Zimniuch has been a loyal Philadelphia Phillies fan since seeing his first game in 1963. He is an award-winning journalist and columnist.
Eagles Where Have You Gone?: Catching Up with Chuck Bednarik, Tim Rossovich, Jeff Kemp and Other Eagles of Oldby Fran Zimniuch
Next to family and country, there is little else more important to the typical resident of the Delaware Valley than the Philadelphia Eagles. These rabid fans will brave an Arctic freeze, a tumultuous downpour, or a sweltering August night to watch their Eagles fly. The players have never been mere numbers to the faithful, but more like members of their extended… See more details below
Next to family and country, there is little else more important to the typical resident of the Delaware Valley than the Philadelphia Eagles. These rabid fans will brave an Arctic freeze, a tumultuous downpour, or a sweltering August night to watch their Eagles fly. The players have never been mere numbers to the faithful, but more like members of their extended families.
Eagles: Where Have You Gone? takes an informative stroll down memory lane and includes many of the players who have made being an Eagles fan so much fun in Philadelphia. From Norm Van Brocklin to Jeff Kemp, Wilbert Montgomery to Cyril Pinder, Jim Skaggs to Guy Morriss, Don Hultz to Tim Rossovich, the book looks not only at the playing careers of many former Birds, but also their lives after their playing days ended. Many former players have stayed in the game at some level and enjoyed coaching. Many fans, however, do not know which former Eagles player later became an NFL official, which former defensive standout became a salmon fisherman, which wide receiver became a respected judge, or which player now operates hospital-based centers treating sleep apnea. Trivia buffs will also be challenged to name the former Eagle who owns the NFL record for opponents' fumble recoveries in one season with nine.
Local icons such as Chuck Bednarik, Tom Brookshier, and Ron Jaworski have remained in the spotlight years after their playing days ended. But Eagles: Where Have You Gone? tells fans about what happened to players like Pete Liske, Leroy Keyes, and Super Bill Bradley, all Philly favorites. It also answers questions about whether or not Tony Franklin found his other shoe or if Happy Feller is a happy fellow these days. The book goes beyond the helmet and shoulder pads and takes a look at the human side of these former guardians of the gridiron. While many Philadelphia Eagles teams may not have been as successful as some would have liked over the years, many of the players have earned medals of honor in the hearts of their fans. Eagles: Where Have You Gone? takes a present-day look at these Philadelphia Eagles of yesteryear, helping fans who are wondering where the time has gone.
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