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The past week has been a reflective time for Eagles fans in the lead-up to the retiring of Brian Dawkins’ number at halftime during tonight’s game against the Giants. There have been a number of great stories about and tributes to Dawk this week, so here a few the best to read over your Sunday morning coffee.
A powerful testament to Dawkins’ character is revealed in this recollection of his interaction with an ailing Gary Papa from 6 ABC:
“Dawkins was giving Gary a pep talk, a pregame speech before a tough game. It was vintage Dawkins.”
I challenge you to read this with dry eyes. – 6 ABC
Tim McManus shares a great anecdote about the prsonal and physical strength of B-Dawk. – Birds 24/7
As we wonder what we’ll see as Dawkins receives this honor during halftime during tonight’s game, so does he. He reflected on the experience as an Eagle, in the NFL, and how he might react to the honor bestowed upon him this evening with reporters:
“I feel like I’m living somebody else’s dream,”
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Brian Dawkins entered Lincoln Financial Field out of the tunnel for the final time , of course on all fours (check out an awesome GIF). His very entrance filled the stadium with so much energy that I swear I could feel it in my living room. He wasn’t playing tonight but Brian Dawkins was back with the Philadelphia Eagles, helping his team.
NBC didn’t deem the retirement of the...
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Brian Dawkins has no idea how he’ll react Sunday, when he watches his No. 20 jersey formally retired before the Eagles-Giants game at Lincoln Financial Field. “I’ve thought about it, and I just don’t know,” he said. “Will I kick into game mode or will I be a mushy tear machine? I don’t know. All I know is it’s an...
The Eagles squeaked by the Giants on Sunday night, and they may have benefited from an emotional boost provided by one of the organization's all-time greats. Safety Brian Dawkins, who played 13 seasons in Philly from 1996-2008, had his No. 20 jersey retired by the Eagles on Sunday. The biggest highlight of the night's festivities involved Dawkins making his trademark entrance...
Brian Dawkins has no idea how he'll react Sunday, when he watches his No. 20 jersey formally retired before the Eagles-Giants game at Lincoln Financial Field.
''I've thought about it, and I just don't know,'' he said. ''Will I kick into game mode or will I be a mushy tear machine? I don't know. All I know is it's an awesome thing. Last...
His feats on the football field are just as otherworldly of those of a comic book hero, so Marvel Comics’ rendering of Brian Dawkins as Wolverine is fitting.
And, it’s freaking awesome.
The poster is the result of a partnership between the Eagles, Marvel, and AAA and will be given to fans in attendance to Sunday’s game against the Giants where Dawk’s retirement ceremony will...
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...
With this evening's unveiling, no Eagles player will ever wear the No. 20 as Brian Dawkins' jersey was officially retired in a pre-game ceremony at the Headhouse Plaza inside Lincoln Financial Field.
"HALLELEJUAH!" Dawkins screamed to a packed house when he took the podium.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie introduced Dawkins, dressed in dark suit and green tie. Besides...
On Sunday the Philadelphia Eagles will honor safety Brian Dawkins during a halftime ceremony. The ritual will take place as the Eagles take on their division rivals the New York Giants.
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There will only be one Brian Dawkins, and Mark Trible wants to make sure that you never forget the truth about the legendary safety of the Philadelphia Eagles.The post Legends Retire Hard: The Truth Of Brian Dawkins Must Survive appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Weapon X (Brian Dawkins) joins special list of retired Eagles.
On Sunday, September 30th, Lincoln Financial Field was the place to be for the NFC East battle between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. The game was shown nationally on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. There was also something special going on; it was the number retirement of former Eagles safety, Brian Dawkins...
Brian Dawkins was the greatest defensive player I ever saw play in the NFL. He really was the complete package at free safety for the Philadelphia Eagles during the late 90s and throughout the 2000s. He had the speed and athleticism you wanted in a safety. He was also one of the most feared hard-hitters in the league and one of the smartest safeties to ever play the game. He was...
Tomorrow night will be an emotional night at Lincoln Financial Field. Brian Dawkins, one of the greatest Eagles ever to don the green, will be honored with something that is reserved for only the most special players – he will have his jersey, #20, retired forever. Dawkins symbolized everything that the city of Philadelphia stood for in his 13 years with the Eagles. He made...
Eagles v. Giants, Sunday, September 30, 2012
Full Wolverine. Miss you, #20.
Stud of the week: Brian Dawkins. Duh. He came out of the tunnel Full Wolverine, and we were all yelling, “Put him in!” “Get him some pads!” “No, he doesn’t even need pads! Just get him a helmet!” 13 seasons with the Eagles, 16 seasons total. 26 career sacks. 28 career forced fumbles. 37...