Next to Lincoln Financial Field, over by Jetro, there is a mural. It used to show “a young man throwing a football … the football went through every phase of his life and then at the end, he flies like an eagle.” It was a subtle (but gigantic) mural that, purposely or not, alluded to it’s most famous neighbor. Now, that mural is gone. No longer is there a symbolic representation of the Eagles. Now, it is a literal Eagles mural.Image via Mural Arts
The newest mural from the Mural Arts Program – the Phillies mural hasn’t been officially dedicated yet – is called “Our city, our team.” It’s the third largest mural the program has ever made, and features an eagle soaring over the NovaCare complex, a right-footed David Akers, a number-switched LeSean McCoy, and a generic white dude.
For real though, any current players on the mural seem to have had their faces blurred or number changed, in order to (probably) keep the team as the main focus and not the individual players. There’s a #89 Brent Celek and a #52 Jason Kelce(?). Dawkins is in there though.