I once attended an Eagles/Dolphins game at Sun Life Stadium. It was part of a big group trip, we had a special porch-area section of the stadium for Eagles fans before the game with drinks and food, and 95% of the ‘Fins fans were welcoming, nice, and gracious, even in defeat. I mean hell, you’re in Miami, what do you have to be salty about. They even joined in on a “Fire Andy” chant. It was nice.
Supposedly, the feeling is not mutual. Omar Kelly, a beat writer and columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, took to Twitter to discuss which road games are the best for ‘Fins fans to travel to. Philly didn’t make the top of that list.
It’s just more of the same stereotyping. The stadium holding cell is full of Eagles and Dolphins fans who fought? And I’m sure every single one of those fights was instigated by drunk Eagles fans on totally sober and polite Dolphins fans. Eagles fans can get out of control. That can’t really be argued. But so does everyone else. A Cowboys or Giants jersey might cause an asshole at the game to be quicker to anger, but that’s not “Eagles fans,” it’s “that asshole.” And does anyone, anyone, in Philadelphia really care if you’re a Dolphins fan? It’s not like Eagles fans as a whole see any opposing team’s fans as the enemy. It’s the DOLPHINS for chrissake. Just don’t be a dick, hope you aren’t completely surrounded by dicks, and you’ll be fine.