Vikings reporter tweets lame ‘Eagles fans and Santa’ joke, gets ripped accordingly
ESPN Vikings reporter and totally unremarkable individual Kevin Seifert managed to offer up one of the blandest sports takes of all time. We Eagles fans hear shit all the time, but there’s one thing that gets brought up constantly.
That, right. Santa Claus.
Truly a clinic in lazy, stereotype based jokes. It’s been the same joke for five-plus decades and this jabroni decided he just had to go back to the well one more time.
There are better, more recent jokes to make as well. We had a couple of dudes literally punch horses five years ago. How does that not become our new thing nationally? Why are they so stuck in the past?
Of course, the remark also totally ignores the fact that Santa Claus had it coming and, if anything, got off easy. But the history books refuse to remember Eagles fans as in the right.
He didn’t even get the tired cliché right, which makes it all the more infuriating. But honestly, if it if he left it there I likely wouldn’t have batted an eye. Instead, his follow up tweet doubling down was somehow even worse.
Allow me to push back on both of those points.
First, you’re meant to be a journalist. If you’re going to tweet a joke, get the facts straight the first time around. It’s really, really easy.
In terms of that second statement, what the hell are you talking about? It was 54 years ago! Most Eagles fans today had nothing to do with that situation in the first place.
I would maybe understand a “sins of the father” approach, but my pops was three-years-old in 1968. You can’t pin that shit on him, and I sure as hell don’t need to sit here and be reminded about something that happened while the Soviet Union sent tanks into Prague.
In fact, a Twitter user put together a comprehensive list of major events that have occurred since Eagles fans threw snowballs at Santa in 1968:
Huh, will you look at that.
This doesn’t even include the Queen of England dying, Russia invading Ukraine, or the NATO bombing campaigns over the Balkans. Those are just examples from the last 20 years!
I’m not even sick and tired anymore. Any jokes about Eagles fans and Santa Claus from now on will just make my eyes glaze over.
Oh, wait. He managed to do that already.