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The Eagles join the NFL in 1933 as a replacement team for the bankrupt Frankfort Yellow Jackets when a group let by Bert Bell secured the rights for an NFL franchise in Philadelphia.
They are in the East Division of the National Football Conference in the NFL.
The Eagles play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Their headquarters and practice facilities is located at in the NovaCare Training Complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Temple Owls also play their home game at Lincoln Financial Field.
In 1933, the NFL awarded an expansion to a syndicate headed by University of Pennsylvania teammates Bert Bell and Lud Wray.
The Frankford Yellow Jackets now the Philadelphia Eagles, NFL franchise won the NFL Championship in 1926 and went bankrupt midway during the season. in 1931.
In exchange for an entry fee of $3,500, and assumed debt a total of $11,000 that was owed to 3 other NFL teams.
The Bell and Wray Group were awarded the assets of the failed Frankfort Yellow Jackets franchise.
Bell and Wray named the new franchise the Philadelphia Eagles rumors inspiration from the Blue Eagle insignia of the National Recovery Administration, the centerpiece of President Franklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal.
The Eagles inherited the NFL rights to the Philadelphia area and played its first game against the New York Giants on October 15, 1933 at the Polo Ground in New York City. The Eagles lost 56-0. The Eagles roster consisted of former Penn, Temple and Villanova University.
Evolutions of the NFL Draft
Do to the inability to complete against New York Giants, Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers who had won all but one title during 1927 - 1934, the only other team to won was the Providence Steam Roller of 1928.
In 1935 Bert Bell, proposed an annual college draft to equalize talent across the league. This college draft revolutionize professional sports. Teams selected players in order of where they finish in the the standings.
This concept is practice today , which increased fan interest by guaranteeing that even the worst team would have an opportunity for the chance to select the best in college football.
The NFL Draft along with the NFL combine and Pro Day has become a third season for the NFL .
NFL Free agency is the second season. The NFL Draft is so successful that I research and study for the event and I make plans to do nothing but watch the NFL Draft.
The Eagles fans are among the most loyal fans in the NFL. They consistently rank in the top 3 in attendance and have sold out every game since 1999. In a poll by Sports Illustrated, 321 NFL players voted that Eagles fans were the most intimidating fan in the NFL.
They have booed Santa Claus and had a court at the old Veteran Memorial Stadium. The New Stadium at Lincoln Financial Field does not have a court. Fan behavior improved so the court ended in 2003.
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