GQ Names Phillies Fans Worst Fans in America
What a bunch of cock-ups over at GQ. I can't believe we're actually going to dignify this with a response, considering that we're playing right into their hands. The reason Philly comes up last in most of these surveys is not because we truly are the worst fans, but because we're the most passionate, will pay the most attention to them, and, in turn, give them the purchases and page views they need.
I'm all for attention-getting posts, however, you should at least believe what you're writing. Here goes from GQ:
2 and 1. Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies
The Meanest Fans in America
Over the years, Philadelphia fans have booed Santa Claus, their own star players, and most absurdly, the recipient of America's very first hand transplant, whose crime was dribbling in a ceremonial first pitch—thrown with his freshly transplanted hand. Boooo! Admittedly, there are some things fans have cheered. Like Michael Irvin's career-ending neck injury and a fan being tased on the outfield grass. Things reached their nadir last season, when Citizens Bank Park played host to arguably the most heinous incident in the history of sports: A drunken fan intentionally vomited on an 11-year-old girl. The truth is this: All told, Philadelphia stadiums house the most monstrous collection of humanity outside of the federal penal system. "Some of these people would boo the crack in the Liberty Bell," baseball legend Pete Rose once said. More likely, these savages would have thrown the battery that cracked it.
Honestly? Fuck yourself.
I'm not even going to go into detail as to why this is drivel- I already did that here, when I explained why Rick Chandler is a dick.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go write a post to inform you that I'm leaving for a few days so I can spend money that I don't have to do something I don't like to do (flying) to sit in a sold out stadium to watch my favorite team play games that don't mean anything. Yeah, some shitty fans we are.