Philadelphia has these same set of rules and we, the loyal Philadelphia fan base, typically tend to enforce them ourselves. These rules may seem logical and brilliant. To others; however, they may seem irrational, stupid, and, to a select few, they might not even make any sense. Regardless of how you feel towards the rules for being a Philadelphia fan, they are there and are expected to be followed.
Here are just a few selections from the rulebook.
a. Listen, Santa deserved to be booed on December 15, 1968 at Franklin Field. A 2-11 team had just traded everyone away and did not have any intentions of putting a winning team on the field. They deserved to get booed. The real Santa did not even show up so a 5’6’’ 170 lb fan came from the stands to walk around the track and pretend to be Santa Claus. They trade away the players then present a scrawny Santa? Everyone would be upset with that. So Santa was ultimately booed and pelted with snowballs. Philadelphia Eagles fans did not go to Wannamaker’s (a department store in Philadelphia) or Macy’s and walk up and pelt Santa with snowballs while he listened as children told him what they wanted for Christmas. So this story has been taken out of context.
b. Yes, there was a jail cell and courtroom in Veterans Stadium to hold rowdy fans. If Ray Rhodes was the head coach and Bobby Hoying was the starting quarterback while Mike Mamula held down the defensive line, you would probably feel the need the punch something too.
c. Not all of the Philadelphia fans run on to the playing field and get tased. That is a fact.
a. Water- “Wooder”
b. Soda- “Soda”- not “Pop”
c. Hoagie- “Hoagie”- not a “Sub” or a “Grinder”
d. With- “Wit” (*hence the site name)