NFL legend Larry Csonka supplied a toast to the Washington Commanders after the NFC East squad ended the Philadelphia Eagles’ pursuit of an undefeated season on Monday evening.
Csonka was part of the one NFL workforce to go undefeated within the common season and the playoffs when he and the Miami Dolphins did it in 1972.
Tom Brady’s New England Patriots led the workforce to an undefeated common season in 2007 however misplaced to the New York Giants in one of many largest Tremendous Bowl upsets ever.
The Corridor of Fame operating again had a beverage in his hand and tweeted an image of his toast.
“Thanks #WashingtonCommanders As in 2020 whenever you knocked out the #Steelers I’m a Washington fan tonight!” Csonka wrote.
Whereas the parable across the NFL is that Dolphins gamers from the ’72 workforce pop champagne after an undefeated workforce goes down, the late Don Shula defined in 2011 no such celebration ever occurs.
“The champagne story is ridiculous,” Shula advised the Cleveland Browns Each day on the time. “Individuals actually do assume that we’re a bunch of offended previous males and we collect and simply root for that final undefeated workforce to get beat and once they do, we pop the champagne. I feel the factor that occurred is, one yr, the final undefeated workforce obtained beat and Nick Buoniconti and Dick Anderson lived subsequent to one another in Coral Gables, and so they went out of their driveway and opened a bottle of champagne and popped it and toasted to one another. And so they have been too low-cost to ask the remainder of us to their social gathering.”
On Monday evening, the Commanders put up a tough sport and stored Jalen Hurts and the Eagles off the sphere for sufficient time to maintain their lead.
A missed name and few errors from the Eagles additionally burned them in the long run.