Giants push past injuries, middle fingers, beer cans

AP

Giants owner John Mara said that Sunday’s win over Philly was the team’s biggest regular season win in a while.

For Giants star Justin Tuck, who is struggling with a neck injury, the win was a reason to believe.

“You’re human,” Tuck said. “You think about the injuries. You think about the people that aren’t here,” Tuck said via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “For me personally, it helped me believe even more in this football team. I do believe in them and I did before we won this game, but now there’s no doubt whatsoever that when we play our style of football, we can beat anybody.”

I picked the Giants to win the NFC East before the year, but it sounds like it took the Giants players longer to forget about all their injuries.

“I think it’s the point in which we’re going to stop worrying about the injuries,” Matthias Kiwanuka said. “After this game, we know this team is good enough to compete with anybody in the NFL, and we have to approach every game that way.”

The Giants are right in the middle of a wide open NFC East race.  They know things are going well when they start pissing off Eagles fans.

“I’ve never seen some many middle fingers,” Tuck tweeted last night. “Wow. We just had a 7-maybe 8- year-old throw a beer at the bus. #greatparents. Not.”

100 responses to “Giants push past injuries, middle fingers, beer cans

  1. I’m sure if the situation were reversed there would be a Hawaiian sendoff committee with leis and hula dancers to send the opposing team away.

    What was Tuck expecting, requests for autographs?

    They’re a hated rival.

  2. Yeah, stuff like that never happens in NY. Everyone knows Giants fans are the classiest out there. It’s not like DJAX had a bottle thrown at him at their stadium or anything.

  3. i really dont care if we win another game this season, just knowing that we spoiled the party and woke the team up from their dream season is great.

    the eagles are in downward spiral mode and won’t recover.

    today is a great day.

  4. Did the Giants win the super bowl yesterday? It felt a lot like the first Redskins game last year, Eagles just got outplayed and outworked.

  5. Philadelphia fan reaction regarding bad fan behavior in other cities: “What?!?! You mean horrible fan behavior happened somewhere else? Thought that only occurred in Philly?” (said with mocking, righteous indignation)

    Philadelphia fan reaction when awful behavior goes down in Philly: “Nothing to see here, move along…this stuff happens everywhere the national media is just “lazy” and picks on us because we’re such an easy target.”

    Hypocrites.

  6. So you had the Giants winning the NFC East Rosenthal??? You haven’t studied the teams very well, then have you? It’s what you do at the end–Reid’s 2006 team was 4-5 after being blasted by the Colts on national TV–then went 5-1 down the stretch; last year, they didn’t catch fire until November. Reid’s teams nearly always play better in Oct-Jan in the regular season–before disappointing in the playoffs. After the way the Eagles pushed the Giants all over the field with the run, I see a lot of teams trying to do the same thing.

  7. Its quite funny how he complains about the EAGLE FANS, meanwhile the G-Men racked-up at least 2 personal fouls for late hits. Probably could have been called for a few more too.

    Giants handled Philly (this coming from an Eagles fan at the game), but there was absolutely nothing out of the ordinary for a Philly-NY game regardless of whether it was in East Rutherford or Philly.

  8. Typical eagles fans and typical Philly people no respect or curtousy towards others. Philly is the most disguising place in the country with the worst people living there. The entire country is glad Philly sucks

  9. Eagles fans like my self are sick of losing, so yeh we will flip the bird, have underage children chucking natty light cans at buses. But come one, you telling me you wouldn’t be pissed after all the let downs this team has given us ? At least we don’t beat up or shank people in the parking lot. As for the next couple games? win 2 out of the 3 and maybe have a chance after the bye. Go Birds.

  10. Cmon they beat the Eagles one time in the past seven games. Every squirel finds a nut once In a while. Dont get excited. Remember Rex Grossman beat them a couple of weeks ago. They can’t beat the Eagles In the meadowlands. Its to early In the season to rule out the Eagles…

  11. A comment I made way back in late August, after the dumbos sometimes called as the Eagles FO decimated their franchise for years to come when they signed their brittle 6’0 running QB/RB to a $100 million contract. I knew my Giants had Vick’s face on a dartboard all week long. Stay classy Philadelphia!!!
    GO BIG BLUE!!!!!!!!!

    hus10188 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 8:13 PM

    Mike Vick = $100 million
    Eagles Scrub O-Line = $2.50

    Seeing Vick’s butt on IR by week 3 and being the world’s most expensive injured reserve = PRICELESS!!

  12. lmao phillys tiiiiight my boys just washed up philly… eli looked like a real legit confident field general for the first time since we lost plaxico burress in that 13-3 year..hes had good games between now n then but this is the first game i watched where he looked like he knew exactly what was expected and how 2 react. i havnt talked like this about eli since before we lost plaxico. all killdrive (who i still want gone) looked really good in playcalling, nice mixup and some slants/screens (finally). our D was great, our O was great(eli). and our ST didnt let up.

    great overall win i dnt c why giants cant do this each wk, month and yr. play your game not bradys game eli and u win!

    ps vick is sickkkkk we busted eagles up and made vick look like a cry baby b***h in the process and broke his hand.. thats 3 victories in 1 week.. THATS MY QUARTERBACK… oh wait wrong team lmaoo

  13. The Philly-fan defense is “they do it in other cities too.”
    Really hang your hat on that? No, acceptance that the behavior is bad and you wish your fans could handle themselves better then others? Just the 7 year olds defense of “But Johnny does it too!”

    But the fact is Philadelphia has this reputation. And for a reason. Every city has these types of fans is true. But Philly has more then most.

  14. The Eagles have far too many talented players to consider this bump a big problem. But a lot of their issues aren’t going anywhere. And it’s clear Andy Reid has no confidence in his coaches right now. And he has no one to blame but himself… Not to mention he’s got a spotty record when it comes to winning the big games.

    The Giants aren’t the favorites for anything. But maybe they have a little more attitude than last year, and as they’ve shown before… That attitude can power a potent attack on both offense and defense.

  15. How many Giants are out on IR? OSi = big baby, Tuck crying again, Manningham ETC ETC. Dirty players. One win against Eagles In the past seven games. As far as over rated take a good look at Eli.

  16. eaglebobby says:
    Sep 26, 2011 11:40 AM
    So you had the Giants winning the NFC East Rosenthal??? You haven’t studied the teams very well, then have you? It’s what you do at the end–Reid’s 2006 team was 4-5 after being blasted by the Colts on national TV–then went 5-1 down the stretch; last year, they didn’t catch fire until November. Reid’s teams nearly always play better in Oct-Jan in the regular season–before disappointing in the playoffs. After the way the Eagles pushed the Giants all over the field with the run, I see a lot of teams trying to do the same thing.

    —–

    LOL @ this comment. Reid teams play well in January? As proven by what, their 1 SB appearance in the Reid era surrounded by years and years of CHOKING? Philly knows how to stockpile talent, but Reid doesn’t have the slightest idea what to do with it.

  17. People in Philly really have a chip on their shoulders… I realize they live in a filthy liberal city and have a right to be jealous of the rest of us but they really need to grow up.

  18. And the Giants do. If i remember correctly the Eagles 185 pound WR ran through your entire defense to finish the spanking Vick put on you with only 7 minutes left In game. Its one Win!!

  19. The Eagles fans are about as classy as Brent Celek pulling off his own helmet to make to looked like Rolle fouled him after the play. And the Giants are the fakers? Celek should have been flagged for removing his hat. Daddy Goodell’s office will enjoy that clip.

  20. I’m glad we’re finally into the season enough where people realize the early season predictions aren’t worth anything.

    Can the Eagles or Giants make a real play-off run? Of course. They should both be in the hunt at the end, and then it’s a case of who stays healthy enough and gets on a roll.

    The last time we had a “can’t miss Super Bowl winner” after Game 3 was the Pats … in 2007.

  21. The classy thing to do would be put a late hit on a qb in the pocket breaking his hand and knocking him out of the game.. Wasn’t the giants down 16-14 and reeling at the time after blowing a 14-0 lead? So you beat what exactly.? If a back up qb feels like s huge victory and redemption you’ve got problems.

  22. and well be gettin mario back to. on top of osi and prince.. ahhh man comin back to speed again. vicks lucky osi wasnt back bec he prob of been out the game much sooner lololol GMENNN!

  23. I don’t see much “fake injury” talk from the Washington errr.. Philly fans!

    Fokou fakes injury to stop drive.
    Celek pulls off his own helmet to draw penalty.

    True classless play but what else can you expect from a classless team who’s fans still throw bottles at buses.

    Dream team’s season is over in September!! HAHA. Enjoy the Kafka era!

    By the way, the Cards fleeced YOU for your true franchise QB! Now the Bills of all teams have a better QB than you! One more season without a Lombardi. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving fan base!

  24. Yep, far worse that throwing bananas at hockey players (Canada) or shooting opposing fans (SF).

    Both of those were reported for about 5 minutes. They’d be on around the clock if they happened in Philly.

  25. glac, the rowhomes in South Philly are worth more than your McMansion in Mayberry.

    Deal with it. And have fun at your 50th anniversary dinner at Chik Fil A, your town’s best restaurant.

  26. lbdpatch says: Sep 26, 2011 11:53 AM

    How many Giants are out on IR? OSi = big baby, Tuck crying again, Manningham ETC ETC. Dirty players. One win against Eagles In the past seven games. As far as over rated take a good look at Eli.
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    What is Tuck “crying again” about? About the refs not throwing flags every time they get touched? Who’s crying?

  27. lbdpatch says: Sep 26, 2011 11:53 AM

    How many Giants are out on IR? OSi = big baby, Tuck crying again, Manningham ETC ETC. Dirty players. One win against Eagles In the past seven games. As far as over rated take a good look at Eli.
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    Yep, how many players are on IR? 6. And you still got beat.

  28. As an Eagles fan, I love the Giants-Eagles rivalry, even if my Birds lose. The G-men deserved this game. They worked harder and were coached better yesterday.

    To pretend, though, that Eagles fans are systematically worse than other cities’ fans (especially Giants fans) is either a cudgel for bashing Philly or a lazy sportswriters’ trick. While most fans of all teams are generally decent, law-abiding citizens (and occasional degenerates), a number go overboard. Giants fans may remember Justin, the moron who destroyed a Porsche in the parking lot after the Eagles beat the Giants in the playoffs a few years ago. (See http://www.aolnews.com/2009/01/13/giants-fans-destroy-porsche-toyota-truck-after-eagles-loss/ or search for “Giants Fans Destroy Porsche, Toyota Truck After Eagles Loss”.)

    The fact is that fans in the Northeast (Philly, New York, & Boston, especially) are simply more passionate & aggro than the average (although fans of other teams — e.g., the Raiders, Steelers, are plenty passionate, too) and are more prone to acting out ill behaviors. Generalizing that to all Philly fans is as silly as generalizing car-destroying behavior to all Giants fans.

    Either way, I hope to see the NY Football Giants face the Eagles in the NFC Championship game and the Yankees & Phils in the World Series. A good rivalry is a good time.

  29. “lbdpatch says: Sep 26, 2011 11:53 AM

    How many Giants are out on IR? OSi = big baby, Tuck crying again, Manningham ETC ETC. Dirty players. One win against Eagles In the past seven games. As far as over rated take a good look at Eli.”

    Here is the Giants official IR list:
    96 Austin, Marvin (Key DT rotation)
    54 Goff, Jonathan (Starting MLB)
    87 Hixon, Domenik (4th WR, punt returner)
    18 Rosenfels, Sage (backup QB)
    52 Sintim, Clint (2nd string LB)
    24 Thomas, Terrell (Top CB)

    That does not include the following injuries:
    Prince Amukamara (1st rd pick CB)
    Osi Umenyiora (Top DE)
    Ramses Barden (4th WR)
    Bruce Johnson (Key CB substitute)
    Mario Manningham (#2 WR)

    Also last I checked Vick is the one crying and LeSean is being the baby by saying that the egirls are better than the Giants. Also Eli can play with a seperated shoulder can Vick? Doesn’t seem so.

  30. A lot of people on here trying to camoflage their true fanhood. Man up.

    Any win is a good win.. but contrary to a few comments, I did not see Eli as a confident field general. Eli is more of a game manager. He just needs to limit his turnovers and make a few throws and the giants are fine. He’s not the cerebrial player his brother is or the gunslinger, or pin point passer, or whatever… Unfortuntaley he hasn’t been the leader the organization was hoping for, but they have other leaders like Jacobs and Tuck to step into that role.

  31. Where’s all the talk about Eli’s favorite targets being Smith and Samuel??? How about all the talk about wasting a pick on an overrated Frenchman?

  32. Reid’s 2006 team was 4-5 after being blasted by the Colts on national TV–then went 5-1 down the stretch

    —————

    Yeah but he had a QB. And a defensive coordinator that wasn’t an offensive line coach 8 months ago. And a defense.

  33. “willyalistentothis says: Sep 26, 2011 11:58 AM

    The Eagles fans are about as classy as Brent Celek pulling off his own helmet to make to looked like Rolle fouled him after the play. And the Giants are the fakers? Celek should have been flagged for removing his hat. Daddy Goodell’s office will enjoy that clip.”

    he should have also been flagged for hitting Rolle in the facemask. Goodell aint going to do jack, this is his favored team.

  34. The classy thing to do would be put a late hit on a qb in the pocket breaking his hand and knocking him out of the game.. Wasn’t the giants down 16-14 and reeling at the time after blowing a 14-0 lead? So you beat what exactly.

    ————————

    The Dream Team.

  35. As a resident of Philadelphia, I’d like to apologize for the fact that we are the most passionate sports fans in America. Let’s see, all I see is Mike Vick dog jokes and Philadelphia being classless. I love how New York fans were running Coughlin and Manning out of town three weeks ago, and now the Giants are great. Please. Let’s be real. The Eagles lost that game. The Giants brought their A game and deserved to win. But to take shots at the fans because we hate the Giants as much as the Giants fans hate the Eagles? Please. The same crap happens at the Meadowlands. Get a clue

  36. Looked good on an arrogant Reid and the O.C. for not giving McCoy the rock at the goal line and instead used the F.B. who got stuffed.

  37. I’m sorry but as a fan of another team who’s never been to either city, I can’t talk about your cities but all fan bases have assclowns. Division rival fans always think the other teams in there division have the worst fan bases. Stay classy and turn the other cheek….

  38. jfuzman – that porsche was destroyed long before that video clip. Giants’ fans only pizzed on the corpse. You know that.

    The bottom line is that your fans revel in being a-holes. Since they don’t have a trophy, its what they hang their hats on. One day, hopefully not soon, your team will eventually win and your fans will act like the rest of us who’ve been there. Kind of like when RedSox fans stopped acting like Philly fans once they finally won.

    And no….Giants’ fans are nowhere near as bad as Philly fans and no, not all fans are the same. Take a road trip to GB. They treat opposing fans great. After that trip, you’d be embarrassed to call yourself an Eagle fan.

  39. Wow lots of new screen names on here.

    Also new Yorkers upset by the middle finger?? Wow they are bigger p**sies than I thought.

  40. I Dint believe tuck, also the giants fans will crawl under their rocks in four weeks when there’re ou of the division race you’ll see

  41. Ive been to dozens of games at the meadowlands and heard all the same crap giants fans complain constantly about. Nobody In philly is crying about the game just the cheap shot to vicks head. We lost one game in the past seven against the giants and just a reminder that Two of the greatest comebacks In NFL history came In the meadowlands against the Eagles. Also It was vick who led the comeback with seven minutes left in the game. Not bad for an over rated QB.

  42. aglebobby says: Sep 26, 2011 11:40 AM

    So you had the Giants winning the NFC East Rosenthal??? You haven’t studied the teams very well, then have you? It’s what you do at the end–Reid’s 2006 team was 4-5 after being blasted by the Colts on national TV–then went 5-1 down the stretch; last year, they didn’t catch fire until November. Reid’s teams nearly always play better in Oct-Jan in the regular season–before disappointing in the playoffs. After the way the Eagles pushed the Giants all over the field with the run, I see a lot of teams trying to do the same thing.

    —————————————–

    Not everyone has LeSean, he is one of the best at his position and has a very unique skill set. He was the only player that seemed to be playing yesterday, and he certainly doesn’t have his O Line to thank.

    He was scrambling laterally more than he was catching gaps (because they were non existent). And the TD he ran in was all because of his tremendous cutting ability. Not one eagles helped create that gap for him.

    Stop whining it makes you seem weak.

  43. Yes by the way they are acting you would have thought they won the Superbowl.

    Hey the Giants have been great the last few year, the first half of the season, its the NOv/Dec periond where they choke.

  44. hus10188 I guess you wont see Vicks name On the IR next week but you will probably still see

    96 Austin, Marvin (Key DT rotation)
    54 Goff, Jonathan (Starting MLB)
    87 Hixon, Domenik (4th WR, punt returner)
    18 Rosenfels, Sage (backup QB)
    52 Sintim, Clint (2nd string LB)
    24 Thomas, Terrell (Top CB)

    Prince Amukamara (1st rd pick CB)
    Osi Umenyiora (Top DE)
    Ramses Barden (4th WR)
    Bruce Johnson (Key CB substitute)
    Mario Manningham (#2 WR)

    On IR next week.

