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  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/02/2014 3:50:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 129 replies
    Kentucky.com/Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 4-2-2014 | Sam Youngman
    April 2, 2014 After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue BY SAM YOUNGMAN Matt Bevin, left, is challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell in therace to be the GOP's nominee in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin believes the legality of cockfighting should be decided by states and not the federal government, his spokeswoman said Wednesday following a news report that Bevin attended a pro-cockfighting rally over the weekend."Matt doesn't believe this is a federal issue, and the state government can handle it," said Rachel Semmel, Bevin's spokeswoman.The News Journal in Corbin...
  • DeSean Jackson signing risky at best

    04/02/2014 6:58:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | April 2, 2014, 5:56 PM ET | Jeffri Chadiha
    Forget for one minute all the recent questions about DeSean Jackson's life off the field, the most scandalous of which have yet to be substantiated. Let's also not spend much time debating the arrogance that led Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly to believe his offense didn't need its best wide receiver anymore. The most interesting aspect of Jackson's new three-year deal with the Washington Redskins has little to do with those things. Instead, it has everything to do with a franchise that has been largely dysfunctional ever since Daniel Snyder purchased it in 1999. Anybody who thinks Jackson's arrival...
  • ‘Orton is a better Romo than Romo’: Fans sound off after interception kills Dallas Cowboys hopes

    12/30/2013 6:17:21 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 56 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Dec 29, 2013 | Various
    The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night 24-22. The Cowboys starting quarterback, Tony Romo, was recuperating at home following back surgery, and backup quarterback Kyle Orton was at the Dallas helm. The Cowboys had a chance to regain the lead on their final drive of the game when Orton threw an interception... Football fans, Dallas and otherwise, elevated Orton to instant Romo status:
  • Deion Sanders: Baffling African-Americans Say 'N-Word,' Then Have 'Audacity' to Judge Cooper

    08/05/2013 12:15:30 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 66 replies
    BREITBART SPORTS ^ | 4 Aug 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    On Saturday, during the pre-Hall of Fame induction show on the NFL Network, Deion Sanders took time to address the media feeding frenzy surrounding Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper's use of the N-word. In so doing, he pulled no punches in saying he is bothered that "African Americans can say the N-word to one another"--that they do so in the locker room and in rap songs--yet they jump all over "a kid who made a mistake" in using the word. Excerpt
  • MSNBC's Toure Neblett Deceptively Edits Magic Johnson Comments About Football Player's N-Word

    08/03/2013 4:28:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 3, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters has often reported, the folks at MSNBC have a disturbing habit of deceptively editing videos to radically change their meaning. Maybe that's where MSNBC's Toure Neblett learned this, for on Friday, he dramatically edited a Magic Johnson tweet about Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper: Touré ✔ @Toure RT @MagicJohnson: Riley Cooper's teammates will never forgive him, I don't care what they say publicly. 10:09 PM - 2 Aug 2013 For those unaware of the controversy, Cooper was videotaped at a Kenny Chesney concert saying, "I will jump that fence and fight every n---er in here." He has...
  • Riley Cooper May Have Bigger Problems Ahead

    08/01/2013 10:03:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | August 1, 2013 | Joseph Santoliquito
    Philadelphia (CBS)—Riley Cooper may not have to worry about any bounty being placed on his head by Marcus Vick. Embattled by racial slurs at a Kenny Chesney concert in June, the Eagles’ wide receiver may have deeper concerns ahead with actual NFL players on the field when the season begins.
  • Andy Reid’s son, Garrett, found dead at Eagles training camp

    08/05/2012 9:36:38 AM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/5/12 | Doug Farrar
    The Philadelphia Eagles team said a prayer before its Sunday morning practice, and observers noted that head coach Andy Reid was not present at the team's walk-through. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman announced that he would make a brief statement after practice, at which time he announced that Reid's 29-year-old son, Garrett, was found dead on Sunday morning in his room at the team's Lehigh, Pa., facility. "I have some heartbreaking news to share with you all," Roseman said in the statement. "It is with great sadness that I tell you that Garrett Reid, the oldest son of coach Reid,...
  • Four INTs, Fred Jackson's 196 yards help Bills extend Eagles' nightmare (awww, poor Vick)

