Evaluating the winning-ness in attendance Sunday at the Eagles' Lincoln Financial Field
Well look who showed up for the Eagles game Sunday
There was some serious winning power on hand at Lincoln Financial Field for the Eagles-Seahawks game Sunday afternoon.
Perhaps Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie figured -- and hoped -- that some of his guests' winning-ness would rub off on his team as they face the defending Super Bowl champs. We'll be honest: It's not a terrible idea. There is, sometimes, such a thing as good vibes. But we won't know if it actually worked until the game is over (duh), so in the meantime, let's evaluate exactly what kind of winning history Lurie packed in.
1 Rookie of the Year (2012)
1 MVP (2014)
28.2 career WAR (four seasons)
1 Rookie of the Year (2006)
1 Cy Young Award (2011)
1 MVP (2011)
41.7 career WAR (10 seasons)
152 career wins
9 career PGA Tour wins
OK, so that's a lot of wins. If you're trying to get the most life-wins in one place, the trio of Trout, Verlander and McIlroy is not a bad start.
And we know at least Trout and his winning ways are there for the Eagles:
Hey, Ben Revere (4.2 career WAR) is there too, and the Eagles keep stacking up the winning-ness:
There might be a way for Philadelphia to win even if the Eagles lose the game:
MIKE TROUT IS IN ATTENDANCE! IF WE WIN HE MIGHT BECOME A PHILLIE- Baby Fish Mouth (@1SaucyGinger) December 7, 2014
Well, they can keep on dreaming, at least.