President Barack Obama is in Philadelphia this afternoon at a campaign rally for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and he went right into the sports talk.
"Some of you may have seen Joe Biden at the Eagles game," President Obama said. "He told me, 'Barack, you gotta get on the Wentz Wagon. We got a new quarterback. We got hope in Philly.'"
So did the Chicago sports fan give in to the Veep? Not exactly. Obama is a real sports fan.
"I am a Bears fan," he said. "We play Philly next Monday night. So I got to stick with my team but I am going to scout out what all the fuss is about."
As you'd expect, the "I am a Bears fan" line was received with a healthy share of Philly boos.
And here's a photo of a better sports fan from this Sunday:
The Eagles playing a road game in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars sounds like a nice thing if you’re traveling over the pond for a really expensive vacation to watch the Birds in a unique setting.
But if you’re staying home in Philadelphia, well, it just kind of sounds like a headache.
The normal Sunday football viewing routine will be broken and you’ll be forced to tune in to watch the Eagles earlier than usual with a 9:30 a.m. start time on NFL Network.
Not only will you have to set the alarm for an early game and opt for some extra strong coffee in place of your typical game day beer, you’ll also have to deal with former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin calling the game.
The NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Morning” crew of Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Kurt Warner, and Michael Irvin will give it a go of calling the game from Wembley Stadium over in London.
“After a decade-and-a-half of planting new broadcast flags for the NFL Network, this one may be the most thrilling of all,” Eisen said. “I can’t wait to get to Wembley to start the call so I’m going to use this press release to remind everyone that the yellow line is unofficial.”
As if Troy Aikman, Tony Romo, Moose Johnston, and Jason Witten aren’t enough to give Eagles fans a headache while watching games, now we’ve got to deal with yet another former Cowboy calling our game.
Or you can simply flip on the radio and listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick. That’s always a solid decision.
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Opposing quarterbacks know what the wrath of Fletcher Cox is like on the gridiron, but yet another company gets it on social media from the big man.
This time, it’s Uber.
Fletch took the popular ride-sharing company for a spin on Sunday night and won’t be leaving a five-star review.
Cox is one of the more recognizable figures on the most popular sports team in Philadelphia, so, there’s a fair chance if you’re picking him up, you know who he is. I’d probably listen to what he says.
It’s not the only fun he’s had on Uber this year, though. Here’s a look at Fletch, with a few of his Eagle teammates, squeezing into an Uber from August.
Uber, however, is trying to make the situation right.
Wait, or is that Chris Long again? If you remember, Cox sent out a tweet unhappy with Delta about a year-and-a-half ago and Long changed his profile photo to troll his teammate.
I guess one of the most popular athletes in the city is just like you, though, trying to take an Uber in the city.