While much has changed in the decade since the original publication of The Eagles Encyclopedia, the passion of Eagles fans has only grown stronger. That's why author Ray Didinger revised, updated, and expanded his history of the team with The New Eagles Encyclopedia.
Didinger presents a year-by-year history of the franchise from its inception in 1933 through the 2013 season. There are profiles of more than 100 players, past and present, as well as every head coach and owner along with dozens of new photographs and stats, stats, and more stats.
The New Eagles Encyclopedia includes:
* More player profiles including new entries on Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick.
* The end of the Andy Reid era and the arrival of Chip Kelly.
* Expanded chapters on Eagles in the Hall of Fame and other milestone moments.
* Summaries of every post-season game.
* A new chapter on the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry.
An essential addition to every fan's bookshelf, The New Eagles Encyclopedia is the definitive information source on the Philadelphia Eagles.
This book is not sanctioned by the NFL or its teams.
|Publisher:||Temple University Press|
|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
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
Appendix A: Year-by-Year Highlights
Appendix B: Stats, Records, All-Time Roster, and Draft
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!