Thanksgiving Day roundup: Timmy Jernigan and a few Eagles tweets
It’s Thanksgiving, and we’re talking Eagles football, Timmy Jernigan and Twitter. Wait. Does that even make sense?
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Thanksgiving Day. This is the day when families get together. This is the day when friends get together. This is the day where people typically try to find something nice to do for someone else. The holidays are where we think of others. Then, once good deeds are done, we think about some of the positives. Why not start with Timmy Jernigan and the Philadelphia Eagles?
Perhaps one of the great moments of the Super Bowl after party (a party ‘The Birds’ still seem to have a hangover from), was seeing Timmy close his eyes, smile, and lay his head on the Lombardi Trophy like he had just found a long-lost best friend.
Unfortunately, thanks to an offseason procedure, we haven’t seen Jernigan in an Eagles jersey and on the field since. That figures to change since the Eagles recently activated him from their non-football injury list.
Take a look:
To be honest, we were beginning to believe around our ITI chat groups that Jernigan might make his return around Thanksgiving. That would have made for a very interesting story with a nice spin. We decided to wait until the day we celebrate reasons to be thankful to discuss him rather than run a story about him a few days ago because we are thankful for Timmy.
Also, who are we kidding? You guys are Eagles fans. Some of you knew he was back before some of his teammates. It’s hard to hid anything from you guys.
Some have stated that, if they had their say, they would have shut him down for the season, but no team thinks like that. Philly can still make the postseason, and with a few tough divisional contests and two games versus the Los Angeles Rams and Houston Texans on the schedule, they’re going to need all hands on deck if they plan to get there.
And now…. some Thanksgiving Day cheer…
Well, you have to understand the time we live in. It’s the social media age, and many of us, when we woke up on Thursday morning, did what we do just about every other morning. We got up, and we looked on Twitter.
There was no shortage of Thanksgiving Day salutations. Here are a few from ‘The Birds’ themselves:
As beautiful as all of that is, we, at ITI, would also like to remind you that there’s still work to do. With that being said, we interrupt our regularly scheduled program for an announcement from Fletcher Cox:
Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy the holiday, do some shopping (if that’s your desire), get some rest, and let’s rally to Lincoln Financial Field, every opposing stadium that they’ll appear in and around our television sets and get this team to the postseason.
Today’s an off day for many of us. Tomorrow, we go back to work. There are six games left in the regular season for crying out loud. Enjoy the holidays!