If Football's a Religion, Why Don't We Have a Prayer?: Philadelphia, Its Faithful, and the Eternal Quest for Sports Salvation

If Football s a Religion Why Don t We Have a Prayer Philadelphia Its Faithful and the Eternal Quest for Sports Salvation The last time a Philadelphia professional sports team won a championship Ronald Reagan was in the White House and Return of the Jedi was number one at the box office No city with all four major sport

  • Title: If Football's a Religion, Why Don't We Have a Prayer?: Philadelphia, Its Faithful, and the Eternal Quest for Sports Salvation
  • Author: Jere Longman
  • ISBN: 9780060843731
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • The last time a Philadelphia professional sports team won a championship, Ronald Reagan was in the White House and Return of the Jedi was number one at the box office No city with all four major sports has gone longer without one The local NFL franchise, the Eagles, has not won a title since 1960, putting its devoted fans through decades of futility and heartbreak.PepperThe last time a Philadelphia professional sports team won a championship, Ronald Reagan was in the White House and Return of the Jedi was number one at the box office No city with all four major sports has gone longer without one The local NFL franchise, the Eagles, has not won a title since 1960, putting its devoted fans through decades of futility and heartbreak.Peppered with riotous anecdotes about the grandstand brawlers and football lunatics who make Philadelphia one of the most entertaining places in America to watch a game, If Football s a Religion, Why Don t We Have a Prayer is the hilarious day by day account of the operatic passion of Eagles fans in the buildup to the team s first Super Bowl appearance since 1981 With outrageous detail and beer on your shoes reporting, New York Times sportswriter and longtime Philly resident Jere Longman reveals what happens when the losingest sports town in America finally has a shot at winning it all.

    One thought on “If Football's a Religion, Why Don't We Have a Prayer?: Philadelphia, Its Faithful, and the Eternal Quest for Sports Salvation”

    1. Funny book, especially if you are one of the long suffering Philadelphia Eagles fans the book celebrates. The book has a fatal flaw however, in that Longman is NOT an Eagles fan. He makes it clear he is a lifelong sportswriter, and as such, cheers for no one. As a result, he doesn not quite throw himself into the action the way Warren St. John does with "Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer", so he has no real vested interest in the Birds inevitable collapse against the Patriots.

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