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They were the colors of the Frankford Yellowjackets, the team the Eagles replaced in the NFL. They aren't technically the same franchise, but they are closely related. The colors themselves come from the city flag of Philadelphia, of which Frankford is a section.

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If I were to guess it would be that Green was the primary color of the room when they signed the Deceleration of Independence in Philadelphia.

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It is green for the Irish.

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