"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?!
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?