Mets Fans Must Root Against The Eagles
Right now, the City of Philadelphia could not be happier. Much like the Super Bowl XXV winning Giants team, the Eagles have made their way to the Super Bowl behind a back-up quarterback. These Eagles fans are so giddy just sensing the moment of their first Super Bowl victory.
Really, we have not seen people in the City of Philadelphia since 2008 when a Phillies team led by Cole Hamels, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, and Jayson Werth won the World Series. It was this same Phillies group that helped overcome being seven games back with 17 to play in 2007. That still remains among the lowest points in Mets history.
And while we fans were mourning that lost 2007 season, and we were in pain watching our beloved Mets collapse in consecutive seasons, the City of Philadelphia rejoiced. They were also all to happy to pour buckets of salt into the gaping Mets fans wounds.
As a Mets fan, why would you ever want to watch Philly be in a position to rejoice ever again? Really, we should be in a position to once again revel in their pain and laugh as we can all collectively point out how the Eagles have never won a Super Bowl.
For people like me who are both Mets and Giants fans, this is an easy sell. Admittedly, this is a much harder sell for Mets fans that root for the Mets and the Jets.
To those people I ask this, what was worse: Seeing Philadelphia rejoice in 2007 and 2008 or any of the Patriots Super Bowls?
As a Mets fan, I understand the Patriots-Jets paradigm. I also understand that each successive championship by a team you hate matters all the less. However, the pain and suffering in Philadelphia will last a lifetime.
So really, as Mets fans, we can all reasonably disagree about our football teams, but overall, we should be united against the City of Philadelphia.