When the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings to secure a place in Super Bowl LII, everyone expected their fans to react like crazed lunatics, and they didn’t disappoint. Now one man’s supercut of some of the antics has gone viral, not only because of the outrageous actions but because he thought to set it all to the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia theme.
Eagles fans tend to get a bad rap. Sure, maybe that’s because they do things like throw snowballs at Santa Claus, boo their own quarterback on the day he gets drafted, or cheer when an opposing player gets injured. But show us a team that didn’t have to build a jail in their stadium and we’ll show you a group of people that aren’t real football fans.
Philly fans are so notoriously bad that a 2015 Sports Illustrated article named Philadelphia Eagles’ fans as the “Most Hated Fanbase” in the NFL, and comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds went so far as to devote an entire episode of their American history podcast to the outrageous behavior of Philadelphia sports fans.
As anyone who watches the show knows, the characters on It’s Always Sunny fit the stereotype of the typical Philly sports fan perfectly. They’ve burned down houses, kidnapped people, and robbed someone while impersonating police officers.
But there’s one other thing the It’s Always Sunny gang has in common with the Eagles. They are both underdogs. The pilot for It’s Always Sunny was shot by the cast using their own cameras and cost less than $200, yet FX still decided to pick it up, and the network is now getting ready to start the show’s 13th season. The Eagles went 7-9 the last two year in a row, and they’re now on their way to the Super Bowl. It seems that no matter how horrible you might be, your dreams can still come true.