Late last year, the longstanding Eagles-ban at Doobies Bar went viral for some reason, even though bar-owner and animal-lover Patti had put the ban in place when the Eagles acquired Michael Vick. She had long been quoted as saying the Eagles would not be seen on the TV at Doobies while Vick was still in […]
The Wire points to a strange historical curiosity that dates back 230 years to this day, whereupon it came to pass that our dear old Ben Franklin (pictured, after a fashion of course) wrote to his daughter, lamenting that one certain bird had been chosen over another as the symbol of America’s freedom. It seems, […]
Undercover Cops Will Dress As Saints Fans, Mistakenly Believing Drunken Eagles Fans Care If They’re Cops Or NotFriday, January 3rd, 2014
Look out, it’s the 5-0. The stakes are high, the air will be cold, the beers will be pouring, and the cops will be decked out in gold and black: This coming Saturday night, at the Eagles’ Wild Card Round playoff match-up against the New Orleans Saints, all the undercover po-po will be dressed in […]
As you may know, Philadelphia has a sports team called the Eagles, who have coming up a very important “match of football” or “game” or whatever it is you people call it when the large men we have purchased from other, smaller cities go up against the purchases made by other cities. To commemorate this […]
The Santa snowball incident is infamous. We referenced it once today. The New York Times won’t stop mentioning it. But did you know, back in 1950, a bunch of Eagles fans tried to beat up a ref? Why aren’t you surprised? The 1950 Philadelphia Eagles closed out their season with a 9-7 loss to the […]
So if you haven’t heard or seen yet on the news, Internet, radio, newspaper, NatGeo/Discovery/America’s Greatest Conspiracy Theories channel, etc., today is the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. While most major media outlets are focusing on Dallas and DC, you can still expect some Kennedy-was-in-Philly-this-one-time/my-great-aunt’s-next-door-neighbor-touched-his-hand-once stories from the local press. We’ve taken the time to […]
Whenever you’re getting a little down about New Philadelphia, thinking that, as the leaves fall and wouldn’t-it-be-great-if-we-had-a-little-bit-of-that-Star’s-Hollow/Gilmore-Girls vibe, consider your humble neighborhood tavern, Doobies. Doobies is your spirit animal, Philadelphia; your outlier spirit, your can-do best version of your weird cat lady self that, against all odds, not only perserveres, but does so in a […]
To many Philadelphians, Tom Corbett is evil (at worst) or just a gigantic idiot (at best). But to really drive their point home that Corbett’s Medicaid plan is “really back-door privatization and is another giveaway to corporations,” the people at Keystone Progress targeted Eagles fans. According to Newsworks, Keystone Progress paid for a banner plane […]
The backstory is something like this: Princess Diana ran into Jack Edelstein, at the time the statistician for the Philadelphia Eagles, just after the funeral of Grace of Monaco. Edelstein, who “introduced Diana to the ‘spritzer’,” was told by the Princess that green and silver were here favorite colors. Edelstein promised to send Di some […]
Major fight in front of press box. 3 rows of fans ejected pic.twitter.com/vZdFoHm1w7 — John Clark NBC10 (@johnclarknbc10) September 20, 2013 You know, we don’t talk Eagles football here on the Philebs very often, for well-documented reasons, but our own First Mate Jim was at the game last night, and here are two brief things […]
Regular readers will remember the controversy that erupted last year when the very worst of New Philadelphia got in a snit about what is, to us and many others, a local bar representative of the very best of Old Philadelphia: Doobies, proudly serving you at 22nd and Lombard since probably long before you lived here. […]
Look, even though some of us doubted him at the beginning of the year, Domonic Brown has (finally) proved himself worthy of the hype, displayed that his potential would not go squandered, and showed all we needed to do was heed the advice of Axl Rose. So it makes sense that the Phillies fan-base has […]
And Now, In Today’s News You Wish You Didn’t Ever Hear About: The Eagles And Phillies Had Shared PornThursday, August 22nd, 2013
It’s the first time we’ve gotten to use this image in any kind of context, and we don’t like it. If you’re squeamish or you just don’t like to think about … well … that headline, stop now: According to Hollis Thomas (via Deadspin), the Eagles and Phillies shared a big ‘ol chest full of […]
MT @howardeskin #eagles Riley cooper signing autographs After talking to media. Apologized to all teammates pic.twitter.com/zb7DSp0XWR — FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) August 6, 2013 Supposedly, they’ve got a “good amount of money” formerly scheduled to be paid to Cooper lying around.
And While We’re Talking Twitter, Let Us Now Endorse @EaglesFacebook, Taken Directly From User Comments On The Eagles Facebook PageThursday, May 2nd, 2013
Who ever said vick is good don’t no football he stupid n holds the ball all day smh — Eagles Facebook (@EaglesFacebook) May 2, 2013 Because it could well be that, for all of our grousing, football isn’t stupid; football fans are stupid.
Today is a weird day.
As if more people really needed to watch CBS: Last night’s local broadcast of the Super Bowl on CBS3 brought the affiliate its best rating for the big game since 2005, when the Eagles threw up all over the field and lost to New England. People who tuned into last night’s game were witness to […]
BREAKING – Sources: Oregon coach Chip Kelly will be the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles (via @mortreport) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 16, 2013 Only a day after reports came out that the Eagles were all but settled on Carolina Panthers Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley, Chris Mortensen reports that they have hired Oregon […]
It’s very tough to blame Andy Reid for this skid mark of a season. As you well know, Andy has repeatedly accepted blame for not putting his players in a better position, and he may have indicated that he had to do a better job, in that regard. It cannot be said that the team’s […]
If You Are Searching Craigslist For Part-Time Work And Odd Jobs, Why Not Apply To Be The Eagles’ Head CoachWednesday, November 7th, 2012
Honestly, if you send your resumé in, what is the worst thing that could happen? Oh right, they could hire you.