Super Bowl 57 isn't lacking for A-list celebrities, from Rihanna to Chris Stapleton to Jason Derulo to the pregame narrator for Fox's broadcast.
Enter Bradley Cooper, who will provide the narration minutes before kickoff. The Oscar-nominated actor and noted Eagles superfan was seen rocking a Philadelphia shirt in the club level at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Which begs the question: Why is Cooper narrating the intro? Well, because he is a well-known actor and has ties to the Eagles. He grew up a fan just outside Philadelphia.
He has made guest appearances on behalf of the team, as seen in the team's Week 2 victory over the Vikings earlier this season:
Bradley Cooper rockin his Allen Iverson shirt getting the fans going at the Linc pic.twitter.com/FJBy2capMz— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) September 20, 2022
He played a leading role in "Silver Linings Playbook" — set in Philadelphia — and even voiced a snowball apologizing to Santa Claus in an ESPN promo referencing the infamous 1968 incident where fans in Philly pelted jolly St. Nick with snowballs at a home game.
The question remains: Will Cooper be objective in his narration of Super Bowl 57? It's likely he will simply stick to the script written for him. Besides, he narrated an Eagles-specific video that was released two days before the big game:
"We have an obsession around here," Cooper says in the video. "To stay in the moment. To focus on every single detail. The next minute. The next meeting. The next practice. The next game.
"Together, we’ve got one goal: Bring that Lombardi Trophy back home," he said.