The Eagles fan base is nationally recognized as one of the smartest and most passionate and this is why…
I was having a brief conversation about free agency with my friend and Giants fan who, for his own protection, will remain nameless. Here is a brief excerpt from our conversation.
First things first, he lives in Florida and I guess news hasn’t made it down to the slower lower yet that no one uses Facebook messaging anymore. Secondly is how off the reservation is this man?
I showed this to my coworkers who I thought would enjoy a laugh. Milton, who turned out to be a Giants fan, defended his drag wearing queen like he was his own son. Point after point was made, each one more damning then the next. Any logical person could see that every bad word said, Eli surely deserved. And that’s when he said it, a statement that just stops Eagle’s fans in their tracks. “Well how many Super Bowl’s do you guys have?” I won’t even begin to get into how Eli Manning is worst quarterback to fall ass backwards into one let alone two Super Bowls. But the statement though had very little bearing on the conversation at the time, and this man expected us to bow down to him.
This is why the Eagle’s fans are smarter than almost any fan base out there, because we have to be. We can’t just drop that line and believe we won the argument; we can’t hang our hat on that. So we hang our hat on knowing the game, the players, and the competition.
Why are we the most passionate? Because we’ve had to stick it out through 40 plus years of not winning a championship. We are the smartest because when we are faced with the Milton’s of the world we can look him in the eyes and tell them this.
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