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Another reason to hate Philadelphia (1 Viewer)

Well those fans are different for sure but how can you NOT like a guy like Favre when he says...............A gentlemanFavre likes to fart. A lot. He told Playboy:"If I'm on a golf outing with [Dan] Marino and [Jim] Kelly and they're getting ready to hit, I'll rip a big fart. They say, 'That's awful!' But why? Everybody does it. Just because you're a professional athlete or a politician doesn't mean you stop taking dumps and scratching your ###. Of course, there's a time and place for humor like that. I don't go to corporate events, where everyone is in a suit and tie, and start cutting farts. Not loud ones, anyway."

 
I was just about to post this.I went to the jerk store and found out that this guy was their best seller :rolleyes:

 
Fans do not = the team. Philly fans are notoriously the WORST in terms of sportsmanship - it's the inferiority complex being sandwiched between Super Bowl winning Pittsburgh, Super Bowl winning New York, Super Bowl winning Baltimore, Super Bowl winning Washington D.C., and within earshot of Super Bowl winning Boston for so many years. I was shocked Jason Wood was such a good guy, and balanced about other teams' players, after I found out he was an Eagles fan. JK - several of my best friends out here in Denver, and about a third of my big money leagues, are all Philly fans, and they are great guys. No joke.What do you expect from fans who BOOED Santa Claus, and CHEERED when Michael Irvin received a season ending, and career threatening, injury?

 
I make no excuses for SOME of my fellow Eagles fans. I tailgate every game and can tell you there are tens of thousands of solid fans in the core, but as with any team there are notoriously appalling outliers. Ironically, in the City of Brotherly Love, there are just more "outliers" than in most cities. :)Cheers

 
Yeah, I hated the time I went to a hockey game and they showed the Flyers' John LeClair on the Jumbotron in the penalty box with blood rushing everywhere down his face. The nerve of those classless jerks, cheering at somebody else who was bleeding.Of course, that was last Saturday in the Ice Palace. In Tampa. And the people cheering were Lightning fans.

 
Another reason......

Jan 7, 2004, 11:37

Eagles - Pack Of Fans, Nothing But Bird Feed

Don Russell, Philly News.com - [LINK]

In a shameful display of sheer cowardice, many of the Packers so-called loyal supporters say they're too scared to follow the Packers to Philadelphia for Sunday's big playoff game.

 
So explain to me, how do Don Russell's articles speak for all Eagles fans?
Obviously they don't. But football writers on local papers do tend to - in however outspoken a way - reflect local opinion for the simple reason that they would be fired if they were unpopular.
 
Just surprised the Philly News would call out the Packer fans like that? I could care less who wrote it. Am I supposed to know the guy? :confused:

 
So explain to me, how do Don Russell's articles speak for all Eagles fans?
Obviously they don't. But football writers on local papers do tend to - in however outspoken a way - reflect local opinion for the simple reason that they would be fired if they were unpopular.
No, these local sportswriters try to stir up as much trouble as possible. First, it sells papers. Second, the guy's a nobody trying to make a name for himself. Sort of like how the John Welbourn story (he's buying playoff tickets for returning servicemen and raising money for injured GIs) is buried in the Eagles notes but if he was picked up for DUI it would be front-page news. When a bunch of Eagles fans show Favre and his father respect, it's a non-story. A few knuckleheads however give them something to hit the wires with though. The best part is, they can just recycle a previously written story and change a few details.
 
No, these local sportswriters try to stir up as much trouble as possible. First, it sells papers. Second, the guy's a nobody trying to make a name for himself.
I don't disagree with this, but you should consider that it was the decision of some editor to publish this guy, and that editor will have made a considered judgement based on the local market. Papers can't publish stuff which would disgust their readers - that would mean losing circulation - so I'm afraid that the paper almost certainly thinks that a lot of its readers will agree with this guy.
 
Philly fan here.... I saw that article in the Philadelphia Daily News today, and it is kinda harsh. In our defense, they were actually ripping the writer on WIP tonight (local sports talk radio). It is clearly in bad taste, but they attempt to do this with every playoff game. They attack the city or the players from the city that we are playing against. I guess they couldn't come up with anything else on the Packers. They really aren't a rival of ours. It would be a lot easier to come up with material if we were playing the Giants, Cowboys, Redskins, Bucs, and even the Rams. But the animosity is just not there with the Packers, so the article was a reach at best. All that being said, I am really looking forward to this game. It is a compelling matchup. Most people on these forums seem to give the edge to the Packers, and I look forward to reading their comments after the game on Sunday.....

 
I don't disagree with this, but you should consider that it was the decision of some editor to publish this guy, and that editor will have made a considered judgement based on the local market. Papers can't publish stuff which would disgust their readers - that would mean losing circulation - so I'm afraid that the paper almost certainly thinks that a lot of its readers will agree with this guy.
Well I'm an Eagles fan and lifelong Philly resident and I just got done sending an email to the jackass who wrote that article and to his editor ripping them for printing such crap. Pretty pathetic attempt at humor, if that's what it was supposed to be, there''s no place for that to be printed.
 
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I remember seeing some people on the message board at Philly.com joke about the death of Joe Jurivicious' son.This doesn't surprize me.How sad can some people be?

 
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I'm no Philly fan But,You people are all a bunch of #######. Everything these days’s has to be Politically correct or you start to cry. :no: :no: Well I say screw you, if the facts are correct well SO WHAT.Don Russell has nothing to be ashamed of he wrote his story and it got published.He did his job now why don't you do yours.It's only a story....I am Canadian

 
I heard the "booed Santa" on radio the other day and it was pretty funny. He turned down a second appearance and said if it hadn't been snowing the fans would have likely pelted him with beer bottles.

 
Some of the best fights I've been involved in have been at the old Vet during Giants / Eagles games. It's not uncommon for a mob to follow you to the bathroom when you are wearing a jersey from the visiting team. Every stadium has it's share of jerks and morons. Philly just has a higher concentration than most. This article plays well to these jerks. Philly talks a great game, but when is the last time that city won anything? Especially the football team? Christ, they even booed their "savior" the day he was drafted! :thumbdown:

 
I heard the "booed Santa" on radio the other day and it was pretty funny. He turned down a second appearance and said if it hadn't been snowing the fans would have likely pelted him with beer bottles.
Did he mention how drunk he (Santa) was?
 
Ya know, who hasn't flopped around on the floor like a landed tuna, in a pain-killer induced seizure, right in front of their children? Get off the guy's back already.

 
Except for Barefoot, I think we can all agree that this Don Russell piece of garbage is a complete jerk. :thumbdown: It's got nothing to do with political correctness, it's got to do with respect.Russell obviously has no respect for others and, likewise, I'm sure few have respect for him.I'm just sorry that a lowlife like this tars good people in Philly with the same brush as he is.

 
There are bad people in every city, but the media likes to over-hype anything that happens out of Philly. I've seen games where Browns fans pelt referees with beer bottles, Mets fans rain batteries onto the field, Yankees fans go out of their way to show up at a bar just to harass and start fights with Red Sox fans. It happens everywhere, but when it happens in Philly the whole world knows about it. Other cities are just "passionate." The guy that wrote the article doesn't do a sports beat, he does fluff pieces and most likely doesn't know his rear from ##### in the ground. So take it with a grain of salt.

 
Ya know, even IF all of what they state happened with his family (sister shoplifting, brother killing someone, etc.), there is a time and place to state certain things, and other times to just plain ####. I agree Jason, not all Philly fans are like that, but Philly fans in general are indeed viewed as being the WORST at sportsmanship. This is only icing on that bitter cake...

 
What do you expect from fans who BOOED Santa Claus, and CHEERED when Michael Irvin received a season ending, and career threatening, injury?
And you're forgetting about the time our starting QB was laying on the turf with a possible concussion and the hometown fans were cheering because they wanted the backup in the game anyway. Oh wait, that was Cleveland. My mistake.
 
What do you expect from fans who BOOED Santa Claus, and CHEERED when Michael Irvin received a season ending, and career threatening, injury?
#### right they cheered when Michael Irvin went down. It was a great, CLEAN hit and the fans were fired up by it. Get over it. As for the Russell article, he's not a sports writer. He writes for the news section. As a Philadelphian, I can tell you: We are all sick to death this week of hearing about how great the freakin' Packers are and how we should all feel sorry for Favre cause his dad died. I felt a hell of a lot worse last year when Joe Jurevicius' kid was sick. Many athletes have lost their parent during the season. Anyone who thought he wasn't going to play in that Monday night game was just fooling themselves. What he did wasn't heroic. It was impressive. Heroic is going into a burning building to save an infant.
 
#### right they cheered when Michael Irvin went down. It was a great, CLEAN hit and the fans were fired up by it. Get over it.
:thumbup: I wonder what the reaction would have been in Oakland if say, Shannon Sharpe took a big hit and stayed down for a few minutes.BTW, I happened to turn on the tv during that Dal/Phi game while Irvin was down. I honestly did not hear the crowd cheering. I could tell right away that something was wrong because the camera was panning the crowd I thought they pretty silent. It was the next day when I read about the "cheering" that occured. I thought "what the hell were they watching? Oh wait, it happened in Philly. The media needs to blow it out of proportion." Hey, I'm sure the crowd cheered when Irvin first went down. Like I said, I wonder how those Raider fans would react to Sharpe taking a big hit?
 
1) Yes, "stupidest" is technically a word. Rich Kotite was technically an NFL head coach. If you regularly use the word "stupidest" you will begin to resemble it to many people.2) Russell is a moron, the equivalent of that "Wireless Magazine" guy that supplies dud movies with breathless quotes. He is angling for an ESPN.com job or somesuch and you're doing a great job of playing into his hands by jacking up the hit count on his idiotic "article".3) Some Philly fans are idiots. Philly itself can be a hostile place. But a lot of this is just self-fulfilling garbage. How often will I have to hear that Michael Irvin story? Gah! Every time I see him on ESPN I want TJ to tackle him and ruin the lines of his "suit" so I can boo him again!4) Green Bay is awesome. Lambeau is a mecca. Favre is a great player. All of these I do not dispute. But Green Bay fans can tend to be irritably self-important. Just remember, YOU are not Brett Favre or Vince Lombardi. You're just a sap like me filling the coffers of an organization you don't belong to.

 
#### right they cheered when Michael Irvin went down. It was a great, CLEAN hit and the fans were fired up by it. Get over it.
they were cheering because a player they hated was seriously hurt.
 
1) Yes, "stupidest" is technically a word. Rich Kotite was technically an NFL head coach. If you regularly use the word "stupidest" you will begin to resemble it to many people.
Anyone who thinks you are the "stupidest" person in the room for using a word that is part of the English language must be a sportswriter from Phila . . . .
 
I still don't understand what the big deal with Irvin was. He was a scum bag, plain and simple. Here's a nice recap from ESPN:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/news/2001/0618/1215598.html

I'd feel the same way if Lawrence Taylor was lying on the turf. Neither one of them should have been playing after the crap they pulled. I still can't believe Irvin landed that job on ESPN.

And for the last time, Santa Claus was a drunk guy dressed in a dirty, shabby Santa outfit. I don't care if you dress up like Jesus, if you're drunk and act like a butthead, you deserve to be booed.

 
You would think, after the three or four threads that come up EVERY year after Philly fans do something totally classless, that the clue light would start to come on and Philly fans would start to realize that the rep they have is well deserved. But yet every year they come in here defending and even trying to JUSTIFY their actions. Amazing.

 
I know what you are saying - it's like being a Raiders fan and having a problem with the rest of the nation thinking your team is made up of hooligans and that the team's fans are a bit over the top in their costumes.That's the rep - well deserved, too - that the Eagles' fans demonstrate the least amount of sportsmanship, and the most amount of bad class of any fans in the league. They BOOED McNabb when he was selected.It's humorous to see Philly fans defending other fans' bad acts.

 
Wow, the language filter lets you say "#######"????? Cool! :excited:
But not the PG-13 words that are allowed in prime time on basic cable.You can say "****" too. Can't figure that one out. We can call people the "bad" names for hoo-hahs and wee-wees, but we can't can't use the name of the fudge factory - even though it isn't a four letter word.
 

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