Jimmy Rollins Comments On Phillies Fansby Doug
Yesterday on the ‘Best Damn Sports Show’ Jimmy Rollins said that fans in Philadelphia were front runners. Before he made the statement he mentioned that he thought he would catch flack for what he was about to say. Well guess what he’s right.
Sports fans in Philadelphia are starving for a championship! When one of our sports team gets on a streak and starts performing well we get excited. Maybe we get more excited than other cities. But that excitement is a result of not having a championships in a major sport in over 25 years. We are like the kid in the candy store. A kid who is told sure you can have some candy, but then at the last minute the kid in front of us take the last piece. And we are left with what…the excitement of standing in line.
The very same psychology applies to why outsiders may see us as being rough on our teams. As fans, we pay top dollar for tickets, parking and merchandise. When one of our teams is not doing well we are pissed off. We are pissed when we pour our money, heart and soul into a team and they make lousy plays.
Jimmy, we are not fron runners. We are dedicated fans who live and die with our teams. The Phillies have won one World Series championship and five National League pennants in their history. A history that dates back to 1883. We are fans of a team who has lost more games than any other teams in the history of organized sports.
All we want is a World Series Championship. If not that then your best efforts!
PS. I have to give props to the Philly Soul who won the Arena League Football Championship. Way to go and hats off to a job well done!