Philadelphia Eagles Twitter watch: Fletcher Cox ethers Eli Manning

Eli Manning (L) Fletcher Cox (R) (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Eli Manning (L) Fletcher Cox (R) (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, there are still reasons to log into Twitter.

If you’re one of those Philadelphia Eagles fans that just don’t feel like logging into your social media accounts, don’t fret. You’re not alone.

While much of the issue with Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook has been that feeling of irritation that you get from seeing other people’s posts (Seriously, where do people come up with some of this stuff?), it’s normally been the fans of other franchises, those Dallas Cowboys fans for instance, that have frayed our nerves to no end.

That isn’t the case anymore, as these days it’s fellow fans that have a tendency to get to us. Once upon a time, Birds fans were viewed as some of the most intelligent in all of the professional sports. Ask yourselves a question. How many times have you scrolled through your timeline and asked yourself if that’s still the case?

Here’s a reason to smile if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Fear not friends! It isn’t all bad. Believe it or not, there are still people who maintain positive stances on social media, people that you can gain some encouragement from. There are also times where you can find reasons to smile.

For most Eagles fans, the Monday following another excruciating loss, one that punctuates an excruciating season, is a tough pill to swallow. Birds fans are disgusted. New York Giants fans are disgusted at the Birds, but maybe this will cheer you up.

Philly’s loss to the Washington Football Team means the guys from D.C. are NFC East Champions, and they’ll go to the NFL Playoffs. That loss also means the Giants are eliminated.

Former players and fans of Big Blue are having a hard time this morning knowing that a less-than-stellar job by the guys in midnight green means they’ll be home watching the postseason too. It even led former Giants quarterback Eli Manning to voice his opinion on Twitter, an opinion that Eagles star defensive tackle Fletcher Cox shut down beautifully.

Here’s a final thought to share with a Philadelphia Eagles rival.

If you’re a chess player, Cox’s tweet is what you would refer to as ‘checkmate’. The point of all of this is as follows. It was a rough season for all four teams in the NFC East. It was a nightmare that could have only ended as it did, with an ugly game between two rivals to solve things. Philly will sit at home for the postseason. So will the Giants and Dallas Cowboys. Washington figures to join their rivals soon.

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Let’s try some self-examination though. Come on Big Bue! You’re not home because of what Philly did or didn’t do. You’re ultimately home because your squad was 6-10 on the season. Blame yourselves. We’d expect that from Cowboys fans, but we thought we could expect more out of you! Then again, it’s social media. Why would we expect anything less?