BREAKING NEWS ZOMG! Philly Sports Fans No Longer Worst People on Earth

Eagles_fansUgly, but safe.  Like your fall back girl for the prom.

Finally… finally, somebody outside of Philadelphia acknowledged that we're not the worst people on earth.  The national media has come around, yo!  Er, well, at least Matt "Money" Smith of FOX Sports West has.  Shit, a guy with the self-proclaimed moniker "Money."  Surely Michael Wilbon is next.

Last weekend's parking lot brawl at the UCLA – USC game put Currency over the edge:

As I near my 20-year mark in L.A., I am more than comfortable saying to hell with Philadelphia, there's not a worse set of fans in the country than right here in Los Angeles. 

The buildup has been gathering for years, from the Raiders' days at the Coliseum, through the near-riots that ensued after the Lakers' championships in this decade, to last weekend's parking-lot brawl at the Rose Bowl, where Arturo Cisneros (a 44-year-old man, by the way) was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder thanks to his alleged stabbing of a Cal State Fullerton kid eight times in the back. 

 

Soooo, you're saying we're number two?  We always finish second.  But hey, in this case, being the first loser is a win for us, no?  Well, at least all of those played out cliches have finally subsided.

At this point, no amount of booing Santa Claus is going to wrest that distinction away from the "City of Angels." 

 

Dammit.

Finally, some attention is given to the recent parking lot incidents in LA:

Angelinos even got into the spirit in record time in 2009 after a fan was stabbed multiple times in the parking lot at the Dodgers' home opener. 

Eagles fans made a name for themselves booing Santa and cheering opposing players lying injured on the turf, but they can't compare to L.A. when it comes to taking the "action" to the stands, to the parking lots and to the streets.

 

Eh, we'll take it.  Santa deserved it- the Eagles stunk that day, it was cold, and he was a shitty Claus. At least nobody got shanked.  

Well done, Philly, we're almost model citizens.  Tear.

H/T to Lisa for the article

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16 Responses

  1. We all complained about national media hating on us, but we grew into that role and we thrived on it. Griping and complaining about the mindless journalists who spew out the same articles decade after decade became a part of us.
    How we will handle this change, I do not know.
    http://www.sportsofphilly.com

  2. Being hated is one of the best parts of being a Philly fan. It’s especially funny when people invoke the Santa Claus incident, yet either weren’t born yet or don’t even know the circumstances surrounding the situation or both.
    Stupid stuff, at sporting events,happens ALL THE TIME, it’s just fun and cliche to jump on Philly and perpetuate the myth. Ask Tommy Maddox how much trash was dumped in his yard in Pittsburgh after a bad game. Haven’t heard much about that one have ya?

  3. Anyone who thinks differently ought to try going to a Dodgers game & not sitting in the expensive seats.

  4. Um wait, didn’t a guy get killed at a Phillies game last year…or at least it was in a sports bar nearby if I recall..

  5. That is to funny! I just literally had someone bring the Santa Clause booing incident up today! I was like dude that happened in 1968 I wasn’t even born and neither were you! Only other teams fans feel they have the right to bring up something they know absolutely nothing about! GO EAGLES!

  6. Nahman, a drunk driver (who was not at the game) struck and killed a Cardinals fan who was at the game. Did not have anything to do with the game and wasn’t on purpose like, say shanking someone.

  7. I think what Nahman was referring to was the butral beating of a male in the parking lot outside of McFaddens

  8. fights happen in every city. wah wah. Ever been to a Phillies game? There’s beautiful women in red all over the place!

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