CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE ON BLEACHER REPORT.COM
Posted on 12/27/2010at 4:45 PM
Courtesy of BleacherReport.com
With the Philadelphia Eagles’ shocking win against the New York Giants this past Sunday, dubbed “New Miracle at the New Meadowlands”, Eagles fans are once again hopeful that this just might be their year. With a list of decisive wins, a new do-it-all running back in LeSean “Shady” McCoy and a quarterback in Michael Vick who is quite simply, super human, the Eagles are looking good. But frankly, the Eagles are sort of like the Brooklyn Dodgers of football. It’s always been “wait ‘til next year.” It’s been like that since...1961. Ugh.
Let me put this into perspective.
1960 was the last time the Philadelphia Eagles won a world title. The Super Bowl hadn’t been invented yet. It was still simply called the “NFL Championship”. In that game, the Eagles beat Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers. People sometimes forget that Lombardi actually lost a championship. According to some football historians and players who were around at that time, the 1960 Eagles were considered a fluke. Until this very day, former New York Giants and Washington Redskins legend Sam Huff echoes the same sentiment calling them “lucky.”
It’s hard to argue as the Eagles went a not-so-good 47-74-5 for the rest of the decade. They were one of the worst teams of the 1960’s.
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