January 27, 2006

Super Superbowl fan: He's attended all 39!: When you ask Henschel about those $2 million ads the Super Bowl is famous for, he just grins and shakes his head. "Never seen them," he said. "I've never seen the game on television."

posted by Steeler_Fan to football at 07:43 PM - 15 comments

Damn!!! What a lucky guy, wish I could go to just one...

posted by zenemi at 08:01 PM on January 27, 2006

when the cowboy's aren't there, it's all about the commercial's

posted by Txwinner at 08:49 PM on January 27, 2006

dang must be nice but with all the cameras you get a better view from home than most seats

posted by the big dog at 08:55 PM on January 27, 2006

I was there at Super Bowl XIV with the guy to watch the Steelers beat the LA Rams. I was only 10 but it was memorable. My dad probably had to shell out $200 for tickets -- a lot of cash back then.

posted by bluesdog at 10:02 PM on January 27, 2006

the big dog i completely agree; tv can be better than being there

posted by cat_inthehat at 12:27 AM on January 28, 2006

wow...that's incredible...but still, the ability to get to go to EVERY game is just like...uh, what's the word I'm looking for...LUCK! (that and deep pockets)

posted by chemwizBsquared at 01:12 AM on January 28, 2006

I wonder if anyone ever asked him how much of an investment the tickets have been. Plus the transportation to all the games. This guy has probably spent som people's yearly incomes just on the getting there portion. It would be nice just to see one of them without having to tolerate all of the stupid assed ads that are forced upon us. As it is, I just hit the 'mute' button and get another Miller.

posted by mrhockey at 04:30 AM on January 28, 2006

The "investment" is in yer head I'd imagine. It would be nice to be his grandson however. Forget tickets, how 'bout dem $8.00 beers and $12.00 cheese-steaks? I remember sneaking three beer cans wrapped up like a hoagie into game 5 of the 92-93 World Series Phillies-BlueJays(Ugh) and smokin a joint on the concourse at The Vet.R.I.P. P.S. The Phils won 2-0 on a Curt Schilling gem

posted by GoBirds at 05:18 AM on January 28, 2006

Id like to go to just one Super Bowl, just to be in the middle of all the excitement. But agree, you can see it better at home, alot cheaper, and alot safer. But to be there................(priceless)

posted by jlimm1959 at 05:27 AM on January 28, 2006

Wow that's unbeleivable. Did you keep all your stubs or some other kind of keepsake. I enjoying watching them at home only because I've never been to the SUPERBOWL. But if I had the chance I would be there in a Heartbeat.

posted by janaj at 06:27 AM on January 28, 2006

i would be happy to just go to a pro game,to cool

posted by mrtread at 07:28 AM on January 28, 2006

thats awesome that guy must be a millionare

posted by Dav at 07:29 AM on January 28, 2006

I don't think you have to be a millionare Dav. You just have luck and karma.

posted by Yvonnne at 07:53 AM on January 28, 2006

No. It has nothing to do with luck. THAT's the kind of happiness that money CAN buy. It's all about the cash.

posted by sportsmomma at 07:58 AM on January 28, 2006

Henschel's Super Bowl streak began when he was working as a baggage agent at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. He took a second job bartending at a hangout for flight attendants. Sounds like he was a hard working joe like most of us. More power to him, I hope to get to at least 1 home game for my Steelers before I die. :o)

posted by Steeler_Fan at 01:56 PM on January 28, 2006

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