We Found The Young Eagles Fan Who Was Screaming During Sunday’s Game
DaVonta Smith’s 37 yard catch right before the half was the energy we needed in what was a very stressful game. This is what fans saw in the stadium:
Moments later, everyone watching at home saw this:
That passionate mini-fan has ties to WMMR. His name is James and he is the nephew of The Preston & Steve Show co-host, Kathy Romano.
The fan to the right of the James is Kathy’s brother, Jim. In the moment, they saw the camera and thought that they may end up on the jumbo tron in stadium. When that didn’t happen, dad put his phone away and moved on. That’s when the texts started rolling in.
Every person they have ever known began texting. The slow-motion video of young James ended up on the Fox broadcast. The entire football world saw him!
James’ reaction is not uncharacteristic. The seven year old from Plymouth Meeting is an uber fan of Philadelphia sports. He has attended Sixers and Phillies games, but this was his first Eagles gameday experience. James was in his glory attending his first Eagles tailgate; which he told Preston & Steve that he played “a lot of flag football” and heard a few words that he had never heard before.
Just to be clear, James is yelling “LET’S GO” in the video. None of those bad words crossed this second grader’s lips.
James comes from a long line of Eagles fans. He grew up watching the Birds with his dad, grandfather, uncles and his Aunt Kathy on Sundays. He loves the game and is the quarterback of his flag football team.
If you happen to be scouting, his lifetime stats include 15 passing touchdowns. Three of those passes were thrown this season by the young QB.
If you couldn’t tell by the jersey, A.J. Brown is his favorite Eagle. A.J. is the number one person that James hopes sees the video.
“James has been making us laugh since he was born. He will walk into a party, sit at the adult table and start chatting.” Kathy said of her nephew. “He’s a caring, loving kid who is obviously very passionate about his Philadelphia Eagles.”
“I’d love to say he gets it from his mom or dad but James is his own person and sometimes we wonder where he came from.”