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Professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia Eagles is a member the East Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
  • This professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • They won three NFL titles and made two Super Bowl appearances, losing both (in 1980 to the Oakland Raiders and in 2004 to the New England Patriots).
  • The club was established in 1933 as a replacement for the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets after a syndicate led by future NFL commissioner Bert Bell purchased the rights to a Philadelphia franchise from the league.
  • The Eagles were named after the Blue Eagle, a symbol used for the New Deal stimulus programs initiated during the Great Depression.
  • Jerry Robinson was the Eagles first round choice in 1979, the first for 3 years.
  • Joe Scarpati was the holder on the historic field goal.
  • The Lincoln Financial Field is their home stadium.
  • On April 4, 2012, they added Demetress Bell to the team in a five-year deal.
  • Jeffrey Lurie bought the Eagles on May 6, 1994 from then-owner Norman Braman for an estimated $185 million.
  • The club is now estimated to be the 11th most valuable sports team, worth $1.12 billion, as valuated in 2011 by Forbes.
  • For the 2012 season Nike took over from Reebok as the NFL's official apparel licensee but Eagles decided that they would not be adopting Nike's "Elite 51" uniform technology.
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