Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by HTownCowboysFan, Nov 17, 2005.
Living here in philly (actually south Jersey) is best after an egirls loss. Especially vs. the Boys. By buddies and I always watch the games together. Several of his neighbors are huge philly fans. You could hear a pin drop 50 miles away after the game. We went outside to whoop it up after the game. People were unplugging their infaltable lawn ornaments, and pulling egirl flags and decals off of their vehicles. The following morning commute was great. With my van all Cowboy'ed up, pulling up along philly fans and laughing in their face. They deserve everything I can dish out. Their fraudulant run is OVER!
Hmmm, that's a brand new concept hd. I'll have to get back with you on that one ...man you sure caught me off guard with that.
I can't speak for Eagle fans everywhere ...but I felt bad because losing by 1-point is crazy! A beatdown actually hurts less than losing by one-point; we now know that very well!
So speaking for this Eagles fan only, it was too early in the season for me feel too much about the Dallas/Washington win/loss ...but I was rooting for the under-dog to win!
It looks like if you play enough close games they start to even out. We have lost a few more close ones and the Eagles had won a few more. Looking back to the beginning of the season I don't remember too many fans predicting one win against the Eagles let alone two. Gotta say, the winds are changing in the NFC East.
Some people give new meaning to the word "fan." Amazingly, some even think a ticket to an NFL game is a license to act up, misbehave, abuse others, etc. Ive been to a number of games in Denver in the past, and chat with Bronco fans around me who knew full well that Im a Dallas fan who really isnt pulling for their home team. Their fans seem to be knowledgeable and quite tolerant of visiting fans. It doesnt have to be the way it is in Philadelphia or Oakland, they just seem to have a higher percentage of lunatic fringe in the stands there who are hell bent on showing their rear ends. A field day for sociologists.
That'll teach us to control a game and then give it up by allowing an interception.[/QUOTE]
Now all you control is the basement! The egirls are the Haley's Comet of Football. See you in 75 years!
That's some hypothesis you have there MS17. May I ask what method of random sampling you used to determine that all or most Ealge fans fall into the same representative mold? Forget sociologists, call out the psychologists.
Question: How can an entire fandom fit the A-Typical profile of the perfect fan? You metaphorically described the perfect fan (Denver fans being openly hospitable to Dallas fans), to the "lunatic fringe" and "hell bent" behavior, of the worst case scenario at the other end of the continuum.
Perhaps you do scratch the surface on an issue that needs to be addressed, but not at the expense of "brush-stroking" an entire fandom. I probably already know that if I ask you ..."have you ever been to an Eagles game in Philadelphia," you'd probably say yes. But if you haven't, you're signing the blues based on hearsay!
While I believe there are elements in every Football stadium, USA, I cannot believe that an entire fandom should be stigmatized for isolated incidents.
Phoenix, point taken.
I didnt say Denver fans were "perfect", but by my own observations, they seem to be very tolerant of opposing fans in their house. ( I've seen fights high up in the risers at Mile High before) Maybe I drew an imprecise example with that. I was trying to set out that Philadelphia (perhaps Oakland as well) fans by and large might be openly hostile to non-eagle fans who wear their team's colors. I've no doubt that if I sat beside you at the Linc, and I was wearing my Staubach jersey, you'd treat me with a good natured amiability and we'd enjoy the game.
You're right to defend your fan base, and I commend that. I enjoy your posts and hope you'll hang around here.
Those Eagle fans can be pretty funny though, I love Roy and all but this lin estill cracked me up...