Better than any other facility, the Arena displayed just how idiosyncratic, parochial and working-class Philadelphia was. We preferred public transportation to cars, steamed hot dogs to sushi.
No one will know whether Grier was able to maneuver the doomed craft away from the stands. But it crashed just 200 feet away, undoubtedly sparing countless lives.
College basketball will provide sports fans with no let-down after the Eagles' Super Bowl win
The Eagles' Super Bowl victory means so much, on so many levels
"A rink attendant is a job where you've got to check your ego at the door," Clough said. "I told him, `If you're going to be embarrassed when a buddy of yours walks in and sees you wearing rubber gloves and cleaning the bathroom, then you'd better apply somewhere else."
Wentz went down after 13 games but his winning attitude has resonated
All the football and educational success the northwest Milwaukee native has achieved seemed unlikely in 2003 when Brooks, a pudgy freshman, as unsure of his football abilities as he was of himself, arrived at Riverside.
Frank Fitzpatrick is driving to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII and telling Eagles stories along the way. Today, the focus is on tight end Brent Celek, who always had a sharp focus on excelling on the gridiron in Cincinnati.
Every Super Bowl journey, it seems, must pass through western Pennsylvania. Sports' biggest game has been enhanced by its links to this football-fertile area. And though he grew up in a suburban town, Wisniewski's road to the Super Bowl is another story based in Pittsburgh
"Really, the D-line deserves the credit on that play," said Robinson. "I was out in the flat when I saw the ball coming down. I was like, `Oh, man, this is going to be an easy pick."
Van Brocklin's role in building a foundation that ensured the Vikings a future in Minnesota will hover in the atmosphere at the NFC championship game.
I believe the Eagles will beat the Vikings, but future looks bright no matter the outcome.
"They were going to try to get the ball to him," the Eagles cornerback said. "He's the best player on their team. I was locked in, focusing on my technique. "