PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — When the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday, a faraway fan will be there to root the team on.
When it comes to rooting for the Birds, people say “go eagles” in many languages.
Andrew Lukaszewicz traveled from Poland to Philadelphia to see his favorite American football team this weekend.
He started rooting for the Sixers during the Allen Iverson run to the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, 15 years ago. Now, the Philly love has spread to the city’s other teams.
“Now, I am really huge fan of the Eagles,” Lukaszewicz said. “In Poland, I watch them every game on the [NFL] Game Pass.”
Last year, Andrew saw his first Eagles game in person and discovered a new passion: listening to WIP Sports Talk Radio.
“I came back to Poland and downloaded the Radio.com app,” he said, “and really I listen everyday.”
Because of the time difference he starts his afternoons with the Angelo Cataldi Morning Show.
“I like those guys,” he said, “Rhea [Hughes] Al [Morganti].”
This year, for his 40th birthday, Andrew won a bid during the Eagles Radiothon for a sit-in session with afternoon show hosts Ike Reese and Chris Carlin. On Monday he has plans to appear on the morning show.
While in town, he’s also taking in the sights of Philadelphia, his new home away from home.
“I always want to be here,” Lukaszewicz said. “It’s something special for me and it started a year ago, but I hope it will be for a long time.”
Andrew believes he will be good luck for he Eagles on Sunday. While in town, the Sixers won their first game of the season.
His prediction for the football game: Eagles 32, Falcons 24.