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Chip Kelly's Allen Iverson Moment: 'We're Talking About Play Cards'

By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Chip Kelly addressed the media on Thursday, ahead of the Eagles' big home opener Sunday against the Cowboys.

Kelly also addressed the media on Wednesday. And on Tuesday. Three days in a row. That's a lot of media available for a private guy.

So, when a reporter asked Kelly about his supposedly "smaller play card" on Monday night, Kelly sort of had an Allen Iverson practice moment. Here's the transcript of the exchange.

Question: "Why the smaller play card?"

Kelly: "What's that?"

Q: "Using a small play card...why?"

Kelly: "I'm confused."

Q: "The play card. The S-8 play sheet."

Kelly: "I just folded it differently."


Q: "Did you want to keep the TV's, ESPN last year had---"

Kelly: "I just literally---we folded it. We didn't want it to look like a Denny's menu so we went from Denny's to a smaller restaurant. I just folded it. And I've got the creases in a little different spot, but wow."

Q: "It's a good one!"

Kelly: "It's a great one [laughing]. I mean, we're digging deep right now. I did have the same shoelaces, I don't know if you guys were looking at that.

"I know that's why I shouldn't have to talk three days in a row, if we're talking about the size of play cards."


Play cards. Not a game, not a game, not a game. Play cards.

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