The Philadelphia Eagles strive for excellent both on and off the playing field and that commitment will be lauded later this month by ESPN at the ESPYs.
The NFL has already named the Eagles' thrilling comeback win over the New York Giants the best game of the 2010 season. Well, the "Miracle at the New Meadowlands" has been nominated for an ESPY for Best Game of the year ... period. While ESPN decided the nominees, you determine the winners by voting here.
The Eagles rallied from a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit in an eight-minute span to beat the Giants in a game that essentially determined the NFC East title. Michael Vick rushed for 94 yards and threw two touchdown passes in the amazing rally. David Akers executed a successful onside kick to help keep the comeback going and the defense stifled what had been a red-hot Giants offense all-game long. Of course, DeSean Jackson's walk-off punt return touchdown will be etched in the memories of Eagles (and Giants) fans for a long, long time.
Off the field, the ESPYs are saluting some of the "inspiring stories" when it comes to the environment and the Eagles are being lauded for their Go Green campaign. Led by Jeffrey and Christina Lurie, the Go Green campaign has been ahead of the curve since its founding in 2003. Last year, the Eagles announced a partnership with Solar Blue which will make Lincoln Financial Field the first stadium in the world capable of generating all its own electricity.
Upon visiting Lincoln Financial Field for the special announcement last fall, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the Eagles' efforts "underscore the position that we are all very visible and can make a significant effort in our communities."