Eagles Fans: The Caddilac of Football Fans

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Believe in the Bogeymen
The immutable insanity of ‘Iggles’ fans is legendary


By Ed Hardiman They are legends passed from father to son across the NFL. The bogeymen of football. They pelt Santa with snowballs. They cheer when other team’s players get injured. Eagles fans: Love them or hate them, they are the Cadillac of NFL fans.

You don’t wear another team’s jersey to Lincoln Financial Field. If you do, Eagles fans heckle it off your back or dump perfectly warm $8 beers on you. They have ushers repeatedly check your ticket until you get the hint and move to another seat, preferably in another stadium. When you walk through the parking lot, the tailgaters’ roar drops to a whisper as you pass. The hair on the back of your neck stands the entire game.

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, I assume every stadium has a 700 level — the Philly equivalent of “Lord of the Flies” with beer — and if you lack common sense and insist on wearing the opposing team’s colors, you deserve the world-class beat-down coming your way.

In 1983 Chief Zee, the unofficial Redskins mascot, went to Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium for a “Monday Night Football” game dressed in full Indian regalia. He left stripped to his underwear, with a smashed eye and a broken leg.

The following season, the Eagles invited him back to apologize. Eagles fans abused him again. One old lady told him he had a lot of nerve going up there, threw her drink in his face and said, “We mugged the guy who dressed like that last year!”

December 15, 1968: Frank Olivo wears a Santa suit to the last Eagles home game. The Eagles ask him to replace a hired Santa stranded by a snowstorm. Olivo runs downfield while boos and a fusillade of snowballs erupt from a crowd of 54,535. It is no big deal. Local sports writers ignore it, but Howard Cosell broadcasts it on his national sports show. An urban legend is born. Eagles fans: They boo Santa Claus.

December 10, 1989: After accusing the Eagles of putting bounties on his players, Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson is pelted with snowballs by fans, and police must escort him out of Veterans Stadium. One of the alleged participants is rabid Eagles fan and current governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell.

October 10, 1999: Michael Irvin suffers a career-ending injury and is carted off to the cheers of a minority of Eagles fans at the Vet. ESPN’s Rich Eisen characterizes it as 66,000 screaming fans reaching a crescendo as the ambulance leaves. The number of cheering fans grows with every succeeding year.

Iggles fans, as it’s spelled by those who know, will never change. They are immutable. In 2005, ESPN's Brian Murphy called Eagles fans "the most neurotic, insane, comedic group of fans you will ever see outside of a 'Cops' episode." Thanks Brian, I couldn’t have said it any better.

ED HARDIMAN is a frequent contributor to the FoxSports.com Funhouse. His blog, "The Fowl Line," can be found on FOXSports.com's community page.
 

Philly loser

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Not a Rendell fan, but you have to respect his pelting Jimmy Johnson with snowballs.

Of course, even now, as the active Governor, he still is a regular on every post game show.
 

NotSoFast

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They also pass out before the game even starts and need their buddies to suck-start them back to life.:haha7::haha7::haha7:
 

Wilmington WOW

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Nice just saw this article
On the MSN front page
It has a link to the article with the title

"Eagles Fans: Best in the NFL"

Suck it haters
nice to see a fair article
that discusses how passionate our fans are

E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!
 

NotSoFast

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Nice just saw this article
On the MSN front page
It has a link to the article with the title

"Eagles Fans: Best in the NFL"

Suck it haters
nice to see a fair article
that discusses how passionate our fans are

E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!
Delaware has an NFL team called the Eagles, too?
 

Glenn Dandy

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Only Philly fans would laugh at this directed at them...

Go Birds.
Go Burr.

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mikeybot

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Go BIRDS!

Fuck the Cowboys(Giants and Redskins too).
This just reminded me that I forgot to change my avatar to my usual football season one(Irvin on a stretcher).
 

Fr. Dougal

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Never been to an Eagles game, but I was at the Linc a few years ago for a Glasgow Celtic - Man United game. Sat 50 yard line at the very tippy top.

