Thursday, March 17, 2011

GQ says Eagles, Phillies have worst fans

GQ has unveiled its Worst Fans in America list which is topped by Eagles fans and followed by Phillies fans.

Here is what the magazine says about Eagles and Phillies fans and yes the tired cliche about Santa Claus is there but vomiting Phils fan Matthew Clemmens did the city no favors:

Over the years, Philadelphia fans have booed Santa Claus, their own star players, and most absurdly, the recipient of America's very first hand transplant, whose crime was dribbling in a ceremonial first pitch—thrown with his freshly transplanted hand. Boooo! Admittedly, there are some things fans have cheered. Like Michael Irvin's career-ending neck injury and a fan being tased on the outfield grass. Things reached their nadir last season, when Citizens Bank Park played host to arguably the most heinous incident in the history of sports: A drunken fan intentionally vomited on an 11-year-old girl. The truth is this: All told, Philadelphia stadiums house the most monstrous collection of humanity outside of the federal penal system. "Some of these people would boo the crack in the Liberty Bell," baseball legend Pete Rose once said. More likely, these savages would have thrown the battery that cracked it.

Here is the Top 10.

1. Philadelphia Phillies

2. Philadelphia Eagles

3. West Virginia Mountaineers

4. Oakland Raiders

5. Maryland Terps basketball

6. Boston Red Sox

7. Penn State football

8. Duke basketball

9. New York Yankees

10. LSU football

To be fair the Phillies have had more problems than the Eagles recently and should have taken the top spot. Anyone remember the David Sale beating?

Or Joseph Genovese Jr, who ran a red light while intoxicated outside The Bank and struck St. Louis schoolteachers, Cindy Grassi and Sandra Wacker, killing Grassi? 

No indignation here, Philly deserves this one.

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