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Golden Tate on story behind name: 'Somebody was drunk at some point, right?'

Golden Tate on story behind name: 'Somebody was drunk at some point, right?'

We have about 67 golden headlines in the vault and Golden Tate hasn't even played a snap yet for the Eagles.

Yeah, the name is awesome.

Especially for us media folks.

But it didn't sound so great for Tate growing up.

"It was kind of a struggle when I was younger, got made fun of a lot," the Eagles' newest wide receiver said Wednesday at his introductory press conference. "It kind of haunts me sometimes."

Sheesh.

His full name is Golden H. Tate III. So what's behind it?

"I think I kind of grew into it," Tate said. "You can't really be a dull person with the name Golden, I guess. But I'm actually the third and there's really no super awesome, cool story about it. I just tell people, I figured somebody was drunk at some point, right?"

And Tate said don't worry, it has been a different story since his childhood.

"I've grown into it, embraced it and I love it," he said.

Philly should love it, too. The city will love Tate even more if he helps the 4-4 defending champs make another run at the Lombardi Trophy.

"I don't know much about Philly," Tate said, "but I have a feeling I'm going to learn quickly.

"I just want to win."

That's a golden answer in this town.

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

The Eagles have been quite the disappointment this season, with the latest being their atrocious 37-31 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday in South Florida. And with disappointments come possible troll jobs? 

As the clock wound down and fans became increasingly exasperated with the team, social media anger started to build and it looks like one fellow Philadelphia team may have added just an oh-so-subtle jab in there.

As the 37-31 score went final, the Flyers sent out quite the interesting reminder of their impressive record this November. It seems like they don’t want fans to forget that they are NOT part of the teams that have been disappointing this city. 

You have to admit, the timing is a bit suspicious. 


Fans certainly seem to think that the Flyers are trolling the Eagles with their post, based on the replies. 

https://twitter.com/sluongo19/status/1201252463703154688 https://twitter.com/btcs41/status/1201252665977720837

We love a little friendly fire between the Philadelphia sports teams, if this is a true troll job. Or maybe it’s just a conveniently scheduled tweet by the Flyers' social media team. 

You be the judge. 

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Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Updated: 6:35 p.m.

Oh boy.

Things have gotten wild over in the Eagles' world today, beginning with former Eagles cornerback Orlando Scandrick torching almost everyone on his old team on FS1’s “Undisputed” this morning (see story).

Then, Malcolm Jenkins clapped back at Scandrick in NSFW fashion to essentially dismiss the claims by Scandrick, to which Scandrick then responded on Colin Cowherd’s show that he essentially “wasn’t attacking anyone personally”(see story).

And so, after a morning of ping-ponging back and forth, we have the ultimate response, from the team itself.

The Eagles social media account offically weighed in in the most brilliant way. Actions speak louder than words, Scandrick, and you can't run from history.

Well damn, they really just exposed Scandrick. I mean, how do you come back from being shredded by both Jenkins and a professional NFL team?

So long Scandrick, you won’t be missed.

Jenkins himself apparently liked the tweet, too ... he had a very interesting quote tweet.



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