  45. gcsuk says:
    Sep 26, 2011 12:08 PM
    lbdpatch says: Sep 26, 2011 11:53 AM

    How many Giants are out on IR? OSi = big baby, Tuck crying again, Manningham ETC ETC. Dirty players. One win against Eagles In the past seven games. As far as over rated take a good look at Eli.

    __________
    leave it to moron phillys fans to prove a point for the giants… we lost how many players to IR and multiple week injuries.. all starts to and we still beat philly conviningly..
    tuck crying?!? im pretty sure the main pic shows him smiling ear to ear LOL

    and eli overrated= impossible bec noone belives elis an elite QB. vicks supposed to be sent from god to lead philly to SB.. bums!

    Ps. osi, prince and manningham will all bb next week.. maybe 2 for prince.. were comin back full steam ! with eli at the helm!!!

  46. I don’t see much “fake injury” talk from the Washington errr.. Philly fans!

    Fokou fakes injury to stop drive.
    Celek pulls off his own helmet to draw penalty.

    True classless play but what else can you expect from a classless team who’s fans still throw bottles at buses.

    Dream team’s season is over in September!! HAHA. Enjoy the Kafka era!

    By the way, the Cards fleeced YOU for your true franchise QB! Now the Bills of all teams have a better QB than you! One more season without a Lombardi. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving fan base!

    WHOEVER POSTED THIS..catch this fact..the Bills QB is much better than ELI too get your head out of the sand

  47. @nflofficeadmin…. i in no way said elis a field general.. i said he looked like on sunday.. any giants fan knows eli is far from a field general and def a game manager. but yesterday his reads, on target passes, no mistakes and esp his checks and audibles at the line of scrimmage allowing BETTER plays is what i lovd from eli the most.. if he can consistantly do that week in and out well be contending for
    SB every yr. but make no mistake about it eli IS a game manager and NOT brady status..just clearing that up .. w that bein said GO ELI!

  48. and on another note.. kevin killdrive(still his nickname til he strings together 4-5 games like this) called a BEAUTIFUL game ive hated the man (as a playcaller) since 08′. for his basic playcalling and non use of strenghs..

    vs philly he used middle of field, slants and screens (all rare for him), he called the game like he knew what the sitations were, used our strenghs and exploited their weaknesses. he need that gilbride every wk. see what works for us and our team not every other successful teams playcalling!. great job gilbride

  49. lbdpatch – you named everyone on the Giants’ IR list. What does that say for the Eagles that we were still able to whip them with our backups?

  50. Typical eagles fans and typical Philly people no respect or curtousy towards others. Philly is the most disguising place in the country with the worst people living there. The entire country is glad Philly sucks
    ———————-

    Yeah, you sound like a credible and levelheaded guy.

  51. Those 8 year olds parents should be ashamed of themselves, I’d teach my kid to drink that beer instead of throw it at the bus of a middle of the conference team with a hot and cold QB.

  52. I’m a Giants fan and I have no problem with the Eagles fans being classless. The Giants fans have done some pretty classless things themselves over the years and so have many other teams fans, they just don’t get the visibility because of their market. The Giants probably played the best game I’ve seen them play since they beat the Pats in the Super Bowl. Kevin Gilbride finally called a great game and the goal line defense saved them for the second week in a row. I do find it funny that Vick whined about being hit so many times but claims he’s not complaining, and tells the refs to do their jobs but says he doesn’t blame the refs. Make up your mind Mike! If you’re not complaining WTH are you doing? If you’re not blaming the refs then they most have done their job, right? Sounds like a sore loser to me. If Andy Reid said that the refs weren’t doing their jobs would he be getting a fine right about now?

  53. I’ve been saying it sicne before the season began… Philly is a PAPER DRAGON…. they look good on paper… but they will struggle to make the playoffs.

    And as far as the fans of that team are concerned? They’re nothing more than bottom-of-the-barrell, low-life, trailer-trash SCUM… the lowest of the low in the league. no secret there.

  54. It must be pretty boring living in the middle of nowhere if you have to be commenting on the behavior of fans outside of your own hick towns. Now get back on that tractor, your using up all your AOL dial-up minutes.

