Cheeseboy (!) over at the DC Sports Bog has a post today titled "Caps Fans vs. Philly Fans." Steinberg takes some jabs at our loyal fanbase and then talks to former Flyer Donald Brashear about whether he's ever witnessed any crazy activity in Philly.
"No, but you always hear about it," he said. "It's mostly in
football. It's not that bad, it's just they can rock that building and
get the building going. They like the physical play and they like the
rough stuff. Philly does play physical, and they've always been a physical team, so we're gonna have to be ready to play physical."
I'll say this. I was at a Caps game on a Friday night in November and it appeared as if maybe 10,000 people were in the Verizon Center. We showed up 10 minutes before the game and sat 12 rows off the ice. Flyers fans show up every night. It's not even worth discussing. Any city can get excited about the playoffs.
He then goes on to ponder whether DC is a "hockey town." Again, DC may be a hockey town but I'd guess it's still a football town. But no matter what team gets the most love in DC, it's still a second rate sports city in terms of real fans.