PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies tanked the World Series and the Philadelphia Union blew its championship game, but the Philadelphia Eagles is the sports team that keeps on giving.
Not only are our beloved Birds riding high on an 8-and-0 season, the team’s offensive giant and fan favorite, Jason Kelce, launched his Underdog Philadelphia apparel collection at the Bok Building earlier this month. Fans and corporate donors mixed and mingled with Kelce and many of his teammates including Lane Johnson, Avonte Maddox, Jordan Mailata, Fletcher Cox, Dallas Goedert, A.J. Brown, and Jalen Hurts. Jabari Banks, the West Philadelphia-bred star of Peacock’s Bel-Air , was also on the roof as well as politicians Malcolm Kenyatta and Allan Domb.
The unisex sportswear line, available exclusively at underdogphl.com, is a nod to the Birds’ 2018 Super Bowl win.
“Underdog embodies the city of Philadelphia, it’s a mentality,” Kelce said Sunday. “We aren’t going to listen to outside noise. We aren’t going to listen to anybody tell us who we are, how good we are, or how good we can be. We are going to go out there and prove it: Every. Single. Day.”
Here are six things every fan should know about Underdog Philadelphia.
The logo is a German shepherd
It’s a nod to the Eagles’ Chris Long donning a German shepherd Halloween mask after the team’s NFL playoff win over the Atlanta Falcons in 2018. The Eagles made NFL history as the first team to be both a No. 1 seed and the underdog in the playoffs. The mask sold out on Amazon.
Most looks are unisex
The Underdog Philadelphia Classic collection has a tote bag, hoodie, crew neck sweatshirt, beanie, T-shirt and fanny pack. Most of the looks are unisex, but the T-shirt is available in a woman’s cut V-neck. Prices range from $35 for a T-shirt to $60 for a hoodie. Each piece is fashioned from 100% cotton, except the T-shirts, which are a super-soft cotton-polyester blend. Kelce went with neon green accents to celebrate the team’s colors with a little pop and attitude.