STOCKHOLM (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) For devotees of the bleak, angst- ridden themes of Scandinavian cinema, comes an event that will certainly ratchet up their collective weltschmerz — the Philadelphia Eagles are coming.
“We look at this as an opportunity for two cultures to learn from each other,” said Eagles Head Coach, Chip Kelly aboard a Monday morning charter flight to Stockholm during the team’s bye week.
After another sobering loss, this time to the Carolina Panthers, 27-16, fans of the Eagles are comparing the profound letdown of the 2015 season to the darkest days of the mid 1970s version of the team. Then, the desire to drink heavily and plunge shrimp forks into their carotid arteries was commonplace.
As he required his players to binge watch the films of Sweden’s celebrated director, Ingmar Bergman while in flight, Kelly was quick to point out the stunning similarities of that country’s most famous filmmaker, and the current state of his team. (more…)