Since the Redskins are playing in Philadelphia today, I’m pretty much obligated to write something about the legendarily fierce (read: obnoxious) Philly fans. The whole “cheered a paralyzed Michael Irvin, booed Santa Claus” thing. It’s a moral imperative.
Last year, the fans threw eggs at the team buses as they approached Lincoln Financial Field, and there were kids barely older than toddlers making obscene gestures as we passed by. This year, I brought my video cameras to capture the unruly behavior for posterity (and to post here, of course).
Things, as usual, did not go as I’d hoped.
If you look carefully, the guy in the pickup truck at about 0:52 is — gasp! — giving an EMPHATIC THUMBS DOWN. And then avert your eyes at about 1:41as three passing Eagles fans WAVE ENTHUSIASTICALLY.
I dropped some Explosions In The Sky underneath the video (Track 1 from The Rescue ep; download it here) in a desperate attempt to enhance the drama, but ultimately, this was a tame, tame trip, and a correspondingly tame video.
The visit has not been TOTALLY eggless, though: there’s a lovely omelet station in the press box.
Meanwhile, here are the Redskins inactives for the game (it’s not a very encouraging list):
23 DeAngelo Hall
26 Clinton Portis
47 Chris Cooley
51 Robert Henson
69 Paul Fanaika
92 Albert Haynesworth
97 Renaldo Wynn
10 Richard Bartel is the emergency third QB
The Eagles are wearing their black alternate jerseys; the Redskins are wearing white jerseys and burgundy pants.
Oh, and here’s that omelet station.
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