Reports Ray Didinger, writing about a Tuesday night Eagles dinner on Eagles.com:
Perhaps the biggest cheer came on a film clip from the mid-70s. It was an Eagles-Cowboys game at the Vet. Drew Pearson caught a pass over the middle. He was immediately crushed by Bill Bergey who not only wrestled the Dallas receiver to the turf, but literally ripped off his helmet and threw it away.
Pearson got up, his Afro bristling (this was the ’70s, remember) and looked around for a penalty flag. There was none. For good measure, Bill Bradley, the Eagles All-Pro safety, came in and shoved Pearson as if to say, “You’re in Philly, whaddya expect?”
“It was true when I played and it’s true today,” Bradley said. “Dallas sucks.”