Chris Christie’s really done it now. He has become the latest to add to the shitty stereotype associated with Philly sports fans.
New York Times writer Michael Barbaro recounted a conversation involving Pizza The Hut that he overheard recently in which PTH recounted his experience during the Eagles-Cowboys game at the Linc:
Still, that matchup left a searing impression on Mr. Christie. Eagles fans, many of whom can be found in the southern part of Mr. Christie’s state, raged against the governor during the game, shouting unprintable words at him in the owner’s box.
“These Philadelphia fans, they are the worst in America,” Mr. Christie was overheard saying recently.
He recalled a different kind of reception when he joined Mr. Jones on the field at a Cowboys game against the New York Giants, who play their home games in New Jersey. “I didn’t get booed,” he said. “Giant fans waved, said hello, asked for autographs, didn’t give me a hard time.”
“But these guys?” he added of Eagles fans.
Shitty Eagles fans is totally gonna become a meme in the 2016 election, isn’t it? And of course, it’s already a thing:
Though you can almost hear Christie saying that with a laugh, it’s (not surprisingly) a bit different than what he said publicly about, you know, half of his constituency when he called in to the WIP Morning Show last month:
“They’re passionate, wild fans and they wanna get angry with me, that’s OK. But the one thing they can’t say, is that I don’t tell them the truth. And the truth is, I’m a Cowboys fan. I’ve said it since I’ve ran for Governor in ’09, never hid it from anybody, and so, I don’t understand why they’re angry about me being happy about my team winning?”
Cool beans, bro. Mmm, beans. You want some beans, tubby?
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I posted one view of this – mine – earlier, but here’s another, much closer, more intense, slightly drill sergeant-ier video of a Cowboys fan being forcibly removed from Lincoln Financial Field just four minute into the game last night.
I was a few rows behind and a section over, and this guy absolutely had it coming. It was immediately clear that, if for no other reason than his own safety, he needed to go. He was cheering like a lunatic after the Cowboys scored their first touchdown (fine), but started doing what appeared to be the Daniel Bryan “YES!” thing, and then when he heard it from the fans, let his middle finger fly and started yelling at (with?) a few guys in his row. Security came down most likely just to tell him to calm down, but he completely lost his shit and was screaming at the guard for a minute or two, which, as you can see, was a bad idea.
Plenty of Cowboys fans in our section, too, but all cheering and banter was mostly in good fun.
H/T to reader Gerard9 Comments
Nice spot by our friends over at Phans of Philly, who located this guy in the gigapixel photo, throwing the double B’s probably at DeSean Jaccson. Tony here may be sitting in 118, but don’t be fooled by his polo shirt and shiny watch, he’s an upper-decker at heart, motherfucker.
I seriously might spend all day trying to find ridiculous people and Erin Andrews in this thing. And somehow, it’ll be profitable for me. God bless the USA, Lee Greenwood.3 Comments