Nick Foles has a new namesake in New England

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There’s a new goat in New England, and his name is Foles.

But you knew that already.

Via Bethany Ao, of Phillynews.com, the newest reminder of the Eagles Super Bowl win over the Patriots is a baby goat named Foles at Zoo New England.

That was a result of a bet with the Philadelphia Zoo, which would have had to name something Brady if the Eagles had lost (though Ichiro Suzuki has probably never heard of a goat either).

Actually, the part of the bet that really stinks is the fact that zoo workers had to wear Eagles gear while cleaning the animal enclosures and my God there are so many punch lines in that one.

Honestly, as corny Super Bowl bets go, it beats the ones between mayors for food and beverage products.

Besides, in a few months, the real Nick Foles will be a baaaaaaackup again and we can all move on.

29 responses to “Nick Foles has a new namesake in New England

  1. LOL…Wonderful story and such a unique and creative bet 🙂 I can just imagine how the employees felt, having to wear Eagles’ jerseys!!! From a rival division Cowboys’ fan, touche’ and I thoroughly approve this story!!!!

  2. How long before Brady and Giselle lead an animal rights protest to close down the zoo?

  3. Excellent. Now generations of Pats fans can be reminded of who the real GOAT is, even on a Sunday afternoon at the zoo. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

  4. It was painfully obvious that Foles outplayed Brady by far. He deserves it. Brady is washed up.

  5. Only Eagles fans would think this guy is the GOAT. I understand he won you your first superbowl and will always be special to guys (and he should be), but at the end of the day he is a Trent Dilfer type QB. An average/below average QB who played on a loaded team, and took the calculated risks asked to do, by a brilliant coaching staff. There’s a reason why no one wanted to trade with the Eagles a first round pick. He won’t elevate a team, but he can succeed if the coaching staff knows how to use him and the talent around him is really good. There is a reason he has gone to other teams and couldn’t beat out others for the starting job (He couldn’t even beat out Case Keenum for a starting job). You gotta give him props for coming up big when it mattered regardless of his abilities level. Not every QB that wins a Superbowl is really good (Joe Flacco, Trent Dilfer)

  6. Who wants to bet which team goes back to the super bowl?

    My guess is The Goat Coach, The Goat QB and the Goat Owner. 8 Super Bowls in 17 years is pretty good indication of success

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    Nick Foles has a new namesake in New England
    Posted by Darin Gantt on May 10, 2018, 7:31 AM EDT

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    There’s a new goat in New England, and his name is Foles.

    But you knew that already.

    Via Bethany Ao, of Phillynews.com, the newest reminder of the Eagles Super Bowl win over the Patriots is a baby goat named Foles at Zoo New England.

    That was a result of a bet with the Philadelphia Zoo, which would have had to name something Brady if the Eagles had lost (though Ichiro Suzuki has probably never heard of a goat either).

    We don’t kid around when it comes to Super Bowl bets … so today, we make good on our wager with @phillyzoo & introduce you to Foles, the 2-week-old Nigerian dwarf goat at #FPZoo!

    The new kid is named after @Eagles quarterback, #NickFoles. Bet refresher: https://t.co/WBnxvRSgUL pic.twitter.com/LC3cfFG6zM

    — Zoo New England (@zoonewengland) May 8, 2018

    Actually, the part of the bet that really stinks is the fact that zoo workers had to wear Eagles gear while cleaning the animal enclosures and my God there are so many punch lines in that one.

    Honestly, as corny Super Bowl bets go, it beats the ones between mayors for food and beverage products.

    Besides, in a few months, Foles will be a baaaaaaackup again and we can all move on.

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    13 responses to “Nick Foles has a new namesake in New England”

    brendafortheboyz says:
    May 10, 2018 at 7:41 am
    LOL…Wonderful story and such a unique and creative bet 🙂 I can just imagine how the employees felt, having to wear Eagles’ jerseys!!! From a rival division Cowboys’ fan, touche’ and I thoroughly approve this story!!!!

