This Salon Article Detailing All the NY Times’ Philly Fans-Booing-Santa References is Perfect

16 times, including these:

On Philadelphia’s tough reputation:

Sometimes it is a snarling place – Santa Claus was once booed at an Eagles game. (June 12, 2001)

In a season preview for the 1999 Eagles:

The Eagles are going to win three games this year, and the fans at Veterans Stadium, who have booed Santa Claus, will have lots of fodder this season. (September 12, 1999)

On Mark McGwire’s great response from visiting fans during the 1998 home run race:

…Philadelphia, where even Santa Claus has been booed. “I get overwhelmed every time I hear something like that. It’s rare. And I don’t know exactly how it started.” (May 7, 1998)

Salon*: The New York Times Can’t Stop Trolling Philadelphia

*A pop-up ad, like the one you’ll see on Salon, is significantly more intrusive and tougher to deal with than our surveys, yes?

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8 Responses

  1. Yes the survey’s are better than the pop-up adds. No doubt.

    I hate the generalization that Philly fans are all bad and that people only boo here and all that nonsense. When will people realize that Philadelphia really isn’t any different from any other 4 sport city?

  2. Filip Bondy of the NY Daily News wrote an article the other day about fans at the US Open and of course the Santa Claus reference was made. I want to beat the shit out of every reoprter who mentions it.

  3. I’m willing to bet that New York, Chicago, Boston, LA/San Francisco fans are much bigger jerk offs than Philly fans are. Did I miss a town?

    1. Nope, but the stigma for bad fan behavior belongs solely to Philadelphia in the prejudiced eyes of the national media.

      Two words about the national media: fuck ’em.

  4. I’m sure booing a president, regardless of political party, would have been fine.. But when it comes to fictional character the media goes ape shit.

  5. why does everyone care what the national media thinks. i dont want anyone from another sports team here at our games anyway.

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