Eagles will wear home jerseys in New Orleans after golf bet between coaches

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When the Eagles take the field in New Orleans in Week 11, they’ll look like they are right at home.

The Eagles will wear the green jerseys they typically wear for games in Philadelphia while the Saints will wear white. The reason for the swap in colors is a bet that Eagles coach Doug Pederson and Saints coach Sean Payton made during a golf outing at March’s league meetings.

Payton said there’s “a good chance” that the loss “involved me being in water.”

“After a while your competitive juices start flowing, you kinda try to feel each other out a bit to see ‘OK, how is he going to play, how am I going to play,'” Pederson said, via NJ.com. “Then I think Sean and I both got to the point where it was like we have to do something here. We have to play for something. We started talking about it, talking about jersey colors and Sean was like, there’s only so many things as head coaches that we can control. Obviously we can control this and we said hey this is a great idea.”

It wasn’t the only time Pederson won a bet during the round. The Eagles staff will also be getting beignets and coffee from their counterparts with the Saints due to a wager on another hole.

Payton will get a shot at redemption from July 13-15 as both coaches will be taking part in the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe. Should that not work out, he will have to turn his attention toward getting a win on the field in New Orleans.

39 responses to “Eagles will wear home jerseys in New Orleans after golf bet between coaches

  1. The league will allow this home/away jersey swaps, but will not let a player who has become a Doctor, to put M.D on his jersey?
    This league has become a freakin joke on so many levels

  2. Good natured fun NFL coaches can enjoy when they are not on the hot seat. You won’t hear of D. Koetter having too much fun like this!

  3. Sean setting Doug up for an epic Eagles fail in NOLA. Let those Eagles each eat a dozen or so of the beignets on game day morning. Watch them go off the field early and often to relieve themselves during the game. Great strategy Sean!

  4. But, “Who’s the boss?”

    Sincerely,
    Philadelphia Legend, Icon, and Hero
    Tony Danza

  5. iberiasaint says:
    July 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm
    Sean setting Doug up for an epic Eagles fail in NOLA. Let those Eagles each eat a dozen or so of the beignets on game day morning. Watch them go off the field early and often to relieve themselves during the game. Great strategy Sean!

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    Expect nothing less from a Bounty-Gate team fan. Putting anything like a laxative in someones food/drink is actually very illegal, and not a Goodell suspension illegal, but a go to prison illegal.

  6. vikings1234 says:
    July 2, 2018 at 3:19 pm
    Roger will probably not allow the jersey change to proceed.

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    This was my first thought as well!

  7. “iberiasaint says:
    July 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm
    Sean setting Doug up for an epic Eagles fail in NOLA. Let those Eagles each eat a dozen or so of the beignets on game day morning. Watch them go off the field early and often to relieve themselves during the game. Great strategy Sean!”

    The article clearly states that the Eagles staff will be receiving the beignets, not the players. Great reading iberiasaint!

  8. Expect nothing less from a Bounty-Gate team fan. Putting anything like a laxative in someones food/drink is actually very illegal, and not a Goodell suspension illegal, but a go to prison illegal.
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    Yeah because he was very, very serious Smdh. Some people can’t take a joke

  9. vikings1234 says:
    Roger will probably not allow the jersey change to proceed.

    Lifetime Ban For Kneelers says:
    The league will allow this home/away jersey swaps, but will not let a player who has become a Doctor, to put M.D on his jersey?

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    For those whining about what the NFL does or does not allow, the rules have always specified that the home team chooses which jersey it will wear.
    If Sean Payton lost a bet and chooses to honor it, all he has to do is declare the Saints will wear white in their home game against the Eagles and it’s a done deal.
    Despite some of the silly comparisons above, the NFL has nothing to do with the decision. But hey, why let facts get in the way of a good rant, eh?

  10. So a coach gets to make a personal bet that affects the entire team? Beignets and coffee is one thing, but forcing the team to wear their away jerseys at home for something the players had nothing to do with doesn’t sit right. These men are the coach’s players, not playthings.

