Dumb math nerds rank Philadelphia 2 spots from the bottom for NFL gameday experience
Once again, stupid nerds with no brain cells have committed libel in the press. The bums over at Action Network released a study ranking Philadelphia as the second-worst city to be in for an NFL game. Needless to say, I’m annoyed. We all know how much I hate nerds.
Philadelphia received a score of 6.16, dead last in the NFC East. New York scored second (11.80), Dallas scored 19th (9.35), and Washington scored 21st (8.72).
You can read the full methodology here. However, I wouldn’t recommend wasting your time reading it. These guys did some arbitrary math to find a “cost index” and a “stadium index” to rank each NFL city.
The cost index honestly makes a good bit of sense, but that whole concept doesn’t really apply to Philadelphia fans. We know it’s overpriced as hell, but we’re still going to go watch the Birds play.
The most well-managed budget in the City of Philadelphia is an Eagles fan’s ticket fund. (Sorry, not sorry, Comrade Kenney).
Oh, parking at the Linc is too expensive? Load up the RV. Booze costs too much? Tailgate hard and keister a nip of Everclear in the security line. Tickets prices doubled due to decades of success? Sorry kids, no Christmas. It’s that easy.
Despite the “cost index” making some bit of sense, the “stadium index” really bothers me. Sure, the Linc is not in the best shape of its life, but I don’t care. She’s still just as beautiful to me as the day we met.
But in all seriousness, these parameters seem to have been set by people that don’t like going to NFL football games. Whether or not there was a roof was a factor, which is just ridiculous. I’ve never once cared if there was a roof.
Plus, social media sentiment was another variable. That is some horrendous communist Gen Z internet bullshit if you ask me.
Social media sentiment is heavily weighted against Philadelphia, too. Visiting fans come to Philly with negative tweets and IG posts about the city and its fans already in the drafts. It’s a shame, but we have to deal with it.
I can’t even stomach this stupid study. No shit Cincinnati (4th on the list) is a great place to go for a football game. You’re playing the Bengals. So that’s already a free win. Parking is easy to find, you can lounge across multiple seats, and beer is basically free.
Philadelphia is much different as a visiting fan, however. You’re essentially walking into the Thunderdome. There are tens of thousands of Philadelphia fans ready to commit state-sanctioned murder at any time in the name of the Eagles.
Walking into the Linc in a non-Eagles jersey is like walking into Kabul with a Pashto to English dictionary asking for directions: flat out irresponsible. Not exactly a place you’d rate highly on Yelp.
Regardless of what these nerds say, Philadelphia offers a premier gameday experience. Just be sure to go disguised as an Eagles fan if you’re from out of town.