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Why Do People Hate Philadelphia Eagles Fans?

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Chicago Cubs fans are lovable losers.

We are obnoxious blowhards.

Buffalo Bills fans are fiery and passionate.

We are ignorant and emotional.

Washington Redskins fans are knowledgeable.

We are stupid and undeserving.

Why is the Philadelphia fan so widely hated?

Is it because we hate ourselves?  Because we threw snowballs at Santa? Because we booed Donovan McNabb and cheered Michael Irvin’s career ending injury?

No.

It is because we have the audacity to demand excellence.

We don’t  boo indiscriminately. Take the Santa incident. First of all,  it happened in 1968. Most people act as if it happened last Thursday. It is forty-one years old. Get over it. The guy who played Santa has.

The fans were angry at the team, not Santa. They vented their frustration with an awful football team at Santa. The team was ending a terrible season, and has a band start playing “Here Comes Santa Claus.”

A happy song? At the end of a 2-12 season?  In Philly?

I wasn’t alive, but I would have been booing the team that day as well. What should we do at the end of a 2-12 season? “Great effort, guys, we’ll get em next year?”

It is not that kind of party. You want that kind of soft acceptance of a season full of sacks of awful? Try Detroit. We don’t want it here.

We booed Donovan McNabb? He seems to think so. He even seems to carry a grudge 10 years later about it. But why were they booing?

For months, the fans wanted the Eagles to draft Texas running back Ricky Williams. Even Ed Rendell, the current Governor of Pennsylvania, asked the team to draft Williams. The local sports station,  WIP (which stands for We’re Idiots, People) sent 30 morons up to New York with explicit instructions to boo any pick but Williams. Thus, because a handful of buffoons boo the team’s pick, not McNabb per se, the entire fan base booed McNabb?

No. I will not accept that. Dissatisfaction with the team’s decision, cannot be extended to an entire city personally attacking a single player. To do so is absurd.

How about booing Michael Irvin? I got nothing. That was inexcusable and embarrassing. And, of course,  we are the only ones to do that, right? I mean, no Yankees  fans were happy about A-Roid’s injury, right?

And no Browns fans cheered when  Derrick Anderson got hurt, right? Or when Steelers safety Ryan Clark was seriously injured?

And, of course, NOBODY cheered when Tom Brady went down last year.

That kind of thing only happens in Philly.

NFL Network’s Deion Sanders called us stupid and said he hated us.  NFL Network’s Jamie Dukes said we don’t deserve McNabb.

On behalf of the entire city, let me say this.

BOOOOOOO.

We are passionate. We are knowledgeable. We are frustrated with coming close and not  getting the ring. We know the team is too. That is why we continue to show up and cheer when they make great plays.

And boo when they don’t. This will not change.

Charlie Manuel said Phillies fans were the best in the world. Andy Reid has said it also about Eagles fans. We demand excellence and boo mediocrity. If you don’t like that, don’t play here. Go play in Atlanta, or New Orleans or St. Louis, or some other city that doesn’t care.

But when you win, nobody will throw a parade like we will.

Don’t believe me?

Ask Jimmy Rollins.

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Written by CrawleyAndWatts

April 22, 2009 at 8:31 pm

7 Responses

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  1. Don’t worry. Montreal Canadians fans recently took serious heat off you guys. Booing a national anthem quickly puts you at the top.

    Maddog

    April 22, 2009 at 10:02 pm

  2. Right on!!! GO PHILLY!!!

    Justin

    April 23, 2009 at 12:29 pm

  3. Hey its me Voldermort ghost of the dark lord who was killed by Harry Potter…. WHOOOOO

    YOU PHILLY FAN BASE DESERVE THE IMPERIUS CURSE FROM THE BALTIMORE SIDE OF TOWN. JUST SOME MILES DOWN I-95. STINKY LOOSERS WHO BOO EVEN A SAINTLY FIGURE. EVEN ME AS A DARK LORD HAVE SOME SENSE AND 2000X MORE THAN YOU SNOTHEADS IN THE CITY OF “BROTHERLY MURDER”. If Harry came down to Baltimore, well he probably wage a wizardly duel on your city. As a Raven fan up in the ghostly world, I rather go to Pitt and get verbally abused than enter your city, even though rivalry wise I would pick the Eagles over the steelers.

    MAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Voldermort

    July 9, 2009 at 5:40 pm

  4. PHILLY SPORTS FANS STINK, STINK, STINK, STINK & SUCK, BIG TIME!!!! PHILLY SUCKS, smelliest city in America and HORRIBLE PEOPLE who wanna kill ya!!!

    Juan M. Melendez

    May 12, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    • Smelliest city in America? Have you BEEN to Jacksonville?

      thevoiceofthefan

      May 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm

      • Jacksonville doesn’t smell nearly as bad as Philly, besides smelly, sweaty people are so common in Filthadelphia, filthiest people in America, and I mean Filthy!!!!

        Juan M. Melendez

        March 27, 2011 at 9:51 am

      • Clearly, you have never been to Jacksonville. Either that, or you have lived there so long that you are immune to the smell. Thanks for stopping by, please come again!

        thevoiceofthefan

        March 27, 2011 at 10:15 am


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