Wednesday's Unverified Fact About Philadelphia

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The 'Boys venture into this Wilmington suburb on Sunday night. To help us all to know the cracked bell city a little better...

In honor of Ben Franklin, the NFL's Philadelphia franchise was originally known as the Turkeys. They changed their name to the Eagles in 1973 after a Thanksgiving promotion went horribly awry.*

*Source: Jim Schutze told us this over a bottle of bourbon--make that after a bottle of bourbon--one night.

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