Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadephia Eagles are a professional football team, currently competing the highly competitive East Division of the National Football Conference (NFC). The football club was established in 1933 as a replacement for the Frankford Yellow Jackets after they declared bankruptcy. The Eagles were named ater the Blue Eagle, a symbol used for the new stimulus programs established during the Great Depression. Future NFL Commisioner Brent Bell purchased the rights to the franchise from the league and the rise of one of the most storybook NFL franchises took off. While the Eagles are now considered one of the most succesful franchises, having won 3 NFL titles and made two superbowl appearances, times were not always great for them. During their first decade, the Eagles would undergo several losing seasons. It would not be until 1957 that the Eagles would win their first ever NFL title. Since then, the Eagles have constantly been a competitive season, making the playoffs in many of the playoffs since. While the Eagles play a unique brand of football, it is the fans of the Philadelphia that have made a name for themselves. Studies that attempt to rank the 32 fan bases in the NFL have consistently placed Eagles fans among the best in the league. The American City Business Journals, which conducts a regular study to determine the most loyal fans in the NFL, rankes the Eagles third in both 1999 and 2006. The 2006 study callaed the fans incredibly loyal, noting that they filled 99.8 percent% of the seats in the stadium over the past decade! It has become evident that win or lose, Eagles fans can be counted on to fill their stadium. As of August 2008, the team had sold out 71 consecutive home games and had over 70,000 fans on the team's waiting list for season tickets. It does not look they will have trouble finding fans for a long time. Even in poor season, such as in 2005 when the Eagles missed the playoffs with a dismal 6-10 record, the Eagles tickets for the next season were sold out minutes after they became available to the public. However, while the fans are loyal, they have also been known as cruel and violent. Incidents such as harassing visiting teasm fans, women are common. In addition, there have been a few incidents where the fire alarm at the visiting teams hotel had gone off at 3am in the morning on game day. Sounds a little suspicious? While they may be cruel, there is no doubting their love, loyalty and dedication for their home team. The fans of Eagles feel like they can be the 13th man on the field who can help push the Eagles to even greater success. 

Eagles Fight Song

Fly, Eagles Fly, on The Road to Victory!

Fight, Eagles, Fight, Score a Touchdown 1-2-3!

Hit 'em low, hit 'em high,

And watch our Eagles fly!

Fly, Eagles fly, On The Road to Victory!

E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles!