How did a girl born and raised in Los Angeles become an Eagles fan?
Well let me explain… growing up in L.A. I’ve encountered a lot of Raiders fans, and I quickly decided that was not the team for me. Therefore, I needed to find a team that fit me.
When I learned the game of football, I didn’t know much about teams and players but noticed when players/coaches stood out. I started following the NFL in 2001. I first noticed Donovan McNabb, he had a goofy funny style that I was really drawn to; probably because he reminded me of myself. Also, I really liked Andy Reid’s calm coaching demeanor.
I had been following the team and the year I officially claimed my fandom was 2002. During week 12 of that season, not only was McNabb injured, but Koy Detmer the 2nd string QB was injured during the game. In comes 3rd string A.J. Feeley to close out the game and then lead us to 4 more victories which resulted in playoff birth and 1st round bye! We ended up losing to the Bucs, but after watching a team fight so hard and do so well with 2nd and 3rd string players I knew this team had heart and I knew I wanted to follow them.
Once I chose my team there was no going back, and have lived through the joys and agonies of being an Eagles fan. At the edge of my seat ready to cheer and ready to boo, win or lose from whistle to whistle.
As a former collegiate athlete, I am very passionate and very competitive and it shows every time I watch a game. My passion has grown exponentially over the years and I would love to connect with more Eagles fans from East Coast to West Coast, so feel free to drop me a line and lets get to know each other
FLY EAGLES FLY!
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