Everybody saw Doug Pedersons presser Sunday. It was a little bit odd. He snapped on reporters because his plan to start Foles was leaked. He told everybody to stop putting words in his mouth and most likely was mad because the report that Foles is starting is true. If you missed it here it is.
Now despite the fact that Doug snapped and was sort of out of line the Philly media did a great job at looking like babies after this on twitter. Starting with one tweet.
Maybe the beat reporters should just stop reporting for a week. Good luck fanbase.
— Natalie Egenolf (@NatalieEgenolf) September 2, 2018
Now I like Natalie, and i like 97.5 a lot. They have been good to Branded Sports so let me say these are my thoughts and my thoughts alone and nobody at Branded is supporting my thoughts that I know of.
This tweet from Natalie Egenolf is insane. It is ridiculous to think that we as fans in the day and age of twitter and instagram and all social media actually need the local beat reporters to help get us information. Jimmy Kempski who I also like has been saying for MONTHS that Carson Wentz is starting and the reason he knows that is because he is a local reporter around the team who knows more than most people.
In 11-on-11 drills, in pads, Carson Wentz just spun out of the pocket, ran to his left away from Chris Long, and fired.
I’ll save everyone the angst. Barring a setback, there’s no way Carson Wentz isn’t starting Week 1.
— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) July 28, 2018
Yeah good fucking call Jimmy you cocky ass hole, what ended up happening? You got cucked by Ian Rapoport who reported Foles will be starting.
The #Eagles plan to start QB Nick Foles on Thursday in the season opener, sources say. Carson Wentz (ACL, LCL) has done fantastic in rehab. But this is a long-term decision for the face of the franchise.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2018
But don’t worry Jimmy is a beat guy around the team everyday observing QB’s and talking to people and he just generally can read a situation after 6 years on the beat. Fuck out of here with anyone saying we need the local beat reporters. Ian Rapoport a national reporter broke the story, nobody local all they did was annoy Doug to a never-ending pissing match.
As you can imagine the twitter reaction to Natalie’s tweet did not go well for her as the Eagles twitter mob was in full force.
Doug: not revealing who is starting
Media:WHOS STARTING ITS FOR THE FANS!!!
Fans:were ok. We can wait
Media: NO NOT CORRECT. HOW ABOUT IF YOU DONT HAVE US!!!
— Anthony (@xWaRRioR1214) September 2, 2018
U think the beat reporters are where fans get most of their information?….😂😂😂😂😂😂…
— MDonz (@MDonz610) September 2, 2018
Hell no!!! Philly beat reporters wait until national guys report something and then they tweet it like hens
— Add Your Name Here (@realprinceblue) September 2, 2018
This tweet is why the “fanbase” hate the media. We will be fine. Trust me.
— Mike (@mp_shem) September 2, 2018
Haha yeah I will miss made up stories to give me something to read while telling me nothing that is "news". So self important!
— Greg Deegan (@greg_deegan) September 2, 2018
Quit being a primadonna about it. Pissed off Doug is a good thing. Him being combative with the media doesn’t hurt the team one bit and it makes for great entertainment.
— M0ser (@TM0s41) September 2, 2018
#fanfest is a #cargoshorts and #flyers hat convention
— Club JJAW (@Dstens77) September 2, 2018
We need them AJ. They're heroes really. 😂😂😂
— David Weise (@dweise) September 3, 2018
Please do. Would love to live in a world without BS headlines for a week
— BG (@Big_Guy7) September 2, 2018
Maybe the reporters should stop asking the same question they’ve been asking since December… #InFolesWeTrust Leave our coach alone🤷🏾♀️
— Ms. RJ 🙍🏾♀️⚢ 🏳️🌈 PHI: Draft (@Ms__RJ) September 2, 2018
Frankly, the reporting this week has been inane. We wouldn’t miss much.
— Patricia C. (@socalhitekgal) September 2, 2018
Your not that important…really
— sals dads pittzaria (@strauserred) September 3, 2018
Or we just go to Twitter and other social media platforms.
— RMacs (@PhillyHotspur) September 3, 2018
There is Twitter and YouTube and their website. So much direct content and interaction with players. We’re cool 😎
— Jeff Hughes (@jeffh911) September 3, 2018
I’d actually love that
— LL FooL J 🇰🇪 (@aFooLio) September 2, 2018
It seems like the radio guys are the only ones mad at this situation and then hide behind the ‘The reporters are asking on behalf of the fans’ line. The fans seem fine with the way the team has been handling it though.
— Seanybooms (@seanybooms) September 2, 2018
I’ll leave it there because there’s so much to go through and it doesn’t stop. Sean Quigley is right though. Reporters do not speak for the fans, we as fans have no connection or care for the reporters at all. I dare the local media to go away for two weeks, let’s see what happens. We will be fine and if I’m wrong I will put my hand up and apologize. I will be the first to say my bad. I will that is a promise. Let’s just try it. The second Jimmy Kempksi apologizes for being wildly wrong about Wentz starting.
PS- This is how you do reporting losers.
Just say allegedly and nobody can hold it against you… Idiots.