The WIP SportsRadio Go Birds pregame show and podcast debuted on Sunday at Frankford and Ryan avenues.
The Go Birds show and podcast was formerly called Bleeding Green Nation.
Sunday’s show featured hosts James Seltzer and Geoff Mosher.
Former Eagles quarterback A.J. Feeley also joined the show, signed autographs and posed for pictures.
The block party atmosphere featured food from Factory Donuts and Halal Guys and beer from Grey Lodge Pub. Art History 101 sold T-shirts. Dunphy Ford is a cosponsor, and salesman Ryan Palmer and new fiancee Peggy Evans handed out hats and keychains. The crowd played Jenga, Cornhole and ring toss using giant inflatable Miller Lite cans.
The Mayfair Business Improvement District is partnering with WIP to bring the show and podcast to Frankford and Ryan for all Eagles away games. Mayfair BID executive director Marc Collazzo declared Mayfair the official neighborhood of the Eagles, recalling the successful NFL Draft watch party and the 30,000 fans who gathered at Frankford and Cottman after the team won Super Bowl LII.
“It’s pretty exciting,” Collazzo said. “It’s a pretty big deal. What’s more unifying than the Eagles? The timing is perfect. They won the Super Bowl and the opening game. People are getting enthused. We’re looking forward to ir. It’ll be fun.”
The next pregame show and podcast will be Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., before the Eagles face the Tennessee Titans.
After that, on Oct. 11, the Sunday night game against the New York Giants will be shown on a big screen. Fans will have a chance to use a sledgehammer to smash a Giants car, courtesy of Dunphy.
Factory Donuts will host the Oct. 28 pregame show, with a breakfast theme, for the Eagles game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. That game has a 9:30 a.m. kickoff Philadelphia time.
An Eagles alumni player will attend each show.
“We want people to get pumped up and go watch the Eagles win,” Collazzo said.
The BID conducted a successful back-to-school bookbag and supplies event, and Collazzo said the show will complement other activities this fall. People will be encouraged to dress as zombies for a Halloween Apocalypse Party on the 6200 block of Frankford Ave. The Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade is set for Nov. 18.
“A lot of stuff is happening,” he said. “It’s all good.” ••