The 1960 Philadelphia Eagles: A Season That Needs To Be Remembered and Learned

September 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's probably safe to say that half the fans in attendance at Sunday's home and season opener against the Green Bay Packers either weren't born or were too young to remember the 1960 Philadelphia Eagles Championship season.
Most probably don't know who led the team in rushing, receptions, interceptions, or whatever stat you want to toss out there.
Is it really necessary to honor an event that occurred 50 years ago?
The ceremony will allow fans to learn names like Clearance Peaks (team leader with 465 rushing yards), Pete Retzlaff (team leader with 46 receptions), and Don Burroughs, who picked off nine passes.
Perhaps fans will also understand the significance of the championship, as it marked the only time Vince Lombardi lost a playoff game in his career.
Think about that for a moment.
In 10 seasons as a head coach, Lombardi went to the playoffs six times and walked away as a champion five times. His teams played in 10 playoff...

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