Chris Long defends LeBron James after attack from Fox News host

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Chris Long defends LeBron James after attack from Fox News host

Chris Long is beloved by Philadelphians for much more than rocking a full-lenghth faux fur during the Eagles' Super Bowl championship parade. Most in Philly respect Long because he is one to speak his mind on whatever topic he sees fit. He's also a man of action, not just talk.

So when Fox News host Laura Ingraham attacked LeBron James and Kevin Durant for expressing their views on Donald Trump, Long stood up for his fellow athletes.

"Keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said, 'shut up and dribble,'" Ingraham said.

As someone who hears "stick to sports" on a regular basis, this commentary hit close to home for the Eagles defensive end.

Long took exception and wanted to point out some of the people Ingraham's own network has on for their own political commentary. He launched into a Twitter thread pointing out some of the political experts.

Lane Johnson doubles down on comments about the Patriot Way

Lane Johnson doubles down on comments about the Patriot Way

Lane Johnson isn't backing down.

In a return appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast, the Eagles' right tackle doubled down on his recent assessment of the Patriot Way.

"I think a lot of guys just wanna be happy playing football. ... The Patriots, they obviously won five Super Bowls. So it's the Patriot Way to win the Super Bowl," Johnson said. "Does that mean that everybody has to act the same way, do the same thing? Is that necessarily the guidelines to win the Super Bowl?"

In Johnson's first appearance on the podcast, he called the Patriot Way a "fear-based organization" and questioned whether players actually have fun during their time in New England, even amid the historic success. Those comments caused a stir, most notably from former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, who clapped back at Johnson's comments in multiple appearances on ESPN.

Johnson then responded on Twitter by calling Bruschi "a company man." On the podcast, Johnson followed up on ex-Patriots disagreeing with his comments by inferring that they aren't telling the real truth about their time in New England. 

"Well they kept interviewing ex-Patriots players, what do you think they're gonna say? 'I hated it there? No, I won Super Bowls. We had a great time.' They're not gonna bad-mouth their coach," Johnson said. "They're not gonna say what they really want to say. Do you think that's gonna happen? Hell no, it's not gonna happen."

Johnson not only upset an ex-Patriot with his comments but their fans as well. 

"And I just pissed in everybody's Cheerios and everybody in Boston," Johnson said. "Hey, I got hate mail I still haven't read. I'm looking forward to reading it."

Johnson's full appearance on the podcast can be heard here via Barstool Sports. Johnson joins the podcast about 59 minutes in.

Torrey Smith's adorable 3-year-old son is just like you

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Torrey Smith's adorable 3-year-old son is just like you

Eagles fans, get to know T.J. Smith.

He's soaking in the Super Bowl victory just like you … and it's awesome.

T.J. (Torrey Jeremiah) is the adorable 3-year-old son of Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Showing excellent camera presence and professionalism, T.J. sat down with the NFL Network's Lindsay Rhodes for an interview that aired Thursday on NFL Total Access.

T.J. was asked about the Super Bowl, the championship parade and football.

And, beautifully, he used his answers as an opportunity to take some subtle but perfect shots at the Patriots.

When asked about the Patriots, the little guy made this face and firmly said he only likes the Eagles.

Great answer.

And the interview got only better from there.

Here are some of the highlights, while you can watch it all below.

No Patriots bus, just Eagles bus. I was sitting at the top.

- T.J. when asked if he liked the parade

The Patriots' quarterback never caught the ball. Well, Nick Foles caught the ball and scored a touchdown.

- T.J. when asked for the best part of the Super Bowl and if he had fun

Here's T.J. hanging out with his dad, his brother Kameron and Carson Wentz after the 38-7 NFC Championship Game win over the Vikings.


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He's clearly the man and ready to take down the Patriots.

Mission accomplished.