There is a lot of resentment against the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football League. The feeling has been brewing since the end of the lockout.
Those big moves that the Birds made leading up to the start of the season? The designation of “Dream Team,” though it was not a term the Eagles applied to themselves? It rubbed many the wrong way. Some people around the league were busier paying attention to the media hype machine than their own teams, it seems.
Isn’t that a bit…strange? Immature? Unprofessional? Absolutely. But such is the National Football League. It’s worse than high school’s manufactured drama.
CBS Sports’ Mike Freeman shed light on the deep roots of the hatred on Monday, revealing the sheer joy many teams feel at the Eagles’ implosion thus far in the season. What he found was rather disturbing.
“In a league that is sometimes extremely petty, takes great offense to the smallest slight, and enjoys the failings of others, the Eagles are the perfect comfort food.”