Philly fans take top two spots as sports’ meanest

    Deep breaths. Count backward from 10. Punch a pillow. Do your best to restrain yourselves, because we’ve already been named the meanest sports fans in the nation. Let’s not add fuel to the fire here.

    Because poking a city with a perpetual chip on its shoulder qualifies as fun, GQ ranked our fans in the top two spots on its list of mean sports fans. The rating we can let go of, because, really, isn’t it time we all got over the Santa Clause-booing incident? Have you nothing else to mock us for?

    What’s that, some guy puked on a little girl? Oh. That.

    Mets fans got in on the fun, naturally, since their own team isn’t exactly making headlines.

    How much do you want to bet they figure out some way to make this New York’s fault? Because, like with everything Philadelphia, they can’t help but drag New York in to it,” reads a post on the blog.

    Hey, Mets Blog, aren’t you the one writing about a list your team isn’t on? And singling out Philadelphia? Sounds like dragging to us. Lift with your legs, that bell is heavy.

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