    42 1 Rate This
    49erfan44 says:
    May 10, 2018 at 7:47 am
    “Baaaaaackup” Wow. Just wow.

    50 1 Rate This
    RFC716 says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:00 am
    I defy anyone to make a negative comment about this. But I am sure someone will.

    31 2 Rate This
    brwmstr says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:12 am
    RFC716 hold my beer….

    13 0 Rate This
    moltensteelgumbo7 says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:37 am
    That kid Foles is the GOAT!!

    20 0 Rate This
    65impala says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:39 am
    And still no congratlations from Brady. Sorry had to say it!

    3 1 Rate This
    takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:48 am
    How long before Brady and Giselle lead an animal rights protest to close down the zoo?

    7 3 Rate This
    eaglesmancave says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:50 am
    Excellent. Now generations of Pats fans can be reminded of who the real GOAT is, even on a Sunday afternoon at the zoo. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

    9 3 Rate This
    eaglesmancave says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:50 am
    Q: If we lost, the Philly zoo would have named a _________________ after Brady.

    A: A CHEETAH!

    20 2 Rate This
    JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:56 am
    It was painfully obvious that Foles outplayed Brady by far. He deserves it. Brady is washed up.

    6 1 Rate This
    albanyhawker says:
    May 10, 2018 at 9:05 am
    worth reading this entry for the last line alone!

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    ajzinnecker says:
    May 10, 2018 at 9:09 am
    Only Eagles fans would think this guy is the GOAT. I understand he won you your first superbowl and will always be special to guys (and he should be), but at the end of the day he is a Trent Dilfer type QB. An average/below average QB who played on a loaded team, and took the calculated risks asked to do, by a brilliant coaching staff
    ——

    Wow these qb’s aren’t even close in comparison. Dilfer won on a team that barely scored any points and had one of the best defenses ever. The eagles won by scoring tons of points and foles outdueled the goat in a high scoring game that broke records. And foles played great in all 3 playoff games, not just a fluke in 1 game.

  8. bird2urmother says:

    ajzinnecker says:
    May 10, 2018 at 9:09 am
    Only Eagles fans would think this guy is the GOAT. I understand he won you your first superbowl and will always be special to guys (and he should be), but at the end of the day he is a Trent Dilfer type QB. An average/below average QB who played on a loaded team, and took the calculated risks asked to do, by a brilliant coaching staff
    ——

    Wow these qb’s aren’t even close in comparison. Dilfer won on a team that barely scored any points and had one of the best defenses ever. The eagles won by scoring tons of points and foles outdueled the goat in a high scoring game that broke records. And foles played great in all 3 playoff games, not just a fluke in 1 game.

    ———-

    If Foles is not an average QB than why has he not played good on other teams? Yes, the teams are different. The Ravens were loaded on defense, the Eagles were loaded on Offense. The fact still remains that Foles is required to have a great supporting cast, just like Dilfer was. The Eagles had a top offensive line, top run game, good receivers and a very smart coach. It was a perfect situation for him to succeed. I think many QB’s could have done well in that situation.

    Foles played good in two playoff games. He barely beat the Falcons. I think they started taking more chances in the NFC Title game and in the Superbowl and they worked out. Foles didn’t out duel anyone in the Superbowl. Both teams had very bad secondary’s most of the season. The Patriots defense was bad all year and probably the worst Patriots overall team to make a Superbowl. The Eagles defense was good up front but vulnerable in the secondary. The Eagles won by taking calculated risks that paid off, and cute trick plays. Also, correct me if I’m wrong but a strip sack is what sealed the game. Not Foles “out dueling”.