    10/09/2011 8:45:00 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    espn ^ | Oct 9, 2011
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Turns out the Buffalo Bills didn't need to actually contain quarterback Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles. All they had to do was watch and wait for this so-called "Dream Team" to start unraveling all on its own. Graziano Juqua Parker shouldn't have jumped. Michael Vick's interceptions hurt. But Dan Graziano says it's all Andy Reid's fault in Philly. At first, the Bills were just a surprise winner. They've since morphed into a serious contender, writes James Walker. Running back Fred Jackson combined for 196 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown, and linebacker Nick Barnett had...
  • Michael Vick Has Another Supporter: President Obama

    12/27/2010 2:37:30 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 37 replies · 5+ views
    Sports Grid ^ | Dec. 27, 2010 | Glenn Davis
    Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is having a phenomenal season, of course, but he’s still a divisive figure. Some credit him for making the most of another chance following his prison sentence, while others still can’t bring themselves to forgive Vick for the suffering he inflicted on innocent dogs. But according to information reported last night by Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Vick has at least one supporter in high places: President Barack Obama. Obama, it seems, is squarely in the “credit Vick for making good on another chance” camp. King said last night that Obama called Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie...
  • NFL confiscates jerseys from Laurel Mall store

    06/08/2010 8:14:43 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 27 replies · 43+ views
    Officials with the National Football League's Licensing Department removed jerseys from the Laurel Mall store where an autograph session involving four Philadelphia Eagles players was abruptly canceled Saturday, according to the store owner's wife. "The licensing department came in and took some jerseys," Eva Argo said Monday. "They took jerseys that people had sent to us - vendors and customers. No charges have been filed, as far as I know." However, there is "an ongoing, joint investigation under way" by Pennsylvania State Police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement into The Sports Scene, according to Frank Medvesky, a spokesman for the...
  • Browns lure GM Heckert away from Philadelphia

    01/11/2010 3:56:04 PM PST · by The Pack Knight · 5 replies · 313+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11 January 2010 | No Byline
    Philadelphia Eagles general manager Tom Heckert has agreed to become the Cleveland Browns’ new GM, a person familiar with the hiring told the Associated Press yesterday. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the details of Heckert’s contract have not been finalized, said Heckert, 42, could join the team as early as today. The Browns recently hired Mike Holmgren as their president and now have found a replacement for GM George Kokinis, fired in November. Holmgren interviewed Heckert last week in between meetings with coach Eric Mangini, who is returning for a second season. Heckert has been...
  • Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles to win NFC East. Does God like the Cowboys again?

    01/03/2010 7:34:54 PM PST · by RGirard · 17 replies · 925+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Jan. 03, 2010 | Réne Girard
    You may be very familiar with the old joke: "Why does the Dallas Cowboy's Stadium have a hole in the roof? ... So God can watch His favorite team play!" Now that the Dallas Cowboy's have a new stadium with a retractable roof, do the Cowboys, or at least the stadium, have His blessing? Maybe, because the Dallas Cowboys have just won the NFC East, and that is no joke. Dallas came into the last game of their first season in the new stadium with a record of 10-5, vs. their NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles at 11-4. Dallas...
  • Vick Signs with Philadelphia.

    08/13/2009 8:59:32 PM PDT · by Empireoftheatom48 · 41 replies · 2,671+ views
    Fox News | 08/13/09 | unknown
    Michael Vic has been signed by the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Michael Vick Signs With Eagles

    08/13/2009 5:35:34 PM PDT · by Dysart · 66 replies · 1,447+ views
    ESPN | 8-13-09
    Break a Leg, Vick.
  • Michael Vick signs 2 year contract with Eagles...ESPN Reports

    08/13/2009 5:38:20 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 61 replies · 2,348+ views
    espn.com | August 13, 2009 | n/a
    ESPN just reports that Michael Vick signed 2 year contract with PHiladelphia Eagles.
  • MICHAEL VICK SIGNS WITH THE EAGLES!

