i haven't listened to much sports radio here in philly this week, but i'm sure it's getting peppered with callers claiming, "it's not representative of the whole! we aren't any different from other cities! we're just passionate fans!"
when stuff like this happens, i don't really associate it with the sports teams. the guy puking on the little kid...the fights that happen...snowballs at santa clause. i wouldn't say that philly "fans" are bad people. i'd say that philly "residents" are bad people.
...of course it's not EVERYONE that lives in philly, just a large population of the people outside center city are really angry and really full of hate. i've lived all up and down the east coast, and philly absolutely is different from other cities as far as the concentration of dirty scumbags goes. it's getting tiresome to hear the city defend itself. i guess it's not fair to judge based on just a few incidents that you see on the internet or on sportscenter or whatever. but if you live here, and you haven't been drinking the philly kool aid like all the locals do, you know the deal.
with that said, i like the city itself, and i like living near it. i just hate the locals.