Brian Kelly con The Great Moments in Philadelphia Eagles Football: This book begins at the beginning of Football and goes to the Doug Pederson era.
This book is written for those of us who love Philadelphia Eagles Football. Those who hate the Eagles will also want this book, so they can try to get a leg up on the facts missing from the bookshelves of those Eagles fans who do not have this book.The book first tells the story about the founding of the Eagles as a new team in 1933, but it reaches even back further in history than 1933 to find the precursor teams to the Eagles that amazed Philadelphia fans for years, and even before that to set the stage for pro-football. This book takes the Eagles fan on a journey from when there was no football at all, to where American football was only a dream, to where American football was played only by colleges with a mixture of soccer and rugby rules. After talking about how primitive man played football, this book quickly moves on to describe the beginning of football in the US and it recounts the first "American Football Game" in 1867. From there, the progression includes college football teams loving the new sport and their graduates looking for a place to play football after college. Eventually all of this build-up after the "Philadelphia" Yellow Jackets, leads to the Philadelphia Eagles first football game in 1933, and the first Eagles coach, Ludwig Wray, in 1933. It seems like yesterday but for those pros trying to create a league out of nothing, there would have been nothing without their work. And of course, this great book about the Eagles eventually gets a deep look at the great and soon-to-be-immortal-Eagles’ coaches including #2, Dick Vermeil, #3 Andy Reid, #4 Buddy Ryan, #3 Greasy Neale, #6, Buck Shaw, all the way to the current immortal with lots of years left, #1 Doug Pederson, who tops the list of many pundits in just his second year at the helm.This book captures the great moments in Eagles Football even before the Eagles were the Eagles and when for one season during the war they combined with Pittsburgh and were the Steagles. This Eagles-first book takes the reader through stories about the Eagles 22 coaches to great stories about the 86 seasons worth of great games (1244 games) with 600 great wins. The book often stops in time and talks about a particular great player such as Norm Van Brocklin, Tommy McDonald Wilbur Montgomery, Reggie White, Chuck Bednarik, Brian Dawkins, David Akers, and of course Carson Wentz, and Super Bowl MVP, Nick Foles. These stops will add substantially to your reading enjoyment. I dare you to pick up this book for, if you are an Eagles fan, you will never put it down again. You cannot ever get enough of Eagles’ greatness, but we do provide as many stories together in one spot as we can in this can’t miss book.