    08/13/2009 5:39:45 PM PDT · by airborne · 14 replies · 699+ views
    ESPN | 8/13/09 | vanity
    Just heard on ESPN that the Philadelphia Eagles have signed Michael Vick to a 2 year contract!
  • Vick signs deal with Eagles

    08/13/2009 6:16:59 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 20 replies · 1,224+ views
    AP via Yahoo! Sports ^ | 13 August 2009 | Hank Jurz, Jr.
    Michael Vick(notes) is back in the NFL, landing a job with the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick’s agent, Joel Segal, confirmed Thursday that the sides had a deal.
  • Cheerleaders give LAR a glimpse of home

    06/09/2008 5:36:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 119+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Ryan Tomlinson, USMC
    CAMP KOREAN VILLAGE, Iraq — Unexpected visitors greeted an infantry battalion of Marines, sailors and other residents here June 6. The service members gathered around the Morale Welfare and Recreation Center aboard Camp Korean Village, Iraq, to see what the fuss was about. Little did they know that five Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders had just come to visit them. “We came out here to say thank you for all the amazing things you have done out here,” said Laura Jenkins, a cheerleader with the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading squad to the crowd of service members. “It was mentioned that there was going...
  • Police investigating Eagles coach Reid's sons

    02/02/2007 3:41:36 AM PST · by 7thson · 3 replies · 639+ views
    NFL dot Com ^ | Feb. 1, 2007 | NFL.com wire reports
    Two sons of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid are under investigation -- one suspected of pointing a gun at a motorist, the other accused hours later of possessing drug paraphernalia after a car accident. Britt Reid was questioned by police after a man matching his description in a sport-utility vehicle registered to Andy Reid and his wife brandished a weapon at another driver during an argument the morning of Jan. 30. Authorities served a search warrant later Jan. 30 at the home the 21-year-old shares with his parents in suburban Philadelphia. Police said they found a shotgun and a handgun,...
  • McNabb: I want to 'retire as an Eagle'

    02/01/2007 4:56:05 AM PST · by 7thson · 99 replies · 1,702+ views
    NFL dot COM ^ | Jan. 31, 2007 | NFL.com wire reports
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2007) -- Donovan McNabb doesn't want to leave Philadelphia, isn't jealous over the success Jeff Garcia had replacing him as Eagles quarterback, and wasn't muzzled by coach Andy Reid. "The so-called rumors that have started, they're false," McNabb said. "I'm a Philadelphia Eagle and will continue to be a Philadelphia Eagle, hopefully, for more years to come, and hopefully will retire as an Eagle." With that, McNabb began a 4-minute speech at the Super Bowl media center, where he was appearing at a news conference where Campbell's Soup announced it was donating 1 million cans...
  • Football-related brain trauma may have led to Waters' suicide

    01/18/2007 5:04:04 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies · 239+ views
    Sign On San Diego ^ | January 18, 2007 | UNION-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICES
    Since former Philadelphia Eagles safety Andre Waters killed himself in November, an explanation for his suicide has remained a mystery. But after examining portions of Waters' brain, a neuropathologist is claiming that Waters sustained brain damage from playing football that, he says, led to Waters' depression and ultimate death. The neuropathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu of the University of Pittsburgh and a leading expert in forensic pathology, determined that Waters' brain tissue had degenerated into that of an 85-year-old man with similar characteristics as those of early-stage Alzheimer's victims. Omalu said he believed that the damage was either caused or drastically...
  • Sheep bleating is music to Owens / T.O. Promises to be a headache for Big Bill

    03/24/2006 10:33:19 AM PST · by cgk · 28 replies · 378+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 3-23-06 | Randy Galloway
    Sheep bleating is music to Owens RANDY GALLOWAY In My Opinion This column is dedicated to all Cowboy sheep, aka those who faithfully follow the football command of the Valley Ranch herders.By the way, the same herders who have led the flock to a 25-23 record the last three seasons, with one quick playoff exit in the 2003 season.It's OK to be sheep, but do understand that the ultimate destination is either a shearing or a slaughter.Meanwhile, at least get your Terrell Owens love notes in order. About half of 832 e-mails (as of Wednesday) on this subject have been...
  • Question-and-answer with NAACP official who criticized McNabb

