Last night, quarterback Nick Foles threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns to help the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl by defeating Tom Brady and the Patriots 41-33. And while Foles was named the game’s Most Valuable Player, the real MVP of the night may have been his daughter Lily James. Much like other athlete’s kids after big games, she managed to steal the spotlight from her Super Bowl Champion father just by being so darn cute.
When most of the Eagles were celebrating their huge upset with champagne showers, Foles was happily holding his little girl on the field. Wearing pink headphones to ensure all the chaos didn’t freak her out, Lily James, just like her old man, completely kept her cool the entire time, even joining her dad onstage while he was being interviewed.
Earlier in the week, Foles teared up when he spoke about his love for Lily James, saying that his daughter has become his primary inspiration because he wants her to grow up seeing how hard he works for her and her mother. He also spoke about how much becoming a dad has changed him, as it has given him the clear perspective that no matter what he accomplishes on the field, it will never mean as much to him as being the best father and husband he can be.
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“Now to be a father, that changes everything,” he said. “It takes the pressure away because I get to go home to her every night. No matter what happens — no matter if I play a horrible game, she loves me. She has no idea. If we win the Super Bowl, she has no idea.”