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Nick Foles grows emotional in what sounded like goodbye to Philadelphia

Nick Foles grows emotional in what sounded like goodbye to Philadelphia

NEW ORLEANS — It was hard to miss the fact that Nick Foles kept using the past tense when talking about his Eagles career.

Every single time.

Foles wasn’t specifically saying goodbye, but it sure felt that way.

And it was wistful, poignant and heartfelt. Exactly what you'd expect.

The big thing is what the city means to me. It’s always welcomed me and my family. It’s really been a joy to live there and wear the green and wear the jersey. No matter what, you can’t ever take that away. We were able to do some really special things. We’ll see what happens, but I’ll tell you this, I’ve enjoyed every single moment and (Philadelphia) will always have a special place in my heart. The city, the fans, the people, everything about it. There’s nothing like playing in the Linc in front of the crowd. It’s some of my favorite moments. My family got to experience them, my daughter got to experience them. We’ll see what happens, but I’ve enjoyed everything.

Foles most likely finished his second stint with the Eagles Sunday with the Eagles’ 20-14 loss to the Saints in the NFC divisional round at the Superdome (see Roob's observations).

Last year’s Super Bowl MVP was brilliant in the first quarter, struggled for much of the game, then suddenly got the Eagles down inside the Saints’ 30-yard line in the final minutes with a chance for another miracle win before his pass bounced off Alshon Jeffery’s hands for a game-ending interception.

Most of the post-game conversation focused on Foles’ future.

He and Carson Wentz can’t both be here, so he knows the almost-certain scenario is that Wentz stays and Foles leaves.

Asked if he’d like to stay with the Eagles, he danced around the question:

That’s a tough question. It’s a really unique situation. Something that honestly I need time to just step back. I love this city, I love playing there, we have three guys in that quarterback room that can play in this league, but no matter what happens it’s been a joy playing in this city, being in that quarterback room with Carson and Nate (Sudfeld) and going to work every day. The city means so much to me and my family and it always will.

One question he didn’t dance around was this: Do you want to be a starter?

“Yeah,” he said. “I mean ... You know? We’ll see what happens in the future, but I love leading a team. I love being in the huddle, being part of the locker room. That’s why I play the game.”

He’s not going to be a back-up.

Not after all this.

So it’s goodbye.

And his message to the fans also sounded like goodbye:

I'd like to thank them. Thank them for their support. It’s not ultimately how we wanted to end the season, but I think this team represents what Philly is about. People counted us out and we were able to continue to fight and give us an opportunity to enter the playoffs and win the first round and we had an opportunity to win this round. This team never stopped fighting. Just like the city of Philadelphia.

If this is it, Foles finishes 24-7 in meaningful starts as an Eagle since 2013.

Including a Super Bowl championship.

“I’m just grateful for every moment in the Linc and will continue to support the Eagles,” he said. “There’s a bright future for the Eagles and everyone there.”

Foles may be leaving, but not before he gave us a lifetime of memories. 

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Jon Runyan's former estate, with hefty price tag and insane bar, is for sale

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Jon Runyan's former estate, with hefty price tag and insane bar, is for sale

If you’re in the market for a home with the most insane bar you’ve ever seen and have a cool $5 million budget, former Eagle Jon Runyan’s house could be the perfect fit.

Located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Runyan’s old digs are for sale and, according to listings on Zillow, are nearly eight-times more expensive than any of the other 70 homes on the market in Mount Laurel. 

Despite being a massive 14,000 square-foot property, this house only has five bedrooms, but you’ll see where all that square-footage is being taken up. The area set aside for entertaining is just ridiculous.

Runyan, an Eagle from 2000 to 2008 and a congressman thereafter, was not the most recent tenant. He sold the house in 2015, but the home is back on the market for an elevated price of $5.6 million (see listing). The beautiful white interior and custom designs are ever-present throughout the home, which sits at the back of a long driveway and grand gated entrance. The house boasts a master kitchen, ample closet space and an awesome master bath with custom tub.

The backyard, though, is the most incredible part. Forget the pool with a diving board, artsy palm trees and pavilion, the bar is something out of an expensive wedding. It’s ridiculous.

Wooden beams stretch throughout this rustic barn-themed entertainment area, which boasts a giant circular bar with a fireplace and two bathrooms. It looks like the bar area could host a 100-person wedding instead of being in the backyard of someone’s single family home.

It also looks like there are seven garages, so, there’s one for you to drive a new car for every day of the week.

Here’s a look at some photos of the inside and outside of this insane estate.

If you’re wondering, Runyan moved into a $1.3 million Moorestown home in 2015, but sold the home in March for $1.2 million.

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Eagles fans will love this new play addition to 'Madden'

Eagles fans will love this new play addition to 'Madden'

Philadelphia fans have been running the Philly Special at weddings and in their living rooms for the better part of the past year and a half.

Now, they can officially run it in the Madden video game when it's released this summer.

We learned of this news today on the "The Eagle Eye in the Sky Podcast" in which EA Sports' Anthony White shared the exciting news.

"It's under the pistol formation," White said. "One play is the 'Philly Special' and the other play is called 'Fake Philly Special.'"

He added it'll remain "Philly" regardless of what team you're playing with.

"A couple of other teams ran it last year," he said. "I know the Dolphins ran it. I think the Falcons ran it. Do we call it the 'Dolphins Special' or the 'Cleveland Special?' We're actually just going to call it 'Philly.'"

Sadly, Nick Foles is no longer on the Eagles' roster so when you run the play with the Birds you may have to pray that Carson Wentz's hands are just as good.

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