    12/18/2005 3:57:04 PM PST · by randita · 1 replies · 529+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/17/05 | Stephen A. Smith
    Question-and-answer with NAACP official who criticized McNabb BY STEPHEN A. SMITH Knight Ridder Newspapers PHILADELPHIA - EDITOR'S NOTE: On Nov. 27, J. Whyatt Mondesire, publisher of the Philadelphia Sun newspaper and president of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP, wrote an opinion column about Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb titled "Mediocre at Best." Question: You're saying that as the publisher and a columnist at the Philadelphia Sun, the comments you've made about Donovan McNabb have nothing to do with the NAACP; it's strictly your opinion. How can you possibly make these comments and assume people "would not attach the NAACP to...
  • McNabb has a right to be fed up after absurd criticisms

    12/18/2005 3:47:10 PM PST · by randita · 17 replies · 834+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 12/18/05 | David J. Neal
    Posted on Sun, Dec. 18, 2005 IN MY OPINION McNabb has a right to be fed up after absurd criticisms By DAVID J. NEAL dneal@herald.com Somebody ought to be happy Sam and Wilma McNabb gave their son Donovan, by installation or inheritance, copious resilience and restraint. Otherwise, Donovan might snap on the next idiot to cross his path and pound away until each blow makes the fool's blood bubble instead of spurt. To paraphrase Chris Rock, I'm not saying he should do it -- but I'd understand. It's been a rough year for McNabb. After getting Philadelphia to its first...
  • (Philadelphia) Eagles Lose Westbrook for Season

    12/06/2005 5:02:02 PM PST · by cgk · 12 replies · 239+ views
    Westbrook done for season with Lis Franc injury Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- Running back Brian Westbrook will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury, the fourth Pro Bowl player the Philadelphia Eagles have lost for the season in the last month. Westbrook injured his foot in the first half of Monday night's 42-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. An MRI exam Tuesday confirmed Westbrook has a Lis Franc injury, an injury more common in automobile accidents and equestrian sports. Westbrook joins quarterback Donovan McNabb (sports hernia), cornerback Lito Sheppard (ankle) and left tackle Tra Thomas (back) on...
  • Eagles Have Heard Enough: Owens Suspended Indefinitely

    11/05/2005 9:58:39 AM PST · by NewMediaFan · 144 replies · 3,886+ views
    NBC-5 ^ | November 5, 2005
    Philadelphia Eagles controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens has reportedly been suspended indefinitely due to conduct deemed detrimental to the team. Owens has also been battling a severely sprained ankle, which put his availability for this week's game in jeopardy. However, after missing Wednesday's practice, Owens was upgraded from doubtful to questionable and it appeared he would be ready to go. According to 610 WIP in Philadelphia, though, head coach Andy Reid decided to suspend the enigmatic wideout for numerous comments he has made about the organization this week. The radio station, however, did not report how many games Owens would...
  • T.O.: McNabb and I talked

    09/10/2005 6:18:56 AM PDT · by randita · 5 replies · 296+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 9/10/05 | Bob Brookover
    Posted on Sat, Sep. 10, 2005 T.O.: McNabb and I talked By Bob Brookover Inquirer Staff Writer Terrell Owens talked again yesterday, and he promised a Super Bowl victory for the Eagles that will be followed by more discussions about his contract situation. The Eagles wide receiver made his debut on a radio show from South Florida hosted by Dan Le Batard, a sports columnist with the Miami Herald. Owens, who is not talking to members of the local media, is scheduled to be part of Le Batard's show every Friday during the season. In addition to saying he had...
  • ExtremeSkins Fan View: Loaded For Bear

    09/09/2005 5:03:30 AM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies · 808+ views
    ExtremeSkins.com ^ | September 8, 2005 | Mark Steven
    An anonymous wise man once said, "the only good preseason is a finished preseason...with, like, no major injuries." Perhaps our undercover wise man fails to quite stand alongside Longfellow for etymological elegance, but he was most assuredly on point in the case of the 2005 Washington Redskins. Roughly four days hence, what transpired over the past four weeks will be but a fleeting memory--the casually discarded satin prelude to an evening of intimate revelry. Ahem. Bottom line, the 2005 preseason was a good one. And that's all I have to say about that. When we last left the real Washington...
  • Limbaugh wants to help Owens, McNabb settle dispute

