The Sea Of GreenOctober 14th, 2013
Joe hasn’t wanted to vomit at a Bucs game like he yearned to do yesterday since the Bucs last hosted a playoff game in January 2008. On that day, Giants fans and their blue gear blanketed the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.
It was a heinous look on what was a showcase day for the Buccaneers. Even the parking lot had a blue Giants feel.
Yesterday had that vibe to it. The sea of green Eagles fans jerseys was ugly. Their loud chants of “Let’s Go Eagles!” made it worse.
Yes, Joe remembers going to Bucs games in the mid-1990s when Packers fans would take over Tampa Stadium. That’s part of life in these parts, but it’s a lot more annoying when it’s hated, rude Eagles fans.
Of course, the Bucs lost yesterday before a sold out crowd that may very well have included 20,000 Eagles fans.
To make matters worse, the Eagles official website penned a story about how Nick Foles and Chip Kelly were inspired by the home-game feel in Tampa.
“I felt like it was a home game with all of the (Eagles fans),” quarterback Nick Foles said after the game. “There were a couple of times where the crowd was yelling and I thought ‘Oh no, what happened?’ and then I looked and it was all of the green and white jerseys and it was our fans. We had a tremendous amount of support here and we did last year as well. It’s pretty fun when you’re in an opposing stadium and you have that many fans that come and support you. They helped us tremendously.”