    If you actually watch a lot of the NFC Championship game, and Superbowl, a lot of the big plays Foles just threw the ball up and the receiver would win the jump ball. A lot of average QB’s do that (Like Case Keenum) Again that goes back to calculated risks and the receivers winning the jump ball. Many of those could have been interceptions if a defender were to get to Foles as he is throwing it (Again goes back to good supporting cast. Good offensive line).

    They are different teams, but I still say Foles is about at the same level as a Case Keenum, Trent Dilfer. The Eagles won because a good team effort, not because Foles is the goat. Wentz is a way better QB and is probably one of the best in the league.

  9. ajzinnecker says:
    May 10, 2018 at 9:09 am
    Only Eagles fans would think this guy is the GOAT.
    _______________________________

    Literally none of us think that. 99% of us know he’s not even the best QB on the roster.

  10. Most NFL fans are not going to get this as most of them never own up to anything they said in the past.

  11. lol. mm556——-than why am I seeing comments like “He is the goat”, “teams should trade their 1st round picks for him” etc. He did very good and came up big for you all, but make no mistake, he’s not as good as a lot of Eagles fans make him out to be. I do get why he is special to you all thou.

  12. Wasn’t there a bet like this last year…and a baby hissing c0ckroach in an Atlanta zoo was named Tom Brady. LOL

  13. “It was painfully obvious that Foles outplayed Brady by far. Brady is washed up”

    Yeah only in the fantasyland of Pats hater’s heads.

    Foles 28/43, 373 yards, 3 TDs
    Brady 28/49, 505 yards, 3 TDs

    And to say the guy who was MVP last season, led the league in passing, was #3 in completions of 20+ yards in the air and #1 in completions or 40+ yards in the air is somehow “washed up” is hilarious. You appear to need English comprehension lessons.

  14. ustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    May 10, 2018 at 8:56 am
    It was painfully obvious that Foles outplayed Brady by far. He deserves it. Brady is washed up.

    Stop trying so hard

  15. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 10, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    “It was painfully obvious that Foles outplayed Brady by far. Brady is washed up”

    Yeah only in the fantasyland of Pats hater’s heads.

    Foles 28/43, 373 yards, 3 TDs
    Brady 28/49, 505 yards, 3 TDs

    And to say the guy who was MVP last season, led the league in passing, was #3 in completions of 20+ yards in the air and #1 in completions or 40+ yards in the air is somehow “washed up” is hilarious. You appear to need English comprehension lessons.

    ____________________________

    Foles 28/43, 373 yards, 3 TDs, 1 Rec TD
    Brady 28/49, 505 yards, 3 TDs, 1 DROP

    There you go…fixed it for you bud

  16. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 10, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    “It was painfully obvious that Foles outplayed Brady by far. Brady is washed up”

    Yeah only in the fantasyland of Pats hater’s heads.

    Foles 28/43, 373 yards, 3 TDs
    Brady 28/49, 505 yards, 3 TDs

    And to say the guy who was MVP last season, led the league in passing, was #3 in completions of 20+ yards in the air and #1 in completions or 40+ yards in the air is somehow “washed up” is hilarious. You appear to need English comprehension lessons.
    ————
    You watch the game? Foles absolutely outplayed Brady. He was throwing into much tighter windows and he didn’t miss open receivers. Compare that to Brady who had guys running wide open all day and he missed several easy throws.

    Stats don’t tell the whole story.

  17. ajzinnecker says:
    May 10, 2018 at 10:01 am

    If Foles is not an average QB than why has he not played good on other teams?

    ———-
    Two words: Jeff Fisher. Jared Goff, Case Keenum & Foles all struggled under Fisher.

    When he went to KC and started, he played well.

    The guy is a starting caliber QB. He also happens to play best in big games. He outplayed Matt Ryan, Keenum and Brady in this playoff run. Under Kelly he drove the Eagles for a TD in the 4th qt but the D gave up the lead to Brees.

    And before anyone says he played poorly in the ATL game consider that is was 10 degrees with a 15-20 mph wind. Matt Ryan played worse than he did.

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