We asked Mike Betz, a local Philadelphia Eagles Fan and Sports Analyst, to reflect on this year’s Eagles season.
Kansas City Chiefs’ Andy Reid
Well, the Eagles’ luck has unfortunately run out. The last 2 seasons have given us incredible thrills to last us for as long as we live. We’ll always be indebted to Nick Foles for taking over and ending 57 years of frustration. Finally, that dark cloud was lifted! Nick Foles should never have to pay for a meal in Philadelphia ever again.
Now that the Eagles finally won it, how about we root for the guy who drafted Nick Foles back in 2012? That’s right, I’m talking about Andy Reid. Love him or hate him, Reid is the winningest coach in Eagles’ history. Many Eagles’ fans, myself included, have criticized him for his play calling and time management, or lack thereof. We were all scratching our heads when he’d call a pass play on first down, when he would burn time outs, and especially at the answer he’d give at his post game press conferences. “I gotta do a better job.” “It’s my responsibility to put guys in position to make plays.”
Andy Reid is indirectly responsible for the Eagles Super Bowl victory. After all, he recommended Doug Pederson to Jeff Lurie after the Chip Kelly debacle. So far, so good! So, let’s root for Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs to win it all! He has a nice young quarterback in Patrick Mahomes, a solid tight end in Travis Kelce, the younger brother of Jason Kelce. Reid finally seemed to have figured it out. Come on Andy, we got our first title. Go out and get yours. Like you always say, “Time’s yours! Go get it!”
FRANKFORD HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER HONORED AS ‘SANTANDER COMMUNITY QUARTERBACK’ BY SANTANDER BANK AND THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Frankford Native Recognized for Social Good and Rewarded with $1,000 Charitable Donation and Exclusive Eagles Game Experience
Lena Namnun of Delran, N.J. was recognized for her incredible work in the community at Sunday’s Eagles game as an honoree in the inaugural ‘Santander Community Quarterback’ program. Santander Bank and the Philadelphia Eagles have introduced the program to honor exceptional individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and commitment to improving the communities where they live. Ten winners will be selected by a panel of judges made up of Santander and Eagles representatives throughout the season.
Namnun has spent the past eight years teaching history at Frankford High School and the past five overseeing the peer mentoring program at the school. During this time, she has created a community and school culture based on support, empathy and inclusion. Namnun leads the juniors and seniors in the peer mentorship program as they support freshmen in their transition to high school. She introduced a Spring Gala, hosted by the upperclassmen involved in the mentoring program, for students with disabilities at the school, many of whom are unable to attend the school’s prom. Namnun encourages students to break the barriers between themselves and their special education classmates. She has worked tirelessly to cultivate a more inclusive environment for Frankford’s students, putting in hundreds of volunteer hours for her students. Follow this link for more on her work at Frankford.
Namnun has longstanding ties to Frankford High. She attended the school and met her husband of 25 years there. He nominated her for the Santander Community Quarterback program.
As a winner, Namnun received $1,000 for the local nonprofit organization of her choice and a VIP experience at the Eagles home game versus New York, which included the chance to watch the game in the Santander Field Club, located in the end zone at Lincoln Financial Field. At the end of the season, fans will have the opportunity to vote for one of three finalists to be named the Top Community Quarterback. The winner will receive an additional $4,000 to donate to a local nonprofit of his or her choice.
“Santander Community Quarterback” honoree Lena Namnun with her husband Juan at the Eagles game on September 24th – photo courtesy of Santander Bank and the Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles and Santander are committed to recognizing outstanding individuals and deeply respect the people who make the Greater Philadelphia region a better place. Nominations are open now through November 27, 2017 and fans will have the opportunity vote for the Top Community Quarterback from December 6 through 15. For more information or to nominate an outstanding individual you know, please visit: www.santanderbank.com/CommunityQB.
Santander is the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Frankford Chargers Midget football team is the three time Liberty Conference Football Champion, as well as the three time Eastern Region Pop Warner finalists and the 2008 Pop Warner National Champions. On Saturday, November 27, the team won the Eastern regional championship game and will advance to the Pop Warner Super Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The Super Bowl is an 8 region tournament to crown the National Champion.
From Jason Dawkins:
The Frankford Chargers has provided recreational activities for children since 1967. This year marks our 42nd year anniversary. Coaching our youth on football fundamentals and mentoring our young men and women to be decent citizens has made it exciting 42 years. Through our hard work and perseverance we won our first Pop Warner National championship in 2008, and have won multiple championships in football, cheerleading, basketball, and baseball throughout the years. Most of our youth go on to play for their high schools and colleges, and some even go as far as coaching community little league teams.
Rasheed Muhammad is the head coach, the win on Saturday November 27, 2010 in the Eastern Regional Championship was his 75th win in 7 seasons. His overall record is 75-8-4. He is the 3x Liberty Conference Champion and 3x Eastern Regional finalist. Rasheed is a graduate of Frankford High School and a Frankford Charger’s Alumnus.
The Chargers need to raise $33,000 for this trip. See their attached solicitation for donations.
Now can the Eagles be as good as the Chargers this year?