    08/14/2005 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 5 replies · 302+ views
    This time, Rush Limbaugh wants to help Donovan McNabb, not criticize him. Limbaugh, who once said the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed, wants to help McNabb and wide receiver Terrell Owens settle their differences on his radio show. "I am here to offer and to assist. I can," Limbaugh said on his nationally syndicated radio show Friday, according to a transcript on his Web site. "I could bring these two guys together. I've been there, folks, and I could do this, and I'm serious in my desire to do it."...
  • Limbaugh Willing to Rush to Eagle's Rescue

    08/13/2005 3:25:28 PM PDT · by Sometimes A River · 50 replies · 1,868+ views
    ESPN ^ | 13 August 2005
    Limbaugh offers to help McNabb, Owens mend fences This time, Rush Limbaugh wants to help Donovan McNabb, not criticize him. Limbaugh, who once said the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed, wants to help McNabb and wide receiver Terrell Owens settle their differences on his radio show. "I am here to offer and to assist. I can," Limbaugh said on his nationally syndicated radio show Friday, according to a transcript on his Web site. "I could bring these two guys together. I've been there, folks, and I could do this, and...
  • Reid wants to meet with Owens before allowing receiver back to camp

    08/11/2005 11:18:32 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 21 replies · 445+ views
    Yahoo! Sports/AP ^ | 8/11/05 | Dan Gelston
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- A day after they booted Terrell Owens out of training camp, the Philadelphia Eagles took an even harder stance on their star's contract dispute: T.O. can play for the Eagles or he won't play at all. Team president Joe Banner said Thursday that when the banished wide receiver returns to camp next week, it will be without the new contract he desperately wants and with an understanding that he can no longer become a disruption. ''Our hope, obviously, is that he comes back next week and is what he can be in every sense, whether that's...
  • Today in the NFL- Update! Andy Reid kicked T.O. out of Eagles Camp

    08/10/2005 5:49:37 PM PDT · by Asphalt · 23 replies · 385+ views
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Terrell Owens got T.O.’d — as in Thrown Out of training camp. The All-Pro wide receiver was asked to leave Philadelphia Eagles camp Wednesday after a heated exchange with coach Andy Reid, making it the latest curious twist in a controversial career.
  • McNabb denies he was sick at Super Bowl

    02/10/2005 4:11:18 AM PST · by 7thson · 263 replies · 3,350+ views
    NFL.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2005 | NFL.com wire reports
    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (Feb. 9, 2005) -- Donovan McNabb has no apologies for his Super Bowl performance. He won't allow his teammates to make excuses, either. . . . The Eagles' offensive struggles were caused only by the Patriots and the tension of a Super Bowl, not a phantom sickness.
  • New England Wins! (New England 24 - Philadelphia 21; Final)

    02/06/2005 8:54:44 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 3,769 replies · 87,267+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 2.6.05 | Terry Bradshaw, JimmyJohnson, Howie Long, James Brown
    <p>Pre game has begun in the Eastern and Central time zones.</p>
  • My midlife crisis: Sports cars and . . .

    01/28/2005 8:50:05 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 14 replies · 702+ views
    THE OREGONIAN ^ | January 27, 2005 | DAVID REINHARD
    OK it's time to come clean: I'm having a midlife crisis. No, I haven't bought a new sports car, started coloring my hair or taken my 50-ish libido out for some extra laps. It's worse, dear friends. I've become . . . well, an optimist. There, I've said it. Yes, at midlife, I've started to look on the bright side. I think things will work out and certainly aren't as bad as they seem. In fact, things are more often than not a lot better than they seem. Where's all this headed? I wonder. I fear I could really let...
  • Owens may miss playoffs with ankle sprain (Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens)

    12/20/2004 1:42:58 PM PST · by DameAutour · 193 replies · 1,932+ views
    NFL.com ^ | 12/20/2004 | wire report
    PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 20, 2004) -- Philadelphia Eagles star receiver Terrell Owens will miss the rest of the regular season and possibly the playoffs and Super Bowl with torn ligaments in his right ankle. Owens needs surgery and stands only an outside chance of being able to play in the Super Bowl on Feb. 6 if the Eagles make it that far, head trainer Rick Burkholder said. Owens was hurt on the second play of the third quarter of Philadelphia's win over Dallas on Dec. 19 when he was dragged down from behind by Roy Williams on a 20-yard reception. Owens...
  • [NASCAR] On track for diversity

