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October 19, 1999 | By Todd Zolecki, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Bishop Shanahan football coach Paul Meyers turned and looked at the remarkable scene behind him. "Amazing," he said. Not really. Not yesterday. The 400 fans, the band, the cheerleaders, the booster club selling all sorts of food and merchandise - all this was expected for Shanahan's first home game in 32 years. Meyers still was impressed. The Eagles, who beat Oxford, 36-14, had 300 fans show up for their Sept. 13 junior-varsity season opener at West Chester East.
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April 28, 2015 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
LIKE ANY PLAYER on a high school football field, Rasheed Bailey used to harbor those big thoughts. He'd catch himself daydreaming about playing in large, loud college football stadiums at Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, Notre Dame. Then the bubble would burst, reality would seep in and he'd look around to find no one knocking. Bailey played for Roxborough High School, in the tough-and-tumble Philadelphia Public League on Friday afternoons. As a tight end. In a Wing-T offense that primarily ran the ball.
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October 8, 1992 | For The Inquirer / BILL CAIN
Buddy Ryan, the man credited by many with turning around Eagles football in Philadelphia during his five stormy years as the team's head coach, was back in the area Monday night to share his views with patrons at the Outback Jack nightclub in Langhorne.
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August 10, 1990 | By Michael B. Coakley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles fans who like beer with their football will be able to get it at Veterans Stadium this season - but they will pay more, get less and face added rules. The beer ban at home games, imposed last year following rowdiness at a Dec. 10 Eagles-Cowboys game, was lifted earlier this month after it was determined that the city could not break its long-term contract with the Vets concessionaire, Ogden Allied Services Corp. The concessionaire estimated the ban would cost it $1.5 million a year in lost revenue.
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September 4, 2008 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
DONOVAN MCNABB grew up in the Chicago area, in what he calls a different sporting enviornment. Traditionally, talk radio there hasn't been anything like the controversy-of-the-day approach that has propelled WIP, McNabb said, though he feels it is becoming more like that now. McNabb was asked if sports is as important to the psyche of Chicago as it is to Philadelphia. "I don't think so," he said. "Here in Philadelphia, families get together on Sunday [around the Eagles]. That's something they take pride in - I've heard that from numerous fans.
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February 29, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
James F. Brockson Sr., 80, of Prospect Park, a retired General Electric Co. employee and a civic activist, died Sunday, Feb. 26, at home of complications from Parkinson's disease. On July 4, 2005, Mr. Brockson received Prospect Park's Citizen of the Year award, recognizing almost 40 years of service to the borough. Mr. Brockson cofounded the Prospect Park Youth Club in 1967 and served as president. He coached the club's senior boys' traveling baseball team for many years and also coached bowling and basketball teams.
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March 19, 2002 | By Mike Bruton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At 30 years old, Shawn Brooks, a former Delaware State linebacker who tried out for the Eagles and the St. Louis Rams in the late 1990s, thought he had found his dream job. With a degree in marketing and administration and a minor in sociology and finance, Brooks was hired in September 2000 as an account executive for the Eagles Radio Network, hired to do marketing and sell ads for Birds broadcasts. That allowed him to work in his chosen field and still be close to the game he loves so dearly.
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September 24, 1993 | By Frank Lawlor, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mike Curry grew up near George Washington High School in the Northeast. He followed the Eagles football team as it rose to Public League prominence under Ron Cohen, and was a close-to-the-action reserve as Washington won the last two league titles. So, you can imagine how he felt upon taking over as quarterback for his senior year and then failing to lead the team to any touchdowns through three scrimmages and one game in September. Nervous, right? "No, I wasn't nervous.
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December 10, 1997 | by Edward Moran, Daily News Sports Writer
There may have been football novices among the crowd of women at Veterans Stadium, but Louise Parker wasn't one of them. Parker, of Mount Airy, began going to Philadelphia Eagles games with her late husband, James, in 1958. And she's still going. "I was at Franklin Field in 1960 the day they played Green Bay for the championship," she said. "I've missed only four games since they have been in [Veterans Stadium]. " So Parker didn't need anyone from the Eagles' staff to tell her what offensive linemen do or what an onside kick is. Yesterday, she went to South Philadelphia decked out in midnight green, with her personalized Eagles cap, to meet the players who were participating in the Eagles' Football 101 class for women.
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January 5, 2014 | BY BROAD STREET BIRDY as told to DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
BROAD STREET Birdy dreams of green Budweiser Clydesdales (vegetable dyes, harmless to horses) with Boy Wonder Foles at the reins while Coach Kelly scans the parade route and shouts, "No huddle! City Hall to the Linc in two minutes!" FLY, DIE-HARD, FLY: While Birdy wings it to tonight's wildcard playoff vs. the New Orleans Saints, Jim Reeves and his daughter Joanne will root the Birds on in Largo, Fla., where he recreated his former Philadelphia cheesesteak joint as Big Jim's Famous, a mecca for jersey-clad Eagles die-hards who jam his sports bar on game days.