  55. superbowl42champs says: Sep 26, 2011 11:41 AM

    Typical eagles fans and typical Philly people no respect or curtousy towards others. Philly is the most disguising place in the country with the worst people living there. The entire country is glad Philly sucks

    Yeah dude, Philly is actually an awesome city. Most of the ‘Eagles fans’ you’re coming across are most likely from South Jersey, ’nuff said. Regardless we Tucked them up.

    Signed,
    A lifelong Giants fan & 8 year Philadelphia resident.

  56. did i just wake up in week 15, NO its week 3 tell me Giant fans where you were week 3 last year and where the Eagles were week 3 last year and how it all played out, once again congrats on the win and SEE YOU LATER.

  57. I hate the Giants but I like Tuck, he is a monster, but too many of these athletes shoot themselves in the foot with their words and ramblings.

    What about all those childish fans on the Steve Smith Facebook page? That wasn’t embarrassing to your organization or anything, was it? The hatred and debauchery on that page was far more embarrassing than throwing a beer can at a bus and flipping the bird.

    The Giants and the Eagles is a huge rivalry in the NFC East. Both are physical teams and the games often get physical.

    I am pretty sure the Giant fans didn’t send the Eagles off with roses and rice last year, or the year before that, or the year before that.

  58. Seagles fans flipping the bird (sic) and throwing beer at the G-Men’s bus? Must have been at the beginning of the game, since they all scurried out of there by the 4th quarter. They didn’t believe in a comeback this time.

  59. Might I make a suggestion? If Eagles fans are the scum of the earth, and Philadelphia is the worst place to be in existence etc., then do us all a favor. Don’t come here. Don’t park in our lots. Don’t sit in our seats. Don’t come to our stadium. Don’t even drive/fly towards our city. Nobody owns a stadium like WE do. On Sundays, we live to provide opposing fans and their teams with the worst day we can manage. This is not going to change. Win or lose, you will not be having a pleasant afternoon at the ballpark. It’s gonna be ugly, and you’re probably going to be upset by it at some point in the day. And that’s the way we like it. This reputation is 70+ years old now. Nobody can complain like it’s a novel idea. Come here, and you’ll have to listen to it all day.. whether our team is good or bad, and honestly.. that’s if you just shutup and watch the game. If you can’t shut up, it can get worse. If that’s not something you can handle.. tough. Then stay away from South Philadelphia.

  60. lbdpatch says: Sep 26, 2011 11:47 AM

    Cmon they beat the Eagles one time in the past seven games. Every squirel finds a nut once In a while. Dont get excited. Remember Rex Grossman beat them a couple of weeks ago. They can’t beat the Eagles In the meadowlands. Its to early In the season to rule out the Eagles…
    ———–

    I expected a ton of BS like this coming from you clowns who started and ended every thought with “six in a row” — since you have nothing else WHATSOEVER to hang on the Giants otherwise.

    Deflect all you want. PHILLY STINKS.

  61. yem123 says: Sep 26, 2011 2:39 PM

    Ben Franklin was the last good thing to come out of Philadelphia.
    ———

    Don’t forget Wilt, Kobe, Bill Cosby and cheesesteaks lml. BUT NOT MUCH ELSE!

  62. jmack86 says:
    Sep 26, 2011 5:10 PM
    Might I make a suggestion? If Eagles fans are the scum of the earth, and Philadelphia is the worst place to be in existence etc., then do us all a favor. Don’t come here. Don’t park in our lots. Don’t sit in our seats. Don’t come to our stadium. Don’t even drive/fly towards our city. Nobody owns a stadium like WE do. On Sundays, we live to provide opposing fans and their teams with the worst day we can manage. This is not going to change. Win or lose, you will not be having a pleasant afternoon at the ballpark. It’s gonna be ugly, and you’re probably going to be upset by it at some point in the day. And that’s the way we like it. This reputation is 70+ years old now. Nobody can complain like it’s a novel idea. Come here, and you’ll have to listen to it all day.. whether our team is good or bad, and honestly.. that’s if you just shutup and watch the game. If you can’t shut up, it can get worse. If that’s not something you can handle.. tough. Then stay away from South Philadelphia.
    ————

    Please child. Your home field advantage is mediocre at best. Denver, Green Bay, Buffalo, KC to name a few make your stadium sound like a library. In these stadiums you will find some of the nicest fans you’ve ever met who are a pleasure to watch games with even if you’re the visiting fan. Just admit it…you act like j-o’s b/c you haven’t won jack and you want to be known for something other than being lumped in with the Lions, Bengals and Browns. By the way, the only reason opposing fans are scared of the Linc is because you beotches fight 50 on 5. Let your misery be eternal.

