Monday, September 1, 2014
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Andy Reid impersonator moving near NY, may hang up his headset

While the real Andy Reid is sticking around for at least another season, the fake Andy Reid is heading to New York. Attorney Steve Odabashian of Northern Liberties, who has dressed up as Reid for nearly a decade, has been commuting to work in New York but has grown tired of the commute so he's moving to Hoboken, N.J.

Andy Reid impersonator moving near NY, may hang up his headset

Steve Odabashian, as Andy Reid, shakes hands with Fabio.
Steve Odabashian, as Andy Reid, shakes hands with Fabio.

While the real Andy Reid is sticking around for at least another season, the fake Andy Reid is heading to New York.

Attorney Steve Odabashian of Northern Liberties, who has dressed up as Reid for nearly a decade, has been commuting to work in New York but has grown tired of the commute so he's moving to Hoboken, N.J.

Odabashian, who has appeared on TV during national Eagles broadcasts and in Forman Mills ads, and who has been hired for public appearances, admits that being Andy is "an easier and more pleasant experience if the team is good." Odabashian dressed as Reid only once last season.

He may not be hanging up the headset for good, though. The longtime Eagles season-ticket-holder was quick to remind us that he has dressed as Reid for Eagles games away against the Giants and Jets, so we'll just have to see how next season is scheduled.

Read more from our column in Tuesday's Daily News.

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