A Philadelphia Eagles fan was close to winning season tickets for the next 100 years. Even though he lost, he still ended up winning.
Recently, the NFL decided to run a contest for fans of all 32 NFL fan bases. The fans had to upload a post describing their fandom for their favorite team while tagging the NFL and hashtagging ‘NFL 100 Contest.’ From there, the NFL would select a few candidates to eventually take the stage before the 2019 NFL Draft before it all kicks off. There, three lucky fans would find out who wins it all. The grand prize? Season tickets for the next 100 years for their favorite team.
Although only three fans were chosen in total, a Philadelphia Eagles fan by the name of Matt MacMillan was one of the finalists. As he stood on the stage in Nashville, Tennesee with a suit decked out in the Eagles logo, MacMillan found out that he wouldn’t be the winner. Instead, a New York Giants fan took home the grand prize. Being that the award was so large, the NFL didn’t feel obligated to give out runner-up gifts. However, the Philadelphia Eagles did.
He becomes a winner anyway…
So this almost lucky Eagles fan didn’t win season tickets to the Linc for the next 100 years? That’s okay because the Eagles got him anyway. We figured that Philadelphia wouldn’t tease the diehard fan like that and not give him something to be excited about. Not only did this superfan get invited to the Nova Care Complex recently, but he got to hoist the teams’ first-ever Lombardi Trophy.
In addition to checking out the facility, and holding the trophy, the Eagles decided to give MacMillan season tickets anyway. He didn’t exactly get them for the next century, but getting them for the next decade isn’t a bad deal. Not only is this fan getting tickets for the next ten years, but he’s getting a total of four of them! Now, this lucky fan has a ticket for his wife, two kids, and himself for every single home game four the next ten seasons — what a gesture by the Birds.