Philly Special

The Inside Story of How the Philadelphia Eagles Won Their First Super Bowl Championship
Narrated by: Barry Abrams
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sal Paolantonio of ESPN takes listeners inside the improbable 2017 championship season of the Philadelphia Eagles - from training camp to the first Super Bowl title in franchise history. This is the inside story you will get nowhere else - from the team's storybook start to the nail-biting victory over the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, featuring the "Philly Special", perhaps the most memorable play in Super Bowl history.  

Through exclusive interviews, listeners will learn how the Eagles overcame Carson Wentz's season-ending injury, how the team defied the odds and the critics, and how they beat the greatest dynasty in modern pro football. With exclusive inside access, Paolantonio reveals a rare look into the dynamic between head Coach Doug Pederson, backup quarterback and eventual Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles, and the many individuals who stepped up and answered the call at the right times.  

Paolantonio captures the mood of the team week by week, every step of the way, profiling numerous key players, coaches, and much, much more.

©2018 Sal Paolantonio (P)2019 Tantor

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This is Special

Thank You Sal Pal! First off this is a great story and it is very well told by our friend Sal. My only regret, is that seeing how Sal is such a great orator that he didn’t read the story on this audiobook

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A Super Bowl book from A Super Bowl Writer.

Just an amazing account of Philly's Super Bowl victory. Sal is indeed a super writer.

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Great job of telling the story of the 2017 Eagles

Even if you’ve watched Super Bowl 52 over and over (as I have) and the wonderful NFL Films features about it, and even if you’re not an Eagles fan, this is a wonderful presentation of an excellent book and very worthwhile.

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The Sal Paolantonio Story

Sal doesnt miss a chance to talk about himself. Full of cliches and annoyingly bad voice characterizations by the narrator. Quit after chapter four.