  63. There isn’t another stadium that teams and fans alike are MORE scared to enter (hats off to Oakland). I’d say that’s a bit of a home field advantage. Noise can be muted. Fear.. Genuine fear.. That has the ability to get into a man’s head. Damn straight 50 on 5. And that’s a conservative number. Our city, our stadium, our rules. Don’t like it? Don’t show up.

  64. Teams aren’t scared of the Linc. Just b/c fans are scared to go, doesn’t give you a homefield advantage. It just gives you more of your own to share disappointment with.

    And 50 on 5 isn’t something to be proud of. It makes you a girl.

    By the way, last I checked, Philadelphia isn’t the beacon of the economic turnaround. If you dummies would lighten up, you might get some visiting fans in there to pump some much needed tourism money into that dump of a city.

  65. I’m 100% positive that more visiting fans at the Linc would fix the economic woes of the region. No doubt…? You sir, must be some kind of economist. And I specifically said that 50 on 5 is not a realistic number. Or you weren’t reading carefully? It’s more than 50 on 5. Easy. Just one other mistake. Teams actually are afraid of the Linc. Just as they were (admittedly) afraid of The Vet. You’ll probably be hard pressed to find a current player who’ll admit that they’re scared, for obvious reasons. Maybe you should, however, do a little more research on the laundry list of retired players and coaches (especially from the NFC East) that openly talk about the old astro-turf being the least of their worries when walking into that stadium. I don’t expect you, or anyone outside of this city understand or admire it. I don’t blame you, and I don’t think that your sentiments are completely incorrect. I just know where I come from. I know how I feel on Sundays. And I know that it’s not going anywhere. I simply want the media, the players and the opposing fans to stop acting suprised. It’s OUR house. If you don’t like the way we run OUR house, then you are within your rights as an american citizen not to step foot in said house.

  66. Nobody is talking about visiting fans curing the economy but every dollar helps. If you get 1,000 out of towners into the city for a weekend each spending $1,000….you’re right, I’m no economist but I can do some math and that equals $1,000,000. How do you think a town like Green Bay, in the middle of nowhere, survives? That town is built on tourism for visiting fans to take in Lambeau.

    Many others, including me, would love to come to Philly for a weekend of football, museums, history and cheesesteaks. The Linc is a beautiful stadium and most of us visiting fans would have no problem sitting in our seats rooting quietly and engaging in some playful banter with the home fans. I’ve done it at plenty of other stadiums and a good time was had by all.

    However, Philly fans would rather act boorish just so they are known for something. Flipping over wheelchairs and spitting on children is not something to brag about. You might have watched one too many 1980’s NFL film clips but players aren’t afraid of any stadium. There is 20 security guards for each player and if you haven’t noticed, the players from both teams are all huggy-huggy after the games anyway. Your behavior does not give you a distinct home field advantage. It makes you despised a-holes that no other fan can respect. If that’s what makes you tools feel all warm and fuzzy inside, have at it. But don’t complain when every other fan talks down on you.

  67. I’m not looking for respect. I’m looking to make your visit to Lincoln Financial Field as authentic as possible. Security guards don’t do much in the face of 60,000 fans chucking ice chunks and/or batteries at players’ or fans skulls. It doesn’t take away the fact that we are so unbelievably obnoxious that it can take players out of their game. Just ask T.O. It’s pretty lude, insulting, and otherwise infuriating talk. And that’s before we get into batteries, ice balls, and beer bottles. Like I said.. It’s not about your respect, or anyone else’s. It’s about making our home as uncomfortable as possible for opposing fans and their teams, and nobody here would ever want to change that. If you’ve never witnessed it, you should give it a try. I think we, as Eagles fans, matter a bit more than anyone on the outside realizes. And even if we don’t.. We have one hell of a time acting like we do. Haah

  68. i heard 60,000 crickets around 4pm last sunday. all you “fans” were already heading home to watch replays of last year’s games.

  69. Yes, we lost the game bkost. So devastating in week 3. Very observant of you, though. As the game ended, we were a bit busy teaching our kids good, fundamental beer bottle throwing motions, as well as how to properly flip off opposing players. Now, when you respond here, please remember to tie that into what we’re actually talking about just a little bit. That would be greeeaaaat.

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