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Mayor Jim Kenney Tells Story Of When He Was Snubbed By Chip Kelly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- New Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney is not a fan of Chip Kelly. In fact, Kenney recalled the time Kelly snubbed him at a grocery store after a 31-20 Eagles victory.

"I didn't like him," Kenney told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Wednesday. "There's a saying that says, you'll forget what people say and you'll forget what people do, but you never forget how people make you feel. And I live in Olde City and three years ago, it was a Sunday night [October 13th, 2013] about ten o'clock. Eagles had played [the] Tampa Bay [Buccaneers] away and they were losing most of the game and they came back and won. And I walked across the street into this little grocery store to get some milk or whatever and Chip, he was living in the neighborhood at the time. And the only two people in the store was he and I, and the owner.

Listen: Jim Kenney on the 94WIP Morning Show


"And I said, 'Hey coach great game.'

"And he turned away and never said a word and walked out the door. And as he walked out the door, I said, 'Andy Reid would have said thank you.' It was that kind of attitude and that stuck with me. And I said to myself, if he's a great coach I'll overlook that because Bill Belichick isn't exactly the friendliest guy either, but they win. And when he didn't win and with that personality, I was like, you know what? I'm done with it."

Kenney, 57, grew up in South Philadelphia. He graduated from Saint Joseph's Prep in 1976 and received a bachelor's degree from La Salle University. He bleeds green.

"If you're a Philadelphian -- and I'm not just talking about Philadelphia city," Kenney said. "I'm talking about the region and South Jersey. If you're a Philadelphian, the Eagles are in your DNA. It's part of who you are.

"Through the course of my life, every Sunday was centered around football. It was church and football and actually I think church has taken a back seat these days to the NFL. But football was it."

There is only one professional jersey Kenney wears.

"I will not wear anyone's jersey other than Brian Dawkins," Kenney said. "I do not wear other professional jersey of any team, but Brian Dawkins, and I only wear it on tailgate day at the Linc."

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