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Philadelphia Title Team Notes Continued

February 9, 2018

First, the Philadelphia Flyers and their first Stanley Cup title, in just their seventh season won in1974.

They kept the by and large pattern of Philadelphia teams earning first or significant crowns, vs great teams, all of whom going backward or forward, won as many as two titles in 3 seasons and in other cases achieved more impressive titles/spans numbers.

The ’74 Flyers “6’d” a Boston Bruins’ team that won titles in ’70 and ’72 with great players, Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito and were a record breaking top points team in 1971, to win their first title.

The 1960 Eagles’ title, the last one before last Sunday was achieved vs the Green Bay Packers.

“G.B”. became a great team going forward, winning 5 titles in 7 seasons (1961-1967).

The city’s first Super Bowl victory was gained vs a New England Patriots franchise that had “garnered” ( an earlier Eagles team had Charlie Garner and an ode to James Garner and recognition that all lives matter including Eric Garner’s–our promised “name” thing will follow) 2 of the last 3 Supe titles.

New England has 5 titles, the first won in 2001, all with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

When the whatever cleared (not dust) last Sunday, the Eagles most recent titles had in effect left two great coaches Bill Belichick and Vince Lombardi tied with a record 5 NFL crowns.

“Phil” handed Lombardi his only playoff loss of any kind in 1960, and Sunday past, kept Belichick still striving to pass Lombardi, for the most NFL coaching titles.

 

LeGarrette Blount pictured above and Chris Long, whose father Howie “titled” with the ’83 Raiders, both played on last year’s New England Super Bowl winning team and are current Eagles’ title team members.

Blount had a rushing touchdown in the Supe, his eleventh career ‘offs td.

Additionally this was Blount’s third title one less than the great player, Mel Blount achieved with the Pittsburgh Steelers. That is our name thing Coombs/Combs yesterday, Blount/Blount oday.

I drop names to praise Mel Blount’s kindness. My late friend Beano Cook had trouble walking and sat alone at a function honoring the great Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mel Blount came over and spent a great deal of quality time with a man sitting alone. That was appreciated by Beano and remembered fondly by me.

 

 

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