Eagles news: NFL Insider tries to rain on the NFC Championship parade

Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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Well, as they say, “haters gonna hate”. You had to know that it was coming. Following the Philadelphia Eagles‘ 31-7 blowout win versus the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, there were salty Niners fans and comments about the personnel Philly’s defense was forced to tackle (pun intended).

That was to be expected, but troll tweets by NFL Insiders? Come on folks! What are we doing here?

Take a look at this take by Michael David Smith. He’s Managing Editor at Pro Football Talk.

The Eagles advance to Super Bowl LVII, and there’s nothing that anyone (or any insider) can do about it.

What are we gaining here? Are the Eagles supposed to apologize because they always beat the New York Giants? Or would it make everyone feel better if they found some way to punish themselves because the Minnesota Vikings didn’t take care of business? Which one would be the better option for you ‘confused fans’?

Dallas isn’t apologizing for throttling the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Niners have yet to discredit themselves for their easy win over the Seattle Seahawks (yeah, that was impressive). Wake us up when they do so.

We realize that. while some of you would have preferred the Eagles play the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round, the possibility of that happening was ruined in the ‘Fraud Bowl’, an epic showdown featuring the G-Men and Minnesota Vikings, one that New York won.

That sent the Vikes home, the Cowboys to Santa Clara to face San Francisco, and the Giants to Lincoln Financial Field to play the role of sacrificial lambs to the Bird Gang. We apologize because apparently, that was Philadelphia’s fault… even though they were idle in the Wild Card Round.

Truthfully, Philly WANTED Dallas. It would have been fun to beat the Giants AND Cowboys en route to Super Bowl LVII, but we’ll take a win over the Niners. A week ago, they were the best team in the NFC from what we understood.

Regardless of whether you’re happy or frustrated by the Eagles’ win, the facts don’t change. They’re the champions of the National Football Conference. They move on to football’s biggest game, and regardless of how they got there, we’ll promise you this. The other 15 NFC teams would love to be where they are.

More Eagles news: Mr. T checks in!

Hey, if you’re a little older, Mr. T will always be the man. From his role as Sergeant Bosco ‘B. A.’ Baracus in The A-Team to the third film in the Rocky franchise, Laurence Tureaud was once the baddest man on the planet (not to mention one of the coolest).

There are shoutouts and then there are iconic mentions of the legendary status. This one falls in the latter category.

There isn’t much that needs to be said after that. Again, if you were born in the 90s, you may not understand, but for those of us who are a little older, this is one of those things that makes a day worthwhile.