Nick Siriannai's kids seemed pretty disinterested in their dad's press conference and their reaction has gone viral.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on January 31, 2023. It has since been updated.
Eagles fans were thrilled to hear head coach Nick Sirianni talking about Sunday's NFC Championship Game. But it looks like his daughter stole Dad's limelight. The Philadelphia Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship to make their way to Super Bowl LVII, where they will compete against the Kansas City Chiefs to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, reports Insider. After the game, Nick Sirianni took questions from the press along with his three kids: Jacob, Miles, and Taylor. It was a proud moment for coach Sirianni who led his team to secure a spot in the Championship Games. But his kids stole the show with their antics. It was too funny to watch.
During the press conference, Nick Sirianni's daughter Taylor was seen imitating his mannerisms and his boys also appeared to be quite bored. Sirianni, though, made an effort to maintain his composure and avoid letting his children distract him. But eventually, he decided to take a second and school them just like any other parent. The kids also tried to egg one another during the conference, but their dad handled it perfectly and prevented further shenanigans. It was so cute! The children did enjoy their time and made snow angels in the confetti that coated Lincoln Financial Field after receiving reprimands for their actions in front of the cameras. Well, maybe his kids will be more interested if the Eagles win the Super Bowl.
Nick Sirianni celebrated the NFC Championship with his kids doing snow angels in the confetti after the party at the Linc pic.twitter.com/wbSX09JY7g— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 30, 2023
Additionally, their triumph at the NFC Championship Games brought back Sirianni's moving speech he gave prior to the game about the terrible leg injury he sustained as a sophomore at Mount Union 20 years ago. He tore the muscle off the bone and his ligaments were ripped. He sustained compartment syndrome and a staph infection. "Last night was about kind of the junk we've been through in our lives—so I kinda started it off with that story," Sirianni said. "And then I had them thinking about the stuff that they've been through in their lives. The point of it was I wanted them to think of something that happened in their life that they overcame and it made them who they are today. Because all of us have that story. I told them my story. I wanted them to think of their story."
"And it was to say to them. We're really mentally tough. We've all been through s---. There's gonna be points in this game where we're gonna get punched in the face. That's what happens in a heavyweight championship bout. You punch, you get punched, but it's about keep rolling. It's about keep going." In the NFC championship game, the Eagles didn't see the resistance from the 49ers that Sirianni and his players expected the night before. The Eagles defeated the Niners 31-7 despite losing both of their quarterbacks throughout this year. After Josh Johnson's mistake in the final minute of the first half, the score was 21-7. According to Sports Illustrated, two and a half minutes into the second half, Johnson had a concussion that effectively ended the game.
As for Sirianni and his team, their game will always serve as a reminder that resilience is the key. The Eagles relied on their identity of dominating the lines of scrimmage on offense and defense, running the ball in the red zone and making commendable tackles. They were authentically themselves, reflecting on their past and future, as Sirianni put it. "You need somebody that really connects with other coaches and players and everyone in the building in a way like Nick Sirianni does and I thought he would," said Lurie during a press conference. "If you don't have that, you don't have the buy-in. I think in today's NFL, you gotta be strong, but you gotta be someone who relates to everybody and is humble. And he's got a group of players that are humble, team-oriented and quietly very confident."