    02/15/2004 1:03:45 PM PST · by foreverfree · 10 replies · 161+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/15/04 | Thom Loverro
    <p>HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - In a nondescript shop in a strip of buildings in this Charlotte suburb, two NFL greats have joined forces to achieve a not-so-modest goal: change the face of car racing. Joe Gibbs' racing organization is embarking on a program intended to establish minority drivers and teams in NASCAR -- and in the process discover the Tiger Woods of racing, a young star who could draw more minority drivers and fans to the sport.</p>
  • Don't break our hearts [Eagles]

    01/18/2004 8:45:42 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 29 replies · 150+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 1/18/04 | Kathleen Parrish
    When the Philadelphia Eagles battle the Carolina Panthers tonight for the right to go to the Super Bowl, lots of fans will be performing odd rituals and superstitious idiosyncrasies to appease the football gods. ''Based on my experience as a sports psychologist, I bet the majority of Eagles fans will go through the same routines they did for the Green Bay Packers game,'' said Joel Fish, who heads Philadelphia's Center for Sports Psychology. ''In sports, where so much is unpredictable, we want to feel like we have control over whatever we can.'' That means Helen Reeder, her 19-year-old son and...
  • Fans never gave up hope (Eagle's fans get touchy-feely, kind of)

    01/12/2004 6:14:17 AM PST · by randita · 59 replies · 264+ views
    Posted on Mon, Jan. 12, 2004 Fans never gave up hope By JIM NOLAN nolanj@phillynews.com IT WASN'T cheesy. But we'll take it. If the 2003 Philadelphia Eagles proved anything yesterday, it's that they're as tough and resilient as the people who root for them. Neither wind (SW at 13 miles per hour), nor cold (25 degrees, 13 wind chill), nor dark of night (fourth and 26, down by three points with 1:12 to play) could stop the gutsy Eagles from edging the Packers, 20-17, in overtime at the Linc. "Nobody gave up hope," said Eagles coach Andy Reid, summing up...
  • Tom Perry column: Going to Philly? Brace for the worst (Green Bay Packer fans)

    01/06/2004 2:52:26 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 120 replies · 385+ views
    Green Bay Press-Gazette ^ | 06 January 2004 | Tom Perry
    The newspaper guy on the phone from the Philadelphia area was just being honest, not threatening. I had asked him what he would say to Green Bay Packers fans who want to go to Sunday’s game in Philadelphia wearing green and gold. His response: “You might as well put on a sign saying, ‘Beat Me Senseless.’” He didn’t laugh. He didn’t even chuckle. He was just trying to be honest. You know there will be some Packers fans who will show up Sunday in Philly. Some may paint their faces. Some may wear Cheeseheads. Some may wear Brett Favre jerseys....
  • Are Eagles 'America's Team' now? (If so, thank Rush)

    12/29/2003 6:08:18 AM PST · by randita · 184 replies · 433+ views
    Philly News ^ | 12/29/03 | Jim Nolan
    Posted on Mon, Dec. 29, 2003 Are Eagles 'America's Team' now? Cowboys are a joke, while Birds thrive By JIM NOLAN, nolanj@phillynews.com THE DALLAS Cowboys may be back in the playoffs, but it's about time they relinquish one of their titles: "America's Team." With a Super Bowl win this time 'round, that designation could rightfully belong to your Philadelphia Eagles. OK, maybe it's the egg nog talking. Or perhaps it's a spike in our holiday spirit thanks to a late Christmas present from the Detroit Lions, who beat the St. Louis Rams yesterday to give the 12-4 Birds home field...
  • Racial threats target Eagles wide receiver

    12/06/2003 5:28:38 AM PST · by randita · 12 replies · 393+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/6/03 | Phil Sheridan
    Posted on Sat, Dec. 06, 2003 Racial threats target Eagles wide receiver By Phil Sheridan Inquirer Staff Writer Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell is one of six NFL players who received racially motivated, threatening letters in a campaign that is being investigated by the FBI. "Yes, I got a letter," Mitchell said yesterday after the Eagles practiced. "It doesn't make any sense, but you know, there's racism everywhere. I'm not worried about it. It's not a threat to me at all. I don't live in fear. I just go out and live day to day. If you live in fear,...
  • NFL Team Owner:Just hiring conservative is racist!

