[ad_1] The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the oldest franchises in the entire National Football League. Over the years, there have been some great players that have played for the team too. The Eagles as a team have played in a number of great, even important, games over the years. Here is a look at five things you may not know about the Philadelphia Eagles. 1. The Philadelphia Eagles joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1931, replacing the Frankford Yellow Jackets which had gone bankrupt. The team’s name was inspired by the eagle insignia of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s National Recovery Act. 2. The first touchdown pass that quarterback Donovan McNabb ever threw in the NFL was thrown to Chad Lewis and came in the fourth quarter of a 44-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the 11th game of the 1999 season. 3. No Philadelphia Eagles player has gone to more Pro Bowls than linebacker Chuck Bednarik went to eight during his career (1950-54, 1956-57, and 1960). Tied for second on the list at seven Pro Bowls apiece are defensive back Brian Dawkins and defensive lineman Reggie White. 4. The college that the Eagles have drafted the […]

[ad_1] Yes Vick is a Hall of Famer and it’s really based on one specific point; you can’t tell the story of football history without mentioning his name; and trust me we’re not talking about a footnote. Michael Vick was a phenomenon on the field. No one had ever seen such athletic ability from the quarterback position. This was more than an Otto Graham, a Doug Flutie, Steve Young or even a Randall Cunningham. Vick had a sick juke equipped with tremendous vision and a great sense of pressure. Posting a sub 4.2 40 yard dash time doesn’t hurt either. Vick’s hall of fame career began with establishing a football hall of fame college career. Virginia Tech was the spot to be when Michael took the field. Hell Michael was so electrifying it place unfair expectations on his kid brother Marcus. Nonetheless Vick led the Hokies to an ACC championship game with an unforgettable performance against the then dominant powerhouse of Miami. Vick was selected number one overall to the Atlanta Falcons. In franchise history, I don’t believe Atlanta has had such a polarizing figure in their city. Everyone had a number 7 Atlanta Falcon jersey. On Madden, it was […]

[ad_1] I'm sure you have noticed you are currently able to come across a fantasy sports league for almost every sport there is. Understandably, if you're an eager sports fan, as I am, you may already realize this fantasy sports craze. Nonetheless, realizing how to master building your own team and joining your own league is going to be a novel experience for several people, including those that already understand all about sports. What I have discovered is that you need to understand the draft picks, particularly when it relates to building a team that wins and that is true of any sports team, regardless if they are real or fantasy. There is a little diplomacy needed for those that are making a fantasy sports team, that's because you already understand that everyone is going to pick the finest players in any given position, whenever they could. The main element is to realize what areas you need to stand out in and to go after a few consistent players in that area. You never know when someone will become hurt, even first-class pitchers in fantasy baseball aren't consistent all of the time Whenever you want to really know the fantasy […]

[ad_1] Since I was a child, it has been my aspiration to travel to developing countries around the world, helping, teaching and assisting children, in some kind of humanitarian work. I had never imagined that I wouldn’t actually need to travel that far to fulfill my dream. The situation came to find me in my home country. In the past couple of years, I have been repeatedly surprised to find activities, usually featuring in large aid organization advertisements (like distributing food to people in need) already happening in my home town. Since the onset of the refugee crisis, there have also been the typical refugee camps and I found myself doing the so-called ‘field’ work – literally next door… This little background information puts the article’s topic in context. Much has been said and written about the rise of neo-fascist, extreme right-wing parties in Greece, since the economic crisis began. Before 2009, such groups were hardly heard of, their followers less than 0.5% of the electorate and this is perhaps the reason why we were a little late to take notice. Since then, we have seen the rise of the far right, especially as the economic crisis continues and at […]

[ad_1] Service-based businesses have to work continually harder at attracting new clients due to the lack of tangible product to market. Instead, professionals must find ways to grow their client base at a relatively low cost. When I talk about cost, I am not only talking about fiscal value. Service providers have only time to sell, so you do not want to be using up all your time chasing new leads. Now most of us are all aware of the power of Google. Google AdWords are conveniently placed on the tops of search lists but are costly and often ignored by savvy modern consumers. Organic search rankings are much better received and if you can get your name on the top page (first ten results) you are well ahead of the pack. But what if you can not? What if there are 40,000 businesses in your industry or you have been black-listed by Google for something you do not even know that you did? How will you get traffic to your website then? Manually directing customers via link backs, affiliate marketing and article writing is a fantastic way to get traffic. It really does work – but at what cost? […]

