Today, the Eagles are starting to notify legions of fans who signed up for the season-ticket waiting list:

Act soon, or you could lose your spot.

Those who do act will finally get questions answered they may have wondered for years: Where the heck am I on that list? And do I have a snowball's chance in a Saharan blast furnace of ever getting season tickets?

(Frankly, with more than 60,000 names on the list right now, the second answer is probably no.)

One lucky fan, though, will win a pair of season tickets for the coming season.

The notices will mostly go out via email, starting around noon today. Fans who didn't share an email address should find out through regular mail.

The messages warn fans to reply and reconfirm their contact information by Aug. 8 or get deleted.

Those who respond by July 18 will be eligible for that randomly selected prize of two season tickets.

Especially in jeopardy are those fans whose email or home addresses have changed. If they fail to contact the Eagles with past and current information, their names will go.

Ironically, those with the lowest numbers - folks who signed back in 2003 when the Linc first opened, or perhaps even some holdovers from Veterans Stadium - are probably the most vulnerable, since they've been on the list the longest.

Fans are advised to wait until next week to give the notifications enough time to arrive.

Then, if you think you were mistakenly missed, go to the Eagles website, www.philadelphiaeagles.com, and look for an "address research request form" to fill out and submit. (Or go directly to this link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/home.htmI?l=EN&team=eagleswait.)

Fans who confirm or update their information will find out next month where they rank on the list.

The number of season-ticket seats that get surrendered each year is tiny - about a dozen to 15, Eagles officials said.

Since those on the waiting list are entitled to two seats, that number probably means fewer than 10 people graduate off the list each year, the Eagles say.

The average renewal rate: 99.7 percent.

After all, while fans can officially transfer season tickets only to immediate family members, those fans can easily resell unwanted games - even the entire season.

The seats reserved for the waiting list are upper-level seats that have no seat licenses.

Being on the list should have more than conversation value, the Eagles hope.

From time to time, for example, fans could be randomly selected to receive prizes or opportunities, like suddenly available game tickets.

The Eagles hope, by updating the process, at least some of the mystery is removed.

"This, number one, confirms there is a list. This, number two, confirms where you are on the list," said Mark Donovan, senior vice president of business operations. "The challenge for us is to make being on the list beneficial."

"We believe there will be a very high response rate," he added.

If you're not on the list, you can still sign up - for fun or for perhaps your great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren - at http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/gameday/SeasonTicketInformation.html.