HBO Star Recounts Time Flyers Fans Threw Batteries at Santa Claus

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Zach Woods, whom you may recognize from HBO’s outstanding Silicon Valley or The Office or Veep, was a guest on Marc Maron’s podcast this week, and Woods, who grew up in Trenton, amalgamated every Philly fan cliché into one during this exchange where he and Maron explained (mostly correctly) the dingy feel of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia:

Maron: “It just feels like there’s a dark and post-industrial vibe.”

Woods: “Right. It’s also, Philadelphia’s kind of a racist city and their sports – and I’m not like a big sports guy – but I remember when I was growing up and Santa Claus would skate onto the ice around Christmas time at Flyers games and people would throw batteries at Santa Claus.”

Maron: “That’s not racist– it’s just weird anti-Santa shit. That’s just fucked up.”

Woods: “It’s so weird… because you could throw drinks or things they have at the stadium, but batteries are premeditated, like you have to bring a battery from home.”

Maron: “Why batteries, why specifically at Santa?”

Woods: “It’s a complicated combination of elements.”

Indeed it is, Zach.

H/T to (@Modrevolve)

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  • AL Tru April 27, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Revisionist Sports History…..why not go all the way and claim that Brian Williams was there the day that Concrete Charley beheaded Frank Gifford ?

    “Are you not Entertained ? “

  • Mitchie Tools Fan April 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Nothing on the Roast???

  • Kyles Bitch Ass April 27, 2015 at 10:37 am

    This dumb ju skeletor looking son of a bitch.

  • Huh? April 27, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Who the fuck is the “star”;or, for that matter; who fuck is Maron?

    Who cares about wither of them?

    And, as much as I don’t give a flying fuck about the roast last week: how bad was it really, if, after promoting it alot last week, you won’t even mention it now? Christ, if you won’t even let Jim write…oh, sorry..copy/paste… something about it, it must have been bad.

    • frank April 27, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Pretty sure it was a joke, fuckstick. Lemme guess… Judge grad?

  • mk April 27, 2015 at 10:48 am

    I remember JD Drew, but I don’t remember this

  • "Huh?" is a retard April 27, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Hey “HUH?” do you live in a fucking bubble you twit- Maron only hosts one of the highest rated pod casts on the internet- He’s been on a ton of shows including Louie and his own show self titled maron- read something besides a fucking blog you jackass!

    • Huh? April 27, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Thanks for your opinion.

      Go fuck your dog now.

    • Molly Sulivan April 27, 2015 at 11:22 am

      “Highest rated pod cast”, is that some event at the Special Olympics?

      • Les Bowen April 27, 2015 at 11:27 am

        Yes, it is the event right after “Most Irreverent Sports Blog”

    • Cocaine April 27, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Why so aggressive? We’re you not hugged as a child?

      • Ummmle" April 27, 2015 at 11:32 am

        He was probably “hugged” by a different “uncle” every night.

    • William Rhodes April 27, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Anybody know how to insert the picture of the “special” kid getting the Boy Scout award?

    • Jacknut April 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      He’s on all this shit and still no one knows who he is. And is having the highest rated podcast akin to being the tallest midget in the circus? Fuck him

  • Mikey Miss April 27, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I’d talk about it on my show, but it referenced the Flyers, so I won’t

    • Ed Snider's Colostomy Bag April 28, 2015 at 2:59 am

      I keep trying to get that wop fired…

  • JR Smith's Punch Game April 27, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Any truth to the rumor of Chip Kelly acquiring Miami Dolphins OLB/DE Dion Jordan for a 3rd and 5th rd pick?

    • FACE April 27, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      I heard Marcus Smith and a 6.

  • Your Mother April 27, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Ok dickbag, that’s just a bunch of bullshit. Get your Santa story straight before you invent how you witnessed something that actually never happened you fugging douchenozzle!!!

    • FACE April 27, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • AL Tru April 27, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Chip Kelly drafts WR Amari Cooper: Ebony and Ivory. not in this town.

  • Br. Bobvin Bobroe April 27, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I remember one time I listened to two comedians on a comedy podcast. And everything they said was 100% accurate and true. Chickens really did cross the road. A moron really did throw a clock. A priest, a rabbi and a duck really did walk into the bar. A man really did hold an elephant’s nose until he turned blue and then shot him with a blue elephant gun. A grasshopper named Irving really was depressed and went to a bar. The moth really did go to the psychiatrist.

    • Your Mother April 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      4 gays really sat on an upside down bar stool too? That’s just gross.

  • wrongnessmaximus April 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I’m sure you’re not a “big sports fan”, you pencil-neck geek.

    • Br. Bobvin Bobroe April 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      Yea good points, but Kyle does write this blog at least 4 days a week.

  • FACE April 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    That literally never happened. Fuck that guy…

  • Misogynelli April 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Yeah, that Wells Fargo Center was a scary place in the l

    • Misogynelli April 27, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      I quit

  • Evan Stone April 27, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Mark Marron is one of these guys who just isn’t funny and you ask how did he become important? And this other dork should go back to blowing his friends dog.

  • I'm Bored April 27, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    I remember the game in the 80’s when a hobo blew the phanatic i threw batteries at both of them.

  • kenstories April 27, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    This is how urban legends, national media laziness, and just plain stupidity converge. Philadelphia is not a racist city (was a long time ago). Greatest history of black QB’s in NFL history. This idiot converged the supremely over hyped “snowballs at Santa” incident with a fantasy of I don’t know what? There NEVER was an incident of batteries and Santa with the Flyers.

    J.D. Drew is another matter but other cities pull this crap routinely.

    AS for Michael Irvin, Kansas City booed their OWN QB when he got badly hurt.

    Can someone please shut these insipid clowns up?


    • frank April 27, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Ya know, for a macho fanbase, Philly fans come off like a bunch of bitches.

      • Jacknut April 27, 2015 at 5:59 pm

        And you come off as a trollolol. Fuck off donkey

    • Memp April 30, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      The amount of black quarterbacks a city has had is an excellent metric to seeing how racist they are. I mean, look at New England!


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