[ad_1] Today, most Defensive Coordinators will tell you that they are a spill team. That means that they want to keep the ball going sideline to sideline, and prevent it from cutting up the field. Every defense uses the principle of a “Contain player” as well. The contain player is the player who stops the spill. In our 4-3 Defense, we say that everyone in the defensive front is a spill player, and one player (to each side) is the “box” player. The box player, quite simply, boxes the play and forces it back to the inside. That’s in a perfect world, of course. Many coaches use the term, “Force” player instead of “Contain” or “Box” because they want that player to force the ball to change direction in some way. Either the ball carrier needs to turn back to the inside, where help is, or he needs to bubble the ball back to try to go around the force player. If the ball carrier is forced to bubble back, that gives the pursuit from the inside a chance to get there. It also means the player is closer to pinning himself to the sideline. The sideline is the 12th […]

[ad_1] Mick Kupchak was reduced to tears today as Yao Ming signed a 5-year, 75 million dollar deal with the Houston Rockets. But this isn’t about Mitch Kupchak at all. Yao Ming is one of the top centers in basketball(mainly a reflection of the declining quality of centers in the NBA), and is now paid like one. Just by looking at a list of NBA salaries, Yao Ming’s annual average salary of 15 million would rank 4th next season, right behind Kevin Garnett. Is Yao Ming anywhere near as good as Kevin Garnett? The answer right now is no, but to be fair, they do play different positions. Despite his lack of game-changing skill, the Rockets had to lock up Yao Ming to a large deal. If he had hit the open market, someone would have paid him more. Why pay this much money to someone who didn’t even average a double double last season? There are a variety of factors: 1. Zydrunas Ilgauskas got paid. When a borderline good center like Ilgauskas gets paid 11 million per year, it drives up the salaries for other centers. Thus you end up with the actual good centers like Yao Ming wanting […]

[ad_1] The Washington Redskins, surprising to most who are unfamiliar with the NFL, are actually located in Washington D.C. They play their games at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, and are part of the NFC East in the NFL. The Washington Redskins are the second most valuable NFL team with more than $1.5 billion in worth. They have been a member of the NFL since 1932, although they weren’t always known as the Washington Redskins. The Washington Redskins team, which started as the Boston “Football” Braves, has played in 11 championship games, and won five. Three of those were Super Bowl titles, and they have played in a total of five Super Bowls. Four of those appearances occurred during the reign of coach Joe Gibbs.   Interestingly, the Redskins are one of two teams in the NFL that has an official marching band. Their fight song is “Hail to the Redskins”, and they were one of the first teams with a fight song. Their original team title, the Boston “Football” Braves, was changed to the Boston Redskins in 1933. Then, in 1937, they moved to Washington D.C., and became the Washington Redskins, which they have remained to this day. The […]

[ad_1] The best vintage turntables have a charm often missing in modern turntables. Whilst modern turntables are aesthetically minimalistic, which suits some, vintage turntables have a warm aesthetic that pleases the eye. What’s more, vintage turntables are talking points within a room, or match decor within a house. A brand new Rega would stand out like a sore thumb in a 1950s era house with wooden floorboards and antique furnishings. Therefore, vintage turntables provide a superb alternative to new turntables. The best vintage turntables are at least as good as modern turntables at the same price point. It must be said that the real upper echelon audiophile turntables are a great deal better than anything made 20 years ago, but vintage turntables are competitive right up until around the ten thousand dollar mark. This article will only discuss the best vintage turntables, so if you’re after something more affordable, perhaps check out the Dual section, as they provide just about the best bang for buck from a vintage turntables perspective. Here’s the great news though: if you’re handy at restoration, or want to gradually upgrade a turntable, the best vintage turntables provide excellent and varied upgrade paths that will keep […]

[ad_1] How much time should I spend entertaining my customers? Good question. The world of the field salesperson is changing rapidly these days, and everything is in question. The practice of entertaining customers is one of those issues that needs to be rethought. First, let's consider whether or not you should entertain your customers. In these days of e-commerce and Internet communication, is there a place for this age-old practice? Consider this experience of mine. I had a high-potential account that did not respond to my efforts. Months went by, and I could get nowhere in this huge account. My company owned four season tickets to the University of Michigan football games, and it was my turn to use them. I invited the head of the purchasing department from that account and her spouse to join my wife and I. We spent the afternoon together, first enjoying a traditional tail-gate meal, then a great college football game. Immediately thereafter, however, I began to do business in that account. Business grew continually until it eventually became my largest account. The football game was the turning point in the relationship. It was not that I gained "inside" information. We did not even […]