The New Eagles Encyclopedia

The New Eagles Encyclopedia

by Ray Didinger, Robert Lyons

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439912119
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 190,541
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author


Ray Didinger was the first print journalist inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. As a columnist for the Philadelphia Bulletin and Philadelphia Daily News, he was named Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year five times. He has authored or co-authored ten books including One Last Read: The Collected Works of the World's Slowest Sportswriter (Temple) and The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies. He is a football analyst for Comcast Sports Net in Philadelphia.
 
Robert S. Lyons (1939-2013) was the author of On Any Given Sunday: A Life of Bert Bell, and Palestra Pandemonium: A History of the Big Five (both Temple).

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1 Professional Football in Philadelphia: The Early Years

2 Bert Bell and the Birth of the Eagles

3 Player Profiles

4 The Coaches

5 The Front Office

6 The Golden Years: 1948–49, 1960, 1980

7 The Andy Reid Era

8 The Postseason

9 The Hall of Fame

10 The Stadiums

11 Milestone Moments

12 Eagles Fans: Portrait in Passion

13 The Eagles-Cowboys Rivalry

14 Sidelines

Appendix A: Year-by-Year Highlights

Appendix B: Stats, Records, All-Time Roster, and Draft

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f5 More than 1 year ago
This is a comprehensive review of the history of professional football in the city of Philadelphia. It updates and expands a prior effort by two great Philadelphia newspaper sportswriters, Ray Didinger and the late Bob Lyons, which was excellent in its' own right. Didinger has soldiered on by himself and has produced a wonderful second edition replete with more stats, updated stories and additional new content. Didinger born, raised, educated and spent his entire career in Philadelphia. He has been a lifelong Eagles fan. You could say he has lived the dream as he has combined his vocation with his avocation. No one knows more about this franchise and no one ever wrote more or better about it. This is the perfect book for an Eagles fan!