Philly Fans and Players are Hilariously Passionate in These 13 Ways

Philly Fans and Players are Hilariously Passionate in These 13 Ways

7. Being clever
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"The city of brotherly love" is the city where fans show pride through wins and loses, even if their teams haven't won a championship in what seems like forever. The Flyers have not won a Stanley Cup since 1975, the Phillies have not won a World Series since 2008, the 76ers haven't won the NBA Finals since 1983, and the Eagles have never won a Super Bowl.... until now in 2018 at Super Bowl 52!

No wonder Philly fans and their professional athletes lose their minds sometimes, so here is a list of 13 things that only Philadelphia fans will do!

1. Climbing light poles

Ever hear of the crisco cops? How about the hydraulic fluid cops? The Philadelphia police force actually had to cover light poles in crisco before the Eagle's 2018 conference championship game against the Minnesota Vikings. As you can see, that clearly did not stop people from getting up the poles. For the Superbowl, the police officers used flammable hydraulic fluid.

2. Running onto ball fields

The Philadelphia Eagles are now known for their talented dance moves and choreographed celebrations which included themes like bowling, baseball, imitating the Desean Jackson endzone fall, the backpack kid dance, charging the mound on a bad pitch, flying like a convocation of eagles, the electric slide, and a ton more. The Eagles electric slide after an interception made by their defense, won the award for the 2017 NFL Best Celebration of the Year!

3. Knowing how to eat

Breakfast: scrapple. Lunch: soft pretzels. Dinner: cheesesteaks.

4. Stealing seats

Fans seem to somehow get away with unscrewing and walking out with seats from Philadelhia stadiums along with other stadiums around the country.

5. Professional athletes using profanity on live TV

Anyone remember Chase Utley's 2008 World Series winning speech? How about the most recent, Jason Kelce's 2018 Super Bowl Parade Speech?!

6. Drinking

Boy do Philadelphia sports fans and athletes know how to party.

7. Being clever

If fans from across the country decide to offend Philadelphia sports fans, then there will be pay back. Especially when Minnesota Vikings football fans decide to dress up Philly's Rocky statue with their team's gear and then make a public video of themselves doing their "skol" chant on the Philadelphia Art Museum steps. What do you think Philadelphia Eagles fans did in return? They redressed the statue with Eagles gear. Then during the NFC football game between Minnesota and Philadelphia, the packed stadium of Philly fans took Minnesota's chant and turned it into a chant for the Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. Instead of "skol," the chant became "Foles."

8. Best. Choreography. Between. Plays.

The Philadelphia Eagles are now known for their talented dance moves and choreographed celebrations which included themes like bowling, baseball, imitating the Desean Jackson endzone fall, the backpack kid dance, charging the mound on a bad pitch, flying like a convocation of eagles, the electric slide, and a ton more. The Eagles electric slide celebration won the award for the 2017 NFL

9. Uhhh trust falls

Trust falls off buildings, balconies, and buses... that basically sums up the passion of the Philadelphia fanbase.

10. Eyes full of tears

How do you make grown, buff men shed some tears? Have the Eagles win a Superbowl for the first time in 52 years.

11. Throwing whatever is in their hands

Remember when Ryan Howard was in a hitting slump and got a beer bottle thrown at him by a Phillies Fan?

12. Attire for games and victory parades

13. Making the best out of unfortunate situations

The Eagles may have been first in the NFL through the 2018 season, but then were considered underdogs through every playoff game. Well, who doesn't love to mock the Vegas polls?

Cover Image Credit: Bleedinggreennation

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To The Coach Who Took Away My Confidence

You had me playing in fear.
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"The road to athletic greatness is not marked by perfection, but the ability to constantly overcome adversity and failure."

As a coach, you have a wide variety of players. You have your slow players, your fast players. You have the ones that are good at defense. You have the ones that are good at offense. You have the ones who would choose to drive and dish and you have the ones that would rather shoot the three. You have the people who set up the plays and you have the people who finish them. You are in charge of getting these types of players to work together and get the job done.

Sure, a coach can put together a pretty set of plays. A coach can scream their head off in a game and try and get their players motivated. A coach can make you run for punishment, or they can make you run to get more in shape. The most important role of a coach, however, is to make the players on their team better. To hopefully help them to reach their fullest potential. Players do make mistakes, but it is from those mistakes that you learn and grow.

To the coach the destroyed my confidence,

You wanted to win, and there was nothing wrong with that. I saw it in your eyes if I made a mistake, you were not too happy, which is normal for a coach. Turnovers happen. Players miss shots. Sometimes the girl you are defending gets past you. Sometimes your serve is not in bounds. Sometimes someone beats you in a race. Sometimes things happen. Players make mistakes. It is when you have players scared to move that more mistakes happen.

