By FRANK WARD
The Bleacher Report often is regarded as the interns for the interns at real media outlets. At least that’s the way I see the site. The grammar is horrendous; the topics are borderline relevant. In a word, the site is pure garbage. Yet, somehow the owners make money because quantity wins out over quality in the online media world.
If you’re one of the people who like BleacherReport.com, allow me to point out something that might you think otherwise, especially if you are one of the Philly Faithful.
Ben Steigerwalt, a “contributor” to the site who wears Phillies gear in his photo, compiled a list of the ten most moronic types of fans in sports. He alludes to the fans who dress up for games (maybe a Shaun Young), those who pimp for the camera, the minor league hecklers, etc.
However, coming in at No. 4 is, you guessed it, Philly fans. The man himself is a Philadelphia fan and yet he engulfs himself in lazy journalism by ripping apart his own brothers. Benny, get ready to be treated like the red-headed stepchild that you truly are. Why would you yourself contribute to the negative image that we have? Why? Consider yourself outside the circle of trust.
“I usually play the role of Devil’s advocate when it comes to Philadelphia fans. As a Philly team supporter, it’s tough to throw the home fans under the bus.
But this is, after all, a ranking of ‘douchiest’ fans. No room for playing nice.
And there can be no argument: if you pelt ice balls at Santa Claus, or hurl batteries at the visiting team, or intentionally vomit on children, you are a douche.
No, it’s not Philadelphia’s fault that many of their teams’ supporters are from New Jersey.
But the only way for the perception of the fan base to change is for the behavior to improve.
To date, it hasn’t, which is why Philly fans find themselves on this list.”
Really, dude? Um, don’t you get the fact that for every bad apple, there are bushels of good ones. Of all the cities in the nation, your hometown is the only one to give it’s own spot in the ten types of moronic fans? Seriously, Mr. Steigerwalt is a moron. Nice job protecting your own.
In case this doof missed it, since tracking the Moronic Fans in early June, Philly has yet to make the scoreboard. Take that, Benny, and shove it up your left nostril.