Enrico Campitelli

Eagles fan mad about loss allegedly put girlfriend's dog in microwave

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Eagles fan mad about loss allegedly put girlfriend's dog in microwave

Eagles fans have been known to take their frustrations out on horses in the past, but now we can add cruelty to canines to the long list of strange behavior by Philadelphia sports fans.

Kirsten Gaskins was arrested on Sunday evening at a hotel in Hanover Township and has been charged with simple assault, harassment, cruelty to animals, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Gaskins was at the hotel as "a getaway" from Philadelphia with her girlfriend. She was drinking while watching the Eagles game against the Saints and allegedly became angry once the Saints won, according to police. Gaskins allegedly struck the victim in the face multiple times before threatening to harm her Pomeranian.

Gaskins was not present when police arrived but when she returned and they entered the room they found the dog inside of the microwave. The microwave was never turned on and the dog was reportedly OK.

It's unclear if the Pomeranian had any rooting interest in the game. Dogs usually don't care.

[NBC 10 | Morning Call]

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Doug Pederson got emotional giving postgame speech about Eagles family

Doug Pederson got emotional giving postgame speech about Eagles family

The Eagles' season ended on Sunday down in New Orleans as the team came up short in their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

But in the face of the season-ending loss, neither the city of Philadelphia nor the players and coaches on the Eagles held their heads down.

The 2018 Eagles were a team who always fought hard and supported each other.

Head coach Doug Pederson gave an emotional speech to his players in the locker room following the game echoing that sentiment. The Eagles shared a video of a portion of that speech.

"When we set out on this journey this season one of the things we kept talking about was 'no regrets.' We leave everything on the field and that's what you did," Pederson said.

"The whole season you left everything you had out on the field. So for that my hat's off to every one of you."

"The way you've hung together through adversity, and we've had plenty of it this season. The way you guys showed up every week and practiced, and loved each other, that's what great teams do. We will be better for this. I promise you. And it sucks now, and it hurts right now because it's final. That's it ... for this year."

"Listen, I love every one of you, man. The way you guys fought, battled, giving yourself a chance. That's what families do. That's what brothers do. I'm proud of you guys."

The video ends with Malcolm Jenkins sharing a similar message of "Family."

"At the end of the day, man, we didn't get it done. But you keep your head high," Jenkins said. "We started on family, we gonna finish on family."

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Flyers mascot Gritty shares his own #10YearChallenge photo

Flyers mascot Gritty shares his own #10YearChallenge photo

It's not entirely clear why people on the internet are sharing photos of what they looked like 10 years ago alongside photos of what they look like today, but they are.

The #10YearChallenge has taken both your Twitter and Facebook feeds by storm.

There isn't much of an explanation for why people are interested in this phenomena, which leads us right back to Gritty. There's not much of an explanation for that guy either.

Sports Nation's Twitter had the wise idea to ask Gritty to participate in the challenge and it worked!

As the legend goes, Gritty has been around for a long time, we just didn't know about it:

He claims that he's been around for a lot longer than we know it, and recent construction at the Wells Fargo Center disturbed his secret hideout forcing him to show his face publicly for the first time.

So in Gritty's 2009 photo, he is indeed pictured under the stands assumedly of the Wells Fargo Center, with a piece of pizza.

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