It could be a lot worse. We could be from Philly.

18 Mar

Wait?  Is that Sidney‘s head they are burning in effigy???

We don’t like that.  Especially Pants.

“Get your damn hands off him,” she says.

From PuckDaddy's blog

The photo above accompanied a blog post entitled “GQ ranks Montreal Canadiens fans among the worst in sports”.   The Habs fans, aka the Frostbitten Hooligans, ranked 11th on the list and fortunately for all of us, are the only hockey team to make this distinguished list of malevolent misfits.

And this is AFTER they made it past the first round...

To be fair, my beloved Boston Red Sox and the Evil Empire (New York Yankees) also made the list (Kudos for parity, GQ) as did a bunch of college sports teams.

But who has THE worst fans in sports?

That honor belongs to the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia.

 

Where's the love, people?!

The Phillies fans topped the list, thanks in part to the digestive pyrotechnics of one fan who intentionally vomited on a 11-year-old girl.  The Eagles fans were #2. Two words: Throwing. Batteries.

We here are WUYS are very happy at the lack of NHL teams represented on this list.   Despite its reputation as a sport of brawling, barbarism, and blood-shed, hockey is actually pretty docile.

Its fans don’t boo Santa Claus or America’s first hand transplant recipient. (Philadephia).  We don’t call someone’s grandmother a “whore” until she cries (Oregon) nor do we toss bottles of urine on opposing players (Penn State).

We are passionate about the sport, for sure. We have been known to scream at the television and grumble with annoyance when our team blows a 3-0 lead in a playoff series.  (Yes, Bruins, I’m still upset about that…)

grrrrrrrrr

So, we might get into a few fights here and there, but on the whole, hockey is a sport with impassioned fans and unpretentious players. Seriously.  When was the last time that you heard a hockey player get arrested for shooting someone? Or for cheating on his wife?  Or drinking tiger’s blood?

You stay classy, NHL.

Check out the full list of the worst fans in sports here.

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One Response to “It could be a lot worse. We could be from Philly.”

  1. Seriously Pissed March 18, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Oh, hey, check it out. Oakland Raiders made the list. Big surprise. I immediately sent this to my aunt who got into a fight with my mom this year about who has the worst fans – Steelers or Raiders. Come on. That’s not even a question.

    I wonder which teams have the best fans? Or how you could even measure that?

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