For good reason? Do tell. If you’re talking about the rep of the fan base, yeah, maybe… but a lot of that is just overblown. There are other fan bases are just as bad, if not worse. Don’t get me wrong…the Philly fan base deserves a lot of our reputation, but I’ve been to a Bills game, and I will say that they put Philly fans to shame. Seriously…their tailgating is like something out of Caligula. Skins fans on game day are no picnic, either. Don’t even get me started on Oakland. North Carolina fans were aggressively horrible when they were winning and awesome, and have since reverted back to only paying attention to college ball, as only the most annoying bandwagon fans do. And Pats fans are fucking unbearable. They’re the Trump-voters of the NFL… they can rationalize anything their guys do because " how can we be wrong if we keep winning?" Also, their goddamn accents…
I also think you’re overestimating how much people “appreciate” New England. I’d bet any amount of money substantially more people in America are pulling for the underdog than they are for the guys who keep winning, even if this underdog is not particularly well liked. It’s not a whole lot of fun, nor is it very interesting, to root for Goliath over David…especially when this particular Goliath has as tainted a recent history as the Pats. The narrative of a journeyman backup QB going up against a guy who has already won five times is engaging and interesting. Nobody in a million years would have predicted that Nick friggin Foles would be throwing in the he Super Bowl this year. The f he wins, it will probably be one of the biggest upsets in the NFL since I’ve been alive. That’s a better story than “guy who won five times wins again.”
Also, Brady has a MAGA hat, so fuck him. Also, coach no-emotion wrote a "golly-gee, you’re awesome " letter to McPresident, so fuck him, too.
There’s no disputing that Brady is the best, Bellichick is the best, yadda yadda, respect the skill, whatever. But seriously…fuck that team. Even if I weren’t an Eagles fan, I’d be screaming loudly at the TV for NE to lose, badly. If the Cowboys were playing instead of Philly, I’d be a Cowboys fan for a day, god help me.
Pardon my profanity. It’s a big day for me.