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There's someone impersonating the Phillie Phanatic on Twitter

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There's someone impersonating the Phillie Phanatic on Twitter

There are a few things you don’t mess with in the city of Philadelphia and the Phillie Phanatic is one of those things.

I was having a pretty casual Thanksgiving Eve when I found out that the Phillie Phanatic started a Twitter account. I thought, makes sense, with the success Gritty has been having on the platform, it’s a decent idea to migrate to the platform.

Then I saw the actual account and everything changed. There’s no way this is the Phantic’s official Twitter account.

First of all, as everyone knows, the Phanatic has an Instagram account, @PhilliePhanatic, that posts photos with no words. A staple of the mascot is that it does not talk. There’s no way the Phillies would break from that tradition.

The tweet is poorly constructed. The social team at the Phillies is solid, there’s no way it would send out a tweet that did not have proper grammar. This is simply not a grand enough first tweet for an American icon.

The account follows Mr. Met. Are you kidding me?

The @Phillies account hasn’t interacted with the account in any way. Had the official Phillies account thrown so much as a like this way, I would be totally on board, but there’s no way the Phanatic starts an account and the main Phillies account isn’t involved in some fashion.

That’s not stopping hundreds of fans from following this fraud of an account and showering this person with tweets. 

I feel like this is time for an important lesson, before we embark on the holiday season: Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Take some time to ask questions and investigate.

To the person who made this fake Phanatic account, you’re getting a sack of coal this Christmas, from Phanta Claus. 

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Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

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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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This little Eagles fan singing Fly Eagles Fly during bedtime will melt your heart

This little Eagles fan singing Fly Eagles Fly during bedtime will melt your heart

If the stress of the Eagles season is keeping you up at night, you’re not the only one. One little fella's parents caught him up wayyy past bedtime in the name of the Eagles.

Listen closely as Jameson Kane sings the Eagles fight song through the baby monitor on the video shared on social media by his parents, Britney and Jimmy, on Friday.

It will melt your heart.



If this doesn’t lift your spirits after a tough few weeks as an Eagles fan, then we don’t know what will.  

It turns out, Jameson’s parents might prefer to use the fight song as a lullaby instead of your classic Hush Little Baby. And we love them for it.

Through highs and lows, it looks like this little kiddo is being raised right.