Clifton Heights, Pa. (WTXF) - Fans were lining up to meet one of their beloved Birds in Delaware County. Lane Johnson, an offensive tackle for the Eagles and a fan favorite, signed autographs at Modells ahead of the big game.
In a line wrapped around the corner, they waited for hours to get inside the Modells in Clifton Heights and meet the man behind the dog mask--Lane Johnson.
Bill Wagenborg brought his daughter Mia along to meet Johnson and get some Eagles gear while passing it down to the next generation.
"That's what the Eagles are all about--family. My dad got me involved when I was young. I remember going and getting an 81 NFC Championship shirt and then 04. To do it with her makes it even special," he told FOX 29.
She knows all the right words, too. "E.A.G.L.E.S, EAGLES!" The little girl said.
The kids will benefit from the charitable proceeds brought in by the 'underdog' shirts, which is an effort Johnson spearheaded as another way to connect with the fans.
"Just excited. You can see the excitement on everybody's face--all the fans. It's a good time to be in Philadelphia," Johnson said.
FOX 29's Dave Kinchen asked how he was getting ready for the big game, Johnson said, "We've been staying the same as far as practice. We treat it like a game week and as far as that just keeping the main thing the main thing."
Of course, the Super Bowl still feels like an eternity away for some who bleed green.
"It's going to be a long week ahead. Still over a week away. I mean I'm sure a lot of people wish it was next Sunday already," one fan said.
The proceeds from the underdog shirts sold tonight went to the Philadelphia School District.