Infamous Fan Moments In Philadelphia Sports History

March 30, 2015

Philadelphia sports fans are known for being arguably the most passionate fans in all of professional sports. Despite the fact that the Philadelphia Phillies are the city’s only professional team to win a championship in the last 40 years, Philadelphia fans constantly sell out stadiums in support of their various teams. This year, the Phillies have one of the worst online MLB sportsbook odds of making the playoffs, but it won’t stop their die-hard fans from filling the stadium in support of their team.

While Philadelphia fans are known to be extremely passionate about their teams, they are also known to blur the lines between passion and insanity, which is why we have decided to take a look at some of the most memorable moments in Philadelphia sports history.

Pukeman

One of the most recent instances of a Philadelphia fan taking things to extremes is the story of Matthew Clemmens. Sports fans from other cities might not know who that is, but anyone who has followed Philadelphia sports in the past should be familiar with his story.

In 2010, Clemmens was upset that a little girl’s father called security on his group for being unruly during a game. After security escorted a friend of Clemmens from the ballpark, he walked up to the man and his daughter, shoved his fingers down his throat, and puked all over the girl and her dad, who happened to be an off-duty police officer.

Fights during Ring Ceremony

As previously mentioned, the Phillies are the only Philadelphia team to win a championship in over 40 years. In 2008, the Phillies won the World Series for the first time since 1980. Fans of most franchises would have been happy their team just won a championship, but Philadelphia is not like every other city. During the championship parade, Phillies fans were fighting each other instead of celebrating the championship. At the ring ceremony following the championship, the fans booed Adam Eaton then fights broke out during the game.

Ed Rendell’s Bet

Former Philadelphia district attorney and current governor Ed Rendell made a $20 bet that fans sitting in the 700 level of Veterans Stadium could not hit the field with snowballs from their section. Never ones to back out of a bet, the fans pelted the field with snowballs during the Eagles game, leading to the installment of a jail under the stadium.

Indecent Proposal for World Series Tickets
Having passion for your favorite team is one thing, but one Phillies fan took the word fanatic to a whole new level when she offered sex to anyone who could provide her with tickets to the World Series. The put an ad on Craigslist and it was answered by a cop who arrested her for attempted prostitution.

Santa Claus Gets Booed

This is probably the one thing Philadelphia sports fans will catch grief for as long as professional sports are played in the city. According to some fans, Santa was booed and attacked with snowballs because he was drunk, while others say he was attacked because fans were upset with management. Even if either excuse was true, it doesn’t justify their behavior that day.

Michael Irvin Injury Cheered

The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys have a bitter rivalry so it is understandable that fans of both teams can’t stand each other. Philadelphia fans took things to the extreme in 1999 when Hall of Famer Michael Irvin suffered what would turn out to be a career ending injury. Irvin remained motionless on the field after a hit from an Eagles defenseman. Instead of fans hoping the receiver would be okay, which is the norm for injured players even if they wear an opposing jersey, Eagles fans were cheering Irvin’s injury solidifying their position as the most hated fan base in professional sports.

Now that we have listed the most infamous moments in Philadelphia sports history, it is time to declare a winner. All the behaviors listed in this article are pretty bad, but puking on a kid has to take the cake.




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Use these tips as a general guide when finding your measurements:

 

American Needle Fitted Hats

If you do not know your size, first determine where on your head you want to wear your hat. Usually it is worn about a half-inch to an inch above the eyebrows and/or just above the ears. Have a friend hold the tape measure (cloth, plastic, or download a printable version here) at the point where you want the hat to rest on your head.  Insert the tip of your little finger between the tape and your head.  Record the measurement and find your Fitted Hat size using the chart below.  This should provide you with a comfortable fit.

 

'47 Brand Hats

 

47 Brand Adjustable Hats Size Chart Size Hat Size Circumference (cm)
Adjustable Hats Men's 6 7/8 - 7 5/8 55 - 61
Women's 6 5/8 - 7 1/4 53 - 58
Youth 6 5/8 - 7 1/8 53 - 57

 

47 Brand Fitted Hats Size Chart Size Hat Size Circumference (cm)
Fitted Hats XX Small 6 1/2 - 6 5/8 52 - 53
X Small 6 3/4 54
Small 6 7/8 - 7 55 - 56
Medium 7 - 7 1/8 56 - 57
Large 7 1/4 58
X Large 7 3/8 - 7 5/8 59 - 61
XX Large 7 5/8 - 7 3/4 61 - 62
XXX Large 7 7/8 63
XXXX Large 8 64
XXXXX Large 8 1/8 65

