Philly Fan of the Week (or Decade)


If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Ben you know that he is a true passionate Philadelphia sports fan. He has been since a very young age and it always surprises me how much he knows about sports and the team players.


I grew up in a household where my dad and brother loved the Philadelphia teams but it was not really on my radar. You would find me on any given day curled up with a good book.


One November, which happens to be National Diabetes Month, I was tasked with decorating the bulletin board at the hospital where I worked as a Diabetes Educator. I though football sounded like a good fit since it was fall and I drew a sketch of a football field where there were different symptoms of Diabetes on the yard line markers.


My follow educator Joan took one look at my picture and laughed so hard, that she had literal tears in her eyes. She was married to a high school football coach and was way ahead of me in football knowledge. I had inadvertently started midfield with a 100 yard line and the proceeded to work backwards to 90, 80, 70 etc. I think in my defense, I recalled hearing about 100 yard runs and that's what I thought they meant.