PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Eagles followers wakened brilliant and early Sunday morning to tailgate forward of the sport, a few of followers celebrating much more than the very best staff in soccer.
“The primary time I cried was the ’80 Tremendous Bowl when the Raiders beat us,” mentioned Dan McAlee, who has been an Eagles fan since he was six years outdated.
This sport turned one in every of his all time favorites earlier than the staff even took the sphere. The Vietnam veteran’s whole household shocked him for his seventieth birthday.
“I went to assist the bus driver transfer his truck off the freeway and so they had been all on board. I received on there and there all of them had been,” he mentioned.
In a sea of hundreds of Eagles followers, Dan wasn’t the one one celebrating his large day with a tailgate.
“I turned 30 at present, so it is a good day. All my family and friends are right here having a good time,” mentioned Rob D’Adrea from Northeast Philadelphia. He boarded a bus to the stadiums with 75 of his closest family and friends, bringing loads of video games and many good meals.
“We’ve smoked jerk hen, now we have smoked pull pork right here, baked mac and cheese,” he mentioned exhibiting off their unfold, which is, after all, the middle of any good Eagles tailgate.
“We received the breakfast sandwiches, bacon egg and cheese, pork roll egg and cheese. We received the tater tots, and the mimosas. Most vital half, the mimosas,” mentioned Courtney Bartkowski from Ewing, New Jersey.
She and her mates began the day without work proper. Eagles followers far and extensive wished to point out Tennessee why Philadelphia is the very best soccer metropolis.
“It is a metropolis like no different. All people has a good time once they come to Philly,” mentioned Shelley Holt from Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
It helps Eagles followers are cheering on the primary staff in soccer. It is the reward that retains on giving for lifelong followers like Dan.
“I believe that is the very best staff that I’ve seen in an extended, very long time,” he mentioned.
Dan’s precise birthday is not till January. Now that he is had his occasion he’s hoping for yet one more current; an Eagles journey to the Tremendous Bowl.