The Eagles were prepared yesterday.
The last home game, a pre-Frankenstorm loss to the Falcons, was about as low as it gets for a home team: an eery scene of rain and wind, punctuated by boos and Fire Andy chants (the F is now capitalized). It was yet another embarrassment for Jeffrey Lurie.
So, the Eagles fought back on Sunday.
Music blared from the PA system, apparently to drown out boos. I wasn’t there, but one media person told me that was the working theory in the press box. Many in attendance noticed it too:
Another action from the oppressive regime: Sign Man, who was probably about as self-controlled as a guy with the moniker Sign Man could be, told the WIP Morning Show today that he was kicked out of the game and threatened to be arrested for his display of unhappiness, which apparently included this sign:
Pic via (@RapSheet)
We’re not sure what else sign man was doing that may have led to his removal from the stadium, so it’s entirely possible he deserved security’s attention. But, it’s also entirely possible that his removal was yet another predictable action by a touchy organization that has completely lost its customers, the fans.
What I can tell you for sure is that the Eagles are a sensitive, controlling, and out-of-touch organization that does its best to proactively block negative press and attention, and local media outlets, for the most part, roll right over for them. Not this one, though.
Video after the jump of fans booing Eagles as they come off field. Andy Reid walks by around 1:05 mark.