Well, the 3 jerkoffs behind me kept trying to start shit, saying "Keltic sucks" and all that crap. Yeah, uninformed douches didn't even know how to pronounce it. They then proceeded to rip on the name on the jersey -- Larsson. Anyone who knows soccer knows Henrik Larsson is like the fucking Tom Brady of soccer. These guys were clueless.

I made it very well known that I was enjoying their shenanigans, because if they tried pulling that shit in my hometown, they'd leave the Bronx in a body bag. Of course they didn't take too kindly to that.

Oh by the way... these 3 cunts got so drunk, they kept hugging each other by the end of the game. Howdy, faggots!


This article actually makes me wonder... how many of you fuck with fans wearing other jerseys in your home arena? Personally, I don't give a shit -- UNTIL you start being obnoxious and fucktardy about it. Then I start pissing in the beer and getting ready to throw it.
 

bill333

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Yeah, there's something to be proud of. :rolleyes:

Another reason why Philly should be used as a nuclear test site. I know other fans do just as much but I've never seen it in print as being proud of it.
 

maz

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Never been to an Eagles game, but I was at the Linc a few years ago for a Glasgow Celtic - Man United game. Sat 50 yard line at the very tippy top.

Well, the 3 jerkoffs behind me kept trying to start shit, saying "Keltic sucks" and all that crap. Yeah, uninformed douches didn't even know how to pronounce it. They then proceeded to rip on the name on the jersey -- Larsson. Anyone who knows soccer knows Henrik Larsson is like the fucking Tom Brady of soccer. These guys were clueless.

I made it very well known that I was enjoying their shenanigans, because if they tried pulling that shit in my hometown, they'd leave the Bronx in a body bag. Of course they didn't take too kindly to that.

Oh by the way... these 3 cunts got so drunk, they kept hugging each other by the end of the game. Howdy, faggots!


This article actually makes me wonder... how many of you fuck with fans wearing other jerseys in your home arena? Personally, I don't give a shit -- UNTIL you start being obnoxious and fucktardy about it. Then I start pissing in the beer and getting ready to throw it.
and you're thinking they were Eagles fans

at a fucking soccer game

i'm not so sure about that
 

Salem

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Pride+class=cheering a career ending injured player off the field? Proud of that? You guys are down there with Jets fans cheering when Pennington got hurt this season. Isnt this the same fan base that wanted McNabb traded when he was hurt and Garcia did so well? Then loved him when he came back? Thats faith and loyalty. I love it when people post blatent bullshit about thier home teams that couldnt be further from the truth. "Look at us, we Boo Santa, we are tuff guys!" :huh:

Eagles havent won shit so there isnt anything to hate other than Reid's thug kids.

P.S. NotSoFast is right. DE doesnt have a football team.
 

domelogic

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P.S. NotSoFast is right. DE doesnt have a football team.

so you must live in boston to be a fan of the celtics, pats, bruins etc very dumb logic. i guess your fan base is cut by more than half for those teams
 

Salem

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so you must live in boston to be a fan of the celtics, pats, bruins etc very dumb logic. i guess your fan base is cut by more than half for those teams
I wish....that would be so much easier to get a seat in our stadiums. You wouldnt know what thats like would ya? No you dont. Thats right. Philly sports sucks.

You should at least live IN the the same STATE to talk shit at least though. :action-sm
 

ChimneyFish

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By Ed Hardiman They are legends passed from father to son across the NFL. The bogeymen of football. They pelt Santa with snowballs. They cheer when other team’s players get injured. They want nothing more than a below-average backup, whose favorite past time is to throw the ball to the other team, to come in for the starter, based solely on skin color.
Done and done.:p
 

Fr. Dougal

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One of them was wearing an Eagles jersey. Another had a Phillies hat. If they weren't Eagles fans they were definitely from Philly.

It's something about that city that turns people pure douchebaggilly evil. I've been to hundreds of Ranger games at the Garden... The ONLY fans that start fights are the Philly fans.