How did Riley Cooper get Black History Month on Eagles team calendar?

Discussion in 'Philadelphia Eagles' started by 86WARD, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. 86WARD

    86WARD -


    On Thursday, a story on Deadspin pointed out something strange on the Philadelphia Eagles' 2015 team calendar. Each month has an image of a different player. Guess which guy was featured for February -- otherwise known as Black History Month?

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    Wide receiver Riley Cooper. The same man who came under fire almost two years ago for using racial slurs at a Kenny Chesney concert. How did such a thing happen?

    Well, the Eagles responded with an official statement on Thursday afternoon:

    "We do not oversee the production of the annual team calendar. We do not provide any input about the players who are featured or where those pictures appear in the calendar. The NFL licenses the production of that calendar to a third party and we do not have an opportunity to review the material."

    It seems the team is passing the blame on to the company that produced the calendar. Well, there you go.
  2. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

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  3. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    check the people who made the calendar for the eagles.maybe they are redskins,cowboys or giants fans?
    seriously,just an oversight by somebody more than likely.
  4. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    Riley could be keeping a family secret,could'nt he?;):thumbsup:
  5. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    Very likely because his play on the field certainly didn't make him calendar worthy.
  6. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    bought a Saints calender one year and they had three players featured that was no longer on the team. :dunno2:
  7. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    Blacks should take Riley Cooper for what he is....a white WR in the NFL, aka, a novelty.
  8. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    more than likely just somebody making a big deal out of nothing.expect so more tin penny stories like this up until training camp.
  9. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Same for every Steelers calendar I've ever purchased. There's always 2-3...some of which are gone WELL before the calendars are
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  10. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    It was obviously done on purpose cause of the backstory of cooper.