Super Fan: 81-year-old has attended every Super Bowl
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Donald Crisman has more than a half-century of Super Bowl memories behind him, from taking a 24-hour train ride to Super Bowl II to seeing his beloved New England Patriots win in overtime last year.
But he says the 52nd Super Bowl featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and the Patriots on Sunday just might be his final big game.
The 81-year-old resident of Kennebunk, Maine, is a member of the ever-shrinking "Never Miss a Super Bowl Club" that's attended every season finale since its inception in 1967. He has bought his own ticket every year except one.
Crisman was featured in a 2010 Visa commercial along with three friends who had attended every Super Bowl. He is attending this game with a heavy heart because friend Larry Jacobson of San Francisco died last fall. Crisman said attending the game without Larry would be different, and he might not have gone if the Patriots weren't in it.