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The wonderful and wacky origin story of the Phillie Phanatic

The wonderful and wacky origin story of the Phillie Phanatic

Big and fat, green and fuzzy, and undefinable.

That's what Bill Giles wanted when they created the Phillie Phanatic. I'd say they hit the nail on the head with that one.

Now, you may be confused a bit when you watch the above mini documentary put together by the folks at Sports Illustrated, because we all know the Phanatic came from the Galapagos islands, so the story about how Jim Henson's people created him may be a bit of a head scratcher. Just go with it.

The Phillies had a chance to purchase the rights to the Phanatic's imagery for around $5,000 but initially passed. That was an expensive decision. The team would end up shelling out roughly $500,000 down the road. Still, the best investment the team has ever made, rivaling only Chase Utley's first contract.

It's a fun tale that includes the rivalry with Tommy Lasorda. Plus, special insight from Phillies great Mike Schmidt. 

Like a visit from the Phanatic, it's fun for the whole family. 

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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