OT: Lowest point in Philadelphia's history?
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10-14-2003, 07:32 AM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Upper Darby, PA
I read on CBSSportsline.com last week, that fans on opening night at the Linc were making fun of and yelling to Joe Jurivicious about his son who died of a disease.
That did happen. It was in one of the Florida papers. Or you can check the archive of the Philadelphia Inquirer and it will tell you there as well.
Here are the other events:
The notorious events are, in reality, blown out of proportion: the famous jeering at Michael Irvin's neck injury as he lay motionless on the Vet turf was only a small group of people (others were booing teammate Deion Sanders, who was jawing with fans near the end zone at the time). The guy in the Santa Claus suit who had snowballs thrown at him actually invited the fans to do so -- and talks about how much he enjoyed the experience to this day.
Others are, of course, not silver-lined: Phillies fans throwing batteries at Cardinals' outfielder J.D. Drew in 1999; the first hand transplant recipient, Matthew Scott, being booed as the ceremonial first pitch opening the 1999 baseball season dribbled across the plate; and the bottle rocket shot across the 700 Level near the end of a Eagles' blowout loss to the 49ers on Monday Night Football.
The bottle rocket incident forced the Eagles and the city to set up a court in the basement of the Vet to deal with the problems.
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