The Philadelphia Eagles joined the NFL in 1933 after another team–the Frankford Yellow Jackets–fell into insolvency. True to their depression era roots, the team co-opted their nickname from the eagle iconography associated with several of the Federal government’s economic recovery programs. The team has used that name ever since though would temporary share a roster with the Pittsburgh Steelers during a player shortage brought about by World War II. The team has enjoyed some very solid winning seasons–particularly during the 2000’s–but has never won a Super Bowl. The Eagles were on the losing end of the Super Bowl in 1980 and 2004 and won three ‘pre-merger’ NFL championships.
The team’s best run would start in 1999 under new head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Donovan McNabb. The Eagles qualified for the playoffs nine times between 2000 and 2010 with one Super Bowl appearance. The team’s penchant for early postseason exits despite strong regular season performances became a sore point with Eagles’ fans late in Reid’s tenure. As Philadelphia’s fans grew more impatient for a championship, the typically steady Reid started to make moves that reeked of desperation. These almost bizarre decisions included trading away franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb. The Reid meltdown would reach its nadir with the signing of Michael Vick fresh off his ‘slap on the wrist’ prison sentence for masterminding a dog fighting ring at his house in rural Virginia. His serious character issues notwithstanding, Vick was a lifetime loser that had never learned to play the quarterback position. Instead, he used his once impressive athleticism as a crutch but by then in his 30’s could no longer outrun younger players and became notorious for making bad decisions with the football.
Despite being practically canonized by the ESPN and the NFL’s other media flaks, Vick made vividly clear that hype is not a substitute for character, skill or talent. Andy Reid’s would watch Michael Vick run the once proud Eagles team into the ground and after finishing 4-12 in 2012 he was fired. Reid is a good coach and immediately took the vacant job in Kansas City. The Eagles would hire former Oregon coach Chip Kelly to clean up the mess. Kelly would send Vick and the other head cases packing and start work toward rebuilding the team. In 2013, Kelly did what Reid should have and gave the starting quarterback job to heady Nick Foles. Philadelphia would go on to finish 10-6 and return to the playoffs.
While Philadelphia sports fans have a bad reputation, they are very loyal to their teams. Eagles fans can be found all over the country and around the world. While it’s not hard to find the team playing on television, it is much more difficult to stream Eagles football game online. The NFL’s partner TV networks offer minimal streaming of live games. The NFL’s official website has little in the way of digital content though fans can watch video highlights of Eagles game action. One way to get a Philadelphia Eagles live stream is with a subscription to the NFL’s ‘Sunday Ticket’ premium cable TV package. The package is very expensive, however, and costs almost $400 a year for combined digital and television access. It’s much easier to find an Eagles live radio stream. Flagship radio station Sports 610 WIP provides live game audio on their website along with additional digital content.
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