Steve Van Buren
If 203 victories, 2 Cy Young Awards and over 2,000 strike-outs aren’t enough for entrance into the Hall of Fame, I’m not sure what is.
“You couldn’t find a nicer person. Wonderful human being,” said Bill Mackrides, a backup quarterback for the Birds in the late ’40s and early ’50s.
Everything about him seemed like moving granite. From his familiar grin to Eagles’ fans, to the way he sloshed through the dirty Shibe Park snow in 1948 in the NFL championship, to the way he’d bull through defenders, to that famous manly, jutting jaw.
By Merrill Reese: Records fell as the Eagles buried the Jets 45-19 yesterday at The Linc and stayed alive in the NFC East. Shady McCoy scored three rushing touchdowns to eclipse the season touchdown total […]
By Merrill Reese: Shady McCoy is the bright spot in an Eagles season that gives the phrase, “lackluster” new depth. Shady’s now gained well over 1100 rushing yards and he’s scored 15 touchdowns. The Eagles […]