Norristown, Pennsylvania – Fans of all types were cheering on the Birds on Sunday, including some of the biggest names in Philly sports, as the Darren Dalton Foundation held a fundraiser Friday night to help a good cause, Philly Sports Many big names in the world are talking about the Eagles.
“The city really seems to have a love for the way the sports teams play these days,” said Tom Burgoyne, Philly Phanatic’s best friend.
Glenside resident Joe Lievsch added: “It’s an ad for Philadelphia that we’re in solidarity and that’s a good thing.”
Fans flocked to a brain cancer fundraiser in memory of legendary Philly Darren Dalton, but it turns out some of Philly’s biggest sports players were talking about football, too.
“The city needs this. It’s such a great sports town, so loyal,” said 1993 Phillies great Mickey Morandini. “They’re so knowledgeable and it’s incredible to have two teams playing big games in the same year.”
Dickie Noles of the 1980 Phillies commented: “I think it’s fantastic. In 1980, we won the World Series and the Eagles almost won the Super Bowl, so here we go again, and the whole thing feels deja vu.”
Playing for the Phillies, which won the World Series in 1980, Knowles knows the passion of Philly fans. “It really gives you energy when Citizen’s Bank and Lincoln Financial Field are full. I think it makes you play better.”
Morandini continued, “They were so loud! And, you know, I know the Eagles and Purdy [San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy] Coming here, a rookie, he’s never been to anything like what he’s going to see on Sunday, so, you know, it’s incredible. “
“It’s time to be a Philly. That’s why I’m staying. I mean, there’s a lot of energy between the two teams, and now we’re here for Darren Dalton, and it’s all coming together. .I mean, this is a city of brotherly love!” exclaimed former Eagles defensive end Mike Mamura.
“Love the teams supporting each other. Seeing the Phillies rooting for the Eagles and the Eagles rooting for the Phillies and the Sixers, so it’s great to see the city come together!” Burgoyne exclaimed.
For those interested in learning about helping people with brain cancer or making a donation, more information can be found on the Darren Daulton Foundation website, please click here.