Today in Philly Sports History: Eagle Fans Cheer Irvin's Career-Ending Injury,

Today in Philly Sports History: Eagle Fans Cheer Irvin's Career-Ending Injury,

Busy couple of days for #88 in Eagles History. When citing examples of Philly sports fans being assholes, only Santa Claus getting booed back in 1968 is cited more frequently than the way Birds fans reacted to the Eagles' game against the Cowboys back at the Vet in 1999. Late in the first quarter, Dallas wideout Michael Irvin caught a short pass from QB Troy Aikman, and a combination of hits from Eagles cornerback Bobby Taylor and safety Tim Hauck twisted Irvin's neck awkwardly. As he was wheeled off on a stretcher, thousands of Green-Bleeders cheered at the misfortune that had befallen the Hall-of-Fame receiver that had burned them for over a decade.

However, what those fans likely (hopefully) failed to realize was that the injury didn't just end Irvin's game, it ended his career, #88 sustained a spinal cord injury that meant he never played another second in the National Football League. Needless to say, the Vet faithful caught some heat for their rejoicing in their rival's ruin. ""It disgusted me to death," said teammate Emmitt Smith. " This is just a game. Life, paralyzation and death are a reality. Sport is sport." Even the Birds themselves came down hard. "I know our fans pride themselves on being tough, but that wasn't tough," said receiver Charles Johnson. ""That was just plain ignorant."

Incidentally, the Eagles did end up winning the game 13-10, on a hookup between Johnson and QB Doug Pederson in the fourth quarter.

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

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AJ Brodeur posts 20 points and 13 rebounds as Penn beats La Salle in Big 5 opener

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AJ Brodeur posts 20 points and 13 rebounds as Penn beats La Salle in Big 5 opener


Devon Goodman scored 21 points and AJ Brodeur added 20 points with 13 rebounds as Penn defeated La Salle 75-59 on Wednesday night in the opener of the Big 5 series at the Palestra.

Ryan Betley had 18 points and eight rebounds for Penn (2-1), which pulled away with a 17-0 run early in the second half.

Jordan Dingle, who led the Quakers in scoring heading into the contest with 23 points per game, had 5 points on 2-of-10 shooting.

Isiah Deas and freshman Ayinde Hikim came off the bench to score 31 points for the Explorers (1-1) — Deas 17 and Hikim 14. Scott Spencer had six rebounds.

David Beatty, who led the Explorers in scoring coming into the matchup with 15.0 points per game, shot only 20 percent in the game (1 of 5).

Penn held a 47-30 advantage on the boards, including 31 defensive rebounds. The Quakers also scored 25 points off turnovers and had 13 assists. Brodeur led with four.

Penn matches up against Lafayette on the road on Tuesday. La Salle plays Temple at home on Saturday.