Philadelphia native and longtime Eagles fan Kevin Hart took to his TikTok to show off what he claims is his new wild purchase. The comedian showed fans a real eagle that he claims he bought for $16.5 million and named after star Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I splurged a little bit. I went and bought an eagle,” Hart said. “I bought that. Sixteen-point-five mill. Cash. I’m the only Black man with an eagle during Black History Month,” said Hart in the TikTok video, which depicts a man holding what appeared to be a juvenile African fish eagle off to one side as Hart and another unidentified man stand behind a table set up with up with tequila and glasses.
Did Kevin Hart Buy An Eagle For $16.5M?
Kevin Hart says he bought an Eagle for $16.5 million to celebrate the #Eagles playing in the Super Bowl
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) February 7, 2023
Hart’s eagle gag ahead of the game made us want to take a trip down memory lane to countdown the top five wildest Super Bowl moments over the past decade that had nothing to do with the actual game.
5. Brady’s Jersey Going Missing
Super Bowl LI will forever be linked as the Atlanta Falcons meltdown game. The Falcons blew a late third quarter 28-3 lead, and the rest was history made by the Patriots.
Tom Brady’s game worn jersey from that 2017 contest was stolen and found after a two-month investigation. Martin Mauricio Ortega, a longtime writer and director at the Mexican-based publication La Prensa, was found in Mexico with Brady’s jersey along with other stolen sports memorabilia. Ortega was known for getting into locker rooms during big moments and swiping memorabilia, then reselling it.
They're back! Robert Kraft presents Tom Brady with the jerseys he wore in Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl LI. pic.twitter.com/0AsuqS1j3Z
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 3, 2017
4. “I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined”
Marshawn Lynch is known for having a love-hate relationship with the media and not wanting to speak with them.
Ahead of Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, Lynch did his required media session of five minutes and kept repeating “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.” The phrase ended up becoming a meme and was a theme for several months on social media. Lynch trademarked the phrase, and it eventually became a part of his brand.
3. Kevin Hart Gets Denied
Hart had a little too much to drink the last time the Eagles made it to the Super Bowl in 2018. He drank so much that he forgot he was not part of the Eagles roster and tried to make his way on stage during the trophy presentation. He was denied by NFL officials, and the video went viral the following Monday.
“You know when alcohol is in your system you do dumb stuff,” Hart said back in 2018.
Little longer version of Kevin Hart getting denied, lol pic.twitter.com/XIHEcdGuQS
— ✶ Ⓜ️𝕒𝕣𝕔𝕦𝕤 ▶️ ✶ (@_MarcusD2_) February 5, 2018
2. All of the Lights
Super Bowl XLVII was lights out on Feb. 3, 2013, at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Shortly after halftime, the lights cut completely out in the stadium and provided another memorable Super Bowl moment. Beyoncé headlined the halftime show and fans suggested she ‘stole all of the power’ on social media after her performance.
Fans had to sit through a 34-minute delay and it was never discovered what caused the power outage. NFL officials stated after the game that it was an “abnormality” in the power system triggered an automatic shutdown.
1. Richard Sherman Reaction to Russell Wilson’s Goal Line Interception
Sherman has always been vocal, but he was even left speechless after the ending of Super Bowl XLIX. The Seahawks were down 28-24 with 0:26 left in the fourth quarter but in position to win the game when an inexplicable pass play was called at the 1-yard line. It resulted in a game-changing interception and a priceless reaction by Sherman that was captured on camera. The reaction turned into a meme and was another theme for several months on social media.
Richard Sherman reading the Super Bowl XLIX script pic.twitter.com/CJ4cQGF2VT
— Swanny (@T_Swanee) February 2, 2023