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.
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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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I'm not sure why but volleyball players are a very particular group of people — we like what we like and we HATE what we don't, especially when it is volleyball-related. If you're a volleyball player, I'm sure you can relate to this list and if you're not a volleyball player, now you know exactly how you will be able to get under our skin.

1. Girls who wear spandex in public

Don’t get me wrong, we wear spandex for a living. We understand WHY people wear them to workout. But wearing them to the dining hall, class or anywhere that isn’t the gym… please don’t. Put on some shorts or leggings — PLEASE.

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For some odd reason when someone who likes you finds out that you play volleyball, they say this. I’m not sure why, but its really annoying that people think they’re better than you (a collegiate athlete) at the sport you’ve been playing your whole life.

3. When guys mention that they only come to your games because you wear spandex

You’re right, why would any appreciate our athletic ability when you can simply appreciate our butts.

4. Freshman who don’t think they have to do their Freshman duties

PSA: Every single school has freshman duties; YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY FRESHMAN WHO HAVE TO DO THEM. Everyone has done them when they were a freshman. Stop complaining, do your duties, and play volleyball because after your freshman season you’ll never have to do it again.

5. When people try to tell you that volleyball isn’t hard

Why don’t you jump for three hours straight and throw your body on the ground hundreds of times and tell me how easy it is.

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I honestly feel bad about hating this so much but nothing nothing NOTHING annoys us more than when someone uses the work "spike". For some reason this word went out of style a longgggg time ago and nobody got the memo except the people in the volleyball world. Instead of telling your friend that they had a good spike, tell them that they had a great "hit." HIT = SPIKE.

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FIFA 2018 Brings Unforeseen Emotions, Sets New Heights in Russia

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June 14 was not just an ordinary Thursday. For over 32 nations and millions of people worldwide, that was the beginning of their own Hunger Games: the 21st FIFA World Cup. I, too, was in ecstasy to see young men fight in a battle for athletic superiority and the chance for their nation's flag to be held high so everyone could see. However, as the matches progressed and the brackets tightened, the only positive aspect of the tournament was the hilarious, witty Volkswagen and Bud Light commercials.

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This year, Russia got the winning bid to host the World Cup in stadiums throughout the western part of the country. Some of the stadiums were located in cities such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad and Saransk to name a few. As the host, Russia received the opportunity to play in the cup and fared out really well in the competition.

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As the tournament progressed, the stakes got higher and the geographic strength of narrowed. By the Quarterfinals, the goal-shooting prowess eliminated Latin America, with Brazil being the last to go, such that the tournament became an exclusively European club. The quarterfinals ignited the shots that shocked the world because, for the first time in FIFA history, neither Brazil nor Argentina qualified for the semi-finals.

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