Rob McElhenney Knows His Priorities While Streaming Eagles Game from the 2023 Emmys

Rob McElhenney of Welcome to Wrexham and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia fame found a way to squeeze in both the 2023 Emmy Awards and his favorite NFL team's playoffs game.

By Corinne Heller Jan 16, 2024 3:12 AMTags
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As Rob McElhenney's beloved hometown NFL team played a playoffs game during television's biggest night, he chose to multitask.

Just minutes after the 2023 Emmys kicked off Jan. 15, the Welcome to Wrexham star tweeted a selfie of himself watching live coverage of the start of the Philadelphia Eagles-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on his phone from his seat inside the event at L.A. Live's Peacock Theater in Los Angeles.

"Who schedules the Emmys the same night as the @eagles," the Philadelphia native captioned the pic, which shows him sitting next to his wife, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia costar Kaitlin Olson. "#gobirds #FlyEaglesFly."

Both Rob and Kaitlin are longtime fans of the Eagles. (Last November, they even made guest appearances on center Jason Kelce and his brother and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce's podcast New Heights.) But naturally, the actor was unable to watch the entire playoffs game—which the Bucs ended up winning 32-9—at the Emmys.

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In fact, an hour after the ceremony began, in the middle of the second quarter of the NFL game, the actor got up to join Kaitlin and their It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia costars Danny DeVitoCharlie Day and Glenn Howerton onstage to present the Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Series to The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.

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Rob walked into the ceremony a recent first-time Emmy winner. At the preliminary 2023 Creative Arts Emmys ceremony Jan. 7, Welcome to Wrexham, a docuseries he and Ryan Reynolds co-executive produced about their Welsh football club Wrexham A.F.C., won five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. (See a full list of 2023 Emmy winners.)

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Backstage at the Primetime Emmys, Rob posed for photos with his Emmy Award.

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See photos of stars arriving at the 2023 Emmys below:

Suki Waterhouse

in Valentino and Tiffany 7 Co. jewelry. 

Jessica Chastain

in custom Gucci & Reza jewelry.

Jeremy Allen White

in custom Giorgio Armani and a Vacheron Constantin watch.

Taraji P. Henson

in custom Atelier Versace, Alexandre Birman shoes and Simon G jewelry.

Selena Gomez

in Oscar de la Renta and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Camila Morrone

FIJI Water and JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery returned as the Official Water and Official Wine Partners at the Emmys.

James Marsden

FIJI Water kept stars hydrated with the company's iconic bottles.

Meghann Fahy

in custom Armani Privé & Bulgari jewelry.

Evan Peters

in Dior Men.

Bella Ramsey

in Prada.

James Marsden

in Canali. 

Bill Hader

in Dior Men.

Abby Elliott

in Alexander McQueen.

Jason Sudekis

Priscilla Presley

Jessica Williams

in custom Rodarte.

Kathryn Hahn

in Christian Dior.

Calista Flockhart

in Armani Privé.

Leo Woodall

Lauren Ambrose

Mychal Bella Bowman

Zawe Ashton

Tracee Ellis Ross

in Sportmax and Pomellato jewelry.

Natasha Lyonne

in Schiaparelli.

Kaitlin Olson

in Monse.

Lizzy Caplan

in vintage Yohji Yamamoto and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Kumail Nanjiani

in Brunello Cucinelli and IWC Schaffhausen watch.

J. Smith-Cameron

in Christian Siriano.

Ellen Pompeo

in Monique Lhuillier and REZA jewelry.

Christina Ricci

in Saint Laurent.

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