When Andy Reid makes his return to the Super Bowl sideline on Sunday, he’ll do so in red, yellow and white. And if his Kansas City Chiefs manage to win the big one, history’s enduring image of Reid very well may be in those colors. The Gatorade bath, the confetti, the Lombardi Trophy—pictures of Reid enjoying those moments may be 60 minutes of football away.
But we know there is more to his story. For 14 long years, Reid wore green as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. After a long tenure of near misses, playoff disappointments and a Super Bowl XXIX defeat at the hands of the Patriots, you might think that a notoriously intense fan base could be bitter to see its old coach possibly reach the pinnacle elsewhere.