Eagles fan gets a Gardner Minshew tattoo: crazy or honorable?
Oh boy, this is a doozy. It has been brought to my attention that a friend of a friend of The Liberty Line got a Gardner Minshew tattoo after his trade to the Eagles. Before I can even comment, just take a look at the build-up and the finished product below:
I don’t even know where to start with this, so I’ll just go from the beginning. My man Tommy Godin received a text from his buddy, diehard Birds fan, Christian Yoast. So, of course, Yoast promised he would get a Minshew tattoo if he ever played for the Eagles.
Not two weeks later, Howie Roseman went ahead and granted his wish, sending a 6th round pick to the Jags for Minshew Mania. And, as you can see above, Yoast was a man of his word.
Full disclosure, Tommy and I go wayyyyy back, so I caught wind of this bet (if you can call it that) before Minshew made his way to Philly. So I thought to myself, “Lmao, this dude is crazy. Odds are we won’t get Minshew, and even if we do, he probably won’t do it.”
How wrong I was.
Not only did Howie make it happen, he did it with a quickness. And, honestly, Christian probably pulled the trigger even faster.
He could have easily backed out and gone, “Jesus Christ, this is clearly a setup. I refuse.” If I was his buddy, I would’ve understood. Maybe Tommy would have too. I guess we’ll never know.
The best part is, it’s a really well-done tattoo. Clean lines, simple design, A+ design choice by Christian, and A+ work by the artist. I’m sure the sentimental value makes it well worth it.
I can’t really criticize the man for showing excessive love to a player that isn’t that important to the team’s success. Hell, I bought a Cody Parkey jersey in 2014 (sweet irony). Plus, his reasoning as to why he couldn’t back out is a big brain play.
We love a guy that makes sacrifices for the greater good of the team.
If any bench guy on the Birds needs his own band of fans, it’s easily Minshew Mania. I can see Yoast leading the Minshew Mafia into battle against an unsuspecting group of Cowboys fans in Week 18.
After an in-depth analysis of the situation, I say this was an honorable move. Sure, it is a bit deranged, but we’re Eagles fans. To call getting this tattoo deranged would be a disservice to all the literal psychos we have in this fan base (both inside and outside the city limits, NAT).
Mandatory Credit: Christian Yoast