An Eagles fan in Alaska
Last week I asked you to share some of your stories as Eagles fans, and we received pretty good response here at MTC.
I've decided that rather than make it a long, drawn-out process where I follow up and ask detailed questions, I'd rather just post the stories as you send them, with some minor edits.
So if you have a tale to share as an Eagles fan, or a funny anecdote, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We won't get to all of them, but I thank everyone who takes the time to write in. They can be short, long, whatever. Just please try to make them somewhat literate. I'm unlikely to take more than a few minutes editing.
Also, if you don't have a story, but have a great photo or YouTube video, we'll take those also.
And a reminder, I'm especially interested in hearing from an Eagles fan who is currently serving our country.
We'll get the series started with Jim:
Born in Chester, grew up in Brookhaven and always been an IGGLES fan. Moved to Bush Alaska (defined as a place with no roads to get there, you have to fly) in 1992. Had one TV station called "RAT NET" for "Rural Alaska Television Network" It was TV-by-committee. Some guys living in Bethel [a town in Alaska] would decide what to air. It was like never getting the remote from your wife. The only time the IGGS made it on was a Monday night. The rest of the time, it was the 49ers or Seahawks.
So I would "read" the game "live" online using a 28K dial-up. Talk about frustrating. One time they were playing the Giants and the Web site went down. I got on a Giants board with a chat room, and one of the guys felt sorry for me and typed the play-by-play. Dude must have been a secretary. Man he was fast.
Now I live in Anchorage so we make it to one away game a year. This year, it's the San Diego game.
Thanks to Jim for sharing. Birds fans in Alaska. Who knew? If only we had our live game chats back then...