Angry Birds Join the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles: New Game Coming this Fall!

This just in! The NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles have signed several unlikely — and very angry — players: Rovio’s Angry Birds. Out of this we should expect a brand new, hard-hitting, Philadelphia Eagles branded Angry Birds game, merchandise, and a collaborative marketing push this Fall. In some ways the new partnership sounds similar to what we saw when Rovio and Fox partnered up to bring us Angry Birds Rio.

It also sounds like there will be a new character — or possibly a spin on an existing one — “The Mighty Philadelphia Eagle”. Details are sparse at the moment, but Andy Reid, Head Coach of the Eagle’s says in the video that, “The fifth bird is our secret weapon. The Mighty Philadelphia Eagle has been putting in a lot of hard work this off season, but wasn’t quite ready to make his debut.” I guess we will just have to wait and see.

The The Wall Street Journal is reporting that this partnership, “will include everything from social media initiatives to integration on local team television shows and even in-stadium displays.” For example, “according to the team, if defensive lineman Trent Cole sacks New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, the stadium’s video board will dump the traditional sack animation for a new one–an animation in which Angry Birds character “Big Brother Bird” Terence knocks Manning over.”

That’s it for now. As always, we will keep this post updated as more information becomes available.

Tags: News, NFL
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

    Comments (124)

    Rank: Slinger with 1075 points
    By PigFlinger1234 (@pigflinger)

    I’m wondered at how the “The Mighty Philadelphia Eagle” looks like… Perhaps Mighty Eagle w/ a football clothing? Or maybe Mighty Eagle w/out his body (Like the Philadelphia Eagles’ logo)?

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    By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

    Like the Philadelphia Eagles’ logo with a round body and three tail feathers.
    And the Mighty Philadelphia Eagle was summoned using a football? Wow! He really loves football!

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    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    … and hopefully the birds and pigs wear football helmets :-)

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    By darthvader (@orangebird09)

    Hope it’s not another Web-based game

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    Likewise. But we should probably expect it to be web-based.

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    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    Nooooo please not a Web Game :-(

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    By Nick (@nicu4321)

    Yeah!

    How could Rovio create another Mighty creature if it’s only a Web Game?

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    By iamMighty (@iammighty)

    Not sure if it’s a web game. Can be a separate app too.

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    By Angry_BrownBird (@supermad_bluebird)

    Good luck angry birds. But I don’t like the eagles nfl team
    I’ll like them better soon…

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    By Lapa (@lore-fin)

    Hey i was just wondering that is it possible to play web based games on iPad?

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    Unfortunately, no.
    Some are flash based ( not supported for iOs ), others are HTML5, optimized for desktop/laptop chrome browser.

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    By Lapa (@lore-fin)

    shame… :l

    By SuperMad_BlueBird

    Actually you can. Download Rover browser from app store. It’s free. Even though it’s an education browser you can still play flash games of angry birds.
    I don’t know how to play HTML5 games on an iPad though
    If you have an iPhone/pod you can download puffin browser from app store.

    By danimario9

    How?

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    By Angry_BrownBird (@supermad_bluebird)

    Search rover browser in app store for iPad. Search for puffin browser in app store if you have an iPhone/iPod

    By danimario9

    It’s kinda useless and it blocks you from accessing Angry Birds Friends.

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    By Adrian McShade (@adrianchau)

    The bomb bird looks funny… :D

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    By Me Gusta (@angry-didier)

    So, this is like a fifth game or what?

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    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    no one knows for sure yet

    Rank: Deputized with 145 points
    By tommy (@beaky-j)

    Really there are 9games original, seasons rio space ice cream Cheetos pizza and the car one and this

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    By sal9 (@sal9)

    tommy, we typically distinguish the main apps ( four of them: Original, Seasons, Rio & Space ) from the web apps ( two main ones: Chrome and Facebook ) from the mini web apps partnerships ( volcano cheetos etc … )

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    By BirdSling (@nalendra)

    It’s a web game.not a fifth installment of angry birds game

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    By Me Gusta (@angry-didier)

    Ok. Thanks all :)

    Rank: Hardened with 610 points
    By maksims97 (@maksims97)

    Nice interview;D
    Language – LOL:D:D:D

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    By maksims97 (@maksims97)

    That will be new app,like Rio,or mini-game?:)

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    By BBinMiami (@bbinmiami)

    Wonder why they picked the Eagles anyway, and not some other birds team, like the Ravens, Cardinals, Seahawks, or falcons!

