In the pantheon of overblown/overdone/dead horse beaten things in Philadelphia sports, "they threw snowballs at Santa" is right up there with booing Michael Irvin and cheesesteak B-roll on national television.
So far at least, we have heard no real horror stories from today's game at the Linc. Judging by Twitter and online reactions, everyone seemed to have a blast and kept it (relatively) clean.
Well, it turns out the troublemaking Philadelphia fans were in Baltimore for a wild Ravens-Vikings game, and in Washington for a pathetic Redskins-Chiefs matchup.
Can't make fun of Philly fans anymore..Redskins fans are throwing snowballs at people on the field
— HTTR24-7.com (@HTTR24_7) December 8, 2013
Couple snowballs thrown at Redskins players heading to tunnel at half. Chiefs 38-10.
— Rick Snider (@Snide_Remarks) December 8, 2013
— Joe Johnson (@JoeJohnsonDC) December 8, 2013
And finally, do we get odds that when ESPN shows this Adrian Peterson tweet (and they will), they'll make a joke about Eagles fans and Santa?
Wow talking about bad officiating & the worst fan base I've ever experience! They threw snow balls the entire 4q like lil kids. Smh
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) December 8, 2013
Of course, it took a New York media member to stir the pot at the Eagles game.
Oh, no. The snowballs are starting to fly out of the crowd in Philly. This has the potential to get ugly.
— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) December 8, 2013
Meanwhile, back in Philadelphia, the fans were (apparently) on their best behavior. Not that you'll hear about that on SportsCenter.