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A member of a mainline Philadelphia family and captain and quarterback of Penn in 1919, De Benneville "Bert" Bell took the pro football plunge in 1933 by acquiring, with co-owner Lud Wray, a Philadelphia franchise to replace the Frankford Yellowjackets (formed in 1924, won a League Championship in 1926, folded in 1931). The franchise agreement required Bell's team to pay off a percentage of the debts left by the Yellowjackets. Joining the league at the same time was Art Rooney with a franchise in Pittsburgh. Bell and Rooney became close friends. Bell named the team "Eagles" after the blue eagle symbol of the National Recovery Administration that had been created in 1933 as part of Franlin Roosevelt's "New Deal" to lift America out of the Depression. The NRA was soon declared unconstitutional and Bell must have wished that his Eagles franchise could also be similarly eradicated. Almost totally unsuccessful both on the field and at the gate1 the Eagles were put up for auction in their third year. But Bell was the only bidder.and he obtained sole rights to the team for $4,500. He then took on the coaching chores to add to the general manager, ticket manager and press agent jobs he already held. Even during these rough early years, Bell made his first lasting contribution to the National Football League by proposing the annual college draft as the only way the league could create continuing competitive equality. The revolutionary new plan was adopted in time for the 1936 draft. Ironically, the team that benefitted least from Bell's idea was the Eagles. Bell was unable to sign a single one of his drafted players in that first year.

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1 Your Philadelphia Eagles!
An all multiple choice quiz about the NFLs Eagles. Have fun. :-)
Average
10 Q
Nightmare
Dec 28 06
1944 plays
2 Soaring With the Eagles
A quiz about the last 30 years or so of Philadelphia Eagles football.
Tough
10 Q
malcolmsex
Nov 01 03
1281 plays
3 Eagles Jerseys They Wore [2]
The 2nd quiz in the line of Eagles jersey questions. Like the first, if you are a fan of the Birds, these should be fun for you.
Average
10 Q
jpdubl07
Jan 12 07
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4 Philadelphia Eagles History
A short quiz on general history of The Philadelphia Eagles football team. E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!
Difficult
10 Q
Big_T_Foot
Jul 16 02
1437 plays
5 Eagle Draft Day Blues
Eagle draft picks. There's been some Good, some Bad, and plenty of Ugly.
Tough
10 Q
SunrayDon
Dec 07 05
651 plays
6 Philadelphia Eagle's Draft Gaffes
For the past several seasons, the Eagles have been one of the more successful franchises in the NFL. But prior to that, their draft picks had many fans scratching their heads. How well do you remember ( or want to remember ) the mistakes ?
Difficult
10 Q
laranko5
Jan 14 04
927 plays
7 All About the Eagles [1]
Are you a true Eagles fan? Let's see! Enjoy!
Tough
10 Q
jaknginger
Jun 21 08
549 plays
8 Eagles Jerseys They Wore [1]
If you are an Eagles fan, you'll have no trouble with this one. See if you remember what jersey number these past and present Eagles wore/wear.
Average
10 Q
jpdubl07
Jan 09 07
876 plays
9 All About the Eagles [2]
An additional little something about the Eagles! Enjoy!
Average
10 Q
jaknginger
Jun 24 08
513 plays
10 The Best Of Philly
How much do you know about the top performers in Eagle history?
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15 Q
SunrayDon
Dec 12 05
921 plays
11 More Philadelphia Eagles
Here are some more Eagles, some good, some very bad.
Difficult
10 Q
luked54
May 23 03
972 plays
12 The Eagles of Philadelphia
For long suffering Eagles fans this will dredge up some bad memories of this team we still love and always breaks our hearts.
Difficult
10 Q
lukeshine
Jul 01 00
1956 plays
13 Philadelphia Eagles Jersey Numbers
A mix of players from my favorite professional sports team and their jersey numbers. Enjoy!
Tough
10 Q
tweezerjam
Jan 21 09
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* Name the Eagle who played with an unbuttoned chin strap?
* Who was the starting quarterback for the 1972 Eagles?
* Who did the Eagles trade for Ron Jaworski?
* Who was the Eagles coach between Marion Campbell and Buddy Ryan?
* What two numbers did Roman Gabriel wear during his Eagles career?


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