Interviewing possibly-inebriated fans on live television after a championship always carries some potential perils, as we’ve seen before. The latest case came after the Philadelphia Eagles’ 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship Sunday, which produced plenty of odd celebrations and even a fan smashing into a pole. And it also saw a rather profane commentary on quarterback Nick Foles’ performance in place of the injured Carson Wentz on a report from local station 6abc (WPVI), from a track suit-attired fan wearing an eyepatch:
— LG (@ljg42) January 22, 2018
“Well, it’s crazy. Wentz goes down and Big Dick Nick steps the fuck up!” This guy makes quite the impact in the couple of seconds before his friend drags him away. It’s not all original, though, as apparently, the “Big Dick Nick” chants are everywhere:
The year is 2018 and there are literally thousands of people in dog masks chanting "big dick Nick" in the middle of Broad Street. God bless this city.
— Justin Allen (@Jallen_Town) January 22, 2018
BIG DICK NICK is the number one cheer through Xfinity rn lmao
— Jackie Keifer (@JackieKeifer) January 22, 2018
And they go back a long way. First, earlier this season:
Chants of "Big Dick Nick" at the bar I'm at in Philly @PardonMyTake
— Greg Johnstone (@GJohnstone12) January 13, 2018
Nick Foles takes the field. “BIG DICK NICK!!,” I scream as the man next to me yells “SAINT NICK!”
…There are 2 types of people in this world.
— DAWN (@goldendawn127) January 13, 2018
But where does this all come from? Well…there’s a May 2014 Crossing Broad story titled “Apparently Nick Foles Has the Biggest D*ck on the Eagles,” which centers on then-Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin responding to a Reddit AMA question of “Biggest weiner in the locker room?” with “Doesn’t the internet know it’s Nick Foles?” And Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz brought that up again this year when Wentz went down:
Yeah but Nick Foles has a big dick (allegedly) https://t.co/r7VF3kQoW4
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) December 11, 2017
There are plenty of other references to “Big Dick Nick” out there too, including a group of Philadelphia fans chanting it outside the L.A. Coliseum after the game against the Rams where Wentz got hurt. So this is definitely a thing. And now it’s made the local news.
If that’s going to be yelled on local TV, though, it’s hard to picture a more perfect circumstance than it being yelled by a fan wearing a tracksuit and an eyepatch who’s then quickly pulled away. Jason Mendoza’s team may be out of the playoffs now, but this guy might be that character’s real-life equivalent. And also, if the NFC championship game party is this lit, it will be interesting to see what happens if the Eagles win the Super Bowl.
[ljg42 on Twitter]