By Connor Thomas


The Eagles are on a very late bye this week, and for the first time since September Philadelphia has a weekend off from worrying about Nick Sirianni, Jalen Hurts, and company. A lot of folks may find themselves wondering how to fill the void of the biggest show in town, but worry not! I’ve got 5 great ideas for you on how to spend your December weekend off from the gridiron:

  • 1.) Go catch the Sixers-Warriors game

    The Sixers will be back home at the Wells Fargo Center this weekend, and they host the Golden State Warriors in an 8:30 game on Saturday night! Steph Curry is putting together one of the best starts to a season ever, and Joel Embiid is dominating again. What better way to spend a Saturday night, especially since you don’t have to wake up early to tailgate Sunday!

  • 2.) Get some of your holiday shopping done

    If you’re like me, you haven’t started any of your shopping for holiday gifts yet. That’s not great, but hey, that’s what late bye weeks are for. Hit the mall, surf the web, and spend some time crossing things off the family and friends’ wish list. If any of them are huge Philly sports fans (and we know they are), we even have you covered right here with this list of great Philadelphia sports gifts!

  • 3.) Join Pat Egan at Fireside Bar and Grille

    Saturday night from 7-9, our own Pat Egan will be at Fireside Bar and Grille in Ambler for his final appearance on the Bud Light Saturday Game Night Tour. If you are in the area, there are going to be $3 Bud Lights, a chance for a trip for two to the Eagles’ road game in Washington, and a Jalen Hurts signed helmet that will be raffled off as well. It’s a great chance to take home a nice Eagles prize or two!

  • 4.) Settle in with the family and watch a Hallmark movie

    Nothing is better than settling in for a nice cheesy Christmas movie with the family. I hear there’s a great one out right now about two star crossed lovers that play for basketball teams on the opposite side of the country from each other (think Portland and Philadelphia) that desperately want to play together.

  • 5.) Try out for the Flyers

    I think the Flyers may have a “Invincible” style tryout this weekend at the Wells Fargo Center to try and breathe some life into a roster that has lost 10 games in a row. If you have ever stepped foot on ice before you probably have a good chance to make the team. Obviously I’m kidding, but if they lose a few more, who knows…