Except there's NO jail in the new stadium -- that was the Vet. It never ceases to amaze me how people project the actions of others (in this case, a bunch of idiot kids) to a whole group of fans, or who take every incident they hear concerning Philly fans as gospel, without taking time to look into the story and get actual facts (the only incident in which guilt was plain as day was the Michael Irvin incident, and even with that, he's not someone that I'm going to cry over).
(edited by shockdown on 26.1.04 1721) Power flows to the one who knows how -- desire alone is not enough.
Living in Eastern PA for 5 years taught me something, Eagles fans, and most Philly sports fans are just plain assholes. I went to a USFL game the year I moved there from New Orleans. I went to see the New Orleans Breakers play, since I had never had a chance to see them play in New Orleans. I wasnt standing and cheering or making any waves, just wanted to watch a game, and see Marcus Dupree play.
What I got (and I was 13 at the time) was about 5 beers thrown on me and my mom, threatened with being thrown over the railing (we were in the upper deck) Old, HARD "soft" pretzels thrown at us, and about 3 hours of various verbal abuse. So, from that, I sumise all philadelphia fans are assholes.
That's truly awful to hear. Eagles fan I may be, but I'm genuinely shocked and saddened. I really cant think of anything to say right now, except that my heart felt thoughts and sympathy go to his friends and family.