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Our most-read stories of 2013

As 2013 comes to an end, let's take a look back at some of our most-read stories of the year.

Our most-read stories of 2013

Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper speaks with members of the media after practice at the NFL football team´s training facility, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP)
Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper speaks with members of the media after practice at the NFL football team's training facility, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP)

As 2013 comes to an end, let's take a look back at some of our most-read stories of the year.

As you will soon see, these are in no way representative of the most-important stories, but the ones that you, the readers, voted for by clicking into them to find out more. And let me say thank you for not letting me down with the No. 1 story of the year.

10. Andy Reid? Do your homework, Cardinals

The Eagles' 2012 devolved beyond debacle status; beyond surreal, and into impossibility.

Of course, for a Cardinals franchise to have hit double-digit wins just once once since 1977 and to have gone through a dozen coaches in that span - one of them Buddy Ryan - it develops a tolerance for debacle. | READ MORE

9. Daulton diagnosed with brain cancer

Former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton, who underwent brain surgery earlier this month to remove two tumors, has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. | READ MORE

8. Riley Cooper wants to 'fight every [N-word] here'

A video of Riley Cooper using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert has gone viral.

Earlier today, CrossingBroad.com posted a video of an agitated Cooper yelling, “I will jump that fence and fight every (N-word) here, bro.” It appears that teammate Jason Kelce was trying to calm Cooper down in the video. Obviously, this is not good for anybody. | READ MORE

7. Ex-Eagle Trotter rips Andy Reid as coach

"If it came down to both teams were even, talent-wise, I think the opponent's team would win if it came down to coaching," Trotter told Missanelli and ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.

"Andy Reid got out-coached in a lot of games, man, a lot of big games," Trotter continued. "Time outs, running the football, you know." | READ MORE

6. Don't expect Foles or Vick to start for Kelly

Conceivably, the Eagles could cut both and start over and it would cost them very little. More than likely, Foles stays even if he doesn't fit into how Kelly envisions his offense. The new coach said that he wasn't going to try and fit a pocket quarterback into a read-option spread offense.

"Our offense is always going to be tailored to who's playing," Kelly said. | READ MORE

5. Eagles hire Chip Kelly as next head coach

The Eagles confirmed a report by ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who turned down the Eagles to stay with the Ducks, has now agreed to coach the Eagles. He is flying into Philadelphia this afternoon and will be introduced at a 1:30 p.m. Thursday news conference. | READ MORE

4. Jeffrey Lurie gets married

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie married Philadelphia resident Tina Lai in a private ceremony this weekend. Lurie, 61, announced last July that he and Christina Weiss Lurie were getting divorced after 20 years of marriage.

Lai will have no official role in the Eagles organization. The wedding was attended by family and close friends. | READ MORE

3. Hugh Douglas threatened to attack ESPN colleague Michael Smith

Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas threatened to beat up his ESPN colleague Michael Smith three times while intoxicated on Friday night, according to a report by The Big Lead.

The report says that Douglas was with “Numbers Never Lie” co-stars Smith and Jemele Hill at the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla. when he reportedly tried to get on the stage with the DJ and threatened to attack Smith if he could not help.

Then things got ugly, as Douglas unleashed some racial slurs at Smith, also an African American. | READ MORE

2. Cooper, Williams get into practice scuffle

Riley Cooper and Cary Williams got into a heated scuffle at practice on Thursday that required several players, including Michael Vick, to step in and separate the two.

Williams used a racial slur during the incident, according to an Eagle that was near the altercation.

According to the player, Williams said to Cooper more than once, "I'm not a n- you [mess] with." | READ MORE

1. Lingerie Football League shedding lingerie, and not in the fun way

The players will no longer wear modified bras, panties, and garters while playing tackle football on turf (ouch!), instead favoring more traditional performance wear which will “replace all lingerie aspects” of the league’s uniforms.

The league is billing it as “the next step in the maturation of our now global sport.” It goes on to state that the change was made to stop being “viewed as a gimmick” and legitimize the sport by focusing on its athletes’ talents, rather than their bodies. | READ MORE

As always, thanks for reading and have a happy and healthy new year.

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