Fat Batman Is Here To Save The City Of Philadelphia
Not gonna lie, the whole vibe of Philly sports can be off-putting to some degree, but I do appreciate the underlying passion and unabashed personality. Eagles center Jason Kelce seems to harness all the positivity from that whole dynamic into his entire being, and manage to consistently be among the most likable NFL players of the modern era.
And there he goes again. As a huge Batman stan myself, I appreciate anyone who rocks the Caped Crusader's iconic cowl. It suits Kelce well.
Upon further review and slightly deeper research (h/t The Philadelphia Inquirer), it appears Kelce has been asserting himself as "Fat Batman" on this Eagles team. There's already a crowd of Batmen on the roster among Philly's receiving corps: Swoll Batman is AJ Brown, Skinny Batman is DeVonta Smith and Fast Batman is Quez Watkins.
Kind of reflects the real world of DC movies right now, doesn't it? We've got Robert Pattinson in his own little universe, Ben Affleck hanging around and continuing to play the role, and freaking MICHAEL KEATON coming back! For my money, the more coexisting Batmen, the better.
You know Kelce is trolling the Steelers because he is someone who notoriously doesn't enjoy dressing up for game days, as explained to his brother Travis on their podcast recently.
Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson decided to pull up to Sunday's game dressed as Jason Kelce, which was a delight to witness. I give that costume a 10/10.
It cracks me up that Kelce was tweeting barely over two hours before kickoff. I presume that was a show of confidence that the Eagles would improve to 7-0 on the season against the struggling Steelers. They wound up beating that Pittsburgh ass 35-13.
My nerd brain is wondering whether Jason Kelce is playing 4D chess with this choice of costume in particular. Given his lack of reverence for the art form of playing dress-up, I doubt he made this call with my particular allusion in mind, but in any event, worth noting that some Steelers players participated in the filming of the trilogy-capper in Christopher Nolan's Batman saga, The Dark Knight Rises. Skip to about a minute in and you can see Ben Roethlisberger among others.
That was about a decade ago. Still…an intriguing link. I can't be the only one thinking of this!