Eagles Fans Go Extra Mile At Draft
NEW YORK - The popularity of the NFL draft can be seen here in Radio City Music Hall, where the seats were full of fans, many wearing their favorite team's jersey.
And not surprising, the Eagles fans made their presence known. Prior to the Birds' first-round selection of Florida State defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, a group of fans started the E-A-G-L-E-S chant. And even though this is a draft that was dominated by Jets and Giants fans, the Birds' rooters could be heard.
And this being New York, the local couldn't help themselves by responding back "Eagles (bleep), Eagles (bleep)."
You get the picture.
One group of four Eagles fans, all 19-years-old, said they waited in line six hours on Friday night to get a braclet that would give them entrance into the draft. Then they waited another hour to get into the draft on Saturday.
"It is worth it," said Mike Evian, a Lower Merion resident who was wearing a Donovan McNabb No. 5 jersey. "We love the Eagles."
They must. the four came on Friday night, stayed over in New York, which isn't exactly cheap and then came to the draft to cheer for a team that was back in Philadelphia.