Who were all those 'Eagles fans' at the White House today?

Who were all those 'Eagles fans' at the White House today?

After Donald Trump announced on Monday that the smaller Eagles delegation that was planning to visit him had been disinvited, the White House issued a statement on Tuesday morning stating that, "The vast majority of the Eagles team decided to abandon their fans."

What fans were those exactly?

President Trump's statement Monday said that 1,000 fans planned to attend the event prior to the cancelation and that they would instead be treated to a celebration of America. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that "well over 1,000 of Eagles fans traveled and took time out of their schedules" to be there.

So where were all of the Eagles fans that the team allegedly abandoned?

Tough to say.

There were plenty of suits in the crowd. But not a lot of green.

Reports from ABC indicated that the "White House blasted an email to all staffers this morning inviting them to attend the event" and that many in attendance actually "had [White House] badges tucked into jackets & shirts."

Other reporters received a lot of "blank stares" from the crowd when attempting to find people actually from Philadelphia.

Perhaps the biggest indication in the lack of Birds fans was this viral tweet from NBC10's Tim Furlong: "I’ve asked 6 of the 'fans' at the White House who was the @Eagles quarterback during the super bowl. Not ONE person knew."

You can see Furlong's report from Washington below in which he said he saw literally only one or two pieces of Eagles memorabilia, but you won't see many Eagles fans in that either.

Brent Celek would rather retire than play for Cowboys

Brent Celek would rather retire than play for Cowboys

Need another reason to love Brent Celek?

Probably not — the standing ovation he got at the Sixers game in March just hours after being cut by the Eagles gives you a sense of the connection he has with Philadelphia fans.

But appearing Friday on 97.5 The Fanatic, Celek did the one thing guaranteed to get you in any Eagles fan's good graces — diss the Cowboys.

"Hell no. Do you think I would play for the Cowboys? Philly is my home," Celek said. "If they offered me 10 million, I still wouldn't go."

While Celek said back in March before being cut that he wasn't planning to retire, it sounds like his mind has shifted. He has a hard time imagining himself playing anywhere besides Philadelphia.

"I think I'm leaning more toward retirement," Celek said. "I've had a few offers, but none of them are worth leaving a city that I have been in for 11 years where I won the Super Bowl in my final year. It wouldn't feel right to put another uniform on."

Like seeing Brian Dawkins in a Broncos uniform, it would be bizarre to watch Celek suit up for another team. 

If he does find a new home, we know it definitely won't be Dallas. 

You can listen to the full interview with Celek here

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Mets pitcher records 1st MLB hit off Scott Kingery, jokes on social media

Mets pitcher records 1st MLB hit off Scott Kingery, jokes on social media

When someone gets a bloop single or a broken bat hit, they’ll often say “it looks like a line drive in the box score.” Does the same apply when your first major-league hit came off Scott Kingery lobbing pitches over the plate?

Thursday, in the midst of the Mets' 20-run victory, the Phillies used position players to record the final nine outs of the game. Roman Quinn pitched first and regularly registered in the upper 70s with his offerings, but Kingery on the other hand …

In the eighth inning, Mets reliever Jerry Blevins was called on to hit for just the fourth time in his 12-year MLB career and he delivered with an RBI single off the soft-tossing rookie infielder. 

After the game, Blevins took to social media to make a joke about his first hit.

Mets fans had some fun with the moment, too.

While Dodgers fans, just didn’t get it.

The Phillies went on to win the second game of the twin bill, aided by a solo home run from Kingery. The Phils also gained a half-game on the Atlanta Braves in the standings, so we can have a laugh at this one.

Congratulations, Jerry, it’s a line drive off Kershaw in the box score.

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