Under the watchful eye of the man who coached the NFL’s only perfect team, a group with an even more impressive streak is holding court.
In a photo-filled dining room at Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club in Miami, the Never Miss a Super Bowl Club is hosting its annual luncheon a couple of days before Super Bowl LIV. And its three remaining members are reveling in the brief fame they get every year before the big game.
“Eh, they bring us out for two weeks, then put us back to bed,” groans Don Crisman, 80, who’s traveled here from Maine. He’s joined by Tom Henschel, 78, from Tampa and Greg Eaton, 84, from Lansing, Michigan. Each of them has attended every Super Bowl since the first NFL/AFL World Championship Game in 1967. And they’ve become as much a Super Bowl fixture as lavish parties and Buffalo wings.