Well, I’m not going to waste any time by saying that I am a proud Philadelphia sports fan. I love the Eagles above all. And I can also proudly say that I am a 3rd generation Eagles fan. The Eagles have been a part of my families life since the 1930’s. Almost as long as the entire existence of the Eagles franchise.
My grandfather witnessed the Eagles first NFL championship in 1948 blanking the Chicago Cardinals 7-0 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Then the following year in 1949, again blanking the Los Angeles Rams 14-0. He was able to witness the only team in NFL history to post back to back shutouts in championship games. And then the most recent championship in Eagles history. The 1960 NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles. The only team in history to defeat the legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi 17-13 in Philadelphia’s Franklin Field. He has seen a lot of good times with the Eagles. And the last in my family to witness an Eagles championship.
Then you have my dad. He has seen a lot of ups and down’s through the years. The horrendous teams through most of the 70’s until the beloved Dick Vermeil joined the Eagles as head coach and changed the culture of the team and lead the Eagles to Super Bowl XV. A game where the Eagles were favored over the Raiders only to be upset. He got to witness Buddy Ryan and his scarey dominant defenses only to be let down by an offense that couldn’t carry it’s weight. Even with Randall Cunningham.
During the mid to late 80’s is when I was starting to pay attention to the Eagles. I would sit in my dad’s chair with him and watch the Eagles and ask questions about what I was seeing on tv and he taught me. I watched his high’s and low’s with the Eagles and naturally that emotion carried over into my genes. So, therefor I am a very proud 3rd generation Philadelphia Eagles fan. I bleed green and take my team seriously. It’s in my genes. It’s who I am. And that is me.