10 of the most amazing moments from the Eagles’ 2016 season
5. President Obama officially cranks up “The Wentz Wagon”.
There’s nothing in this country like the NFL. It’s our great country’s most popular game. It gave birth to a nation of both casual and hardcore fans who play fantasy football. On September 13th, just two days after Wentz’s masterful performance against Cleveland, it found its’ way into the political arena.
While speaking at a rally for Hillary Clinton in “The City of Brotherly Love”, President Barack Obama got the Eagles fans in attendance going. “Some of you may have seen Joe Biden at the Eagles game. He told me, ‘Barack, you’ve got to get on the Wentz Wagon! They’ve got a new quarterback. We’ve got hope in Philly.” Regardless of what your political stance is, you have to admit he definitely knows how to get the crowd going.
Well, sort of.
Every bit of momentum built by that statement was lost with the next one. He continued, “I had to explain that I am a Bears fan, and we play Philly next Monday night.. So I’ve got to stick with my team, but I am going to go to Philly and scout out what all of the fuss is about.”
As you’d imagine, a few boos were sprinkled in. To be honest, there aren’t many people who remember much else about that rally.