Carson Wentz hunting tweet elicits huge reaction

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Carson Wentz hunting tweet elicits huge reaction

Eagles fans miss Carson Wentz dearly.

So it's no surprise when the injured quarterback sent a tweet yesterday -- any tweet -- he got an overwhelming response.

It was a seemingly innocuous enough tweet wishing his cute little dog Henley a happy birthday.

It included a couple of photos of the pup including one after a successful hunting trip in which Wentz downed a number of geese.

One of his Twitter followers pointed out to Wentz that the first photo of the dead birds could be viewed as offensive.

Wentz responded:

Appreciate that, but offensive and controversial? Two of the main things I tweet about are Jesus and hunting. That’s what I’m passionate about and that won’t ever change! When you love something, you talk about it! Stay convicted about it and don’t worry what others think!

Carson's response got thousands of retweets and over twenty-thousand faves.

This isn't the first time hunting has elicited a strong response in people. Wentz has shared impressive videos of his hunting exploits in the past. We even commented on the large number or birds killed and learned that some of them in Arkansas are nuisance birds that are destroying habitat for other species. Hunting them is encouraged.

Hunting is always going to be a hot button issue for some people. It's also something Carson is very passionate about. So don't expect the quarterback to change.

You can see dozens of Wentz's hunting adventures on his Wentz Bros. Outdoors YouTube channel. Here's one on the aforementioned geese in Arkansas.

T.O. unplugged on Twitter

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T.O. unplugged on Twitter

Terrell Owens is never one to hold his tongue. Or in this case, his fingers.

Answering fans’ Twitter questions on Friday night, the former Eagles wide receiver and Hall of Fame finalist opened up about several topics.

Things started off relatively tame, as T.O. was asked about playing for Andy Reid and the coach’s inability to win the big game.

Things took a turn when Owens’ Philadelphia exit — and the person he felt was behind it, who went unnamed, (Donovan McNabb) — was brought up.

… And his feelings on Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.

However, Owens’ former San Francisco 49ers head coach, Steve Mariucci, got it the worst. Or maybe he’s just the worst.

At least Owens made it clear that despite playing for five teams during his NFL career, he will always bleed green.

Zach Ertz reveals secret origins of the dog mask

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Zach Ertz reveals secret origins of the dog mask

Dog mask mania has swept through Philadelphia ever since Lane Johnson and Chris Long donned the creepy masks following the Eagles' divisional round win over the Falcons. We know why the duo wore them but where in the world did they get the idea?

Well, thanks to Zach Ertz — and his article on The Players' Tribune — we now have the answer.

The Friday before the game, Long, Johnson, Ertz, Jason Kelce and Brent Celek were having dinner when Johnson just couldn't contain his excitement for the idea.

“You know how everyone keeps saying we’re underdogs?" Johnson said. "Even though we’re the No. 1 seed? Well … we were on Amazon last night, and we ordered these dog masks.

“Yeah, and when we win, because we’re gonna freaking win, we’re going to do everything in the masks. Media. Postgame. Everything. Dogs.”

And the rest is history. The dog masks have become a must-own for Eagles fans — if you managed to buy one before they sell out that is. The Linc will surely be filled with tens of thousands of rabid German shepherds. But will Long and Johnson get to gloat in the masks postgame again? 

For the full origin story of the masks and a ridiculous Carson Wentz story, read Ertz's full article here.