Monday, May 19, 2008
25 years and counting…
If you've ever had the "privilege” of encountering a fan of any pro sports team from the City of Brotherly Love, I’m sure you’re savoring the latest playoff loss right alongside every Pittsburgh Penguins fan.
Spending my college years surrounded by fans filled with what was often termed “Philly Pride,” the thing that struck me most was the stark contrast between defending their teams to fans of other teams, yet ridiculing those same teams amongst themselves – especially when attending the sporting events or calling into sports radio shows to spew their venomous hatred over the airwaves.
These are the fans who famously booed Santa Clause… 12-time All Star, 3-time MVP and CAREER-LONG Philly, Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt… These morons booed Donovan McNabb on draft day (yeah, I guess Ricky Williams would’ve made more sense), and even with all his success, every single NFL season you hear the same complaints out of Philadelphia about how McNabb can’t lead the Eagles, even though he’s arguably the best QB that franchise has ever seen (sorry Ronny Fat-Face!).
I guess it’s easy to understand what has Philly fans so upset… Just look at this track record among their four major sports franchises:
Team: Last Championship:
So keep your cheese steaks, your butchering of the English language (it’s “water” not wooder), and just shut up ‘till you win one. Most of the hardcore, loud-mouthed, obnoxious ones out there were still sucking teat the last time one of these pathetic teams brought home the hardware. Your city is a gutter.
…The best thing to ever come out of that rat’s nest is a fictional character that somehow has a monument. At least now even Rocky is clad in a jersey he can be proud of, from a city that knows what it means to be a champion.
LET’S GO PENS!
Posted by Ryan Madonna Scholarship Fund at 8:41 PM