Sixty women competed to make this year's Eagles cheerleading squad at the Prince Music Theater in Center City on April 21, 2009.
As expected, my e-mail inbox was jammed yesterday morning. There were missives from my usual serial e-mailers, the all-too-common suggestion that I should get back in the kitchen, some know-it-all correcting my grammar, and a ton of folks wondering this: Why wasn't Brian Westbrook on our list of the...
A panel discussion featuring Gov. Ed Rendell, Ron Jaworski, Bill Bergey, Mike Quick, Bill Makrides, Jim Gallagher, Phil Sheridan and Ashley Fox about the greatest players in Eagles football history.
3 Chuck Bednarik. In 1960, plenty of players in the NFL might have thought they could play both ways, but one did, and excelled. Chuck Bednarik was the last iron man of pro football.
Greasy Neale. He was certainly the greatest character in the history of Eagles head coaches. He played major-league baseball, including a stint with the Cincinnati Reds team that won the tainted 1919 World Series against the Chicago "Black Sox." His childhood nickname of "Greasy"...
1 Steve Van Buren. The best ever. How do you judge? How do you cross eras and compare? Just what is universal, what is the tipping point, what is the criteria for such an honor as being named the best ever for a franchise that has existed for more than seven decades?
67 -- Richardson, Jess | Defensive Tackle | With Eagles: 1953-61
The last lineman in the NFL to go without a face mask, this East Falls native played...
6 Wilbert Montgomery.
It was the run.
Jan. 11, 1981, Eagles vs. Cowboys, a berth in the Super Bowl on the line. On the Eagles' second offensive play, a woozy Ron Jaworski, fresh off a hammering from Randy White, handed off to Wilbert Montgomery, who ran left, then right, then straight through...
Who was the greatest Eagle of all time? We asked a panel of former players across several eras to vote, and it was an incredibly tight race. Chuck Bednarik, all agreed, was a solid No. 3.
Universally, the answer was no.
No, Terrell Owens should not be included in the list of the 75 greatest Eagles of all time. His tenure was too short, too rocky, and too disruptive. No, no, no, no, no.
Ultimately, it is as difficult to compare coaches from different eras as players.
That became all too apparent as we tried to choose the greatest coach in Eagles history. Was it Earle "Greasy" Neale, the only Eagles coach to win two NFL championships, back in 1948 and '49? How about Buck...
8 Bob Brown sought greatness. A mountain of a man, Brown feared no one or nothing, not even the heightened expectations he generated.
7 Pete Pihos. His opposition was a kid, some poor rookie who wasn't used to Pete Pihos' pirouettes and pivots. During a training camp practice in 1954, Pihos embarrassed the rookie after he somehow broke free, corralled the football, and dashed downfield for a touchdown.