Philadelphia Eagles Tickets
The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The team is also known as Gang Green and The Birds. The team was founded in 1933 and compete in the National Football League’s (NFL) National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The Eagles play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field. The Philadelphia Eagles are owned by Jeffery Lurie and Howie Roseman is their general manager. Doug Pederson has been the team’s head coach since 2016. The Eagles have won three NFL Championships, three conference championships and thirteen division championships. They have yet to win a Super Bowl however.
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The Philadelphia Eagles were established as a replacement team for the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets. A syndicate headed by Lud Wray and Bert Bell approached the NFL and got permission to set up a new team in Philadelphia. In 1933, the Philadelphia Eagles were established as an expansion team. The new team was named after Blue Eagle insignia of the National Recovery Administration, the centerpiece of President Roosevelt’s New Deal.
The Early Years
As it is with most expansion teams, the Eagles, too, struggled in their early years. They were posting one losing season after another till their merger with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 1943, due to manpower shortage as a result of World War II, the team merged with the Steelers and was called “Phil-Pitt Eagles” or “Steagles”. The Steagles finished their 1943 regular season at 5-4-1, however still failed to make it to the playoffs. They would have to wait till 1947 to make their first playoff appearance.
The Eagles were slow starters, but when they had a team in place under the guidance of head coach Earle “Greasy” Neale and running back Steve Van Buren, they reached three consecutive playoffs (1947, 1948, 1949) and won two NFL Championship games. However, the 1950s were unkind to the team and they failed to make the playoffs even once during the decade. The team would however bounce back in 1960 with another NFL Championship win against the Packers.
The 1960 NFL Championship game was historical. They defeated the Green Bay Packers of Vince Lombardi 17-13, the only team to have defeated Lombardi’s Packers in the playoffs. The Eagles were able to pull off this victory with the help of star players Chuck Bednarik and Norm Van Brocklin, both future Hall of Famers. The Eagles was coached by Buck Shaw.
The Eagles in the Wilderness
The 1960 season turned out to be a short lived glory as the Eagles slumped again and failed to win anything significant till 1978. During this period, the team’s ownership changed hands, resulting in many management changes as well. With the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, the Philadelphia Eagles were placed in the NFC East division. This resulted in new rivalries, since the Eagles were now up against formidable teams like the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins and their archrivals, the New York Giants. Giants-Eagles rivalry is one of the fiercest in the league. One of the oldest in NFC East, this rivalry is also considered as one of the best in the league. The Eagles fans with the Philadelphia Eagles tickets in hand, wait for games against the Giants.
The Eagles Flying High Again
The late 1970s and early 1980s saw the Eagles back in their original winning form. This was largely due to the hiring of head coach Dick Vermeil in 1976. Vermeil and quarterback Ron Jaworski together took the Eagles to four back-to-back playoffs starting in 1978.
In 1980, the Eagles won their first NFC East title and advanced into the playoffs. In the divisional playoff game they were up against the Vikings, whom they defeated 31-16. They then advanced to the Conference Championship game and were up against their old rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles decimated their much hated rivals and for the first time in franchise history, secured a berth in Super Bowl. Super Bowl XV was played on January 25, 1981, in Louisiana Superdome. The Eagles played against the Oakland Raiders and lost 10-27.
The Eagles would once again make it to Super Bowl in 2005. Super Bowl XXXIX was played on February 6, 2005, in Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. The NFC champions played against the AFC champions, the New England Patriots. It was a very close game, in which the Patriots defeated the Eagles 24-21. The Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb threw a 30-yard touchdown pass with less than 2 minutes on the board, but could not carry the momentum forward. This has been the Eagles last Super Bowl appearance so far.
The Philadelphia Eagles Today
The Eagles have not been to the playoffs since 2014. However, they have some of the best NFL players such as Fletcher Cox, and Carson Wentz on the roster, giving hope to the Eagles fans of another Super Bowl berth in the coming seasons.
Gang Green Culture
The Eagles wear midnight green, silver, black and white colored uniform. Fly, Eagles Fly is their fight song, which is played after each touchdown and before the team is introduced at the start of a game. Swoop, an American bald eagle wearing the Eagles jersey is their mascot.
The Eagles fans are known for their unrivaled passion. Despite the ups and downs in the team’s history, the Eagles fans have stood by their team. Since 1999, all of the Eagles home games have been sold out, without an exception. In the past, they have also been known for their rowdy, uncivil behavior, which has come to an end with the team moving to Lincoln Financial Field located in South Philadelphia.