  11. Saints will be in their color rush uniforms. Another example of Payton out-thinking his opponent. Good on you Sean, Who Dat!

  12. Good for Pederson. I loved it when Payton had that mock SKOL chant shoved back up his keister in the Vike/Saints playoff game.

  13. enough with the “luck” crap about the eagles SB. they beat us.

    they get the damn parade, the ring ceremony, the banner raising, the trophy, the commercials, the good end of the jokes, the bragging, the collectible video, the talk show appearances, the SI cover, and all the other stuff i wallow in when the pats win it. it was another great run, but the eagles were better when it counted and so much for LAST year.

  14. The luckiest wins in the SB were the field goal over the Rams and the year the Seahawks tossed an end zone pick rather than running the best running back in football up the gut for the win.

    You’re welcome, Brady.

  15. Philly did you get over losing LeBron yet?

    City will be in depression for months.. hilarious.

    Such a lucky sb win.

  16. Youknowimright says:
    July 2, 2018 at 6:47 pm
    Doug is the coach of the luckiest sb win in the history of the NFL.

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    That LUCKIEST team is the NE Patriots. I have not and will not hate on NE’s success. But the Falcons only running the ball TWICE in the ENTIRE 2nd half; even though they were gashing NE in the first half, lead to NE having enough time for that comeback.

  17. My lowly packers coach is betting on the 4th of July Nathan’s hot dog eating contest while the good coaches are focused on football!

  18. whodat5150 says:
    July 2, 2018 at 7:55 pm
    Youknowimright says:
    July 2, 2018 at 6:47 pm
    Doug is the coach of the luckiest sb win in the history of the NFL.
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    That LUCKIEST team is the NE Patriots. I have not and will not hate on NE’s success. But the Falcons only running the ball TWICE in the ENTIRE 2nd half; even though they were gashing NE in the first half, lead to NE having enough time for that comeback.
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    60 minutes. Why can’t folks understand that? Yes, Atlanta’s coach’s brain left the stadium at halftime but the players didn’t. Execute on offense and stop NE on defense. Again. For 60 minutes. Atlanta did it for the first 30, NE the last 30. There was nothing lucky about that. What it was was epic and historical and cemented Brady as the GOAT.

  19. The home fans probably never get to see their team in away uniforms (in person, that is). That’s kind of cool, if you look at it that way.

  20. Doug knows how to play mind games with the best of them. By picking a bet on Jersey home/away and winning, ALL the Saints players will be keenly aware on game day, THEIR coach put them in that position because he LOST something. The Eagles will WIN that game & you watch, that game may mean the diffence on home field advantage in the playoffs. Doug is a forward thinker!!

  21. mybigthirdleg says:
    July 2, 2018 at 3:59 pm
    But, “Who’s the boss?”

    Sincerely,
    Philadelphia Legend, Icon, and Hero
    Tony Danza

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    Isn’t Tony Danza from Brooklyn?

  22. The Eagles will WIN that game & you watch, that game may mean the diffence on home field advantage in the playoffs. Doug is a forward thinker!!
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    Yeah cause the color of jerseys always meant so much when it comes to win/loss records. Smdh

  23. Good for Pederson. I loved it when Payton had that mock SKOL chant shoved back up his keister in the Vike/Saints playoff game.
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    How did you feel the following week against the Eagles when the Vikings looked more like a CFL team? Lmao

  24. purpleguy says:
    “ I loved it when Payton had that mock SKOL chant shoved back up his keister in the Vike/Saints playoff game.”

    I loved it when the vikes were trounced in philly.
    I also love that the vikes think they won that game because of their play, when in actuality, it was a bad play for the other team that GIFTED them the W.
    Chumpzillas!

  25. Good to see 2 coaches having fun. If anyone says their team lost because of a jersey color their team isn’t going anywhere in the first place. I’d also throw the Saints’ Superbowl win in as the luckiest due to the “ambush” onside kick.

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