In case you forgot, the Eagles are Super Bowl champions, beat the Minnesota Vikings, 38-7, to get the chance to play the New England Patriots — in Minnesota — and beat them in one of the most exciting games in history.
They’re not done picking up W’s either.
On Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day, the Minnesota Vikings sent out this tweet and the Eagles collected their first win as defending champs, with the burn on Twitter.
The Eagles then replied with this tremendous photo of Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles and new Vikings QB Kirk Cousins (who lost the lone playoff game he started with the Redskins) in their days as teammates at Michigan State before Foles went on to star at the University of Arizona.
Many fans went to the comments to point out that the initial post was, probably, a dig at the Vikings' NFC North rivals, the Green Bay Packers, but with the two teams poised to have strong seasons in 2018 and possibly beyond, there could be a new-age rivalry brewing.
If reports are correct, that saga could continue as soon as the very first game of the next NFL season, too.
On Friday, beloved former Phillies second baseman Chase Utley announced he will retire at the end of the season in order to spend more time with his family (see story). His contract was slated for another year with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but Utley will end his career at the culmination of this season, his 16th in the majors.
For fans, this marks the end of what was an incredible journey with Utley. The love felt for Utley is clear from the reactions across social media. Here are some of the ones that best speak to Utley’s mark on Philadelphia.
The Dodgers will play in Philadelphia in two weeks, opening the series July 23 at 7:05 p.m. Fans will have one last chance to see him play at Citizens Bank Park. Then, we wait for a potential Hall of Fame announcement.
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Who says nothing good happens on Twitter?
After Eagles fans were upset about low ratings for many of the team's players, including Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, the team's official Twitter account made an appeal to the makers of the game to adjust their ratings.
Some on Twitter noticed that Foles' catch rating was a paltry 32 while New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's catch rating was a 39. Perhaps you watched Super Bowl LII in which Brady DROPPED A PASS while Foles caught a TOUCHDOWN that will go down as one of the greatest plays in Philly sports history.
Here's the Eagles initial appeal to EA Sports:
EA then put the play under review:
What does this mean? Probably not much but it is another small victory for Nick Foles — a man already known for his winning.
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