January 08, 2019
The time to bask in the Eagles' Wild Card victory over the Chicago Bears is running short. A rematch with the Saints on Sunday is Philadelphia's prize for one of the most dramatic games in recent memory.
But since it's still only Tuesday and the glow of that finale is still fresh in everyone's mind, it's worth saluting PECO for its mockery of Bears kicker Cody Parkey. On the crown lights at the top of the Center City skyscraper, the company used Parkey's fateful kick as a way to tout their own reliability.
Video of the sign popped up on Twitter on Monday evening.
Here's a better look at it.
The double-doink in bright lights high above the city of Philadelphia.— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) January 8, 2019
That's right, the PECO Building is showing an animation of the famous blocked kick. pic.twitter.com/UiicTFvhYA
It's been established by now that Parkey's kick was partially blocked, so we can maybe ease off twisting the knife in him specifically.
PECO has historically used its crown lights to support Philadelphia sports teams, but notably decided not to do so before the Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings in last year's NFC Championship Game. Such displays hadn't boded well for Philly teams ahead of the first Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl in 2005, or the Phillies second World Series bid in 2009.
This week, it looks like PECO cast its superstitions aside for the sake of a good joke.