    10/07/2003 1:32:58 PM PDT · by AlwaysLurking · 71 replies · 453+ views
    Press Release ^ | October 6, 2003 | The National Center for Public Policy Research
    NFL Team Owner Claims Merely to Hire a Conservative as a Sports Commentator is Proof of "Institutional Racism" Should Conservatives Part Company with the NFL? "Much of the commentary by the pro football community in the wake the the Rush Limbaugh/ESPN controversy has been hostile to conservatives," says Amy Ridenour, president of The National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative group. "Some of it attacks all conservatives explicitly; most of the rest attacks Rush Limbaugh in such a way as to make it clear that conservatism is what they actually hate. Will the NFL, any pro football team, or...
  • Eagles Continue Losing Ways (2 players cross picket line to buy Cadillac Escalades)

    09/24/2003 10:08:11 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 19 replies · 306+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/23/2003 | Teamsters Press Release
    Eagles Continue Losing WaysTuesday September 23, 5:08 pm ET Local 500 Calls Foul Over Picket Line Encroachment  WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia Teamsters are outraged that two union members of the city's NFL football team crossed a picket line at Fairway Automotive Group, ignoring a more than five-month-old strike against the Jenkintown, Pennsylvania dealership. This is unacceptable behavior for any union member, and a slap in the face of Philadelphia's labor community," said Frank Gillen, President of Teamsters Local 500. "These guys act like free agents when it comes to solidarity, and would probably play for a scab team...
  • Stadium Insulting To Taxpayers

    08/30/2003 10:38:41 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 13 replies · 153+ views
    www.countypressonline.com ^ | 08/26/2003 | Rick Lacy
    You would think that after spending $135 million in taxpayer money for the new Eagle stadium, that State Representative Bill Adolph and his friends in Harrisburg would do more to protect the interests of the poor fans and taxpayers. Unfortunately, they were more concerned with getting their 50 percent (that's right 50 percent) increase in their pensions as they voted for these stadium deals. First, we will have to pay more for tickets to the game, more for parking and more for concessions at the games.
  • Football's Looniest Stadium [Veterans Stadium] Has Its Last Rowdy Hurrah [Philadelphia Eagles]

    01/16/2003 9:40:44 AM PST · by Greg Luzinski · 10 replies · 792+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 1/16/03 | Jere Longman
    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 — For a decade, Daniel Flagg has regularly attended Philadelphia Eagles games at Veterans Stadium. He always wanted to meet his heroes, and last Saturday night he did — right in the middle of a playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons. In the second quarter, as a security guard apparently looked the other way, Flagg walked onto the field and sat on the Eagles' bench, next to running back Duce Staley, then beside quarterback Donovan McNabb. He even grabbed a cup of Gatorade to make it seem as if he belonged. "You from Jersey? I'm from Jersey,"...
  • (Philadelphia)Eagles seek ticket donations for their salute to military

    11/06/2002 7:37:41 AM PST · by LavaDog · 5 replies · 180+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer | Nov. 06, 2002 | Phil Sheridan
    The Eagles announced a program that will allow fans to donate unused tickets for Sunday's game to local military personnel and veterans. Fans holding tickets they don't intend to use can mail them to the team or drop them off under Gate H. The Eagles need the tickets by Friday to have time to distribute them. The team also will honor veterans and active military personnel in ceremonies at the game. Any fan donating tickets will receive a receipt so that the donation can be claimed as a tax-deductible gift. The address for sending tickets: Veterans Day Ticket Donation, in...
  • Lincoln Financial Field New Eagles' Nest

    06/03/2002 7:01:15 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 10 replies · 520+ views
    Lincoln Financial Field New Eagles' Nest by KYW's Tony Romeo The Philadelphia Eagles have officially announced that "Lincoln Financial Field" will be the name of the birds' new nest when the new stadium opens next summer in South Philadelphia near the site of the Eagles' current home, Veterans Stadium. It's not often that you get to experience a full-blown fireworks display on a bright sunny June morning. But that was the case Monday when the Eagles officially announced the new stadium name. Lincoln Financial will pay a total of almost $140 million in annual payments over 20 years for the...