Philly City Council gives Eagles fans something to sing about

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Unidentified Philadelphia Eagles fans wave to the team following an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The Eagles won 33-10. (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)

Unidentified Philadelphia Eagles fans wave to the team following an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The Eagles won 33-10. (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)

As Eagles fans get ready for this afternoon’s game against Seattle, their fight song is getting honored by Philadelphia City Council. 

“Fly eagles fly on the road to victory” crooned Councilman Jim Kenney as he talked up his resolution honoring the tune. He says it’s a piece of Philadelphia sports history. 

“It was written by a guy named Charlie Borelli who played piano in Palumbo’s Nostalgia room in South Philly and a guy by the name of Roger Cortland,” Kenney said. “It was back in the 1940’s when they first started actually using it.”

Kenney says with the team at 9 wins and 3 losses, it’s a good time to sing the tune.

“I think it’s probably the second or third most popular sports song in the city’s history. If you look at Rocky, God Bless America and maybe Fly Eagles Fly,” he said. 

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