I've heard people in Philadelphia are scared to go to their own games because their own fans are a little thug-like. I've heard Eagles fans are scarier than Raiders fans.One Eagle fan told me he poured a beer on his own fan becuse he wore the wrong colors to the game and didn't wear enough green.It’s not just supporting your team when the going is easy.
The event in question is now known as the Artest Melee, and it still stands as the single most iconic showdown between fans and players, with both parties breaking the infamous “fourth wall” and getting involved in each other’s affairs to a violent extent. While hardly a perennial juggernaut, the Seahawks have an ace up their sleeve in the form of acoustics and stadium design ingenuity. The Seahawks learned how to harness the power of their fans through not only the architecture (designed to reflect noise back on the field), but they also keep a running tally of false start penalties on the other team as an incentive for fans to keep the volume up during defensive stands.
The reputation of the Pistons fans was established well before this instance, as they closely identified with their tougher, blue-collar roots as the yen to the yang of the Los Angeles Lakers “showtime” teams of the late 80’s. Among lesser crowds, this could prove to be an asset and a liability, but the Seahawk faithful know that with great power comes great responsibility, so they keep theirs mouths shut when the Hawks are moving the ball.
If that would have happened in Philly than it would have been how horrible we are and we don't have any respect.
In the words of Charlie Kelly from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, “Phillies fans are passionate fans. Though recently the fans seem to be equal opportunity offenders, vomiting on Phillies fans as often as they mock the other team. However, not all the enthusiasm is misguided, as they are known to be among the loudest fans in the nation and chalked up 100 consecutive sellouts at Citizens Bank Park, demonstrating that while Phillies fans might be thuggish from time to time, they are loyal thugs, and that’s probably they best kind a city can have.
The argument for the inclusion of Duke on this list could begin and end with the Cameron Crazies pelting twinkies at the Rubenesque big man for Michigan, Robert “Tractor” Traylor, and I wish it would. They then disseminate that information among the entire crowd so that the guy from UNC who got caught cheating on his Spanish 213 paper last week is going to hear about it from every fan at the end of the court every time he steps up to the stripe.
Factor in a minuscule stadium and it’s like being enveloped in a cloud of gnats.
LOL I wanted to know if the behavior changed since the move to the new stadium As an Eagles fan I have been to Cleveland and the Brown's fans were in no way intimidating.
I have never been to Oakland so I can not speak on them but I have been in worse situations in other stadiums than Cleveland.
We crafted an algorithm to rank each group of supporters, from first to 30th. To THN, however, fanhood is about faith above all else.
The loudest, most decked-out supporters come across as diehard fans – like those of the big, bad Boston Bruins.
Many Eagles fans will get on your case and some will be verbally intimidating if you root for the opposing team.