I came on to your team very confident in the way that I played the game. Confident, but not cocky. I knew my role on the team and I knew that there were things that I could improve on, but overall, I was an asset that could've been made into an extremely great player.

You paid attention to the weaknesses that I had as a player, and you let me know about them every time I stepped onto the court. You wanted to turn me into a player I was not. I am fast, so let me fly. You didn't want that. You wanted me to be slow. I knew my role wasn't to drain threes. My role on the team was to get steals. My role was to draw the defense and pass. You got mad when I drove instead of shot. You wanted me to walk instead of run. You wanted me to become a player that I simply wasn't. You took away my strengths and got mad at me when I wasn't always successful with my weaknesses.

You did a lot more than just take away my strengths and force me to focus on my weaknesses. You took away my love for the game. You took away the freedom of just playing and being confident. I went from being a player that would take risks. I went from being a player that was not afraid to fail. Suddenly, I turned into a player that questioned every single move that I made. I questioned everything that I did. Every practice and game was a battle between my heart and my head. My heart would tell me to go to for it. My heart before every game would tell me to just not listen and be the player that I used to be. Something in my head stopped me every time. I started wondering, "What if I mess up?" and that's when my confidence completely disappeared.

Because of you, I was afraid to fail.

You took away my freedom of playing a game that I once loved. You took away the relaxation of going out and playing hard. Instead, I played in fear. You took away me looking forward to go to my games. I was now scared of messing up. I was sad because I knew that I was not playing to my fullest potential. I felt as if I was going backward and instead of trying to help me, you seemed to just drag me down. I'd walk up to shoot, thinking in my head, "What happens if I miss?" I would have an open lane and know that you'd yell at me if I took it, so I just wouldn't do it.

SEE ALSO: The Coach That Killed My Passion

The fight to get my confidence back was a tough one. It was something I wish I never would've had to do. Instead of becoming the best player that I could've been, I now had to fight to become the player that I used to be. You took away my freedom of playing a game that I loved. You took away my good memories in a basketball uniform, which is something I can never get back. You can be the greatest athlete in the world, but without confidence, you won't go very far.

Cover Image Credit: Christina Silies

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Move Over, LeBron, Baker Mayfield Is The New Cleveland Goat

The Browns were known for always losing, then Baker Mayfield came onto the scene.

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On September 20th, 2018, the Cleveland Brown's received their first win since December of 2016. Finally, after 635 days of losing.

The Browns fans rallied behind our very own quarterback, Baker Mayfield, to end the game against the New York Jets to 21-17. Many believe the game was carried on the shoulders of Mayfield as he propelled for 201 passing yards during this game. As the Browns won their first game of the season at home, the city of Cleveland practically exploded from excitement and of course, the chained up Bud Light refrigerators, were finally opened.

The Browns made the fans excited and proud as they improved their season to 1-1-1.

The Cleveland Browns won their second game of the season to the Baltimore Ravens by the skin of their teeth. As the Brown's went into over time, the win of the game was just shy of one field goal to beat their division rivals. Mayfield during this game threw for 342 yards, a touchdown and one interception, leading his team to a victory.

After Greg Joseph, kicker, missed a 50-yard kick, the game was forced into overtime. Mayfield drove his team down the field and as time expired, Joseph was up to line to redeem himself, making a 37-yard field goal, giving the Brown's another victory.

As the Browns started to encounter a four-game losing streak, they were in need of some positive energy as they were heading into bye week. The Browns showed their momentum as they received a 28-16 win against the Atlantic Falcons. Mayfield accounted for completing 17 out of the 20 throws for 216 yards.

The Browns were able to end on a high note as they went into their bye week.

Then, the Browns had an exciting win against the Cincinnati Bengals, as they snatched a 35-20 victory and killed their road losing streak. The Browns had not won on the road since October 11, 2015 — with 25 straight loses away from home, the second-longest in NFL history.

Mayfield was able to account for 19 of 26 throws for 258 yards and also a single-game rookie-record four touchdowns. Mayfield averaged about 9.9 yards per attempt and connected with eight different receivers during this invigorating win.

The Browns were able to improve their season to 4-6-1, which for the Browns, is pretty good.

Mayfield, a rookie and 2018 first round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns, has been called "the Goat" by many young Brown's fans. I even have a friend that jokingly said he's going to name one of his kids after Baker Mayfield.

Mayfield may be a rookie but it's clear that his talents and leadership has given a spotlight to the Browns. Although the offense and defense for the Browns show willpower and determination to make their fans proud and happy, Mayfield shows that his rookie experience will come along way with this team.

Baker Mayfield thus far in the 2018 season has accounted for 17 touchdowns and has thrown for 2,242 yards. After LeBron James left the Cavs to join the Lakers, it seemed as though there was no hope for Cleveland sports anymore.

The Browns improving their season and having Baker Mayfield, Cleveland’s new goat. is exactly what the city of Cleveland needs.

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