Even in their worst of seasons, the Philadelphia Eagles maintained their tradition of toughness, thanks to great players—legends like Chuck Bednarik and Steve Van Buren to more recent heroes such as Reggie White and Donovan McNabb. In this newly updated edition of Tales from the Philadelphia Eagles Sideline, veteran football writer Gordon Forbes profiles the individuals who have thrilled Philadelphia fans since the team’s inception in 1933 through Doug Pedersen’s contenders of today, With all the wit and skill that comes from over forty years in the sports reporting business, Forbes details the championships, the losses, and the hard-knocking style of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The great players and some of the not-so-great characters are recalled in the form of flashbacks to another time in Tales from the Philadelphia Eagles, Without a doubt, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever cheered for the Eagles.
Gordon Forbes is one of the most prolific sports writers today. In his thirty-five-year career he has covered more than nine hundred games, including thirty-nine Super Bowls. He spent two decades as the pro football editor at USA Today. In 1988, he was a recipient of the Prop Football Hall of Fame’s Dick McCann Memorial Award. He lives in Lakewood, New Jersey, with his cockapoo, Smarty Jones.