Zoo New England pays up, names baby goat 'Foles'

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Zoo New England pays up, names baby goat 'Foles'

Some folks in Philly think Nick Foles is the GOAT. It turns out this goat is Foles. 

About three months after Foles and the Eagles took down Tom Brady and the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, Zoo New England is paying up on an outstanding bet. 

Meet two-week-old Foles. 

You can probably figure in the blanks here. 

Yeah, so Zoo New England and the Philadelphia Zoo made a bet before the Super Bowl for the naming rights to the next baby goat. In this case, the Zoo New England named a Nigerian Dwarf goat. Perhaps it would be more fitting to name one of these guys after Nigerian-born Nelson Agholor, but Foles will work for now. 

“In New England and beyond, it’s a known fact that Tom Brady is the GOAT,” Zoo New England President & CEO John Linehan said before the Super Bowl. “This challenge with the Philadelphia Zoo is the perfect way to have some fun and friendly competition heading into the big game on Sunday. We can’t wait to cheer on the home team as Brady and the Patriots make their run toward a sixth trophy.”

According to the video, Foles lives in the Franklin Farm part of the zoo with his mother Leia. The family is looking forward to the addition of billy Carson next spring. 

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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