Mike, Wish You Were Here
I must admit, I have been a die hard Seattle Seahawk fan for over 35 years. I was raised on Philadelphia Eagles football though. As a Seahawk fan, I remember all too well how frustrating it is to go without an opportunity to the big game, the Super Bowl. But living in southeast Pennsylvania most of my life, I can tell you first hand, Philly fans are definitely thirsty for this one.
I recently came across these photos. My late brother-in-law Mike, was a huge Eagles fan. Actually I believe he enjoyed all Philadelphia teams. My brother-in-law passed away from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) several years ago. Though I know he had wished it was under different circumstances, he got an opportunity to meet some of the Eagles years ago during training camp. You might recognize the player wearing the visor, John Doronboss who performed magic making it to the top 10 on America’s Got Talent a couple of years ago.
I am not sure of Mike’s final spiritual resting place, but I do know this. He will be enjoying the Super Bowl, and with any luck, downing some Jack and Coke.
I wish you could be here Mike, watching the game with all of us. You are missed as a friend, a brother, and a confidante.
This is a hat that was given to me by Mike. So for you Mike, I am going to be an Eagle fan for a day.
Fly Eagles Fly… on the road to victory! Fight Eagles Fight! Score a touchdown 1, 2, 3! Hit ’em low! Hit ’em high! And watch our Eagles fly! Fly Eagles Fly! On the road to victory! E-A-G-L-E-S! Eagles!