This morning, Eagles Sr. VP of Communications Rob Zeiger, whose professional existence might compare to a prison having director of promotions, told the WIP Morning Show that the Eagles didn’t blare music to drown out boos yesterday. Rather, they did it because it was a trend they had noticed across the league– torturing fans with screaming pop music, apparently. That’s 100% bullshit. And reader Ryan pressed the issue with Zeiger, via email. This is a portion of that exchange:
Your explanation of the sound level at the Linc yesterday is terrible. You were obviously trying to drown out negative feedback from fans. If you do wanna play more music in the stands at a ridiculously high level, why not play something that would pump the crowd up??? You were playing Selena Gomez and Bruno Mars junk. My ears still hurt from yesterday.
So do my eyes, Ryan.
Zeiger responded thusly:
We're just trying to hit the right mix of music and volume and activity to help our fans have a great time at the game. In fact, we make adjustments all the time — but it's clear this one got noticed more than others. So we'll work on it.
We're proud of Eagles fans. We don't want to drown them out.
Feel free to send along any playlist suggestions you have.
Thanks for reaching out.
That grammatical Eagles chant is the ultimate dick-punch exclamation point on a flaming pile of shit explanation. Like ending an AA meeting with a toast. Remember how fucking awesome this used to be? Yeah, well you can’t have it anymore. Salud!
But hey, at least the Eagles are proud of you!