Found September 28, 2012 on Buzz On Broad:

This Sunday, the Eagles will honor their former Safety and fan favorite, Brian Dawkins. On Sunday night, the Eagles will retire the legendary #20 prior to the start of the game.  B-Dawk was remebered for his on, and off the field leadership.  Brian gave absolutely everything he had, night in and night out.  Besides his on field play, and his never give up attitude, Dawkins was remebered for his entrance.

Brian Dawkins would come crawling out of the tunnel, with the smoke around him.  He based his entrance, off his most beloved X-Men character, Wolverine. Today, the Philadelphia Eagles have anounced that they have teamed up with Marvel for Sunday night.  Marvel will design a special commerative poster including Brian Dawkins and his favorite character, Wolverine.  

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The poster will be revealed today at 5:00pm on Daily News Live, on Comcast Sportsnet. Both the Eagles, and Marvel are very excited about creating this epic poster.  Here is what the Eagles, and Marvel had to say:

“Every week, Eagles fans witnessed Brian transform himself from a humble, mild-mannered man to the fearless competitor that he was on Sundays,” said Eagles President Don Smolenski. “He was a special player – ferocious, intense, fearless, intelligent – and on top of that, he was an incredible leader. His connection with our fans was one-of-a-kind, which is why we are excited to be working with Marvel and AAA to provide those fans with a souvenir that captures Brian in his element as ‘Weapon X.’”

 

"One is the ferocious leader of the legendary X-Men and world-famous star of comic books, cartoons, video games and movies...the other is a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, a six-time All-Pro and a member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team...both are the best they are at what they do." said Bill Rosemann, Editor, Marvel Custom Solutions. "A peaceful family man while off the field, once he donned his #20 jersey, Brian Dawkins -- inspired by and embodying the best traits of the tenacious and unstoppable Wolverine -- was one of the most intense, hard-hitting, resilient and respected players in the history of the game. Marvel is excited and honored to partner with the Eagles and AAA in honoring one of Philly's finest."

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