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Philly Pressbox Trivia – EAGLES – COWBOYS

In Philadelphia Eagles, Trivia on October 19, 2013 at 7:44 am

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November 6, 1966 the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. It’s pretty well know as the game that Timmy Brown set a then NFL record by returning two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game, 93 and 90 yards. However, I scored the other touchdown in the game for the Eagles and it was a 67 yard punt return. Yes, all the Eagles touchdowns that day were scored on kick returns. Do you know who I am???

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – Philadelphia Eagles

In Philadelphia Eagles, Trivia on July 25, 2013 at 6:32 am

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The Pro Football Writers/Pro Football Writers Association has been handing out the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award since 1972.  Since that time 4 Philadelphia Eagles have been presented with the award.  Can you name them?  As a bonus, two Eagles won them in back to back years, can you name which two they were?

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – Philadelphia Eagles

In Philadelphia Eagles, Trivia on July 18, 2013 at 7:15 am

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In the long history of the Philadelphia Eagles there have only been 8 jersey numbers retired. Of the group 3 are famous for their offense and 5 for their defense even though they could’ve played both ways. Can you name the 8 players and their jersey numbers?

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Who’s Your Favorite Eagles QB, Jaworski, Cunningham or McNabb?

In Philadelphia Eagles on July 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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While listening to opinions and fielding questions in regards to our present poll we’re conducting in our article “What Philly Non Hall of Famer has meant the most to the City” The link follows: https://phillypressbox.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/which-philly-non-hall-of-famer-has-meant-the-most-to-the-city/ there was great support for a couple of Eagles QB’s. Most surprising to us is that Ron Jaworski received a bunch of immediate support and received a handful of early votes. Not long after the Donovan McNabb supports came out. One voter went so far as to say “there shouldn’t even be a poll there’s no one close to what McNabb did in this city”.

 This conversation led the boys to get back together over a few beverages and a BBQ to discuss the subject and we want to give you a chance to vote again.

 From 1977-2009 there have been 386 Philadelphia Eagles regular season football games started by Ron Jaworski, 137, Randall Cunningham, 107 and Donovan McNabb, 142 at the QB position.

 Here are some facts and stats to help you decide which of the three is your favorite Eagles QB covering over 30 years of Eagles football.

 Ron Jaworski – “The Polish Rifle”

 Jaworski was traded to the Eagles and thrived under coach Dick Vermeil and led the offense in the rebuilding process that lead to the Super Bowl following the 1980 season and Jaws only trip to the Pro Bowl.

 Jaws overall record with the Eagles was 69-67-1. He threw for 26,963 yards, 175 TD’s and 151 interceptions.  He was at the helm as the Eagles made 4 consecutive years of playoff appearances recording a 3-4 record winning one NFC Championship.

 He never led the league in any category except getting sacked. He led the league in that in 1977, 1982 and 1983 with 47, 31 and 53. The man took a beating!!

 After his retirement following the 1989 season Jaws settled in South Jersey and has been a fixture in Philadelphia thru TV, ownership, golf courses and charity work.

 Randall Cunningham – “The Ultimate Weapon”

 Randall was a 2nd round draft pick in the 1985 draft. He picked up where Jaws left off by starting 107 games for The Birds from 1985-1995. This was known as “The Buddy Ryan and Rich Kotite Eras”. During that time Cunningham and the Eagles were 63-43-1 in games he started. He threw for 22,877 yards, 150 TD’s and 105 interceptions in his Eagles career. He rushed for 4,482 yards and 32 touchdowns which included a 942 yard season in 1990. He also has a 91 yard punt to his credit, which is the longest in Eagles history and the 4th longest of all time.

 Randall made 3 Pro Bowls as an Eagle, 1988-90, won the Pro Bowl MVP in 1988 and was named NFC Player of the Year in 1990.

 With Randall under center the Eagles compiled a 1-4 playoff record and never won an NFC Championship.

 Donovan McNabb – “5”

 After the Eagles squandered at QB from the end of the 1995 season through 1998 new Head Coach Andy Reid selected Donovan McNabb with the 2nd overall pick in the 1999 draft. That was the start of “The Andy Reid Era”.

 McNabb went on to start 142 Eagles regular season games from 1999-2009. The teams’ record in those games was 92-49-1. McNabb threw for 32,872 yards, 216 TD’s and 100 interceptions. He also rushed for 3,249 yards and 28 TD’s in his Eagles career.

 “5” was selected to 6 Pro Bowls. In 2004, he was selected NFC Offensive Player of the Year and NFC Player of the Year.

 During his tenure with the Eagles, he led the team to four consecutive NFC East division championships (2001-2004,  five NFC Championship Games (2001-2004 and 2008), and made one trip to the Super Bowl. His teams were 10-8 in the playoffs with 1 NFC Championship.

 Donovan holds nearly every passing record in Eagles history.

 There you have some statistical history which may or may not mean anything to you because you already have a favorite. Now’s your time to pick you favorite Eagles QB of the last 30+ years.

