Our last football entry reviewing the first half of the Philadelphia Eagles season ended with the following:
“If the Eagles continue to play this way, there will be many plaques and trophies in their future . . . Check back here (hopefully in February) to read the Philadelphia Eagles season review.
Well, we’re thrilled to say we told you so because it’s February and here are we celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles’ championship victory! That entry’s title began, “Carson Wentz & the…” whereas this one started off a bit differently. That part we certainly couldn’t have predicted.
Next Man Up
In Week 14, starting quarterback and MVP-favorite Carson Wentz went down with a torn ACL, putting him on the sidelines for the remainder of the season. The Eagles were forced to turn the offense over to Nick Foles. He, along with the rest of the team, stepped up, essentially going undefeated (discounting the last regular season game which was insignificant; Foles only played one series), culminating in their league championship victory.
After defeating the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the playoffs, the Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings in the conference championship to earn the George Halas trophy. Finally, the team brought the Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia for the first time in its 51-year history! Foles took home MVP honors for the big game after becoming the first player to both throw and catch a touchdown pass in said game.
Commemorate Good Times
To honor this major accomplishment, we’ve devised two limited edition Spike’s Laminated E-A-G-L-E-S Wood Plaques that contain actual full-sized, permanently laminated pages from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
One commemorative plaque encases the front page of the publication’s sports section from Mon., Jan 22, showcasing the team’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the conference championship, earning them the right to fight for the league championship. The headline reads “Suped Up!” with a picture of Jeffrey Lurie, the team’s owner, hoisting the George Halas trophy and head coach Doug Pederson standing beside him.
The other plaque contains the front page of the Feb. 5 edition of the newspaper, highlighting the Eagle’s win in the big game with the headline reading “At Last!”, showing Nick Foles as he hoisted the coveted Lombardi Trophy while confetti rained down around him.
Whether your New Jersey football league needs trophies or you want to commemorate this momentous occasion with limited edition souvenirs, you know who to call! For more regarding Spike’s Trophies and our multitude of plaques and athletic trophies in New Jersey, please call 855-652-4030.