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Memories of Veterans Stadium invoke nostalgia amongst Philadelphia Eagles fans who grew up during its heyday.
“The Vet”, as it was referred to, was a monstrous concrete bowl-like stadium that had seating capacity for 66,000 people and was the home of both the Eagles and Phillies. After four years of construction, the stadium was ready for action in 1971.
The Eagles’ first-ever regular season game at the Vet was on September 26th, 1971 against our most hated rival, the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles lost that game by a score of 42-7 and lost their first three games at their new stadium by a combined score of 86-10.
It was a rather inauspicious start to a new era of Eagles football to say the least.
Things ended just as bad as they started when the Eagles lost the last game they ever played there on January 19, 2003 against Tampa Bay in the NFC Championship game. I’m still haunted by visions of Joe Jurevicius breaking free with 800-pound LB Levon Kirkland ...
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Eagles quarterback Mike Vick is tired. No, not from practice. He is tired of answering questions about injuries.When you have only had one season when you have played a full 16 games in your NFL career, however, the question should be expected. Over and over again.
Vick’s health is critical to everything he’s said he wants to accomplish this year. If he indeed will not allow...
Vinny Curry was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft and chose to wear number 75.
At first Curry selected No. 75 because of the legends that have worn the number such as Deacon Jones and "Mean" Joe Green, but when he arrived back at home near his college university, Marshall, he realized the number carried a significant meaning...
Philadelphia Eagles DE Jason Babin made headlines recently when he revealed plans to run with the bulls in Pamplano, Spain in July.
It didn’t sound like a good idea at the time and after teammates, including Mike Vick, questioned the wisdom of the decision, Babin will reportedly plan to check off this item from his bucket list at a later time.
Babin didn’t directly come out and...
The Philadelphia Eagles signed former Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards this offseason, despite the fact that he did not play in the NFL at all in 2011.
So it’s not surprising that there was a little bit of rust for Edwards last week at the Eagles first set of OTAs this offseason. But it seemed that there was more than just a little. Edwards’ performance was...
Michael Vick has taken exception to a line of questioning that has asked him if he will try harder to guard his health this season.
Whether he understands it or not, the success of the Philadelphia Eagles in this most crucial of seasons is tied to the health of their starting Quarterback, Michael Vick.
This is not Vick’s first time around the block in the NFL, and Vick has a lengthy...
The rumors over the past week or two had pointed to Eagles defensive end, Jason Babin, reportedly readying himself for the running of the bulls in Spain this summer. This entire saga has apparently come to an end with Babin saying “it was never a serious consideration”.
Did Jason Babin just pull the ultimate Ashton Kutcher and punk us all?
“I’m not sure what you guys are...
On Thursday, recently-retired safety Brian Dawkins appeared on the Rich Eisen Podcast and touched on a variety of topics -- from why he decided to call it quits to the birth of his quirky nickname, "Idiot Man."
Of course, after 13 highly-productive seasons in Philadelphia, Dawkins also spoke of his former team and coach, Andy Reid, whom he feels should be on the hot...
According to a report by the Philadelphia Eagles, Jeremy Maclin is ready to go right now. With the distraction of his mystery illness last year and the hamstring and shoulder injuries that kept him off the field for three weeks, Maclin is more focused than ever. According to the report, Maclin had his ankle wrapped during practice on Thursday, but he was still going full speed.