San Francisco 49ers fans turned the Rocky statue into something to celebrate Brock Purdy.
Although visiting teams to The City of Brotherly Love love to have a little fun at the expense of the simply majestic Rocky Balboa statue, few teams have gone into Lincoln Financial Field of late and come out with a victory. That is what the 49ers must do vs. the top-seeded Eagles in the 2022 NFC Championship Game. Will they go the distance like Rocky, or will Brocky turn into a pumpkin?
This is not as bad as Burrowhead or Cincinnati mayoral shenanigans, but you still have to love this.
I am not saying people are going to fight each other in the stands, but I am not ruling it out either.
The winner of the NFC Championship Game between the Eagles and 49ers will take on the winner of the AFC Championship Game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 57.
Brock Purdy inspires a Rocky stature makeover by San Francisco 49ers fans
Of the four quarterbacks left who can raise the Lombardi Trophy, Purdy is by far and away the least experienced. Patrick Mahomes is a Super Bowl champion and about to be a two-time NFL MVP. Joe Burrow is the former No. 1 overall pick and quarterbacks the reigning AFC champions. Even Jalen Hurts is a serious contender for NFL MVP and is a former a Heisman Trophy runner-up.
However, Purdy’s team is the hottest in football and he was not some scrub coming out of Iowa State, even though his Mr. Irrelevant status may suggest otherwise. Simply put, the 49ers are absolutely loaded. They might have the best roster of any team left in the NFL playoffs. Then again, the 49ers will have to steal a game on the road over the Eagles to live to fight another day.
Overall, it is always fun to see fans of teams you have no rooting interest in having fun at the expense of another. Without fans, who cares about NFC Championship Games? Should San Francisco beat Philadelphia at the Linc on Sunday evening, 49ers fans might claim the Brocky statue as their own and take it with them to The Valley of the Sun, the same one Purdy hails from.
Of course, this statue desecration could totally blow up in the 49ers fans’ faces, but who cares?!