May 7, 2013 |
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie married Philadelphia resident Tina Lai in a private ceremony this weekend. Lurie, 61, announced last July that he and Christina Weiss Lurie were getting divorced after 20 years of marriage. Lai will have no official role in the Eagles organization. The wedding was attended by family and close friends. "I am happy and excited as Tina and I begin our lives together," Lurie said in a statement. Lai, 39, is from a family that owns restaurants in Philadelphia, including the Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown and the Vietnam Cafe in University City.
June 10, 2013 |
After 10 seasons at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles are investing $125 million to renovate the stadium during the next two years. The privately financed project will include a seating expansion, two new high-definition video boards, upgraded amenities, WiFi installation, imagery of great moments and players throughout team history, and two new connecting bridges for the upper concourses. The project was started in 2010 and has included research of season-ticket holders, the season-ticket advisory board, and focus groups of fans, as well as surveying architectural firms that have built stadiums since Lincoln Financial Field opened.
June 8, 2013 |
Michael Vick probably believed what many of us believed - that he was the only Eagles quarterback mobile enough to run Chip Kelly's offense. That means Vick is figuring out what the rest of us are figuring out - that Nick Foles is not only a viable candidate to start this season, he is beginning to look like the leading candidate. That would explain Vick's comments to several news outlets after Thursday's final pre-training camp practice. Vick told reporters he found it "tough" to share first-team reps with Foles.
June 7, 2013 |
THE COACH who drafted him is gone. The defensive system he was brought in to play is history. Vinny Curry has every right to be worried right now, every right to be sucking down anti-depressants as if they were Jujyfruits. But he's not. "The way I look at it," the Eagles' second-year defensive end said, "I've been to the bottom of the barrel already. The only place to go from here is up. " A year ago at this time, the bottom of the barrel wasn't a place the Neptune, N.J., native ever expected to be, particulary in his first NFL season.
December 24, 2010 |
It was 50 years ago this Sunday that the Eagles won their last NFL championship. On that frigid Monday afternoon, on the hard bleachers at Franklin Field, along with 60,000 others, sat 10-year-old Karen Van Brocklin, her mother, two sisters, and two grandmothers bundled up against the 28-degree weather. They were there to watch her father, Norm Van Brocklin, play his last game as an Eagle, his last game in the NFL. The quarterback, Van Brocklin threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Tommy McDonald in the second quarter and led the Eagles on a 39-yard game-winning drive in the fourth quarter as the Birds upset the favored Green Bay Packers, 17-13.
May 11, 2013 |
The Eagles begin a three-day rookie camp Friday that will be attended by 42 players, including eight draft picks and 19 players trying out for the team. The camp, which is closed to the media and the public, will mark quarterback Matt Barkley's first time at the NovaCare Complex after the team invested a fourth-round pick on the former Southern California quarterback. It also marks the return of the Eagles' top draft picks, who visited after they were selected. Offensive tackle Lane Johnson, fourth overall pick, will make his debut wearing No. 65. For tight end Zach Ertz and cornerback Jordan Poyer, this weekend will be their first offseason workout with the Eagles.
July 19, 1996 |
Enjoying the NFL Experience, Kerri Kappler, 8, of Levittown, kicks a ball at the Eagles' training camp at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. The interactive football event offers nine activities to try.
June 11, 2013 |
It's about time we call Kenny Chesney what he really is: a pop star in a cowboy hat. Sure, he's got some twang, and a song about a sexy tractor, but the most country thing about the 45-year-old Tennessean is that he appeals to such a massive swath of the population. Case in point: Saturday night's stop of Chesney's No Shoes Nation tour at Lincoln Financial Field was packed to the rafters with fans who'd tailgated like it was a Sunday at an Eagles game. Though the name of the tour is a nod to the Chesney hit about lazing in the Mexican surf, citizens of No Shoes Nation showed up in cowboy boots and flip flops, but also Asics, crisp Top-Siders, puffy Reeboks, and thong sandals.
March 14, 2013 |
JUST AS FANS started to get good and worked up about the Eagles' inactivity in the early hours of free agency, the team dropped a load of signings on the reeling Twitterverse. Five new Eagles joined the roster, though they weren't the splashy, top-of-the-market guys some fans always seem to want, in the face of solid evidence that trying to build a winner that way doesn't work. The signings reflected what general manager Howie Roseman and new coach Chip Kelly said in the weeks leading up to the opening of the market: The Eagles need players, as they transition from the Andy Reid era to new systems.
August 12, 2007 |
1 Steve Van Buren. The best ever. How do you judge? How do you cross eras and compare? Just what is universal, what is the tipping point, what is the criteria for such an honor as being named the best ever for a franchise that has existed for more than seven decades? Championships. When it comes down to it, the game of football is about winning championships, and no one was more instrumental in bringing not one, but two championships to the city of Philadelphia than Steve Van Buren.