They live in Chicago but bleed Eagle green, and they can't wait for the game

Paul Kurtz
January 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
As Eagles fans take flight to Chicago this weekend, many Philadelphia-area transplants in the Windy City are also grabbing up tickets for the game.

Courtesy of Dan Press

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As Eagles fans take flight to Chicago this weekend, many Philadelphia-area transplants in the Windy City are also grabbing up tickets for the game. 

Dan Press was born in Philadelphia, raised in New Jersey and now lives in Chicago with his wife and three young children. 

His wife is the only Bears fan in the house. 

"One of the conditions of moving back there to be closer to her family was that I could raise my kids as Eagles fans. Our kids learned the Eagles fight song before they learned their ABCs. That's how it rolls in our house," Dan said. 

Dan bought one ticket to Sunday's game, deciding reluctantly to leave the kids at home. 

He says they weren't happy.

"Just the other day my son asked if he could go. And it was heartbreaking because I don't feel comfortable bringing him in that environment yet. And it was difficult because he was saying he would give me one hundred of his own dollars to come to the game," Dan told KYW Newsradio. 

He'll be going with two friends who are Bears fans and expects to continue a week's worth of smack talk while pre-gaming in the parking lot.

"The one thing that I'll say about these Bears fans is that they know how to throw a good tailgate. So I'm looking forward to eatin' all their food before we eat them up on the field," he added.