PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Eagles followers awakened vibrant and early Sunday morning to tailgate forward of the sport, some celebrating much more than simply the very best group in soccer.
“The first time I cried was the ’80 Super Bowl when the Raiders beat us,” stated Dan McAlee, who has been an Eagles fan since he was six years previous.
This recreation grew to become certainly one of his all-time favorites earlier than the group even took the sphere. The Vietnam veteran’s complete household stunned him for his seventieth birthday.
“I went to assist the bus driver transfer his truck off the freeway and so they have been all on board. I acquired on there and there all of them have been,” he stated.
In a sea of hundreds of Eagles followers, Dan wasn’t the one one celebrating his huge 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,” stated 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 have smoked jerk hen, we’ve got smoked pulled pork right here, baked mac and cheese,” he stated displaying off their unfold, which is, in fact, the middle of any good Eagles tailgate.
“We acquired the breakfast sandwiches, bacon egg and cheese, pork roll egg and cheese. We acquired the tater tots, and the mimosas. Most necessary half, the mimosas,” stated Courtney Bartkowski from Ewing, New Jersey.
She and her buddies began the day without work proper. Eagles followers far and large needed to indicate Tennessee why Philadelphia is the very best soccer metropolis.
“This is a metropolis like no different. Everybody has a good time once they come to Philly,” stated Shelley Holt from Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
It helps Eagles followers are cheering on the primary group in soccer. It’s the reward that retains on giving for lifelong followers like Dan.
“I feel that is the very best group that I’ve seen in an extended, very long time,” he stated.
Dan’s precise birthday is not till January. Now that he is had his celebration he’s hoping for yet another current; an Eagles journey to the Super Bowl.