In a shock news conference breaking out of Philadelphia this week, it looks like their NFL team, the Eagles, has drafted five new players -- the Angry Birds, including the Mighty Philadelphia Eagle. Just writes itself doesn't it?

OK, so it's yet more Angry Birds, but just like the Heikki Kovalainen tie-in, it makes for an interesting prospect. According to the WSJ, this coming Monday. Rovio will officially announce the partnership that will see a new, Eagles themed title appear in the fall. The deal is said to include a massive marketing campaign, that will even see Angry Birds animations used on the stadium's video board. 

Andrew Stalbow, Rovio’s General Manager for North America, has said that the partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles is part of the company’s “aggressive road map.” Aggressive seems about right for this one; let's play some Football! Oh, and er, check out the 'news conference' while you're at it.

Source: WSJ

 
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Whoop whoop! Let's go (Angry) Birds! For the sake of the rest of the birds of the NFL, though, it'd be cool to see them branch out and partner with the Ravens or the Seahawks next.

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bold1193 says:

Ravens!!!

Jaybears says:

Pretty sure Rovio is out of Finland

you're right, the morning news here in philly was wrong

This is like a dream come true. I've been a die hard eagle fan since 2003, finally we have something to cheer about! (Plus eagles got a shot to win it all this year). So I could get the best of both worlds, playing Eagles angry birds while watching them win a super bowl!

chief113 says:

"Let's go get a ham sandwich." - Fat Andy

rayln says:

They made Andy muscular.. Lol.

Also, the Eagles are "the birds?".. Right.

The Atlanta Falcons are the Dirty Birds!

n25philly says:

Wow, the game doesn't suck enough as it is, they needs the Eagles to drag it down even further?

Bishounen says:

So, I totally love Angry Birds, but at what point can we say that they have "been flung over the shark"?

xeroslash says:

Oh, Eagles. You make it so easy.

Crimson says:

Will the Philadelphia Eagle blame the refs every time its hit?

baykes says:

Ravens are a far better fit for angry birds, Eagles are soft