Micah Parsons may be a star on the Dallas Cowboys, but his home will always be Pennsylvania. The linebacker was born in Harrisburg, PA, which is about a two-hour drive from Philadelphia — the home of the Cowboys’ arch-rival Eagles. The linebacker was stellar on both offense and defense at Harrisburg High School and went on to become a national superstar at Penn State University.
Although Parsons is passionate about being a member of the Cowboys, he doesn’t shy away from his Pennsylvania roots. He cheers loudly and proudly for the Nittany Lions and seems to be a big fan of baseball, too.
Despite Texas being his current home, Parsons hasn’t been quiet about his support of the Philadelphia Phillies this World Series. He tweets his excitement during games and was even at the Game 3 victory on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old posted on social media that he was at Citizen’s Bank Park and even got to hang out with the MLB on FOX crew before the game.
Eagles safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson saw the post and took the opportunity to take a friendly jab at Parsons and say that the Cowboy “lowkey” wants to be an Eagle. It was a funny joke, but Gardner-Johnson oddly deleted the tweet hours later. A bizarre move, but you can see the screenshot below.
Eagles S C.J. Gardner-Johnson jokes that Cowboys LB Micah Parsons wants to be an Eagle after supporting Philadelphia Phillies in World Series
Parsons’ tweet also got an eyes emoji response from Philly OT Lane Johnson to which the LB replied that he was just trying to show some home support.
Ironically, when Parsons went to go hang out with FOX’s Kevin Burkhardt, Alex Rodriguez, Frank Thomas, and David “Big Papi” Ortiz, he didn’t even get attention from one of the broadcasters. Why? Big Papi revealed that he hilariously thought Parsons was Frank Thomas’s son. I guess Ortiz isn’t into more than baseball like Parsons is.
At the end of the day, Philly fans can scoff all they want. Parsons wants to take these Cowboys to a Super Bowl. The PA native had seven tackles in the first game despite the loss. Parsons has already told reporters that he’s excited for the next time the rivals get to face each other. Here’s what he said after the Week 6 loss:
"“Really looking forward to it. We’re going to get better from this. The things that we did, our mistakes, we’re going to learn from them, and we’ve got a long way to go but you don’t win championships in six games. We’ve got a long road.”"
He may be rooting for the Phillies this week, but he won’t have any allegiance to the Eagles come December 24.