Are Philadelphia Sports Fans Truly Front-Runners?

May 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

You sure are... unless the other teams are doing better.
Back on August 13th, 2008, Jimmy Rollins became a pariah in Philadelphia for a few months because of something he said on FOX's Best Damned Sports Show, Period in response to a question about whether or not it's tough playing in Philadelphia.
"There are times," Rollins told the other guys on set. "I might catch some flak for saying this, but, you know, they're front-runners. When you're doing good, they're on your side. When you're doing bad, they're completely against you."
That was the absolute worst thing Rollins could have ever said but, perhaps enforcing his point, all was forgotten and forgiven once the Phillies won the World Series that year. The quote hasn't really been brought up since then, but with the success the Flyers are having of late, it's time to talk about it again.
If you're from the Philadelphia area, take a look around every once in a while.
Before the Phillies' im...

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