Rank #1: Welcome To 'Return Game'
takes you deep inside the most iconic moments in Philadelphia Eagles
history, bringing you first-hand accounts of unbelievable games,
unforgettable plays, unrelenting rivalries, and undeniable characters.
Each season of Return Game features a never-heard-before take on a
different time, team, personality, or moment in Eagles lore. Buckle up—
this is team history straight from the people who lived it.
May 21 2020
Rank #2: Season 1, Episode 1: The 1991 Eagles
This season takes you into the locker room and onto the field with stories from players, coaches and others who lived the experience.
In 1991, during the offseason, Eagles’ owner Norman Braman fired Coach Buddy Ryan. How did The Gang Green, the Eagles defense, arguably the best in the league respond?
Another blow came when Randall Cunningham, the franchise quarterback, was injured in the first game of the season. He was out for the year. The defense felt the responsibility fell on their shoulders. Can the Birds recover and take down the Houston Oilers in the Astrodome?
Through sound and story, you will feel like you are back in 1991 or if you are new to the House of Pain Game, we’ll show you why this is one that stands out in Eagles’ fans’ memories.
Return Game: House of Pain presented by NovaCare Rehabilitation starts now!
May 29 2020
Eagles On The Record
Feeding The Birds Podcast
Embedded with Tim McManus Podcast
Seth Joyner Podcast
Joe Giglio Show
Journey To The Draft Podcast
Powder Blue: A Philadelphia Phillies Podcast
Eagles Insider Podcast
Green Legion Radio
Inside the Birds: A Philadelphia Eagles Podcast
The Mission of Truth: Keeping it Real with Nick Foles and Chris Maragos
Rank #3: Season 1, Episode 2 - What was happening in Houston
In 1991, the population of Houston was booming and Oilers fans had high expectations for the hometown team. This was the year they were going to the Superbowl.
Coach Jack Pardee was running the ‘run and shoot’, a new offensive scheme, that was causing problems for defenses across the league. Plus, Oilers had future Hall of Fame quarterback, Warren Moon calling the shots on the field.
The Oilers believed there was no defense in the NFL that could stop them, especially during a game in the Astrodome in front of a sold out crowd of Love Ya Blue fans.
But they hadn’t played the Eagles… yet.
Jun 05 2020
Rank #4: Season 1, episode 3 - The big game: First Half
The weekend leading up to the Monday Night Football game in Houston, a key member of the Eagles’ defense had been hit by the flu. With a fever and dehydration, questions swirled in the training room if he would even be fit to take the field.
The Oilers were experiencing no such panic. They were the home team, favored to win, with an explosive offense featuring 3 future hall of famers in the starting lineup.
But, it didn’t take long for kelly-green clad Philadelphia Eagles to show the Houston Oilers - you bring the house, we bring the pain.
Jun 12 2020
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Rank #5: Season 1, episode 4 - The big game: second half
The Houston Oilers lead 3-0 at the half. Coming into the game, the Oilers were the favorites to win, but Bud Carson’s nickel defense appeared to be working. The Philadelphia Eagles had contained this usually high-scoring team, so far.
Gang Green is itching to get on the scoreboard. Seth Joyner is still fighting the flu and then early in the third period the Eagles have a QB change.
Will the Oilers get their impossible to beat, run and shoot offense up and running or can the Birds come from behind and leave the Astrodome victorious?
The second half starts now!
Our plan is to release a bonus episode of Return Game: House of Pain Game and we would love to hear from you, our fans. What questions do you have about the game? Where did you watch the game? What were your reactions? And 29 years later, what still lingers in your memories? We would like to weave your thoughts and feelings along with some of our audio into the next episode. You can send us an email or record a short voice memo - send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for an opportunity to be part of the next episode!
Jun 19 2020
Rank #6: Season 1, episode 5 - The aftermath and the legacy
On December 2, 1991, the final whistle blew in the Houston Astrodome. The Eagles had bested the Houston Oilers in an on the-road-showdown. The outcome was not what the Love Ya Blue fans were expecting. What do they think happened out on the field to explain the loss?
Gang Green, happy with the win, still had three games left that season. They charged into the final stretch of the season with the momentum from that electrifying win, but was it enough to take them into the playoffs in 1991.
And twenty-nine years later, the House of Pain Game is one that stays with you. Hear memories from Seth Joyner, Jeff Kemp, Ray Didinger and Merrill Reese about what that season and game meant to them.
Thank you for listening this season, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss what we have planned for next season!
Aug 14 2020