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GQ names Phillies fans “The Worst Sports Fans in America”

Mar 17, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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It’s actually a tie between Phillies and Eagles fans as the worst — the subheading to their ranking being “the meanest fans in America” — but I imagine there’s substantial overlap.  GQ:

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.

And yes, there is a reference to booing Santa Claus and the Michael Irvin thing and the intentional barfer and all of the stuff you’ve heard before.

But before you get worked up, Phillies fans, understand that this is a giant troll.  The editors at GQ have no strong feelings about this list in general or the fans in Philadelphia in particular.  They sat down and said “what will piss people off and get them clicking,” and they came up with this. The fact that it’s in slide show form is the giveaway. They just want to crank you up and get you sending the link around.

As for that link: I am obligated by the laws of blogging to provide it — here it is — but if you don’t find these sorts of things amusing or if you take offense at it, I don’t recommend that you click it, because that’s what they’re going for.

  1. macjacmccoy - Mar 18, 2011 at 10:22 PM

    GQ is just made because theres no pre-madonna Phillies players that wanna be on there covers like Arod and Jeter.

  2. macjacmccoy - Mar 19, 2011 at 2:18 AM

    Come on Craig you do the same thing that your accusing GQ and Bleacher report of doing. They use slide shows to ramp up page views and you use 2 sentence previews that force us to go to another page to read the full story to ramp up page views. Its the same thing your all using devices to gain page views you dont really deserve. This site was alot better when you could just go to the main page and read the stories on there. I used to read every story everyday but now I read maybe 4 a day. It takes to long to click on every link and wait for that page to load so now I only read stories that have to do with the NL east. Its not the fault of the writing I still enjoy reading the stories its the credibility that’s lacking. You cant call other websites out for doing something that you yourself are doing. Well you can but thats where the lack of credibility comes in.

  3. four4fourfaninphilly - Mar 20, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    Obviously this is another example of the laziness that is rampant in the media these days. Need a story? Don’t want to work? Pick a worn out topic and make a slide show!

    I can tell you that, being an Eagles season ticket holder, this “well” that these so-called “media” people keep drawing from has gone dry. Simply because it is NOT TRUE!

    Does any recall the Phillies NATIONAL coverage last year, year before that and year before that? BEST fans is more like it. I guess Cliff Lee said, “Yankees? Rangers? Nah, I think I’ll go play in front of the WORST fans in baseball.”. GIVE ME A BREAK!

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