NFL “sophomore” Carson Wentz has managed to avoided the doldrums of a slump by literally taking the Philadelphia Eagles nation and the entire NFL by storm this year with his brilliant play on and off the field.
Not to be confused with the frenzied blast of arctic air as the entire Northeast weathers treacherous conditions in the wake of bone chilling temperatures and the onset of blizzards, before succumbing to a season ending ACL tear suffered in a game against the Seattle Seahawks, the burgeoning dual threat star led his team to the verge of clinching home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Unfortunately, with an abundance of success, comes the backlash from detractors or the internet “trolls” posing as naysayers in infiltrating the entire social network infrastructure. While the act of “trolling” is so garishly obsolete and is a literal time warp to 2008, public figures are still forced to deal with the recklessly unreasonable, when sharing a life update with their fan bases.
CBS Philadelphia chronicles a recent incident where Wentz tweeted his account of a successful geese hunting trip in conjunction with his lengthy rehab. Of course after sharing an image on Twitter, which included his loyal hunting dog triumphantly guarding a heaping gaggle of dead waterfowl, the internet happened. Another Twitter user responded to the 2016 Eagle draft pick’s post, and insinuated that the trophies from the hunt may be interpreted as insensitive. Like an all pro quarterback should, Wentz took to the offensive and threw a perfect electronic strike right back at the snowflake, and without insulting the troll, put things in perspective, including a passionate stand for hunting and religion. There is no confirmation yet if the culprit of the attempted disruptive rhetoric was in fact Richard Sherman. Let the rumors fly!
Wentz is slowly becoming a favorite at Liberty Park Press, as his positive actions deflect the foul noise of a regular season marred by the nails on the chalkboard cries of whining millionaires with a complete disregard for the fans who spend hard earned money in purchasing tickets, donning merchandise, and existing as a robust television audience (before the social justice movement tainted Sundays and ratings have since plummeted), which sparks the entire reality of a bountiful business model.
If the faith and hunting are not enough evidence in the construct of a budding sports hero, until his season ending injury, Wentz wore a very special bracelet during games. The gift was given to him by a nine-year-old child who passed away earlier this year from cancer, and as a tribute to the boy and his family, the Philadelphia signal caller upheld a promise to brandish the child’s cherished possession every Sunday. And the answer is a resounding “yes” professional athletes are role models and certain individuals are better than most in displaying reason and social graces.
Read the full CBS Philadelphia story here.