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Philly Special
Philly Special

Philly Special

The Inside Story of How the Philadelphia Eagles Won Their First Super Bowl Championship
By Sal Paolantonio

SPORTS & RECREATION

336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $25.95 (US $25.95) (CA $34.95)

ISBN 9781629376349

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Aug 2018)

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Overview

A commemorative recap of the reigning Super Bowl winners and their first championship in franchise history, researched and reported by Philly-native Paolantonio
Sal Paolantonio of ESPN takes readers 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, readers 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, back-up 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.

Author Biography

SAL PAOLANTONIO is an Emmy-award winning national correspondent for ESPN, covering the NFL for SportsCenter and Sunday NFL Countdown. He is the host of The NFL Matchup Show. He is a former sportswriter and political correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer and served as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy.

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Philly Special

The Inside Story of How the Philadelphia Eagles Won Their First Super Bowl Championship

By Sal Paolantonio 

 

Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, sofman@ipgbook.com

 

The running back took the snap. The tight end threw the pass. The quarterback caught the ball. Not exactly a textbook play, but then again, the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles didn’t exactly have a textbook season. It was more of a fairy tale.

 

In Philly Special: The Inside Story of How the Philadelphia Eagles Won Their First Super Bowl Championship (Triumph Books, August 14, 2018) ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio chronicles the team’s remarkable run to Super Bowl glory. Paolantonio combines his passion for Eagles football with his insider access and decades of sports journalism experience to present an authoritative look at how Coach Doug Pederson brought the city its first Lombardi Trophy. With a professional’s talent and a true fan’s enthusiasm, Paolantonio shares his behind-the-scenes story of the 2017 season with an accessible, honest voice and a veteran sportswriter’s clarity.  Highlights include:

 

  • Exclusive interviews with the biggest personalities from the entire Eagles organization
  • Insights on how Pederson overcame the loss of star QB Carson Wentz and embraced the role of the underdog
  • The most sensational play in Super Bowl history, and how it helped a second year NFL coach take down a dynasty
  • Game-by-game analysis of the entire season and postseason, featuring insights from key players and personnel
  • What to expect as the team aims to build on its success in the Pederson Era

 

Philly Special does justice to its subject, combining quality reporting with passion for Eagles football. This great new keepsake will bring value to longtime diehards and the new generation of fans alike. No Eagles fan’s library is complete without it. 

 

About the Author:

Sal Paolantonio is a national correspondent for ESPN, covering the NFL for SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, and ESPN.com. He hosts ESPN’s NFL Matchup on Sunday mornings. He is a former sportswriter and political correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

 

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