 

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

In Philadelphia Eagles, Trivia on July 4, 2013 at 7:10 am

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I did something with that Philadelphia Eagles that no other Eagle has been able to duplicate in over a half century. Although I’m not in the Eagles Hall of Fame, or ever really spoken of as an Eagles hero, I am a member of the College Football Hall of Fame where I was an All American under the legendary Knute Rockne at Notre Dame. Apparently others have thought highly of me because they named a stadium after me. Do you know who I am and what I accomplished with the Eagles?

 

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Which Philly Non-Hall of Famer Has Meant the Most to the City?

In Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies on June 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm

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My buddies and I are sitting around enjoying a couple cold beverages and talking Philly sports. What else is better than that? The following question led to some great debate.

 What Philadelphia Non – Hall of Famer has had the greatest impact on sports in the city?

 There were many names bounced back and forth, we tried to come up with one from each sport but it was awful hard to do so we agreed to settle on a few. We also talked about non-players like coaches, broadcasters, owners and general managers.

 Now keep in mind that nearly everyones favorites are the HOF guys who are the best players, but this discussion/argument eliminates Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Richie Ashburn, Robin Roberts, Harry Kalas, Dr J, Billy Cunningham, Wilt Chamberlain, Steve VanBuren, Chuck Bednarik, Reggie White, Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent, Ed Snider. You get the point.

 The discussion left us with 4 Non – Hall of Fame men that we felt had the greatest impact on Philadelphia sports over their careers. Note, many may feel that Brian Dawkins may be on this list but we felt he was too current and he will be a Hall of Famer.

 Dick Vermeil – Vermeil turned the Eagles from losers to winners and took them to the Super Bowl. The Eagles franchise, for the most part, has been above average ever since. It’s safe to say Vermeil turned Philadelphia in to a football town.

 Dave Schultz – “The Hammer” of the Broad Street Bullies. Schultz brought the toughness to Philadelphia that has become the trademark of the city. He is still revered in the city while the Flyers have been one of the most consistently successful franchises since the arrival of “The Hammer”.

 Pete Rose – We may be sneaking this one in since Pete should be in the Hall of Fame as a player. He taught the Phillies how to win like no one else. Without him the World Series championship of 1980 doesn’t happen. To this day Philadelphia fans are looking for the “Pete Rose kinda guy” that will kick teammates butts and get the most out of them.

 Paul Owens – This was an interesting name, however, when you look at the facts you can’t argue that he belongs. Owens built the Phillies farm system by drafting Schmidt, Greg Luzinski, Bob Boone and Larry Bowa. He traded to get Tug McGraw, Garry Maddox and Bake McBride and pulled off the free agent signing of Pete Rose. Many forget that he made himself the manager in the middle of the 1983 season and led the “Wheez Kids” to the World Series. He was a member of the Phillies organization in some capacity from 1957 until his death in 2003.

 There you have our 4. I’d like to say that’s all the beverages we had to come up with that list.

 We’ve set up a poll to get your vote. Feel free to add the names of those that we missed. Click “other” in the vote box and add your choice by clicking on the “Respond” tab at the bottom and typing in your choice. Feel free to give your reasoning as well.

So who did I vote for?

 My vote goes to Dave Schultz.

 The toughness attitude that Schultz brought to Philadelphia is now known around the country and created the blue collar and tough guy attitude that the City of Philadelphia is know for. That attitude is being carried in to its 3rd generation. It’s carried in day-to-day life as well as by the fans of the other sports in the city. “The Hammer” gets my vote!!

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

In Philadelphia Eagles, Trivia on June 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

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I was the starting QB for the Philadelphia Eagles for 18 games over 3 seasons. We won 8 and lost 10, going 3-0, 2-3 and 3-7 in those years. The other QB during the same 3 year period started 24 games, we had a record of 7-17 with him as the starter. As you can guess our overall 3 year record of 15-27 wasn’t very good but one of my years was good enough to get me to my only Pro Bowl. Do you know who I am? As a bonus do you know who the other QB was??

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

In Philadelphia Eagles, Trivia on June 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm

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I am not the Philadelphia Eagles all time career leading receiver in yardage, however, I do hold the record for most yards receiving in a single season. I also hold the 4th spot and the 18th spot in that category. Each of those seasons were greater than 1000 yards and the seasons came back to back to back. Do you know who I am??

 

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Philly Pressbox Trivia – PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

In Philadelphia Eagles, Trivia on June 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm

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I played 11 full seasons in the NFL, the first 6 with the Eagles. I played in 80 games for the Birds starting every one of them. During my career I made the Pro Bowl 9 times. Of my 6 seasons with the Eagles I made the Pro Bowl 5 times and was names 1st team All Pro once. I’m still not in the Hall of Fame yet. Do you know who I am?

 

 

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Philly Pressbox Milestone – 15,000 Views

In Penn State Football, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies, The Word of the Day, Trivia on June 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm

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Philly Pressbox reached another milestone yesterday when our site https://phillypressbox.wordpress.com passed the 15,000 view mark on our writings. We would like to thank everyone that has taken the time to read our material. We enjoy talking all Philly and Penn State sports as well as our very popular inspirational Word of the Day. We’ve recently added the daily Philly sports and PSU Football trivia that people seem to really like. You can go to the “ARCHIVES” section on the site and see all of our writings in the files. Feel free to click “FOLLOW” and receive our writings directly to your email.

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