Friday, February 04, 2005

Yes, It's True: Eagles Fans Booed Santa

Los noruegos tienen compañía... Los fans de las aguilas de filadelfia también odian a Santa Claus...

Those famously churlish Philly fans can't hide behind the urban legends. The truth is out there: They simply booed Santa Claus. Frank Olivo — the erstwhile Santa in question — wasn't drunk, nor was his red suit in tatters that December day in 1968 when he walked onto the field for the halftime show, only to be met by a chorus of jeers and a snowball fusillade from Eagles fans.

But by all accounts, they had cause for an ugly mood.

"The fans carried on like that because the Eagles were horrible," Olivo said.

The antics at halftime of the Eagles' final regular-season game, beamed around the country on Howard Cosell's national sports show, helped cement Philadelphia's reputation for having rogue, rowdy sports fans.

"There's nothing that sounds worse than throwing snowballs at Santa," said sports radio host Glen Macnow of WIP-AM in Philadelphia. "It's like spitting on Miss America

La explicación del por qué odian los fans de las aguilas a Santa Claus, se reduce a que estaban teniendo una pésima temporada y ver a Santa Claus en el último partido de la temporada no los alegró en lo más minimo...

Por qué los noruegos odian a Santa Claus? aparentemente tiene que ver que ellos lo inventaron... y el uso del color rojo (rojo coca-cola as it turns out) ya que el de ellos es verde...

useless fun fact for the super bowl!!!

Yahoo! News - Yes, It's True: Eagles Fans Booed Santa

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