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Summer Tweet on Eagles Will Be Pricey for Bud Light

Company will give every adult at city's parade a free beer

(Newser) - Every adult who attends Philadelphia's parade for the Super Bowl champ Eagles can crack open a Bud Light if they'd like. The company will honor a pledge it made over the summer to that effect, when the odds of a Philly championship were long indeed, reports ESPN . It... More »

Philly Goes Wild After First Super Bowl Win

'I was hoping they would do it before I died, and they did it'

(Newser) - The rain and hail that pelted Philadelphia for much of the day dissipated just as people across the city spilled out of sports bars, apartments, and houses. They all had one destination: Broad Street. It was time for a celebration 58 years in the making. On Sunday night, just as... More »

The Underdogs Do It: Eagles Defeat Patriots

Philadelphia holds off Patriots 41-33

(Newser) - The underdog Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots Sunday to win Super Bowl LII in a wildly entertaining game. This time, there were no last-minute heroics for Tom Brady, who nonetheless threw for more than 400 yards. With his team trailing 38-33 with a little more than 2 minutes... More »

Watch One of the Craziest Super Bowl Touchdowns

Quarterback Nick Foles catches a TD pass

(Newser) - The Eagles went into the half with a 22-12 Super Bowl lead thanks to a brave play call. Quarterback Nick Foles caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from tight end Trey Burton on fourth down late in the second quarter. Watch it here . The odd TD came after Tom Brady dropped... More »

Coldest Super Bowl Ever? Getting Ready for the Big Game

Halftime rumors addressed on Prince and Janet Jackson

(Newser) - As fans are warming up for the Super Bowl LII matchup between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, weather pundits are warning those watching the game in person to get literally warmed up, as it's looking to possibly be the coldest Super Bowl in history, per USA Today ... More »

Dad Posts Viral Video of His Favorite Groggy Eagles Fan

Team is 'like my sisters,' says daughter Haley Parks as she's coming out of anesthesia

(Newser) - Two million views and counting. Thanks, Dad. When a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan woke up groggy from recent dental surgery, she had one big fear: "Did I miss the Super Bowl?!?" Haley Parks' father posted a video on Facebook this week showing her coming out of anesthesia after... More »

'Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!' Bus Driver Gets Best Surprise Ever

NJ community raises money to send Eagles fan Gary Kelmer to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis

(Newser) - When you get an amazing school bus driver, you treat him or her like gold—or, in the case of a New Jersey community, you buy him tickets to watch his favorite team play in Super Bowl LII. The AP reports on the obsession Gary Kelmer has for the Philadelphia... More »

'Crisco Cops' Grease Light Poles Ahead of NFL Game

Philadelphia city workers are on the case

(Newser) - Football fans who react to big playoff games by climbing light poles should probably stay away from Philadelphia today. That's because a crew of city workers calling themselves the "Crisco Cops" spent the morning slathering poles throughout the city in grease to prevent fans from climbing them after... More »

Builders Race to Save NFL's Eagles From Billy Penn Jinx

If Eagles are to stay in 1st place, Philadelphia's founder must be appeased

(Newser) - Superstitious construction workers have placed a small statue of Philadelphia's founder atop the city's newest skyscraper in an effort to save the NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles from a fabled jinx, the AP reports. According to Philly.com, the William Penn figurine was affixed to the Comcast tower's highest... More »

Philadelphia Eagles Fan Gets Last Laugh With Obituary

Asks for 8 members of team to carry casket to 'let him down one last time'

(Newser) - A New Jersey man took a parting shot at the Philadelphia Eagles in his obituary, the AP reports. Jeffrey Riegel, 56, died last Friday. Before his death, the Port Republic man promised friends a funny message in his obituary. The longtime Eagles fan's obituary asked for Riegel "to... More »

Sources: Tebow to Join Eagles

Insiders say he'll sign one-year contract

(Newser) - It's Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love. Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Eagles today, according to three people familiar with the deal. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the contract hasn't been finalized. Tebow hasn'... More »

Winter Weather Hits ... Just About Everywhere in US

Philadelphia gets a record 8 inches

(Newser) - It's not often the whole US feels serious winter weather at once—but that's what's happened over the past few days, meteorologists say. "This literally spreads across the entire US, and we're 12 days from the official start of winter," one tells CNN . Yesterday,... More »

Eagles Player Leaves Team (for Now) After Racial Slur

Riley Cooper caught on video dropping n-word

(Newser) - The NFL's latest player trouble has resulted in Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper taking a leave of absence from the team after he was caught on video using the n-word, reports ESPN . "The best thing for me, and for the team, is to step away for a period... More »

Eagles' Reid, Bears' Smith Among Slew of NFL Firings

'Black Monday' sees Romeo Crennel, Norv Turner, and more exit

(Newser) - The NFL regular season ended yesterday, and that means today the heads were rolling. A slew of big-name coaches are out of jobs after lackluster seasons, ESPN reports. Including…
  • Andy Reid : To the surprise of exactly no one, the coach who won more games than any other in Eagles history
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Eagles Coach Andy Reid's Son Found Dead

Garrett Reid had been helping at training camp

(Newser) - The oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid was found dead in his bed at Eagles training camp this morning, NBC Sports reports. Garrett Reid, who had struggled with drugs in the past , was helping the Eagles' strength coaches at the camp, the Philadelphia Inquirer adds. Andy Reid... More »

Pats Sink Bills 49-21, Clinch Top AFC Seed

Patriots top Bills, Saints crush Panthers, 49ers thump Rams

(Newser) - The New England Patriots overcame a 21-point deficit today with 49 unanswered points to rock the Buffalo Bills 49-21, the AP reports. The win earned the Pats home-field advantage and the AFC's top seed. Tom Brady threw for 338 yards and finished with the second-most passing yards in NFL... More »

Michael Vick Lands 6-Year, $100M Deal With Eagles

Deal completes NFL star's journey back to top

(Newser) - Four years after he was sent to prison for his involvement in a dogfighting ring, Michael Vick has rejoined the ranks of the NFL's highest-paid players. The Philadelphia Eagles have signed the quarterback to a 6-year, $100 million contract with $40 million guaranteed, sources tell AP . The 31-year-old, who... More »

Plaxico Burress Released from Jail

Says he's ready to play again

(Newser) - Plaxico Burress was released from jail today after serving almost two years , ESPN reports. The former New York Giants receiver made headlines when he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun in his sweatpants waistband in 2008. “I just want to thank God for bringing me through... More »

White House: Obama 'Condemns' Vick's Crime

But he believes in second chance for those who've 'paid for' crimes

(Newser) - Yes, President Obama did applaud the Philadelphia Eagles’ owner for giving Michael Vick a chance—but the White House is soothing any ruffled feathers by clarifying that he “condemns” the quarterback’s crimes, a spokesman tells the Huffington Post . Obama “does think that individuals who have paid for... More »

Obama: Good for Eagles for Taking Vick

President calls Philly's owner to chat

(Newser) - Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie got some pretty high praise the other day for taking a chance on Michael Vick: None other than President Obama called to thank him. "He said, 'So many people who serve time never get a fair second chance,'" Lurie tells the Washington Post... More »

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