Philadelphia Eagles: from Torment to Triumph

By NFLSportChannel
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Published: April 19, 2009

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... and heartache were still sweeping over the walls of Lincoln Financial Field, towards the I-95 ramp, down the Broad Street exit, and all the way to city hall.

Yes, this was a dreary but well-known feeling to most Philadelphia sports fans, but the frigid winter air that night carried something a little extra. What that additional ingredient may have been cannot be articulated for sure, but, as the city of Philadelphia wept in agony over a third consecutive NFC championship loss, a pessimistic cloud cast its shadow over the City of Brotherly Love.

Surely, Philadelphia had experienced its fair share of sports heartbreaksi.e. 23 years of them, but something was different after the Eagles' three-year catastrophe. Suddenly Philadelphians everywhere entered into a long state of depressionlocal hangouts lost their appeal, cursing off New Yorkers became more than just a recreation...

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