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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Why An Athlete Is Not Defined By Their Level

Pressure can drive athletes crazy.
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With tryout season among us, it is so important that this be addressed before the teams for this upcoming year are formed.

So many athletes that tryout, don't make the team they want and either quit to "take a year off" or jump ship to a gym that promises them to place the athlete on a higher level. I know that every athlete wants to be on level 5 team, the division is the most prestigious of all of them, especially because going to worlds is the end game for most athletes.

The problem these days in the cheerleading world is that our athletes are trying to level up at a rate that is just not quite realistic. If an athlete is on a level 1 team, the chances of her being on level 4 next year are slim. It is necessary for athletes to experience each level for at least a year to learn all of the fundamentals of the level and build on them for their foundation as an athlete to be more concrete. This produces the best athlete possible.

A lot of athletes think that all that they need to jump levels is tumbling and that is just not the case. When teams are formed, coaches take a look at many different things, these qualities include but are not limited to: mental toughness, dedication, tumbling, stunting abilities, pace of learning, dance and attitude.

Contrary to popular belief, there are so many factors that go into forming a team. This team not only has to be suitable for individual athletes but putting a team together is like a puzzle and as coaches we have to put a team together that will work well and have all the necessary percentages of skills to be competitive in their division.

We are concerned about building well-rounded athletes, not an athlete that is only capable in one facet of cheerleading. Some athletes are great level-4 tumblers but have level-2 stunt ability and those two will not equal a level 4 athlete until we boost the stunting ability of said athlete.

Putting an athlete on a team to just tumble is doing a disservice to not just the team, but also the athletes themselves. If this athlete joins a level 4 team to just tumble all year, when their tumbling progresses to that of a level 5 athlete, they will still have level 2 stunting skills and won't be put to good use when they are level 5 eligible. A well-rounded athlete is the kind of athlete that wins Worlds.

SEE ALSO: To The Coach That Took My Confidence Away

When athletes take their time and learn their level, they are not just learning completely new skills each year, but building on them. If done correctly, each year an athlete should improve on all points of cheerleading and not just one. The rules in each level lead to progressions for the level that it directly follows, so that athletes can safely learn skills by going up the ladder one step at a time.

What most don't realize is that skipping steps is such an unnecessary practice. If Susie stays on level 2 for an extra year, she is not "learning nothing", she is improving on the skills that she didn't quite execute completely the year before, this will perfect her performance in this level and give a more solid foundation for her to build on when she is on a level 3 team.

Pressure can drive athletes crazy. Parents, your athletes have so many years ahead of them to be on a level 5 team and go to worlds, so pushing for a 10-year-old, that is just not ready, to be on a level 4 team is unreasonable. Let your 10-year-old learn maturity and mental toughness at a level that is more appropriate, when your athlete is pushing herself too hard it takes the fun out of the tryout process and creates unnecessary stress on the athletes.

Lastly, please be sure to support whatever decision your coaches make for your athlete's placement, they know your child and they are not trying to hurt their pride, but build them up so they can accomplish all of their goals as an athlete. Know that the level your kid makes this year doesn't define him or her as an athlete, but helps them grow into the cheerleader they have the ability to become!

Cover Image Credit: National Cheerleaders Association

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The Excitement Of The NBA Playoffs Without Lebron James

The NBA playoffs are among us and it is my favorite time of the year. The time for the NBA to shine is the playoffs, but this year's rating has seen a bit of decline.

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The NBA playoffs are a very exciting time for the typical NBA fan and I sure love nothing more than to kick back and watch the action. The excitement and the number of games on are unreal and they start one after another so every game can be watched without another one interfering with the other. The games have so much more than typical basketball and people are disappointed this year because Lebron James missed the playoffs for the first time since 2005. The last 14 years he has been dominating the NBA playoffs and this year was different so the ratings are plummeting.

The series are a best of 7 making it a long fun series of games with so much on the line. I have watched many of the games and highlights and have truly appreciated the greatness I am watching. The lower seeded teams have been doing well against the best teams and are giving them a run for the money. We have had a few fun blowout games that are interesting because you are seeing a team dominate the entire game and hit many great shots and make big plays. The good teams are still winning most of the games, but at least we have some close games that come down to the buzzer to make for great competition.

We then have young stars like Damian Lillard and Ben Simmons who have been giving us some amazing stat lines and leading their team to big first-round wins and both making huge highlights so far. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and James Harden have been the big stars having great games and contributing heavily to both their teams and the ratings to make the playoffs fun. Even without Lebron, these guys are still showing us how fun basketball is to watch and play.

The style of team basketball many of these guys are playing with is amazing to watch. I am all about teamwork and there is a new player doing something spectacular and having a standout game every night with the help of their team. The Los Angeles Clippers rallied for the biggest playoff comeback in NBA history by coming back from 31 down against the defending champions the Golden State Warriors. It is nice to see teams like the Clippers, Magic, and Pacers who do not have a standout star play great team basketball. These teams are losing most of their games, but they do not have the talent these other teams have. They are going out and playing well as a team every single night and working to make sure everyone is contributing on offense and defense to have a chance to win.

Damian Lillard even hit a buzzer beater to win the series over the Thunder the other night and it shows us how much of an impact one player can have on the whole game. The excitement of the upcoming free agency period is vastly hyped, but the current teams are so well set up for success that the next 2 rounds of the playoffs will be the ultimate tests for all teams to see who will play each other for the championship.

Everyone thinks the Warriors will once again host the NBA Larry O'Brien Trophy and be the top team in the league for the next year, but there are a few teams that have been quite impressive all season and have the momentum in their favor just as much as the defending champions. There will be plenty of big games to come and I am positive the players will put on a huge showing to make these playoffs memorable for all true NBA fans. Lebron is my favorite player of all time and I love watching him play especially in the finals for the title, but the ratings should still be high due to the great competitive game of basketball and the amazing moments we get to enjoy all throughout the playoffs. I encourage any basketball fan to tune in for these games and I promise you will not be disappointed with any of the games.

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