Mar 172011
Phillies ace Cliff Lee

Phillies ace Cliff Lee

By Justin Adkins:

GQ, a magazine likely struggling to find some kind of relevance again, is the latest in a long line of lazy know-nothing a-holes to publish a list bashing Philadelphia sports fans. 

They’re like that one guy you know who never watches sports but acts like he knows what the hell is going on because he saw a news update while watching some isipid reality TV show.

The latest bleating drivel comes in the form of a list describing the “Worst Sports Fans in America“, with the only surprise being that Phillies fans finished first, just ahead of Eagles fans, in a listing of the meanest sonsobitches around. 

Combine hack writers (yes, I know it takes one to know one), a lack of credibility, and the low hanging fruit of overplayed stereotypes and voila, you have this:

“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.”

The only thing more tired than this garbage is Phillies fans defending themselves to these mindless morons.  So GQ, you can kiss our collective asses.  Cliff Lee says hi.

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