The Eagles Encyclopedia

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Temple University Press, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 324 pages
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In the City of Brotherly Love, no team tugs at the hearts and weighs on the minds of fans more than the Philadelphia Eagles. But, much more than a local obsession, the Eagles are also one of football's most storied franchises.Amply illustrated with 200 photos of the players, coaches, fans, and the stadiums in which the team has played, The Eagles Encyclopedia recounts the greatest moments in the team's history, and brings to life the men who helped create modern football.Fans will read about: * Bert Bell's 1933 purchase of the Frankford Yellow Jackets, the city's first NFL franchise * The Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Steaglesduring WWII, which produced the team's first winning season * The 1960 NFL title victory over the Packers and the 1980 Super Bowl game * The sterling careers of Hall of Famers like Chuck Bednarik and Steve van Buren * The Duffel Bag Dynasty of 1947-1949, when the Eagles went to three consecutive NFL championships, including back-to-back championships * The thrilling 21st century, which has so far seen four consecutive NFC championship games and a second Super Bowl bid!But wait, there's more! The Eagles Encyclopedia also includes: * A year by year history of the teamOCofrom 1933 to the present, with stats from each season * Individual profiles of more than 100 Eagles playersOCofrom Swede Hanson to Donovan McNabb * A statistical chapter that provides all the Eagles recordsOCoa complete roster, and every draft pickWritten by Pro Football Hall of Fame writer Ray Didinger and local sports historian Robert S. Lyons, The Eagles Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive chronicle of the team's history and an indispensable guide for every Eagles fan.This book is not sanctioned by the NFL or its teams."

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Professional Football in Philadelphia The Early Years
Bert Bell and the Birth of the Eagles
Player Profiles
The Coaches
The Front Office
The Golden Years 194849 1960 1980
The Super Century 20002005
The Postseason
The Hall of Fame
The Stadiums
Milestone Moments
Eagles Fans Portrait in Passion
YearbyYear Highlights
Stats Records AllTime Roster and Draft

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About the author (2005)

Ray Didinger has won four Emmy Awards as a writer and producer at NFL Films. Before that, he was a reporter covering the National Football League for The Philadelphia Bulletin, and later The Philadelphia Daily News. In 1995 he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the recipient of the Dick McCann Memorial Award for long and distinguished reporting of pro football. He is also a weekly commentator and panelist on Comcast SportsNet's Post Game Live show during the football season. For more than thirty years, Robert S. Lyons has covered professional and college sports for the Associated Press, and has contributed to numerous national publications. The former director of the La Salle University News Bureau, editor of the university's alumni magazine, and an instructor of journalism at La Salle, he is now president of RSL Communications. He is the author of Palestra Pandemonium: A History of the Big 5 (Temple).

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