Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles have been called a lot of things over the years, and most of them have been quite disrespectful. However, one can’t get too mad at the name calling when considering that this is the fanbase that threw iceballs at Santa Claus. However, there’s also the possibility that Santa Claus deserved to get a frozen chunk of ice and rock hurled in his direction. Did you ever think of that, huh?
Mythical yuletide beings aside, Philadelphia’s fanbase gave no meaning to the term “long-suffering” prior to winning it all last season. We clung to grainy black and white images of Norm Van Brocklin and wondered aloud what those Randall Cunningham teams of the early 90s could have done if only Scrambin’ Randall had some weapons that could consistently gain yards.
They are rewatching the Eagles Super Bowl on a blocked off street in Philly today. What a world. (@alexsubers) https://t.co/jTrltfhMzc
And please don’t bring up that first Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots in 2004. It’s riot fodder, to say the least. On Sunday, Broad Street was blocked off in the City of Brotherly Love so folks could have a World Cup party. However, the theme change from futbol to football in no time.
As the world watched France vs. Croatia, Philly was watching Eagles vs. Patriots in Super Bowl LII down on Broad Street. While Twitter is lambasting the Eagles faithful for the display, I don’t think it’s such a bad thing to want to relieve recent glory after decades of moribund performances and spectacular failures. Meanwhile, somewhere a Dallas Cowboy fan is claiming that this is display is somehow typical of a lesser fanbase, but he’ll harken upon a Super Bowl-winning Dallas squad from 25 years ago as the catalyst for his own fandom.