3 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About The Philadelphia Eagles

There’s a chill in the air, the kids are getting ready to go back to school, and pools are starting to close down — fall is almost here! Village Catering knows firsthand that to many Philadelphians, the fall season is the time to cheer the Eagles on to another season of victory. Before another football season starts, brush up on your Eagles trivia with these interesting facts about Philadelphia’s favorite team.

  • The Philadelphia Eagles played in the first televised football game. The game took place on October 22nd, 1939. The Eagles unfortunately lost to the Brooklyn Football Dodgers, a team that no longer exists.
  • Many Philadelphians consider Pittsburgh’s NFL team, the Steelers, to be the main rival of the Eagles. But did you know that these two foes briefly came together to form a single team? World War II created a massive football player shortage when many players went overseas to fight in Europe. In Pennsylvania, so many players were drafted that neither the Eagles nor the Steelers had a full roster. In 1943, the two teams merged to form the “Steagles,” a 25-man squad made up of a mash of both teams’ remaining players. The brief union ended next year when many players returned from abroad.
  • The trophy awarded to the winner of the Super Bowl is the Vince Lombardi Trophy — named after the legendary commander of the Green Bay Packers. Under his control, the Packers only lost a single playoff game. The victor? The Philadelphia Eagles! In the 1960 NFL Championship Game, the Eagles claimed the playoff victory over the Packers with a score of 17-13.

Are you ready to cheer the Eagles onto another Super Bowl championship? No matter which team you’re rooting for, Village Catering has the tailgate catering you need to fuel an entire season of football. Give our team a call today at 215-437-3337 to learn more or get started!