Phillie. I find it incredible that without winning a SB, they act totally insane and so obnoxious.
1927, 1934, 1938, 1956, 1986, 1990, 2007, 2011
Philly by far.
Yes, the skins fans were a bit delusional with the whole RG3 and winning the division thing, but honestly, they've been basement-dwellers for so long, I thought it was nice for them to at least feel like they meant something for a change.
Yes, cowboys fans are everywhere and have a reputation for being stuck-up, but most of the cowboys fans I know and work with tend to be fairly realistic folks, in the vein of ntegrase, and enjoy talking football realistically. It's actually fun to hang out with these people, even on the day of a giants/cowboys game.
It's Philly by a mile. I don't know a single respectable philly fan. Almost all of the ones that I do know went out of their way to torment me after Dodgegate (contrast Dallas fans, who were mostly respectful in our recent losses to dallas). They are all delusional, narcissistic *******s, full-stop. I still dream of being able to buy the team and move them to LA or London, just to witness the tears of unfathomable sadness....
This is brought up a lot by rival fans, but I think most people in general just don't have a good understanding of the Dallas--Fort Worth area. So just some explanations (via pictures!).
[Black Dot]: The Cowboys first stadium was the Cotton Bowl, which is located in Fair Park, just southeast of Downtown Dallas [boxed in yellow]... the dot is covering the "S" in Dallas.
[Red Dot]: The 2nd stadium was Texas Stadium, which was technically in Irving... it is the Red Dot. 9 miles from downtown, about 12-15 minutes depending on traffic
[Green Dot]: Current Cowboys stadium, At&t Stadium. About a 20 minute drive from downtown depending on traffic, in Arlington.
The [blue dot] is where I live which is the exact same distance from Downtown Dallas as at&t is from downtown (18.3 miles, 22 minutes). The difference is, I'm still technically in Dallas.
It's an ambiguous area that all kind of runs together. Honestly, most people probably wouldn't guess that I live in Dallas, because the yellow line (i635) is the unofficial northern border of Dallas.
People refer to all of DFW as Dallas often because if you say DFW, sometimes people think you mean the airport. And for the most part that's okay, because outside of the area there is nothing.
As you can see, Dallas-Fort Worth is a landlocked island in a vast area of nothingness. Waco is probably the closest "big town" to the metroplex (population only 130k), and it is the same distance to Dallas as Philadelphia is to New York City.
Austin and OKC are both 200 miles away in opposite directions, which is a little less than the distance between NYC and DC. And Houston and San Antonio are closer to 250 miles away.
As far as outsiders are concerned, Dallas-Fort Worth and all subsequent suburbs are synonymous with just the word "Dallas".
Now you got me intrigued.
11.5 miles. Actually, that is from lower Manhattan. From mid town its more like 6 miles.
Dallas is 18.6 miles from AT&T Stadium...
Both are pretty close.
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