Symbolic Eagles Mural Turns into Literal Eagles Mural Down by the Linc

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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

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.

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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.

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4 Comments

  • Brent Celek or Chad Lewis... July 25, 2015 at 11:28 am

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  • CherryBob July 25, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Yes- #89 was Chad Lewis, you dumb Millennial.
    Last great tight end we had in this city. Celek was pretty good too, but Chad was clutch.
    Also good seeing Deuce on that mural. His absence was one of the reasons we lost Super Bowl 39.

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  • HaterEx July 27, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Why not just do a mural of retired greats? Wouldn’t that make sense instead of fudging up players and numbers? Put guys like Chuck Bednarik, Reggie White, Dawkins, and whoever else from the past tickles your fancy. Seems like the better idea to me. What do I know though?

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  • Liz September 13, 2015 at 11:24 am

    It’s not Akers. Akers was a lefty. Kicker on the mural is a righty. So either my above statement is correct, or the screwed up.

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