If you're anything like me, then the holidays are one of the few times out of the year when you actually have enough time to relax and crack open a book. Thankfully, the folks at Independent Publishers were nice enough to help me stave off the boredom by sending me a copy of Chuck Carlson's newest book: 100 Things Eagles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. I figured that this would be the perfect way to start an Eagles-themed book review feature here on BGN, so let us know what you think in the comments section and, if you like it enough, we can make this a regular feature.
As you might expect from the title, Carlson's book is presented in a list format, which makes it good for either extended reading or for just polishing off an entry or two while the turkey's in the oven. The book's 244 pages are chock full of Eagles factoids, ranging from the franchise's first years under Bert Bell all the way to last year's Miracle at the New Meadowlands.
Many of the guys here at BGN know the old stories of the Pickle Juice Game, the Fog Bowl or even the Body Bag Game, but there are plenty of other tales to tell. For instance, did you know that long before Tim Tebow inadvertently started the "Tebowing" craze, the Eagles created the original tradition of dropping to one knee courtesy of Herb Lusk, a.k.a. "The Praying Tailback"? How about that the rabid 1950s defense led by Chuck Bednarik and Bucko Kilroy was originally (and justifiably) called "The Suicide Seven"?
Read on to find out how you can win a copy, courtesy of BGN.
While the book is presented as "a must-have guide for true fans of the Philadelphia Eagles," it's a great way for even the most casual fan to learn about some of the greatest moments and people throughout franchise history. Philadelphia has a reputation for having some of the most knowledgeable fans in the NFL so, if you want to be one of them, grab yourself a copy of 100 Things Eagles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.
However, if you're a little short on cash (and who isn't this time of year?), you can try to win one. In the comments section below, give us your best prediction for the score of this Sunday's game against the Jets. The lucky guy or girl with the correct winning team and closest score will get a copy of the book sent to them - hopefully, just in time for Christmas.