WATCH: Andy Reid Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Oh, sure, everybody’s moved on. But isn’t there part of you that would still get a thrill at watching former Eagles coach Andy Reid get doused with a bucket of ice and water?

Yes?

CBS Philly, which passes along the video, explains:

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral. What is it? The Ice Bucket Challenge is to help spread awareness in fighting ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis aka “Lou Gehrig’s disease”, a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement.

If you are nominated to complete the challenge you have 24 hours to pour a bucket of ice water on your head, post the video on social media, and tag three more people — or you must donate $100 in fighting ALS.

We understand many people are taking the ice bath and paying the check. Which makes no sense. But! It’s a great cause.

Andy Reid: Regrets, I Have a Few

CBS Philly reports that former Eagles coach Andy Reid spent the weekend at Wharton Business School, taking questions about his management approach.

Reid, the former Eagles head coach, was a panelist at the NFL’s Career Development Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. The audience included 70 NFL assistant coaches and player-personnel executives seeking advice, as well as Zach Berman of the Inquirer.

“I was inside the auditorium when Andy [Reid] was speaking and he was candid because he was literally answering a question from a perspective head coach, from an assistant coach who is looking to become a head,” Berman told Michael Barkann and Ike Reese on 94 WIP on Monday. “And what the question was, was about self-evaluation. The way the question was posed to Andy was that, ‘When you become a head coach or GM [general manager] clearly you’re talented at the field, so how did you evaluate yourself?’”

“And what Andy said was that, a year ago he had to do it because he got fired and what he realized is that he strayed from what he does best, what he loves to do, and that’s coaching,” Berman explained. “And he was more on the personnel side, so he determined that for his next job he was really going to get back to coaching on the field, calling plays.”

Must’ve worked. The Chiefs, Reid’s new team, went to the playoffs in his first year.

Andy Reid’s Main Line House Is for Sale

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Detail photo of Andy Reid’s Villanova house via Main Line Executive Realty, Inc.

Andy Reid must be settling in as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, as he’s finally decided to sell his private Main Line home at the end of a cul-de-sac in Villanova. Built in 1999, the home has several standout details: two fireplaces, an office with built-in shelving, finished basement and third floor, and closets with storage systems. From a practical standpoint, the house has a generator and a heated driveway and front walkway, making snow removal a breeze.

A secluded back deck leads to lovely grounds — more than spacious enough for a game of touch football. Gallery below.

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Anyone Missing Andy Reid and Joe Banner Right About Now?

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Two things kept me from wanting to hurl after the Eagles lost an ugly game to the Minnesota Vikings: the Cowboys’ epic fail and my fantasy football teams.

Just as important as Tony Romo’s latest choke-job (at least in my mind) is that I pulled off a first in my roughly 15 years of pretend-sports management — both of my teams advanced to the championship. In one league, that wasn’t a surprise, as I had Jamaal Charles. The Kansas City running back scored five touchdowns on Sunday; the 51 points he spotted me was virtually impossible to overcome. By comparison, Shady McCoy’s team-record-setting Snow Bowl game the week earlier netted 34 points.

But Charles’ gonzo performance got me thinking about someone else who’s in Kansas City these days — Andy Reid, who clinched a playoff berth with Sunday’s win.

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Kansas City Keeps Finding Atrocious Ways to Remind Andy Reid of the 14 Years He Spent in Philadelphia

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Poor Andy Reid. He leaves Philadelphia after 14 years, gets a great fresh start in Kansas City—4-0!—but finds out that the people there will probably always know him best for … the 14 years he spent in Philadelphia. Once again, the man can’t win. This time, though, at least it’s not because of poor clock management.

Anyway, Exhbit A for our argument here is … the Kansas City Chiefsteak. Pitch Weekly’s Jonathan Bender describes this new offering (from the concessions crew at Arrowhead Stadium, natch) as a “footlong bun loaded down with smoked brisket, primary-colored swatches of cheese and bell peppers, and a burping river of barbecue sauce.”

Bender adds: “The stadium has introduced its newest sandwich in homage to Andy Reid, the mustachioed head coach whose most recent previous job was in the city of angioplasty. (Philadelphia has not officially adopted this slogan. Yet.)”

Mostly, the sandwich is a mess. “Add the Chiefsteak to the list of Philly-hopeful sandwiches that fall short. But some things – like football fans who use Cheez Whiz to dull their battery-throwing, expletive-spewing pain in the wake of the great Chip Kelly experiment – are best left to that city anyway.” Just like we can leave the lazy clichés to Kansas City alt-weekly writers!

 

All-22: One Play Kelly Will Steal From Reid

Chip Kelly has used some version of the same line several times since he was hired as the Eagles’ head coach back in January.

“If you weren’t in the room with Amos Alonzo Stagg and Knute Rockne, then you stole it from somebody,” Kelly says. “We didn’t invent this.”

It’s Kelly’s way of denying that he’s some kind of innovator or revolutionary, labels that make him uncomfortable.

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