WASHINGTON — To hear President Biden Tell it like it is, his wife was not just a Philadelphian Eagles fan.
He is her. Biden’s own words, “obnoxious” Her fandom is so evident and she’s a proud self-proclaimed “fan” “Philly girl” that if he wasn’t an Eagles fan, too, “I’d be sleeping alone.”
“You all think I’m kidding,” He laughed with his donors at a fund-raiser in — where else? — Philadelphia last week. “No, those are no joke. No, I am not kidding.”
Fast two years. Jill Biden It has been the First lady of all Americans But that changes — at least for a few hours — this Sunday, when she attends the Super Bowl to Watch the Eagles battle the Kansas City Chiefs abandoning the Red, blue, and white are replaced by midnight green, silver, and black
“I mean, it’s — it’s really absolutely amazing,” Mr. Biden Get mused to the donors about his wife’s determined belief that the Eagles It will be the year that it is won. “I mean, the certitude.”
This is a result of a rich Philadelphia history.
Dr. Biden Born in Hammonton (New Jersey) in 1951. Bonny Jean Jacobs was her mother. Her father, Donald Jacobs worked as a bank clerk and later an executive. at A savings and loan company.
Donald began to move around as his career developed. the Families to A split-level house on Greyhorse Road, Willow Grove is a suburban of Philadelphia for the middle class. The couple had five daughters — Dr. Biden Is the The oldest, Jan, Kelly and Bonny are the next, which is why they’re twins.
Dr. Biden At Upper Moreland High School she was a cheerleader. She enjoyed going to parties with friends after games. to Liz LeonardShe was one of her childhood close friends.
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There was a reason she found it. Eagles Indoctrination was initiated.
According to her spokesperson, the official White House version is somewhat understated “The first lady is a proud Philly girl and devoted sports fan, and is excited to cheer on her hometown team for the Super Bowl.”
However the Reality is not always what it seems. on Display around the White House: It is more intense.
Dr. Biden Philly jerseys worn often on Marine One the president’s helicopter, on Game days are unabashed on She tweets about her obsession to work with her team.
“Fly Eagles Fly!!!” she wrote A couple of weeks ago I added the bald eagle Emoji to the tweet.
Also, she follows the city’s other teams. Tweeted by She “Let’s go FLYERS” to Assistance the She has been a part of the hockey team to Tweet a photo of yourself watching baseball, if you are a passionate fan. the Phillies from her government aircraft.
“You’ve got this, @Phillies,” She wrote this last October while she was campaigning for Democratic candidates. the Midterm elections “I’m watching the game on my way to Orlando!”
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You can find more information here the 2020 Campaign Trail, Dr. Biden She has repeatedly proven her worthiness “Philly girl” Bona fides during moments her husband was confronted by protestors.
3.03.2020, Mr. BidenFresh off the presses, a Super Tuesday victory: he delivered a speech at A rally at Los Angeles, where a woman holding a sign reading “Remember the People” was held. “Let Dairy Die,” Rushed the stage. Dr. BidenHe was right beside her. on One side. the Woman from the She looked at the corner of her eyes. She grabbed her husb’s hand and put herself between Mr. Biden and the protester.
A second woman was also rushed. the stage, Dr. Biden’s hands made contact with the she was a woman and tried to be a man to You must push her aside. Symone Sanders came running in from the distance, senior campaign advisor the Sidelines quickly seized the woman pulling her from the stage.
One of the These headlines are glowing the The incident occurred in the Philadelphia Inquirer “Jousting Jill Biden showed us a Fightin’ Philly Girl straight outta Willow Grove.”
You can also visit Dr. Biden She was there with her husband at A campaign rally ahead the New Hampshire primary elections, she was confronted by a demonstrator. Video of the protester approaching was captured by a journalist. the Left side of the The stage, and her hands on the man’s chest, gently pushing him back into the crowd.
“You can take the girl out of Philly …” Her reply was: on Twitter to A journalist sharing his experience the video.
Personnel close to the The first lady said that it shouldn’t surprise her that she kept Philadelphia roots close to her when she moved. to Washington the First, wife of senator. Then vice president. Finally president.
They said that she is a dedicated sports fan, and her husband happens to be a good sport player. to be famous — sometimes famous enough to get in the Enjoying is the best way to enjoy the game.
“You heard the president say that Jill didn’t want him to go to the Super Bowl Sunday because he causes too much of a distraction,” Mary Doody is a friend and longtime supporter of the first lady’s, said in an interview. “She wants to go enjoy the game.”
“I think it makes her more real,” She said. “I think she’s so authentic anyway. This is not something she is doing because the Eagles are in the Super Bowl. She’s doing it because she’s a Philly girl.”
Ms. Doody was a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and attended their game. the First lady September said Dr. Biden’s sports fandom dates back several decades. According to her, she visited Dr. Biden at At home on One day the Philadelphia Flyers played a match. Dr. Biden Champ, the Flyers jersey worn by a Flyers family dog
This is Dr. Biden And her husband watched. the Eagles at the Super Bowl In 2018, her team won the 2018 World Cup. on the New England Patriots the champion title. (The Eagles Go on to Outer edge the (Patriots won that match, 41 to 33.
Afterward, Dr. Biden A video she posted of her in an Eagles jersey in the Stadium jumping, cheering, and clapping “Video speaks for itself. Congrats, @Eagles!” She wrote.
Five years later, Dr. Biden Hopefulness is a good thing. to Be able to post another, similar video — this time from the first lady’s Twitter account.