3.24.2010

Philly Fans Admit They Are The Silky Johnson of Sports Fans



As previously mentioned, I traveled to Seattle --land of rain and cute earthy girls-- earlier today ahead of tomorrow night's season opener between the Sounders and the Union. Seated beside me where Ryan and Jeff, two recent converts to the Union cause and potential alcoholics; this was their breakfast.

Speaking from row 19 of Continental flight 1581, the Pennsylvania pair issued a warning to Seattle about the true nature of Philadelphia sports fans. To hear them tell it there was a reason they had a jail at Veterans Stadium.

15 comments:

Sterlinho said...

100 strong is nothing in a sea of 36,000 Rave Green footy fans. 100 might impress Dallas, but not Seattle.

Jason said...

You girls in the Northwest are soft. Is the MLS ready for Philly? We sell our stadiums out even if we suck, just to boo.

I.S. said...

It's funny you'd mention Dallas. There's probably no place Philly sports fans despise more than Dallas.

Anonymous said...

Sterlinho, your fake fans, jumbotron chants and marching band are no match for what Philly fans bring to the table. Philly fans are their own disgusting breed, and they like it that way. I feel bad for the flounder fan that tries something on a philly fan. Remember Philadelphia is the armpit of the east coast, they have nothing to lose and enjoy being the worst fans in any league they are present. GO UNION! ACES!!!

Anonymous said...

I, being from a location nowhere near either Seattle of Philly, would much rather be a Philly fan and supporter than a Seattle fan. The reason should be obvious (and that having nothing to do with how "great" or "special" Seattle are - they're not).

Anonymous said...

I was at the seachickens - eagles game last year at qwest and after the game it was not a pretty sight. After the game and outside of the stadium, it felt like a riot. Everywhere you looked seemed to be some kind of fight or scuffle. It was nuts. As mentioned above, Philly fans are proud of this.

Anonymous said...

Sterlinho said...
"100 strong is nothing in a sea of 36,000 Rave Green footy fans. 100 might impress Dallas, but not Seattle."

Ha. Exactly why I hit the comment button. Unless these guys are the Spartans from 300, sorry - you won't really be noticed. I admire their passion though.

Anonymous said...

Why is there so much hatred for Seattle? As a neutral New Yorker, I don't get it. They're probably the best club for our league right now. They're fans might not know anything about the game at all, but they don't act like idiots and gloat about how great they are either.

Jason said...

You guys don't get it. I love all Philly sports. It is an US vs the World mentality. We hate everyone, even a team like Seatle. We look for a reason to dislike the city, the fans, the air, the women etc...

Philly is the greatest sports city in the world. I'm stuck in Houston now and the fans here are soft. I went to a Philly & Astros games and booed Roger Clemminns the entire game, when they worshipped him. Not one person said anything to me. I heckled and gloated and nothing...

Now go a game in Philly and do that as an opposing fan.

SF said...

^^^

If only you could see how hard I am laughing at your haterdom. That is truly world class. So funny.

Anonymous said...

Meh. Seattle fans have watched Philly fans being escorted out of our venues by Security for years. Nothing new there.

Anonymous said...

"Why is there so much hatred for Seattle? As a neutral New Yorker, I don't get it. They're probably the best club for our league right now."

That's just it, when your the best at something, people want to gun you down. Plus, the marching band and the choreographed supports are lame.

Teddie Boy Eddie said...

Can't wait for Millwall to come over for a match against Philly. That would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

Yeah a city full of real tough guys. If you're all so tough, how come most of you bailed to the suburbs as soon as life got a little in the city? The south side of Chicago you ain't. A suburbanite, is a suburbanite is a suburbanite.

Anonymous said...

I was at the game Thursday, hanging out with the Sons of Ben and the other Philly fans. Sure there was a large crowd for the Sounders. But it was clearly a "new thing in town" or "the Seahawks aren't playing crowd" out there. If the supporters in the south end didn't direct them, they were all too busy sucking on their starbucks to care.

And after the game, I felt like it was the safest walk back to the hotel I ever had after an away game with 1000s of opposing "fans" around me.

Fun times.