Texas Vike wrote:Anyone here go to the game in Philly?
What were your experiences?
I was at the game, and Eagles' fans were about 80-90% boorish. It was definitely the majority. Not just a few making the rest of them look bad as Eagles fans seem to say. I was in a suite with a group of 20 Vikings fans from around the country, and the vast majority of the section in front of us (perhaps 1,000 fans) seemed to spend more time turning to face us and make obscene/rude gestures and comments than they did watching the actual game. It was the section in front of us that started doing the mocking Skol chant that soon the entire stadium was doing, replacing Skol with "Foles." Not bad, but it started early in the game in mocking derision of us in the suite. That was the tamest thing they did, so if it was just that, I would have chalked it up to a half-clever mocking of our Skol chant. It was the abusive language and gestures that really revealed the lack of class of these fans. I understand getting excited about your team, but cheer for your team, don't spend all your time mocking opposing fans around you. I am also a Vikings season ticket holder, and we regularly have opposing fans around us. To the extent I have engaged with them at all, it has always been friendly banter and offering to buy them beers. At the Eagles game, there were three Eagles fans right in front of us who kept turning to apologize for the other a$$holes in the section. We handed them down beers. Other than a few interactions, it was really a truly miserable experience from a classless bunch.
In the two days before the game, I spent some time walking around the city and going out with my brother, who was wearing purple. Just walking on the sidewalk wearing purple resulted in many drive-by and passer-by insults, including "Get the F*#$ out of our city, you f$*#ing Vikings a$$holes!" and "What the f*$k are you doing here? Get the f*#k out of here!" and multiple variations of that. Even the fans who were polite were saying things like, "You're really brave to be here," and "You really need to be careful to not get hurt," etc. It was an ugly experience.
Before I went out to the game, I had assumed if we lost I would cheer for Philly to beat New England. I know I am just sinking to their level, but now I think I will just cheer for both teams to come away so decimated with injuries that they will be unable to compete next year. Those fans don't deserve good things to happen to them.