Washington fan Dale Earnhardt won’t have to drive an Eagles car

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t have to drive his car into the wall, after all.

The NASCAR driver and Washington fan had been scheduled to drive a vehicle painted with Eagles colors and logos on June 11. As it turns out, the NFL won’t allow it, due to a policy that prevents club trademarks from being used for the promotion or presentation of another sport.

“Having been reminded of the NFL’s policy, we understand and respect their point of view,” the Eagles said in a statement on Friday. “While we are disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to increase the visibility of the Axalta All-Pro Teachers program through the Pocono 400 this year, we remain committed to supporting STEM curriculum and the educators who inspire our youth through our relationship with Axalta.”

It’s unclear when the policy was adopted. Golfers on the PGA Tour (including Payne Stewart and Ben Curtis) have worn team colors and logos in the past during tournaments.

17 responses to “Washington fan Dale Earnhardt won’t have to drive an Eagles car

  1. Mr Loria, when you clear 700 million from the Marlins sale, how about donating 100 million to STEM?

    How about some for the Arts, Music and Gym which are being fazed out of our (getting useless more by the day) public education system.

    The money made from the Eagle Car would generate just how much anyway?

  2. “we will not have the opportunity to increase the visibility of the Axalta All-Pro Teachers program through the Pocono 400 this year”

    Why not? Just don’t put the Eagles logo and colors on it. I can’t imagine they are stopping you from promoting that?

  3. “Golfers on the PGA Tour (including Payne Stewart and Ben Curtis) have worn team colors and logos in the past during tournaments.”

    Not sure why you think an NFL policy can control the clothing choice of someone in another sport that doesn’t have official uniforms.

  4. Works for this Eagle fan, I don’t want a driver not capable of winning driving an Eagles colored car. No matter what the cause.

  5. You know your readership is getting less intelligent by the day when they’re schooling you on their own choice to use a racist name and at the same time, schooling Jeffrey Lurie on how to sell a team that Jeffrey Loria owns.

    Wow.

  6. “I think a true Redskins fan would wall that thing on the first lap” – Kyle Petty

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    “Dale Earnhardt Jr. won’t have to drive his car into the wall, after all.”
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    All things considered, somebody should’ve thought these comments through a little better.

  7. philly462 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 12:07 PM
    You know your readership is getting less intelligent by the day when they’re schooling you on their own choice to use a racist name and at the same time, schooling Jeffrey Lurie on how to sell a team that Jeffrey Loria owns.

    Wow.
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    Not a Redskin fan but the name is only racist to you and a few hundred or so other snowflakes that look for things to be offended by.
    As far as the Lurie/Loria thing..I got a chuckle out of that too.

  8. He might have won a championship, and the Eagles would never tolerate their logo on a champion.

  9. philly462 says:
    Jun 2, 2017 12:07 PM
    You know your readership is getting less intelligent by the day when they’re schooling you on their own choice to use a racist name and at the same time, schooling Jeffrey Lurie on how to sell a team that Jeffrey Loria owns.

    Wow.

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    Just for starters, I have an IQ if 142. I was also a professional baseball player who knows the game dead cold. I stopped watching and following baseball a long time ago, partly out of bitterness for getting injured and seeing guys you were better than, making it to ‘The Show”.

    For whatever reason, I just thought they were the same person (lack of knowledge has nothing to do with intelligence) because I don’t watch or read baseball.

    The last time the game changed was when someone in the Cardinal organization invented the circle change(late 60’s?).

    I threw Mariano’s cutter as did many other people (2 other sliders and 2 different deuces too), but no one threw it like him. Forkballs, spitballs, screwballs etc etc what is different since the change up and the DH in 73?

    Only thing I can think of, is RHP’s throw changes to RH hitters (Hoffman) because that was a bozo no-no until he came along.

    My apologies for lacking knowledge. Just one of those things that imperfect people lack from time to time. But then I’m not perfect like you.

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