The National Media Can’t Stop Trashing the Greatest Fan Base in Professional Sports
CBS Boston News trashing Eagles fans…total disgrace. From 1/22/18. @nufced @JonMarksMedia @jodymacman @RealGlenMacnow @JoeGiglioSports @BigDaddyGraham @_avagraham @AngeloCataldi @MarcFarzetta @WIPMorningShow @SportsRadioWIP pic.twitter.com/euvuPH38Dv
— 4for4215 (@4for4215) January 24, 2018
There are no worse fans in sports than Philly fans. I'm guessing many — not all — are subhuman. I wanted to laugh watching their "celebration" Sunday night but I was too busy crying. What a joke they are. What an embarrassment.
— Ron Cook (@RonCookPG) January 22, 2018
— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) January 22, 2018
I shouldn’t be this upset and worked up while on the cusp of possibly the first Super Bowl victory in franchise history but getting ignorantly and inaccurately depicted as “sub-human” just crawls under your skin. I spent what was the most magical Eagles season ever being told we are dumb and classless. Dumb, actually “dumbest”, for running Andy Reid out of town (those pesky Titans am I right?) and classless because Minnesotans needed a scapegoat for their lousy voyage to our city. In reality, this could truly be the year that ‘Negadelphia’ is dead and buried. Through ‘The Process’ we exhibited patience never before seen and then we rallied behind a back-up quarterback en route to a Super Bowl. If anything, this fan base is getting smarter and more positive, not vice versa.
Look, are Philly fans rough and rowdy? Yes. Is throwing beer cans at people acceptable? No, because that’s a waste of beer. Should you punch a horse? I feel like you should be born knowing the answer to that. So, fine, give us the terrible reputation as “classless” fans but I wouldn’t trade this city’s passion for anything. There have been times where we have doubted these teams and there have been plenty of times where we have been furious with them. But, that’s all the more reason to admire our passion, because through those tough times, it never wavered. Through all the trials, tribulations and heartbreak, we’ve stood right by our teams which has led us to this glorious once-in-a-lifetime moment we are experiencing right now. So, you can call us classless, you can call us trash, you could even call us sub-human, because in a week you might just be calling us Super Bowl champions…
and if by the off chance you didn’t know how we were rolling into Minneapolis, here’s our mood every god damn day:
"We're from Philly, f*****g Philly! No one likes us, we don't care!"
You're damn right.
— Life of a Philly Fan (@PhillyFanLife) July 23, 2015