You ever watch HBO's Veep? Pretty funny show. If you haven't, there's a theme in the most recent season where former President Selina Meyer starts a foundation and then just starts adding random causes onto its mission statement. I believe it ends up being "The Meyer Fund for Adult Literacy, AIDS, the Advancement of Global Democracy, Military Family Assistance, and Childhood Obesity."
Anyway, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz announced on Tuesday that he's starting the "Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation" which has a similarly disparate group of goals.
The Foundation will be a nonprofit organization whose mission is "to demonstrate the love of God by providing opportunities and support for the less fortunate and those in need.”
It makes sense that Wentz, such a religious fellow, would start such an endeavor. Good on him. Here are the three main objectives:
Service dogs: To support youth in the Philadelphia area by providing service dogs to assist with their development and quality of life
Hunting and outdoor opportunities: To provide hunting and outdoor opportunities for individuals with physical challenges, the underserved and military veterans living in the Midwest
Underprivileged youth: To care for and provide food, shelter and educational opportunities for underprivileged youth living abroad
We were mostly kidding about the HBO comparison but you have to admit that is a somewhat odd mix of goals. We applaud Wentz on his efforts.
You can read more about his efforts here.
Odell Beckham pretended to urinate on the Eagles’ home field, but it was Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall who may have crossed the line with his use of bodily fluids on Sunday.
Video shows the unidentified Eagles fan accuse Marshall of spitting on him amid a heated verbal exchange during pregame warmups. It’s unclear what compelled a six-time Pro Bowl selection to have words with some guy wearing a Randall Cunningham throwback jersey, but if Marshall did spit, it was after he was repeatedly challenged to a fight.
There is no visual confirmation as to whether Marshall spit on the man, either, as the footage appears to be shot on the first smart phone ever made. Marshall’s head does make a forward motion as if he were spitting. Then again, some people just have trouble controlling their saliva when they’re yelling, too, leaving open the small-percentage chance this was accidental spittle.
You be the judge.
Spit or not spit, it will be interesting to see if the Eagles and Lincoln Financial Field rethink their policy on allowing fans on the field before certain games after this little – ahem – spat.
(h/t Sporting News)
Sometimes the internet is a wonderful place.
Since basically, no one wants to listen to Joe Buck call a thrilling Eagles 61-yard game-winning field goal, we scoured the web to find four other amazing versions of Sunday’s sensational ending to the Eagles' 27-24 victory over the New York Giants.
1. Merrill Reese and Mike Quick on 94.1 WIP
The legendary voice of the Eagles since 1977, Reese, along with former Eagle Mike Quick, delivers a call that will shoot shivers up your spine.
2. Spanish Broadcaster Ricky Ricardo
A longtime voice of the Phillies and now the Spanish voice of the New York Yankees, Ricardo delivers with this enthusiastic call.
A phenomenon that has taken over the web, adding inspirational music from Titanic makes everything just a little bit better.
4. *Record Scratch* *Freeze Frame*
A staple movie cliché from the '80s and '90s, the record scratch, freeze frame plays itself perfectly in this moment.