Pederson and Reich Square Off for Charity
(973espn.com) - Doug Pederson dominated Sean Payton on the golf course last year even if the New Orleans Saints coach got his revenge when it counted most.
This year Pederson has set his sights on his former offensive coordinator Frank Reich.
The Eagles coach and his former right-hand man, now the head coach in Indianapolis, will battle it out for charity at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe this weekend.
The loser will make a donation to the winner’s charity of choice. If Pederson wins, the Eagles Autism Challenge will be the beneficiary. If Reich wins, Pederson will donate to Ascent 121, an Indiana-based charity that aids in the recovery of sex-trafficking victims.
Last year at NFL spring meetings, Pederson won a bet with Payton that resulted in the Eagles wearing their home jerseys when they played a game in New Orleans. Then, at the ACC Pederson won a rematch and Payton made a $5,000 donation to Eagles Autism Challenge.
Payton and the Saints, though, beat Philadelphia and Pederson on the football field, winning both in the regular season and the divisional round of the playoffs.
Both Pederson and Reich have been listed at 100-1 to win the tournament so things should get interesting.
Pederson tees off Friday with a trio that includes Payton and Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy and the event will be televised Friday, July 12 on NBC Sports Network from 4-6 pm ET and again on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 from 3-6 pm ET on NBC.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or