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'The hope of Carson' and what Wentz meant to one boy battling cancer

'The hope of Carson' and what Wentz meant to one boy battling cancer

Being a sports fan can bring out the cynics in all of us. Writing about sports on the Internet often desensitizes many of us to what sports can actually mean to people. But there’s no denying the emotion this story about young Lukas Kusters made me feel.

It’s a story by ESPN about a young kid from Delaware, his passion for football, his love of the Philadelphia Eagles and Carson Wentz, his battle with cancer, and what his bond with a certain quarterback meant to both of them.

Lukas was known as “The Dutch Destroyer” because of his wildly impressive performance on the football field. He was diagnosed with cancer in April of 2016 at 8 years old and went on the fight of his life against it.

Lukas turned to his Eagles fandom and their young quarterback as a source of inspiration.

“We spent a lot of time talking about [Wentz] while we were in the hospital,” Lukas’ mother said. “And the idea of ‘the hope of Carson’ and what it meant for the Eagles was just another piece of inspiration for Lukas in his continued drive to get back on the field himself.”

Lukas received a special video message in his hospital bed from Wentz. It is impossible not to get emotional watching what it meant to Lukas.

The Make-a-Wish Foundation got involved and asked Lukas if there was anything he most wanted to do, and the youngster’s response was that he simply wanted to thank Carson.

Lukas got the opportunity to spend the day at the Eagles’ facility with Carson and he got to do just that, giving Wentz one of his Dutch Destroyer bracelets in the process.

Lukas lost his battle with cancer and was buried in his Wentz jersey. But if you’ve noticed Wentz’s wrist this season, you’ll see that Dutch Destroyer bracelet.

“It’s so much deeper than football,” Wentz said. “It’s so much more than just a game.”

Joel Embiid throws shade at Bucks owner

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Joel Embiid throws shade at Bucks owner

The self-proclaimed Social Media King strikes again.

After scoring 29 points and pulling down nine rebounds en route to leading the Sixers to a 116-94 win over the Bucks, Joel Embiid took to Instagram to take one more dig at Milwaukee's owner, Wes Edens.

Getting it done #TheResults

A post shared by Joel "The Process" Embiid (@joelembiid) on

Peep the location: "The Results U."

Need a quick refresher?

Flashback to June 19, 2017, Edens threw some serious shade toward The Process.

So let's talk about the results.

The Sixers are now 1-0 against the Bucks since Edens' choice words last summer and Embiid — the poster child of The Process — put up some serious numbers.

Small sample size … but Embiid continues to be the ultimate and lovable troll he is.

#TheResults.

Bud Light made a special "Dilly, Dilly!" commercial for Philly

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Bud Light made a special "Dilly, Dilly!" commercial for Philly

Oh, you thought we here in Philadelphia were special? You thought Bud Light liked Eagles fans more than they liked Vikings fans?

Wrong.

Bud Light likes fans who purchase their beer.

But yes, Bud Light did make a special little promo for Eagles fans playing off their "Dilly, Dilly!" campaign that for some strange reason many people seem to like. And get this, it uses "Philly, Philly!"

Because it rhymes.

You can watch that right here and the three other spots they made for the Viking, Patriots, and Jaguars below. The Patriots' one is probably the best.

Eagles:

Vikings:

Patriots:

Jaguars: