Its a shame fans/relatives of opposing teams can't openly cheer for their team. Rude behavior is never acceptable. However, to say it is limited to Philly is ignorant. OK, so some fans were harassed. Thankfully we've never had anything as severe as this go on (to my knowledge) at an Eagles game:
When the Chargers beat the Jacksonville Jaguars at Qualcomm Stadium on Oct. 10, three Chargers fans beat a Jaguars fan unconscious in front of dozens of people.
The victim, a 23-year-old sailor from Imperial Beach, declined to talk about the beating, but has recovered enough to return to work. The three men accused of the crime pleaded not guilty and are awaiting trial.
In June 2003, after a Padres game at Qualcomm Stadium, 22-year-old Jeremy Lindsay was beaten into a coma in the parking lot.
The cable installer from Mission Valley died seven weeks later.
After a Dodgers-Giants baseball game last season, a dispute over team loyalties left one man dead in the Dodgers Stadium parking lot. The year before, a man was stabbed to death
at Anaheim's ballpark after the Angels won the World Series.
In 2000, a Raiders fan stabbed Chargers ticket holder Daniel Napier of La Mesa in his lip, head and rib cage as Napier left Qualcomm Stadium. According to court records, the man convicted of the stabbing verbally harassed and threatened Napier through most of the game, which Oakland won 15-13.
Darlene Brunsberg, Minneapolis: After making my home in Green Bay for 10 years and then returning to my home state of Minnesota, I find it a bit unnerving to go out in public with my “Joe Packer” sweatshirt, AND, heaven forbid, wearing my Packers Super Bowl sweatshirt out in the trenches (but, I do). My son, being younger and less “mature” in these life scenarios, finds it very difficult to remain in a room full of Viking fans at friends and relatives houses during a game and still keep his cool. (Once a Packers fan, always a Packers fan…it’s just a fact.) It amazes me how much emotion is placed on these games, to a point of physical brawls and worse.
Come on folks, it’s only a game! (yeah, right!) Gotta love it.
Brad Cantleberry, Motley, Minn.: I have been a faithful Vikings fan over the years, 41 to be exact, although when Green Bay last won the Super Bowl, my teenage son fell and bumped his head and insisted that I buy him a Brett Favre jersey. So my wife and I spent the $300 on an authentic signed jersey, with home colors, of course. A few years ago when the Vikings did in the Pack on Monday night (Randy Moss) I wore the Favre jersey that day (before the game). I have to tell you I found out what hatred is. They made me turn it inside out or go under the knife.
On Sunday, I’ll be wearing number 10 (Tarkenton) but I’ll have Brett close by. I’m sure I’ll need him by the end of the game.
And there's some good stories here about the "class" of some more fans: