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Posted by on Oct 12, 2008 in At TMV | 1 comment

Philly Rolls Out Red Carpet For Sarah Palin

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Some people seemed genuinely shocked that the world’s most famous hockey mom has joined Santa Claus and Mike Schmidt, among other celebs, in being roundly-booed by Philadelphia sports fans.

Despite pleas from the scoreboard at the Bailout . . . er, Wachovia Center for fans to make nice, they predictably showed the back of their hands to Sarah Palin, and would have mooned her if they could have gotten away with it, when the vice presidential wannabe was introduced and helped drop the first puck at the Flyers’ home opener against the New York Rangers last night.

Ed Snider, the Flyers’ deep-pocketed owner and giver to right-wing Republican causes, should have known that not even music cranked up to deafening levels could have drowned out the boos.

Say what you will about Philly sports fans, but they know a phony when they see one.

Photograph by Tom Mihalik/The Associated Press

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  • I used to live just over the river and attended a lot of Eagles games. It was Philladephia that led to many of the current league rules about what sort of containers alcoholic beverages are sold in and how long through the course of the game they are sold. I watched these people throw beer BOTTLES at their OWN players after a bad game. During winter games at Veterans Stadium (back when they played there) they would chuck ice balls (vs. snow balls) at their own team as well as the opponents. It was a pretty dangerous place to play, especially if you lost.

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