You may hate them, you may find them ugly in every possible way, you may never let them live down the fact they threw snow balls at Santa Claus, or the time they cheered when Michael Irvin was stretchered off the field with a career-ending injury, or the time just last week when they pelted Minnesota Vikings fans with full beer cans, or the time they threw batteries at their current NFC Championship-winning coach, or any other time they've hurled objects at someone .... (extreme Stephen A. Smith voice) HOWEVA.
There is absolutely no denying that Philadelphia Eagles fans are one of—if not the most—passionate fan base in all of sports, and this is coming from a New York Giants fan who clearly has no issues with the great people of Philadelphia. None whatsoever. Aside from Rocky, Allen Iverson and arguing over which gas station serves the best food, there's nothing Philadelphians love more than their Eagles, and that passion was on full display this past weekend in an Uber, of all places.
One Philadelphia Uber driver/genius came up with one of the better ideas we've ever seen by mounting a camera to his dashboard over the weekend and asking (possibly inebriated) riders about their team's chances in this Sunday's Super Bowl, when they'll take on the New England Patriots. Check it out:
WARNING - NSFW language.
The funny thing is, this Uber driver could have done the same thing in week one or Super Bowl week and he likely gets a similar, equally-as-emotional response. Eagles fans are always ready for war. Some highlights:
These guys would take a bullet for Nick Foles. "The look in Foles eyes is the X-factor." Bill Belichick is literally shaking in his boots/cut-off hoodie. Second best line from these two? "Chip Kelly. Idiot."
This girl is going to be all of us after the Pats benefit from five 40-yard downfield pass interference calls on Sunday in the first half. "IT'S RIGGED, IT'S RIGGED AS F--." Preach, girl.
What an incredibly touching story about how her grandparents met. "What's the sport of the game? Like she told him every aspect of what he needed to know to know the game and he was like 'oh I'm gonna marry her'." You can have Silver Linings Playbook, I'll take this Oscar-worthy script any day of the week.
Most Philly fans are nice? "No, all of them are like that." This woman gets it.