10 Signs You Are A Diehard Philadelphia Eagles Fan

10 Signs You Are A Diehard Philadelphia Eagles Fan

Once an Eagles fan, always an Eagles fan, from generation to generation.

I love football. Ever since I was a little girl, I loved it. My brother played football and I was always there to cheer, as a cheerleader and a sister, for his team. It was something we bonded over. We'd go outside and play. He taught me to throw the ball with a perfect spiral. I still show off my football throwing skills, if I get the chance. Football isn't only in my family but it's in all of us, in every state. We all have our teams, but here in Philly...the Eagles are the shit. If you don't like the Eagles, you better keep your head down. If you do, here are 10 signs you are a diehard Eagles fan.

1. You know the fight song word for word.

I'm ashamed that I know this, but my brother would sing it so often I couldn't help but memorize the words. He always sang it loud and proud on game day.

If you hear someone else singing it, you join in and bond with each other over your love of Eagles football.

2. You know all the players and their history.

Carson Wentz got a thorough background check when he was drafted on the team. You know everything about him from his childhood, college, and even his favorite protein shake. You vet all players to make sure they are good enough to be on your team. If you don't like someone that gets drafted, oh boy, everyone will be talking about it. Your opinion of that shit choice will be KNOWN.

3. You plan your life around when the Eagles are playing each week.

If the Eagles are on then nothing else can be planned from the moment the game starts until the very end. You don't understand how people can have a party and NOT have the game on. Those monsters.

4. You wear green for every game.

You bet your ass you are in your favorite jersey. You wear that shit all around town, showing how proud you are and supporting your team. If someone has a problem they can take it up with you. You may or may not have almost tussled with someone because they said they didn't like the Eagles. You set them straight.

5. You have weird rituals and if you don't do them, you feel like you jinxed the team.

You have a ratty, lucky jersey that you always wear. Yeah, you could put that nice new one on, but the old one is LUCKY. They have to win if you wear it. Or you have to wake up on your right side and they will win. You have to sing the song exactly fifteen minutes before the game starts. Y'all have crazy ass rituals.

6. If they lose your whole day is ruined.

Oh my god. My boyfriend, my brother, and my Bob get SO upset when they lose the game. It affects them all day, and if you are a true Eagles fan it affects you too. But you know you still love the team and you'll be rooting for them again at the next game!

7. Sports radio is the ONLY thing you listen to during football season.

Sports radio keeps you updated and when you are in the car it's the only station that's on. And if you happen to be in the car while the game is on, you bet your bottom dollar that it's being streamed into your car. You won't miss a SECOND of the game so help you, God.

8. You only go on Bleeding Green Nation when surfing the web.

You spend hours on this site. It's the only site that matters because it lets you bond and stay informed with your beloved team.

9 The Cowboys are the ultimate rivals.

If your friend supports the Cowboys, you begin to rethink your friendship. If you do decide to stay friends you send them "WE WON!" texts every time the Eagles destroy the Cowboys...which isn't all the often.

10. You yell at the T.V. the whole game because HOW DID YOU MISS THAT!?

Eagles fans are easy to rile up and man, when the team starts losing, look out because y'all get HEATED. I learned to stay out of the storm when shit goes down.

Other teams football brings people together. Eagles football bonds you for life. Once an Eagles fan, always an Eagles fan, from generation to generation.

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To The Coach Who Ruined The Game For Me

We can't blame you completely, but no one has ever stood up to you before.

I know you never gave it a second thought, the idea that you're the reason I and many others, never went any farther in our athletic careers.

I know you didn’t sincerely care about our mental health, as long as we were physically healthy and our bodies were working enough to play. It’s obvious your calling wasn’t coaching and you weren’t meant to work with young adults, some who look to you as a parent figure or a confidant.

I also know that if we were to express our concerns about the empty feeling we began to feel when we stepped onto the court, you wouldn’t have taken the conversation seriously because it wasn’t your problem.

I know we can't blame you completely, no one has ever stood up to you before. No one said anything when girls would spend their time in the locker room crying because of something that was said or when half the team considered quitting because it was just too much.

We can't get mad at the obvious favoritism because that’s how sports are played.

Politics plays a huge role and if you want playing time, you have to know who to befriend. We CAN get mad at the obvious mistreatment, the empty threats, the verbal abuse, “it's not what you say, its how you say it.”

We can get mad because a sport that we loved so deeply and had such passion for, was taken away from us single-handedly by an adult who does not care. I know a paycheck meant more to you than our wellbeing, and I know in a few years you probably won’t even remember who we are, but we will always remember.

We will remember how excited we used to get on game days and how passionate we were when we played. How we wanted to continue on with our athletic careers to the next level when playing was actually fun. We will also always remember the sly remarks, the obvious dislike from the one person who was supposed to support and encourage us.

We will always remember the day things began to change and our love for the game started to fade.

I hope that one day, for the sake of the young athletes who still have a passion for what they do, you change.

I hope those same athletes walk into practice excited for the day, to get better and improve, instead of walking in with anxiety and worrying about how much trouble they would get into that day. I hope those athletes play their game and don’t hold back when doing it, instead of playing safe, too afraid to get pulled and benched the rest of the season.

I hope they form an incredible bond with you, the kind of bond they tell their future children about, “That’s the coach who made a difference for me when I was growing up, she’s the reason I continued to play.”

I don’t blame you for everything that happened, we all made choices. I just hope that one day, you realize that what you're doing isn’t working. I hope you realize that before any more athletes get to the point of hating the game they once loved.

To the coach that ruined the game for me, I hope you change.

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The 5 Stages Of Watching The MLB Postseason

Every fan's experience when watching the playoffs.


The MLB postseason is underway which means it's about to be an emotional roller coaster for the fans. Streaks can be broken, legacies can be made, new stars will be born and tears will most certainly fall. But most fans will certainly go through the same stages of love and hate throughout the postseason.

1. Complaining about the one game Wild Card

This is definitely one of the dumbest things ever added to a sports season. You have every team play 162 games for six months of the year. After all of that hard work and grind it all comes down to a SINGLE game? It makes no sense, how couldn't it be a three-game series? You added the game to add even more baseball to a season so it's not like having two more games could hurt you.

2. Defending a player who's had a bad year by saying "The playoffs are a different season." 

Everybody is guilty of this. There's always that one guy who wants to poke fun at your players regular season number. It's infuriating, you can't dig up a stat that's good because baseball has so many with pretty confusing acronyms. So instead of people just go with saying that the playoffs are a different season. The stats are all set back to zero which gives the players some confidence. It also puts the haters in the mental pretzel.

3. Getting mad when your game is on MLB Network

Get it through your head MLB. Not every one has your stupid network.

4. Streaming mid day games during lectures/work

Let's be real everyone who cares about baseball does it. Is it a good thing to do? No probably not. But would you sacrifice a day on notes or a day of work to see your favorite team make history? Yes.

5. Living and dying on every pitch

It's a hard life to live with literally no sense of relaxation during a game. I couldn't tell you how many times I fidget or yell whenever the Red Sox are playing (especially now that they're playing the Yankees). A lot of neighbors will be mad and friends will question your sanity. But when your team is able to pull through, the emotional relief and happiness are so great you couldn't even think of watching the game a different way.

If by this point you've been reading this with a whole lot of head nods and "Oh, yeah, that's me." It isn't a shameful thing because you're not alone. Playoffs bring out the best from players and fans which is truly the beauty of sports.

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