zepfan wrote:I heard that fans in Philly once booed Santa Claus at a football game. Not sure if it's true but that's some funny stuff. Wonder what he did?
It's true... in fact, that's what Philly fans are now notorious for, but they'll boo anyone or anything that isn't Philly related.
You want to know what else is annoying? I don't know if it's like this in other states, but this is what I've encountered, particularly in College.
If you ask anyone who lives within a 200 miles radius of Philadelphia where they live, they will ALWAYS say Philly. And I'm not saying they do that because people never have heard of their town.. it's a pride thing. Like, West Chester is a fairly large suburb of Philly and is relatively popular since the guys from the show Jackass were from there. If you ask someone from West Chester where they're from, they'll say Philly. Then, ask what part of Philly... that's when they get frustrated.
But, as long as you are within a two hour turnpike trip from Philly, apparently you can proclaim yourself to be the world's leading expert on cheesesteak consumption.
Interestingly, this doesn't hold true for the area around Pittsburgh. If you ask someone from Johnstown (about as far from Pittsburgh as West Chester is from Philly) where they're from, they'll either tell you Johnstown or "an hour and a half east of Pittsburgh." I guess people don't really want to be from Pittsburgh, but I've been to Philly and I'm not sure why anyone would want to be from there either.
Another strange exception to this rule... you can live two hours west of Philly in PA and tell everyone you're from Philly. Or you can be 15 minutes east of Philly and you'll just tell everyone you're from "Jersey."
If you're a battery, you're either working or you're dead....