Posted on: May 9, 2008 11:47 am
Edited on: May 9, 2008 12:00 pm

Philly Fans defend Rocky's honor.

What a great story! Rabid hockey fans from Pittsburgh made an early morning attempt to put a Sidney Crosby Penguins jersey on the statue of Rocky Balboa in Philadelphia. This is WONDERFUL!!!!! This is even better than the kook in Raleigh, NC that was arrested for cutting down Hurricanes jerseys that were placed on Civil war statues in the downtown area during the Hurricanes 2006 Stanley Cup run. Now you have Philly fans doing 24 hour watch over the Rocky statue like they are on a stakeout. How much fun is THAT? Then again, how big a loser do you have to be sitting around at night in a car eating Cheetoes and guarding a statue. Truth is, Philly fan should have already put a Mike Richards wrapper on the Stallion's back already themselves. I have been refraining from taking sides in this little civil war, but Crosby Nation is proving to be much more creative than Philly fan so far. I completely expect for Philly fan to respond in game 3 as usual... start a few fights, use Pens fans as urinals...you know, typical Philly fan stuff. Turning Rocky into a Steel towner...even if for only a few minutes is a great start to this little skirmish.

Posted on: April 22, 2008 10:03 am
Edited on: May 9, 2008 11:48 am

Philadelphia - The City of Brotherly HATE!

I have always been one of those guys that believes in respect. I don't have any problem going to a game and enjoying myself and letting opposing fans enjoy their night out. I am not naive enough to expect that from others, but I do expect some decency...except as it relates to Philly fan. Philadelphia is another story entirely. Year after year, I am always impressed to see the new lows that Philly fans will stoop to. And no one is immune to it. Whether you are the opponant or a hometown player in a slump. You get it from the minute you enter to the time you leave. This past Friday when the Phillies hosted the Mets, they showed their true colors once again when the Mets Jose Reyes appeared to be injured after a collision with Phillies Chase Utley. They were of course screaming for encores, raising the ire or former Phillies and current Mets pitcher Billy Wagner. After the game, Wagner said "this is about the only place I've ever seen somebody get cheered when they get hurt... They boo Santa Claus. What's it tell you? They've taken it to a whole new level when you're cheering for somebody to be hurt." Thanks Billy. I had forgotten about the Santa part. It just adds to my take.

Philly fans have serious issues. And its not just the baseballers...its every sport. The same knucklehead fans show up for Eagles games, Flyers games and Sixer games too. They have shamed most of the good and decent fans of Philly to the point they don't want to even show up for games. The only game played in Philadelphia that is immune is the annual Army/Navy game, and thats because the the Corps and the Middies show up in force. If not for the huge military prescence in the stands, no doubt Philly fan would be lobbing beer bottles on the pushup guys, rolling out pro-Bin Laden cheers as they swipe the mule and goat on the way out of the stadium. Philadelphia is a great sports town, but the whacked out fans are an absolutely embarrasment. They are puss-filled sore on the cheek of American sports.

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