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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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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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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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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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December 2, 2011
SEATTLE - Most weeks, the Eagles stink on Sunday. They have been known to lay an egg on Monday night. Now we can add Thursday to the list. Clearly, the only day this team cares about is Tuesday. That's payday. There can be no illusions after this horrible, 31-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The Eagles are not a better football team than their record says they are. They are 4-8 because they are awful. It's one thing when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady come to town and slash you to ribbons, which is what happened on Sunday.
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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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December 7, 2012 | BY ALEX LEE, Daily News Staff Writer leea@phillynews.com
EVERY SUMMER, Brent Celek and his brother Garrett, now a rookie tight end with the 49ers, get together and talk football. Now in his sixth NFL season, Brent plays the role of mentor. If he is as good a teacher as Garrett says he is, he will probably spare his brother any lessons born of this season of Eagles football. Like many of his Eagles teammates, this year has been one to forget for Celek. Whether dropping passes or absorbing bone-crunching hits, the veteran tight end has not been his reliable self in months.
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September 7, 2012 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
IT'S A BIG DEAL, this retiring as an Eagle. Brian Dawkins, worn out and regal, did it. Brian Westbrook, bless his heart, took his knees out of the game in green, too. In fact, at the ceremony to officially mark the end of Tra Thomas' career, the running joke was: "When is Donovan's retirement as an Eagle going to come?" Sooner than later, it appears. The NFL Network announced Wednesday that McNabb will join the network this season. As an analyst. Not as a quarterback.
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September 29, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
The pre-Mass sentiment at the Cherry Street Tavern was unanimous. Pope Francis would deliver. The Eagles would win. Your basic Philly miracle. And so it was on this unusual Sunday, as the tavern at 22d and Cherry Streets served first as an Eagles tailgate party, and later as a refuge for those who couldn't get into the papal Mass. "The pope comes, the Eagles get their first miracle," said patron Rick Lacey, 60, of Springfield, after the team triumphed over the New York Jets, 24-17.
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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 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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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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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.
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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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