Welcome to Phanadelphia.
ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM THERE?
"No. I'm from Philadelphia."
ARE YOU A BIG SPORTS FAN?
DO YOU STILL SUPPORT THE LOCAL (PHILLY) TEAMS?
DOES EVERYONE IN YOUR HOUSE ROOT FOR THOSE TEAMS AS WELL?
"No. Hubby routes for the (Buffalo) Bills and somehow my son has taken a liking to the (Cincinnati) Bengals. Although we all root for the Eagles on game day (except every four years when they play the Bills)!
WELL AT LEAST THEY KNOW WHO TO ROOT FOR WHEN IT COUNTS!
HOW IS IT IN YOUR HOUSE ON GAME DAYS?
"Football is an all day family event."
"Stephen will be 7 next month!
ARE YOU OKAY WITH HIM BEING A BENGALS FAN (AT LEAST FOR NOW)?
"Yes, for now he can root for whomever he wants (unless they are playing the Eagles or Bills)!"
SO DESPITE HAVING SOME DIFFERENT TASTE IN SPORTS TEAMS, YOU'VE MANAGED TO ESTABLISH A SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED?
"We have been married for 7 years! Together 11!"
HOW DID YOU MEET?
"We met at the Inaugural Home Opener for the Philadelphia Soul."
WERE YOU AN ARENA FOOTBALL FAN?
"I had never even heard of area football before. I took my friend to her first Flyers game in January. They were promoting the Soul. And I thought it would be something different to do on a Saturday then shoot pool and hang at the bar. I mean football and Bon Jovi, how could it be bad? I convinced two of my friends to get season tickets with me (season tickets was cheaper than one Eagles ticket). My friends and I were the 3 middle seats in the row. Greg (her husband) and his friends were the first four seats in our row. Greg sat down next to me. At half time, his friend leaned across him and introduced himself and asked if we had season tickets. When I said yes, he said we should get to know each other since they did too and we could hang out and tail gate. Then he said, "Don't worry I'm not hitting on you I am married." Greg put his arm around me and said "Speak for yourself." We tailgated before the next game and then we all went out to Copacobana on South Street afterwards. We've been together ever since!"
GREAT STORY! YOU GUYS ARE TRULY "SOULMATES"!
SO, A LOVE OF SPORTS BROUGHT YOU TOGETHER?
"Yep. And my love of Bon Jovi of course!"
SINCE NEITHER THE BILLS NOR THE EAGLES (OR THE BENGALS FOR THAT MATTER) WILL BE PLAYING IN THE BIG GAME THIS YEAR, WILL YOU STILL WATCH?
"We watch the Big Game every year! It's tradition!"
WILL YOU ALL BE ROOTING FOR THE SAME TEAM?
"We generally end up rooting for the same team for the Super Bowl. We love the same secondary players and/or team and dislike the same as well. When in doubt root for Peyton, or Broncos... Or whatever team we like more! This year we thought we'd go Patriots but with "deflate-gate" we are going Seahawks. But in reality we just want to watch a good game!"