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August 22, 2007

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Chuck Bednarik Cover - Sports Illustrated August 22, 2007

August 22, 2007 | Elizabeth McGarr
IT WAS 1943, AND FOR THE WAR-RAVAGED NFL IT WAS THE YEAR OF THE STEAGLE

August 22, 2007
NEITHER SNOW NOR DRIVING RAIN NOR VINCE LOMBARDI COULD KEEP PHILADELPHIA FROM WINNING THREE NFL TITLES

August 22, 2007 | Robert Emrich
RECORD: 10-2-1COACH: GREASY NEALEDID YOU KNOW? FOUR MEMBERS OF THE '48 SQUAD (PIHOS, VAN BUREN AND WOJCIECHOWICZ). AS WELL AS NEALE, WERE INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME.

August 22, 2007 | Kate Macmillan
RECORD: 12-1COACH: GREASY NEALEDID YOU KNOW? VAN BUREN BECAME THE NFL'S ALLTIME LEADING RUSHER DURING THE '48 SEASON. HE FINISHED HIS CAREER WITH 5,880 YARDS AND 72 TDS.

August 22, 2007 | Tex Maule
RECORD: 11-2COACH: BUCK SHAWDID YOU KNOW? VAN BROCKLIN, WHO PLAYED JUST THREE SEASONS IN PHILADELPHIA, RETIRED RIGHT AFTER THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

August 22, 2007
THE HEROES OF PHILADELPHIA FOOTBALL—NAMES LIKE BEDNARIK, BERGEY, VAN BUREN AND VERMEIL—LOOM LARGE IN MEMORY

August 22, 2007 | John Schulian
CHUCK BEDNARIK WAS THE LAST OF THE 60-MINUTE MEN AND THE TOUGHEST EAGLE OF THEM ALL

August 22, 2007 | Andrew Lawrence
WHILE Bednarik's bone-crushing hit on Gifford in 1960 remains the most memorable moment of his Hall of Fame career with Philadelphia, it ranks a notch below his favorite play: the...

August 22, 2007 | David Sabino
PICKING THE BEST PLAYERS IN PHILLY HISTORY WAS NO FLIGHT OF FANCY. HERE ARE THE EAGLES WHO LANDED ON SI'S LIST

August 22, 2007 | Bill Syken
THEY'VE BEEN CHEERED AND THEY'VE BEEN BOOED, BUT OVER THE PAST 74 YEARS, THE EAGLES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ONE HECK OF A TEAM

August 22, 2007 | Gary Smith
PRO FOOTBALL'S MOST EMOTIONAL COACH POURED HIS HEART AND SOUL INTO MAKING THE EAGLES WINNERS

August 22, 2007 | Andrew Lawrence
JUST AS his parents predicted, Vermeil's retirement didn't stick. Starting in 1983, he worked as an NFL and college football analyst for CBS and then ABC. But he never stopped longing for the...

August 22, 2007 | Andrew Perloff
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: A LOOK AT THE PLAYERS, COACHES AND OWNERS WHO SHAPED THE EAGLES OVER THEIR FIRST 74 YEARS

August 22, 2007
THE NEXT CHAPTER IN EAGLES HISTORY BEGINS WITH A REVITALIZED QB AND A TEAM STACKED WITH HUNGRY VETERANS

August 22, 2007 | John Ed Bradley
ENTERING HIS THIRD SEASON, DONOVAN McNABB WAS POISED TO LEAD THE EAGLES TO THE TOP

August 22, 2007 | Sarah Kwak
THREE SEASONS after this story was written, McNabb led Philly to its first Super Bowl since 1981.

August 22, 2007 | Ben Reiter
THE EAGLES ARE LOADED WITH TALENTED PLAYERS IN THEIR PRIME

August 22, 2007 | Shannon Whitehead
A COLLECTION OF THE EAGLES' GREATEST HITS, FROM 1933 THROUGH 2006

August 22, 2007 | Elizabeth McGarr
A CONVOCATION OF EAGLES, ESPECIALLY QUARTERBACKS, HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN SI

August 22, 2007 | Ron Jaworski
THE EAGLES' FIRST SUPER BOWL QUARTERBACK LEFT HIS HEART IN PHILADELPHIA