Carson Wentz: Football Hero and Pride of North Dakota

The Super Bowl matchup is set. Carson Wentz’ Philadelphia Eagles are taking on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Patriots narrowly edged out the Jacksonville Jaguars with a nail-biting score of 24-20. The Eagles embarrassed the Vikings with a final score of 38-7.

To add insult to injury, the Eagles fans threw unopened beer cans and bottles at Vikings fans after the game in Philadelphia. To add even further insult to injury, the Eagles fans chanted “F*** Millie.” Millie was a 99-year-old lady who attended the game in Philadelphia as a Vikings fan.

The Patriots are looking to add a sixth Super Bowl win to their illustrious dynasty (which isn’t as impressive as the Bison). The Eagles are looking to win a first in their third appearance (with NDSU alumni Carson Wentz on their roster).

Mixed feelings

I’m having some mixed emotions about this game as I am a Vikings fan. The Vikings game against the Eagles was embarrassing for many people. On one hand, I’d like to see Tom Brady go out with a bang as he is getting up there in age. I remember watching him play in Super Bowl XXXVI against the Rams in 2002 in his first Super Bowl appearance.

On the other hand, I have become somewhat of an Eagles fan since they drafted Carson Wentz. I would have enjoyed watching Carson be the starter on the gridiron’s biggest show of the year.

I would have liked to see the Vikings make it to the Super Bowl and win it. Can you imagine the Vikings and the Bison standing side-by-side holding their respective trophies? Alas, hopefully, next year. After all these years, maybe the Vikings could borrow some of the Bison’s football tapes. The Bison could serve as inspiration for the Vikings, given they’re essentially neighbors.

Good for Wentz, good for Bison

With Carson Wentz potentially being on a Super Bowl-winning team, it can only raise the stock of the Bison on a national scale. Even though Wentz is on injured reserve and cannot participate in the game, it would be amazing if he could just take a knee for the final snap to run out the clock to win it for the Eagles. A fan can dream, can’t he?

The Maxwell Football Club selected Wentz as the Bert Bell Professional Player of the Year despite his injury. The Maxwell Football Club also selected Wentz’ coach, Doug Pederson, for the Greasy Neale Professional Coach of the Year.

At the time that Carson Wentz injured his knee, he threw 33 touchdown passes and only 7 interceptions. And it was only week 13 when he had accomplished that. Wentz is the third quarterback in NFL history to hit such a feat at that point in the season. The other two quarterbacks to accomplish this are Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. It would have been a sight to see Carson Wentz take out Tom Brady.

Here’s to you, Carson. Once a Bison, always a Bison. Now take one home for the Herd, the Pride of North Dakota.

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