IgglesBlog is a Philadelphia Eagles fan site that offers original and distinctive analysis of the Birds and the NFL. We do charts and graphs, we do game and strategy analysis, we do scouting, we do personnel and management discussions, and occasionally we attempt to do funny.
Meet the IgglesBlog team:
Northeast Philly native BountyBowl (aka Gabe) wasn’t much of a sleeper as a youngster, and innocently began listening to the dulcet and (occasionally) calming tones of evening 610-WIP broadcasts as a bedtime soothing strategy. It’s pretty much been all downhill from there. Gabe’s admittedly a little too fascinated by the Buddy Ryan-era Birds, but there’s no accounting for taste, especially when one is passionate about bright colors and mean-spirited defense. Gabe’s been posting his sports-related nonsense on the Internet for a few years now, first at ThatKidInTheCorner, then at FC Camena, and finally at BountyBowl before getting the call up to IgglesBlog. Gabe holds many titles at IgglesBlog, but mostly he’s Managing Editor for Lifestyle Content and General Eagles-related Schtick. When he’s not whinging about his sports feelings, Gabe works for a software company and lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. You can follow him on Twitter @bountybowl.
A New England native, Sam moved to Philadelphia prior to 8th grade and within 12 months had ditched the hookers-and-blow era Patriots to cheer for the Buddy Ryan-era Eagles, a clear upgrade. He isn't bothered at all that he has missed out on three Super Bowl wins as a result, because really, nothing is as satisfying to the soul as consistently above-average play. And, um, the Pats are cheaters, or something. During graduate school, Sam was trained by economists in the art of speaking-confidently-while-passing-judgment-on-other-people's-businesses. Sam has lived in the Boston area for the past decade or so, and since 2004 has been wasting time that should have been spent paying attention to his wife and two daughters by posting on the Eagles Message Boards, before he was rescued from that fictional island by the very website you are reading now. He has been a contributor to IgglesBlog on labor and salary cap-related matters, among other things, since 2009. You can follow Sam on Twitter @shlynch.
Tommy isn't from Philly, but is an Eagles fan anyway, proving that he was dropped on his head too much as a kid. Actually, Dr. J is the culprit for bringing him to Philly sports. Tommy began following the Eagles during the glory days of Reggie White and Buddy Ryan. The glory, of course, meant fun regular seasons followed by no playoff wins. He stuck with the team through thick and thin. Tommy began writing about the team in 2003 (hat tip to the internet and Al Gore). He's avidly followed the NFL Draft going back to the late 80's and in the late 90's was trained by a former NFL scout in the art of player evaluation and scouting. He began the website ScoutsNotebook.com in 2005 and has written a weekly column for PhiladelphiaEagles.com since 2007. You can follow Tommy on Twitter @lawlornfl.