalen Hurts, the will to win by Michael Jordan. That's what I'm comparing that to."
Along with the Jamestown-native Sirianni, Eagles punter Brett Kern is a Grand Island local, and Chiefs tight end Jody Fortson is from Buffalo.