Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, but . . . Philadelphia has just been dubbed “Carson City!”
It wasn’t supposed to happen. At least not like this. The Pittsburgh Steelers are stingy on defense and stagy on offense and they are (or were?) supposed to be somebody’s pre-season pick to go to, if not WIN, the Super Bowl. But not so fast. “Big Ben” Roethlisberger and Mike Tomlin, both wily veterans, were supposed to handle the upstart Eagles, handily.
Enter rookie quarterback CARSON WENTZ! The Eagles, I mean MY Eagles, beat up and beat down the before the game solid, but after the game squalid Pittsburgh Steelers 34-3, and it wasn’t that close. So now who’s a favorite to go to the Super Bowl?
“Magical,” he said. “Seriously. It’s like magic. This is what Philly’s staid offensive coordinator, Frank Reich, had to say when he was reaching for the right word after Sunday’s game.
“I’ve been around a lot of smart quarterbacks, a lot of really good quarterbacks. This guy had something we all noticed. On the practice field, just watching him warm up and get ready, I was giddy. His movements, his explosiveness in his lower body. His arm strength. His accuracy. Then in the classroom, his intellect and his football acumen—hard to describe. But all there. He could not be stumped, by any of us. What’s your protection here? Why’d you pick this receiver? What do you like about this play? He was so far ahead of guys I’ve studied.
And we kept hearing about the level of competition, that people were worried about the North Dakota State part of it. I said, ‘Let ’em keep saying that! Please keep saying that.’ ”
“I am literally in tears with how good he is. I’ve been an Eagles fan for 24 years, my whole life. I bought this jersey three weeks ago. When we drafted him I thought he was the change of the franchise” said 24-year-old Kyle Frazier. And Vince Fabrizio, 54, said: “He will take us to a Super Bowl as some point.”
Like, now? This has been an absurd ride so far. Wentz and the Eagles 34, Big Ben and the Steelers 3. The guy who was supposed to redshirt this season, the guy who wouldn’t be playing right now if Teddy Bridgewater hadn’t suffered a freak injury last month, 1,170 miles away, the guy who has every downtrodden fan in Cleveland vomiting (again) this morning because the Browns gave away the chance to draft him … that guy is 3-0, with the wins coming by 19, 15 and 31 points, and just when is construction beginning on that statue? (Mike Wise, MMQB http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2016/09/26/carson-wentz-eagles-nfl-week-3-monday-morning-qb-peter-king)
So, do you need Biblical reference to go along with this modern day sports miracle in the making? Try this one on for size:
God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. 29 As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God. 1 Corinthians 1:27-29, New Living Translation
And while some have an aversion if it’s not their favorite version, I must do a recursion to the old fashioned, but tried and true KJV, which may say it best:
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 1 Corinthians 1:27, KJV