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April 28, 2015 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
LIKE ANY PLAYER on a high school football field, Rasheed Bailey used to harbor those big thoughts. He'd catch himself daydreaming about playing in large, loud college football stadiums at Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, Notre Dame. Then the bubble would burst, reality would seep in and he'd look around to find no one knocking. Bailey played for Roxborough High School, in the tough-and-tumble Philadelphia Public League on Friday afternoons. As a tight end. In a Wing-T offense that primarily ran the ball.
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September 10, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
CHIP KELLY said yesterday he hasn't talked to Nick Foles yet about the film from Sunday's herky-jerky season opener. Kelly didn't want to share any insights into why his starting quarterback spent the first half of the game against Jacksonville lurching around the pocket with the dazed expression of a household pet abandoned on I-95. I watched the game again yesterday, and wasn't visited by any blinding insights. The only thing I noticed that I didn't really consider as it was happening was that a lot of the awkwardness had to do with Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin.
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June 6, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles promoted six members of their football operations staff and hired two more. Rick Mueller was named director of pro personnel. Formerly the player personnel executive, Mueller will oversee all aspects of pro scouting. He previously worked for the New Orleans Saints and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Also promoted: Jake Rosenberg, from manager to director of football administration. Rosenberg is the Eagles' lead negotiator and works in salary-cap management under general manager Howie Roseman.
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May 9, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
SOMETIMES, change just feels like something that is routine - a necessary evolution to adapt to the times. Then there are changes that make you look inward and think about your position in the status quo. Yesterday, to me, the Eagles made a change like that when they announced that they were letting go of longtime public address announcer Dan Baker after 29 seasons, during which he never missed a game at Veterans Stadium or Lincoln Financial Field....
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January 5, 2014 | BY BROAD STREET BIRDY as told to DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
BROAD STREET Birdy dreams of green Budweiser Clydesdales (vegetable dyes, harmless to horses) with Boy Wonder Foles at the reins while Coach Kelly scans the parade route and shouts, "No huddle! City Hall to the Linc in two minutes!" FLY, DIE-HARD, FLY: While Birdy wings it to tonight's wildcard playoff vs. the New Orleans Saints, Jim Reeves and his daughter Joanne will root the Birds on in Largo, Fla., where he recreated his former Philadelphia cheesesteak joint as Big Jim's Famous, a mecca for jersey-clad Eagles die-hards who jam his sports bar on game days.
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August 8, 2013 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Staff Writer
NEARLY 50 YEARS ago, Jerry Wolman did not actually own everything in Philadelphia sports - it just seemed that way. Wolman owned the Eagles, which he bought in 1963 for the fabulous sum of $5,505,000. He owned Connie Mack Stadium, where the Phillies played their games. He part-owned the Flyers and the Spectrum along with Ed Snider. It was an unprecedented empire in Philadelphia sports. The irony, of course, is that the empire was eclipsed decades later by the one built by Snider, the former protégé and partner whom Wolman blamed for failing to help rescue him during the financial crisis that cost him both teams.
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August 8, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jerry Wolman, 86, the son of a coal-region grocer who became a pivotal figure in Philadelphia's sports history after amassing a fortune in construction and real estate, died Tuesday after a long illness at his home in Potomac, Md., surrounded by family. The owner of the Eagles in the 1960s, and an early part-owner of the Flyers, Mr. Wolman was instrumental in the building of the Spectrum and was a key lobbyist in convincing the National Hockey League to award a franchise to Philadelphia.
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July 31, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
It is all history now, a decade-plus condensed into a few fleeting images in a highlight video. Maybe now, when it comes to Donovan McNabb, perspective can develop where misperception has too long lingered. When you get past the what-iffery and the if-onlies, the soaring seasons and the crash landings, the real conflicts and the surreal controversies, what you're left with is what Brian Dawkins said Monday. "I just so happen to be a guy that was here in Philadelphia before Donovan got here," Dawkins said.
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July 31, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A program might be needed to familiarize Eagles fans with the team's starting defensive backfield. A new era of Eagles football will likely include at least three new starters in the secondary. It's entirely conceivable that all four will be newcomers. Gone are Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, high-priced former Pro Bowlers. The Eagles signed four less acclaimed players for the defensive backfield, though they do have significant starting experience. Cornerbacks Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher and safeties Patrick Chung and Kenny Phillips have started a combined 131 regular-season games.
NEWS
April 3, 2013
MY SON is 8 years old, and in all the years I've known him, he's never expressed a rooting interest in a sports team. He'd rather play than watch, and I respect that. Still, there are certain responsibilities I have as a Philadelphia father. One of them is to teach my son the rules of Philly sports culture. They're simple: You cheer for the home team, no matter what. You can be angry. You can be disappointed. But you never give your allegiance to another team. This is especially true for football fans.
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