Eagles fans reach the ultimate low
Letters to the Editor
© St. Petersburg Times
published September 14, 2003
On Tuesday, during his regular weekly radio show, Joe Jurevicius related comments made to him during pregame warmups for Monday's game between the Bucs and Eagles. Philadelphia fans were yelling at Joe, "Where is your son" and "How's your son?"
How low and despicable someone must be to use the death of a newborn child in an attempt to psychologically undermine an athlete before a sporting event. We all knew the Philadelphia fans were low-brow, but that set the bar at a new low.
It would appear that this ploy did not achieve the desired effect on Joe, as he and his teammates proceeded to deliver the Eagles and their scurrilous minions a 17-0 lesson on how to be completely humiliated on national television.
-- Steven A. Custer, Largo
All this grumbling from the Eagles about Warren Sapp catching a pass and showing them up is fueled by envy. After the Eagles' dismal performance, they wish they had an offensive weapon as formidable as Sapp.
-- Henry Weese, Safety Harbor
Kudos to your headline writers for the Bucs Extra section Tuesday morning. The 'VICIUS headline not only described the team that went into the Eagles' new stadium and held our former playoff spoilers to a big goose egg, it gives the credit to Public Enemy No.1 in Philadelphia, Joe Jurevicius, for his two impossible touchdown catches.
-- Don Kennedy, St. Petersburg
Philly fans, you sure do know how to throw great parties. Thanks for the invite. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, although you did seem a bit quiet. Perhaps we can invite you to Tampa this January?
-- David Eisenbart, St. Petersburg
The Bucs are the diversion we loyal Chicago transplant sports fans desperately need. Being a 17-year-old in 1945 when my beloved Cubs won a pennant, I've been waiting for them to do it again, but to no avail. And seeing my Bears pummeled last week, my chant is "Go Bucs!" Watching all the Bucs games on TV and being inundated by your newspaper with stories and pictures of the Bucs, it's easy to pull for them. Players like Lynch, Brooks, Barber, Jurevicius, the Johnsons, Rice, Sapp and coach Jon Gruden make a transplanted fan proud to root for them.
-- Betty Wojewnik, Brooksville
I can't believe your sportswriters. Monday morning Rick Stroud referred to Eagles fans as "vile." I am an Eagles fan, and I take offense. Do your writers blindly believe all area residents should become Bucs fans, and if I did I would suddenly no longer be a vile person? What illogical thinking. It seems to me that Buccaneers fans are among the least knowledgeable of any NFL franchise. It is incredible how many new fans the Bucs have since winning the Super Bowl (and I congratulate them).
Stroud should print an apology to all Eagles fans in the area.
-- Dave O'Brien, New Port Richey
It is easy to see why Simeon Rice sees no No.97 jerseys in the stands. This egotist needs to take a few lessons from Mike Alstott on humility. Simeon, it's about the team, not you.
-- J. Browder, Dunedin
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