The history of former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin and the fanbase of the Philadelphia Eagles has been well-documented throughout the years. Irvin did dominate the Eagles. He had 64 receptions and 1,047 yards against the Eagles.
One point in history in this relationship that really says all you need to know about Eagles fans dates back to 1999. Michael Irvin caught a pass and ultimately took a hit that resulted in it being the very final down he played in the NFL. Irvin had broken his neck.
What did Eagles fans do? Pay respect? Applaud him off the field? Wish him well? You’d think that’s what they should do. They cheered as he lay there injured. That’s Eagles fans for you. Luckily, Irvin’s career success singlehandedly out measures the entire Eagles franchise.
Irvin went on to Barstool Sport’s “Pardon My Take” recently and added another chapter to the intimate rivalry between himself and the Eagles. He was asked about his thoughts on the type of sports town that Philadelphia is due to his experience there.
Cowboys legend Michael Irvin taunts Eagles fans in response to them laughing at his career-ending injury, and gives an opinion on OBJ
He was asked about his thoughts on the type of sports town that Philadelphia is due to his experience there. Here’s what he said as a not-so-subtle taunt to Eagles fans when describing how their cheers made him feel:
"“Rightfully so. Because I had been whooping their ass for a long time,” Irvin said. “That night, their owner, Jeffrey Lurie, came to my hospital room and he was vexed. He was crying and said ‘Michael, I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry that you had to deal with that.Mr. Lurie, we’re good. Them people were not cheering that I was hurt. They were cheering to get me out of here. ‘He has been killing us for years’ they said."
Irvin also discussed the potential of Odell Beckham Jr. joining the Cowboys with the rumors and speculation circulating. The Hall of Famer believes OBJ himself would be happy to wear the Star on his helmet:
"“I would love to see Odell on the Cowboys, but even bigger than that, I guarantee you that Odell would love to see Odell on the Cowboys.Odell Beckham would light up Dallas. Odell has to be in a place where the lights are bright to be at his best. He needs to be in the sun. Put him in LA. Put him in New York. Put him in Dallas where the light is bright. That’s where you’ll see flowers."
When asked if he thinks OBJ will sign with Dallas, Irvin said:
"Odell to the Cowboys can tilt the balance to the Cowboys. Odell wants to come in and be savior. He can be that savior to the Cowboys."
The former Cowboy is known for being outspoken but it was nice to get an inside perspective on his Eagles situation and how he thinks a major free agent could impact this team.