February 01, 2009

Fan's streak will hit XLIII today: Tom Henschel, a native of Natrona Heights (just outside Pittsburgh), is one of only five football fans to have attended every Super Bowl since the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 15, 1967, in what then was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Today, when he and his brother Jim walk through the gates to Raymond James Stadium that streak will be extended to 43.

"I remember the stadium was half-empty, and I might have been the only fan there who wasn't wearing a suit and tie."

posted by scully to football at 08:57 AM - 4 comments

I love this quote:

"I remember Super Bowl VI or VII, I was in the stands, and I had a Steelers hat on, an old Steelers hat, and a couple Dolphins fans were laughing at me, saying, 'You guys will never be here.' And I said, 'Well, someday, maybe.' Well, I got the last laugh."

posted by scully at 09:32 AM on February 01, 2009

Being a Steeler season ticket holder,I am so jealous.

posted by Doehead at 10:30 AM on February 01, 2009

How could he get tickets all of these years? It sounds like the league is offering them to him every year now, but I always thought Super Bowl tickets required luck or a lot of money to obtain.

posted by rcade at 11:04 AM on February 01, 2009

He says in the article he gets them through the NFL. However, he also complains about the quality of the seats getting worse each year as the price goes higher.

posted by scully at 03:40 PM on February 01, 2009

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