The New Eagles Encyclopedia

Ray Didinger with Robert S. Lyons
Book Cover

HC: $36.00
EAN: 978-1-4399-1211-9
Publication: Sep 14

440 pages
8.3125 x 10.875
344 halftones

The best-selling book on the Philadelphia Eagles, completely updated and expanded

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While much has changed in the decade since the original publication of The Eagles Encyclopedia, the passion of Eagles fans has only grown stronger. That's why author Ray Didinger has revised, updated, and expanded his history of the team with The New Eagles Encyclopedia. Didinger presents a year-by-year history of the franchise from its inception in 1933 through the 2014 draft. Included are profiles of more than 100 players, past and present, as well as every head coach and owner, along with dozens of new photographs and stats, stats, and more stats. The New Eagles Encyclopedia features ·;More player profiles, including new entries on Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy, and Michael Vick ·;An account of the end of the Andy Reid era and the arrival of Chip Kelly ·;Expanded chapters on Eagles in the Hall of Fame and other milestone moments ·;Summaries of every post-season game ·;A new chapter on the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry An essential addition to every fan's bookshelf, The New Eagles Encyclopedia is the definitive information source on the Philadelphia Eagles. (Smaller font) This book is not sanctioned by the NFL or its teams

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments 1;Professional Football in Philadelphia: The Early Years 2;Bert Bell and the Birth of the Eagles 3;Player Profiles 4;The Coaches 5;The Front Office 6;The Golden Years: 1948–49, 1960, 1980 7;The Andy Reid Era 8;The Postseason 9;The Hall of Fame 10;The Stadiums 11;Milestone Moments 12;Eagles Fans: Portrait in Passion 13;The Eagles-Cowboys Rivalry 14;Sidelines Appendix A: Year-by-Year Highlights Appendix B: Stats, Records, All-Time Roster, and Draft

About the Author(s)

Ray Didinger was the first print journalist inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. As a columnist for the Philadelphia Bulletin and Philadelphia Daily News, he was named Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year five times. In 1995, he won the Dick McCann Award for long and distinguished reporting on pro football and his name was added to the writer's honor roll at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He also won six Emmy Awards as a writer and producer for NFL Films. He has authored or co-authored ten books including One Last Read: The Collected Works of the World's Slowest Sportswriter (Temple) and The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies. He is a football analyst for Comcast Sports Net in Philadelphia.

Robert S. Lyons (1939-2013) was the author of On Any Given Sunday: A Life of Bert Bell and Palestra Pandemonium: A History of the Big Five (both Temple).