50th anniversary: PSWA honors 1960 NFL champion Eagles
Fifty years ago, the Philadelphia Eagles won the NFL championship with a 17-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
It was December 26, 1960, in a game that Eagles fans of that era will never forget, that two-way star Chuck Bednarik, quarterback Norm Van Brocklin and company handed Vince Lombardi his first and only playoff loss as a coach.
That game made the ’60 Eagles immortal legends in the Delaware Valley, and the story of Bednarik’s crushing hit on Frank Gifford that sealed the victory for the Eagles has been passed down from father to son for three generations.
At their 106th annual Awards Dinner, the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association will honor the greatest of Eagles teams. “Concrete Charlie” Bednarek, Pete Retzlaff, Hall-of-Famer Tommy McDonald and Dick Lucas will be on the PSWA’s star-studden dais.
The public is invited to the PSWA’s annual event, Feb. 1 at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill. Tickets are $75 apiece. Click here to order.
Below are two videos about Chuck Bednarik. Enjoy!