The Philadelphia Eagles improbable quest for a second straight Super Bowl championship is still alive after a thrilling 16-15 win in Chicago on Sunday night.
Nick Foles orchestrated yet another comeback win to give the Eagles a shot at the Saints next week, but it wasn’t without some serious help. The Bears had a chance to win the game in the closing seconds, trotting Cody Parkey out for a field goal attempt from 42 yards with 10 seconds to play.
After a timeout to ice him, Parkey’s second attempt was narrowly tipped by an Eagles player, struck the left upright, the crossbar, and fell into the end zone short to give Philly the win. It was an exhilarating or excruciating play depending on what side you were on, and Eagles Spanish radio announcer Rickie Ricardo delivered an all-time call.
The “NO SENOR. NO SENOR.” part is good, but the real treat is him singing “Chi-cago. Chi-cago.” You can hear him get up out of his seat in excitement as he makes the call and, it seems by the way the volume randomly gets softer and louder, run around or jump around in the booth.
Watching a game on TV is great, but there is something to be said for the incredible emotion announcers get to put into a radio call that TV announcers — for various reasons — can’t. Ricardo delivered an all-timer in Chicago on Sunday.