A loyal reader and Eagles fan (natch) writes in with the following anecdote from last night’s Eagles game:
I was at last night’s game (my uncle’s got season tix and he gave me this game as a graduation present). Anyway, we happened to be in the row with the LINCOLN FINANCIAL FAN OF THE GAME, which, as you know, gets selected at random somehow and receives a prize. Everyone in the row (Section 102 on the 40 yard line, row 17) got little Eagles fan of the game hand towels to wave around and wipe our sweaty brows with. This was midway through the fourth quarter, if memory serves.
Read on for the thrilling concludion.
I don’t know what happened after that, but a couple minutes later we heard a commotion and saw Eagles security in our section. Turns out they were slapping the cuffs on a guy and taking him out… hey… THEY’RE EJECTING THE FAN OF THE GAME! Yeah, there he goes — a metaphor for Philly sports if there ever was one. A hero one minute, and getting the boot the next. Unbelievable? Maybe. Hilarious? Absolutely.
Maybe some of your readers might’ve seen the incident and can shed light on what this dope did to get himself tossed, because that’s the part I didn’t see. Fan of the game getting ejected 20 minutes after being crowned — only in Philadelphia.
Amazing. The Fan of the Game… was apparently ejected.
Looks like he deserved that award.
Lincoln Financial Field Fan of the Game [LFG]