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    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    they picked the eagles because of the mighty eagle

    By Jeff

    And how many years has it been since the PC version came out and we still dont have mighty eagle!? WTH

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Frankly, PC didn’t come out too long ago. And the issue would be enabling IAPs on their own system.

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    Frankly, for the PC versions, I’m not sure what the hold up is. Something in me doubts that the reasons are technical in nature. Since you have to purchase the apps from the Rovio store, I think perhaps the delays have something to due with credit card transaction fees, which would increase with ME purchases. Maybe Rovio is negotiating a better rate, or some other financial reason.

    Of course, I could be wrong, it’s happened before!! :-)

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    True, we have no idea. My opinion has always been that Rovio wanted to play fair and launch the Mighty Eagle for Android before anywhere else (since Android has been a big money-maker for Rovio for longer than either PC or Mac). I have no evidence of this, but there the Android market is much larger than PC or Mac at this point.

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    Surely, it sounds reasonable enough. Oh well, I’m not complaining, or anything, I’ve got enough to do just catching up my newer devices to my old one, so I can wait.

    By SuperMad_BlueBird

    Well it’s possible in chrome and fujiTV.

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    By darthvader (@orangebird09)

    Rovio’s making good in partnership

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    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    Yes you’re right that ROVIO makes good partnerships but i don’t hope for a Web Game. That would be bad. There are so many Web Games and Mini Games which are not available for iOS and Android :-( The best idea where when they create a brandnew App with the name “Angry Birds Lost Levels” where all caracters of the minigames are included. That would be very cool. I hope i am not alone in this opinion :-)

    By Mighter than Mighty Eagle

    Could it be just a new eagle or a “seasons” level?

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    By Chris (@chriss)

    It seems to be a new game.

    Rank: Flinger with 80 points
    By rmac (@rmac)

    It could be football season

    Rank: Deputized with 145 points
    By tommy (@beaky-j)

    See rovio should make it so you can dress your bird like your favorite NFL team

    By SuperMad_BlueBird

    Yeah that would be cool. :)

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    By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

    Very nice Video. It seems to be a great New Game. Can’t wait for it :-)

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    By Isaac (@isaac)

    will it be available for pc?

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Not enough is known at this time to say what platforms it will be made available for.

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    By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

    As Slim stated, we don’t know yet, but if it’s another web-based game, you shouldn’t have any problem playing on PC, especially if you’ve got the Flash plug-in installed for your browser.

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    By Isaac (@isaac)

    i think it is a web-based game, cause really, how many levels can you create out of football?

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    By PaulAnthony63 (@plydon)

    REALLY?? SHUT the front door! Out of all the teams out there….you pick Philly??? I am a RAIDER FAN. The MOST recognizable sports franchise ever. Oh well. ;-(

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    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    A hint for a new Danger Zone?

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    By xXAngryBirdLover2214Xx (@angrybirdlover2)

    possibly

    Rank: Master Slinger with 7370 points
    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    looks fishy

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    By remi3241 (@remi3241)

    I’m thrilled about this news as I live in Philadelphia. Can’t wait for it to come out. Couldn’t have picked a better team. Hahahahaha

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    By Angry_BrownBird (@supermad_bluebird)

    Maybe the angry birds will help the Philadelphia Eagles improve. Lol.

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    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    Lol,now there’s the truth

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    By remi3241 (@remi3241)

    hey hey easy now!!!!! no need to trash the best team in the NFL…….lmao!!!

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    By Nick (@nicu4321)

    Guys! try to pause when Mighty Philedelpiah Eagle is passing by and covering Bomb Bird’s face and you’ll see what MPE looks like

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    By Kathy (@kathy)

    ahhem @remi3241 you don’t watch football much I gather ;) jk
    this sounds very exciting hit hard to look forward too for 1 I’m on android..for 2 pats fan:)

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    By crazyhacker (@crazyhacker)

    Coming out on Sep. 9?

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    By fdgdfgdfgdfgfdg (@ow-smb3)

    I’m not a big fan of the Philedelphia Eagles, but looks like
    the new AB game may change my mind about them.

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    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Via @Eagles Twitter:

    The @AngryBirds are on their way to #EaglesTC & ready to take the field. RT if you’re excited to see them in action! pic.twitter.com/DaPkDS2n

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    By Angryguy (@angryperson)

    that looks awesome!

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    By Me Gusta (@angry-didier)

    But when the Red Bird talks, you can hear him grunt once. Is he a pig in disguise or something?

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