 

47 Brand Stretch Fit Hats Size Chart Size Hat Size Circumference (cm)
Stretch Fit Fitted Hats Youth 6 1/2 - 6 5/8 52 - 53
Small / Medium 6 7/8 - 7 55 - 56
Medium / Large 7 1/8 - 7 3/8 57 - 59
Large / X Large 7 1/2 - 7 5/8 60 - 61
One Size Fits All 7 - 7 1/2 56 - 60

 

47 Brand Knit Hats Size Chart Hat Size Circumference (cm)
Knit Hats Youth 6 1/2 - 6 3/4 52 - 54
One Size Fits All 6 7/8 - 7 1/2 55 - 60

 

'47 Brand Apparel

 

 
47 Brand Men's Size Chart S M L XL XXL
Neck 14"-14.5" 15"-15.5" 16"-16.5" 17"-17.5" 18"-18.5"
Shoulder 21" 22" 23" 24" 25"
Chest 36"-38" 39"-41" 42"-44" 45"-47" 48"-50"
Waist 28"-30" 31"-33" 34"-36" 37"-39" 40"-42"

 

47 Brand Women's Size Chart S M L XL
Size 2-4 6-8 8-10 10-12
Shoulder 14.25" 15.25" 16.25" 17.25"
Bust 32"-34" 35"-36" 37"-38" 39"-42"
Waist 26"-27" 28"-29" 30"-31" 32"-33"

 

 

Majestic apparel

Men's Sizing (measurements in inches)
  S M L XL XXL 3XL 4XL
Chest 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 52-52 54-56 58-60
Waist 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50 52-54
Hip 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52 54-56 58-60
Sleeve 32-33 33-34 34-35 35-36 36-36 1/2 36 1/2-37 37-37 1/2
Neck 14-14 1/2 15-15 1/2 16-16 1/2 17-17 1/2 18-18 1/2 19-19 1/2 20-20 1/2

 

Women's Sizing (measurements in inches)
  XS S M L XL 1X 2X
Size 0-2 4-6 8-10 12-14 16-18 16W-18W 20W-22W
Chest 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-40 41 1/2-43 1/2 43-45 47-49
Waist 24-25 26-27 28-29 30-32 33 1/2-35 1/2 36-38 39-41
Hip 34 1/2-35 1/2 36 1/2-37 1/2 38 1/2-39 1/2 40 1/2-42 1/2 44-46 46-48 49-51
Sleeve 29 1/4 30 30 3/4 31 1/2 32 32 1/2 33

 

Youth Sizing (measurements in inches)
  S M L XL XXL 3XL
Size 6-8 10-12 14-16 18-20 20 22
Chest 24-26 28-30 32-34 36-38    
Waist 21-23 25-27 29-31 33-35 37-39 40-42

 

 

 

Majestic Jerseys

Adult Men's Replica Jersey Sizing  
Jersey Size Small Medium Large X Large XX Large
Neck (diameter of neck) 6.5 6.75 7 7.25 7.5
Chest (underarm to underarm) 20 1/2 22 1/2 24 1/2 26 1/2 28 1/2
Sleeve (back of inside neck to end of middle sleeve) 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 9 1/4 9 1/2

 

Apparel Sizing Tips:

Use these tips as a general guide when finding your measurements:

Chest/Bust: With your arms at your sides, measure around the fullest part of your chest, across shoulder blades and under arms.

Waist: To measure your natural waistline, wrap the tape so it intersects your navel. Keep tape flat, but comfortably loose.

Hips: Stand with your heels together and measure the fullest part of your hips. Make sure the measuring tape is level all the way around your body.

Inseam: Stand up straight, and start the tape measure high in your crotch. Straighten the tape down the inside of your leg to the bottom of your ankle.

 

 

Red Jacket apparel

 

 

Junk Food apparel

 

Next Level apparel (Shibe Originals)

General Size Neck
(in inches)
Chest
(in inches)
Waist
(in inches)
Arm
(in inches)
Small 14-14.5 34-36 28-30 31.5-32
Medium 15-15.5 38-40 32-34 32.5-33
Large 16-16.5 42-44 36-38 33.5-34
X-Large 17-17.5 46-48 40-42 34.5-35
XX-Large 18 – 18.5 50-52 44-46 35.5-36