Dedicated Eagles fan to attend 323rd home game at Lincoln Financial Field

To say John Hartnett is a loyal fan is an understatement. He's been a diehard fan of the Eagles since the early 70s.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 11:01AM
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John Hartnett has been a diehard fan of the Eagles since the early 70s.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- When the Philadelphia Eagles take the field on Sunday it will be the 323rd consecutive time John Hartnett has sat in the stands to cheer on his team.

For many of us, we'd call that a superfan flex, but for the 67-year-old, this is just another game.

To say Hartnett is a loyal fan is an understatement. He's been a diehard fan of the Eagles since the early 70s.

Hartnett has been to 426 total home games, missing one in the 80s and games during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when fans were not allowed inside Lincoln Financial Field.

"There was one game where they played it on a Tuesday night because it snowed in town. And I was actually sick that day and I still went to the game. Nobody would go to the game with me because they were afraid that they'd get sick," said Hartnett.

He jokes that now that he's retired he doesn't have to call out sick the next day after night games at the Linc.

Hartnett also says this Sunday won't feel any different than the last 322 games -- only that he might be a little more nervous.

Kickoff for the NFC Championship game at the Linc is set for 3 p.m. Sunday.

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