Fifty years after they won the NFL championship, owner Jeffrey Lurie and the Philadelphia Eagles celebrated the 1960 NFL champion Eagles this past weekend, Mark Kram of the Philadelphia Daily News reported.
“From across the country, the Eagles arrived in Philadelphia Friday evening, checked into their hotel and convened for a cocktail party,” wrote Kram. “On Saturday, they had brunch at the NovaCare Complex, watched practice, held an autograph session at Franklin Field and attended a dinner in their honor at Lincoln Financial Field.
“Yesterday, they again had brunch, donned the old jerseys and boarded the trolley (above, left) with their family members,” Kram continued. “In a poignant ceremony at halftime of the season opener between another generation of Eagles and Packers, the old ’60 champs were introduced one by one to the appreciative crowd.”
Tommy McDonald, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who caught an Eagles’ touchdown pass in the game, said of the weekend, “It was absolutely amazing.”
McDonald’s 1960 teammates Eddie Khayat and Pete Retzlaff echoed his sentiments.
“[The] whole weekend was wonderful,” said Retzlaff.
“Everything was first class,” added Khayat.
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