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Seasons Change

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Seasons Change Philly Sports Muse

Philly Sports Muse has been going for eight years, and during that time there have been so many changes to the Philadelphia Eagles, to Philly, and to our lives in general. Andy Reid was the coach when this all started, and a Lombardi trophy still loomed large in the distance. Continue reading ‘Seasons Change’

Out with the old, in with the new: Will Andy Reid prevail in his return to Philadelphia?

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Big Red in red. Image via Fansided.com.

Sometimes a record can mask a team’s realities but so far,that’s not the case with the Philadelphia Eagles. Their 1-1 record heading into their Thursday night reunion with Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs tells the tale of what we’ve seen at Washington and versus the Chargers. This is a team whose offense has the possibility of being one of the most potent in the NFL with both its talent and pace. But only when their defense can get the opposing team’s offense off the field. Continue reading ‘Out with the old, in with the new: Will Andy Reid prevail in his return to Philadelphia?’

Donovan McNabb retires as a Philadelphia Eagle; Number to be retired

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Donovan McNabb retires as a Philadelphia Eagle. Image via PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Donovan McNabb was at the NovaCare on Monday morning to retire from his NFL career as a Philadelphia Eagle. Just before he took the podium, Jeffrey Lurie revealed even more news about his team’s former quarterback: That McNabb’s #5 jersey will be retired, never to be worn by another Philadelphia player.

The retirement ceremony will take place when Andy Reid makes his return to Philadelphia with his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs, on September 19. McNabb will be only the ninth player in Eagles history to be bestowed the honor. Continue reading ‘Donovan McNabb retires as a Philadelphia Eagle; Number to be retired’

How his father’s dream become DeSean Jackson’s reality

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MakingofaFathersDreamWhether or not you consider yourself to be a fan of DeSean Jackson or even the Philadelphia Eagles, the  documentary “The Making of a Father’s Dream“ is worth a watch for anyone ranging from football fanatics to those who appreciate a compelling family story.

As the tagline of the film, “It takes a village to catch a break,” indicates, the documentary is about so much more than DeSean. It’s about family. Parenthood.  Siblings, both by blood and by friendship. It’s about football and the drive and determination to fulfill a dream.  It’s a story that portrays a father’s love for his family and vice versa.

Though we now know Jackson as a wideout with a swagger, this film helps you understand  where that stance comes from. What is interpreted by some as arrogance is actually an Continue reading ‘How his father’s dream become DeSean Jackson’s reality’

Donovan McNabb to retire as a Philadelphia Eagle in September

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Donovan McNabb will retire as a Philadelphia Eagles in September.

Donovan McNabb will retire as a Philadelphia Eagle this fall.

Though no official announcement has been made by the Eagles organization, McNabb announced the news while conducting an interview on NBC Sports Radio on Monday. The ceremony will likely take place on September 19, when his former coach Andy Reid will be present at the Linc with his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs.

It seems these days that McNabb has a healthy outlook on the many fans who loved him in Philadelphia versus thus who were outspoken about their dislike of the former Eagles quarterback. Continue reading ‘Donovan McNabb to retire as a Philadelphia Eagle in September’