Philly Special
Philly Special

Philly Special

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


336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $18.95 (CA $24.95) (US $18.95)

ISBN 9781629377414

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2019)


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A commemorative recap of the team's 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.


"This book is truly special—I loved it!" —Doug Pederson, head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles

"This book is the story of redemption and resilience, of taking chances and beating the odds. It's what we love about football and teamwork and sports in America. You will not be able to put it down. Philly Special is truly special." —Dan Patrick, host of The Dan Patrick Show

"Philly Special is special because of Sal Paolantonio. Sal takes you behind the curtain for an indepth look at why the Eagles had a one of the greatest runs in NFL history. The unprecedented access Sal received from the Eagles organization gives readers information that you flat out don't get anywhere else. A must-read for any football fan!" —Ron Jaworski, NFL analyst and former Eagles quarterback

"No matter how passionate and informed a fan you are of football or the Eagles, you do not know the whole story of one of the most consequential and improbable championships in NFL history until you hear it from Sal. Details and insight you will not get anywhere else make this book a must for anyone who has ever sung 'Fly Eagles Fly'!" —Mike Greenberg, host of ESPN's Get Up!

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.