Eagles fans have resorted to wearing paper bags over their heads (Pictures)

Philadelphia Eagles fans seem to have reached their boiling point with their team, and in particular head coach Andy Reid. After a 3-1 start to a 2012 season that many expected to be a successful one, the Eagles have lost seven straight games. Michael Vick has been sidelined with a concussion, but he had played horribly before going down anyway. Sitting at 3-8 and poised to miss the playoffs once again, Eagles fans feel that now is as good a time as ever to break out the paper bags.

For the third straight week (at least) on Monday night, Eagles fans were wearing paper bags over their heads and holding up signs encouraging the team to fire Reid. One fan held up a particularly insulting shirt about Reid three weeks ago during the Eagles loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

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Jeremiah Trotter tells Jason Babin to stop worrying about ‘vile’ Eagles fans

Jeremiah Trotter took aim at Jason Babin for complaining about the lack of support from Eagles fans.

Babin, who is in his third season with Philadelphia, ripped Eagles fans for being disloyal and chanting “vile things” during the team’s home loss to the Falcons last weekend.

Trotter played eight seasons with the Eagles over three different stints. He thrived as a member of the organization, reaching the Pro Bowl four times during his career — all when he was with Philly. As a player who was successful with the team, he felt the need to set Babin straight.

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Jason Babin rips Eagles fans for chanting ‘vile things’

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jason Babin took to Twitter on Tuesday to talk about loyalty. It was no coincidence, as the Eagles had just come off a 30-17 home loss at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons and the fans were understandably frustrated.

“LOYALTY: loy·al·ty: noun, plural loy·al·ties: The state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations,” Babin wrote. “There are 17 teams with the same record or worse than us. Thanks for being loyal fans…….We’ll get it right.”

What inspired the mini-rant? Babin says he heard Eagles fans chanting some horrible things at Andy Reid, the coaching staff and his teammates during Philly’s loss to Atlanta.

“Some of the most vile things I’ve ever heard,” Babin said according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Talking about people’s wives and kids and chanting them. I just thought there’s no place for that in the NFL.

It was upsetting that a few bad apples were chanting that kind of stuff. I don’t even want to repeat what I heard, it was that bad. And I’ve got a pretty high threshold for adult jokes.”

No wonder Matt Ryan’s family members thought it would be best to hide their identity while they cheered him on. Fans can be ruthless at times, and any team with high expectations that begins the year 3-4 should expect to hear some boos and negative chants. That being said, there’s no reason to talk about the families of players and coaches if the fans truly were doing that. Like the time Eagles fans reportedly made Casey Matthews’ family cry, that qualifies as crossing the line.

Matt Ryan’s family members reportedly hid their Falcons colors in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Eagles fans have a reputation for being pretty ruthless, and Matt Ryan’s family was prepared for that when they infiltrated Lincoln Financial Field to watch the Atlanta Falcons dominate the Eagles on Sunday. According to CBS Philly, Ryan had about 60 family members on hand to watch him throw for over 250 yards and three touchdowns. You just may not have known it by looking at them.

The Ryans, McGlincheys and Lougherys all concealed their Atlanta black-and-red colors, and their No. 2 jerseys. They know the way Philadelphia fans can be. But you couldn’t help but hear them Sunday each time Matt completed a pass and had the Falcons up, 14-0.

With 60 people in attendance, Ryan’s family basically had their own cheering section. Eagles fans would have had to be completely oblivious and/or inebriated to not know what was going on. While we would not rule that out, it’s probably safe to assume their identity was not completely concealed.

Eagles fans obviously aren’t the only ones who would make you think about hiding your identity, but considering they have been known to harrass the families of their own players you can never be too sure. We also saw the creative way in which they heckled Rex Ryan last season, so a little precaution from the Ryan family was probably a wise decision.

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Hula hoop girl gives Philadelphia Eagles fans a distraction from 52-year championship drought

Yes, Eagles fans, there may be hope after all. Katie Sunshine is a professional hula hoop girl with a passion for anything and everything Philadelphia Eagles. Her tight-to-the-skin Eagles wardrobe includes team logo’d Uggs, which until now it was assumed only Tom Brady has been feminine enough to wear (BOOM!). Regardless, the Eagles need to get her on the payroll with a 1080 HD Video Camera, ASAP. Smoking hot and talented…unless she’s under 18, then she’s just talented.

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Two Eagles Fans Dressed Up as Feet to Mock Rex Ryan (Picture)

The Rex Ryan foot jokes — they never get old, do they? What we have here is a couple of clever Eagles fans who wore feet costumes to the Linc for Sunday’s Jets-Eagles game. The foot for the dude on the left says “Rex Luvs Da Feet.” The costume on the right says “Rexy thinks I’m sexy.” If Eagles fans are going to harass someone, we much prefer it to be done like that, rather than like this.

All that bravado paid off considering the Eagles hammered the Jets 45-19. The squad formerly known as the Dream Team has put together two very nice wins in a row. Not only is Andy Reid beginning to save face, but Philly actually has a shot at the playoffs.

The Eagles need to win at the Cowboys next week, and beat the Redskins at home to finish the season. They would be 8-8. They need the Giants to lose at the Jets next week, and then to beat the Cowboys in Week 17. If that happens, all three of the teams would be 8-8 and the Eagles would clinch the NFC East because they would have the best intradivisional record.

It sounds complicated, but the Eagles actually have a very good shot at making the playoffs. They just have to take care of business first by winning out.

Oh, and if you don’t know the story behind the Rex Ryan foot jokes, read this.

Thanks to The 700 Level via Sports Frog

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Eagles LB Casey Matthews Says Fans Harrassed Family, Made Fiancee Cry

Eagles linebacker Casey Matthews has had a rough season.  Over the past few games, he’s served mainly a special teams role.  He’s been bounced from outside linebacker to inside linebacker to eventually the bench.  The rookie was given a chance to start multiple times this season but hasn’t been able to put it together.  Unfortunately, Eagles fans took note of the fact that he has struggled.  What’s even more unfortunate is their decision to take it out on his family.

“I’m trying to,” Matthews said when asked about winning over Philly fans. “It’s hard. One of the earlier games, they harassed my family and made my fiancee cry. It’s tough. It’s frustrating. That’s just how they are here. If you win they love you, so I guess we’ve just got to turn things around and just start winning again.”

Does that surprise anyone?  These are the same fans who were chanting for their head coach to be fired just a couple weeks ago.  They also allegedly threw beer at the Giants bus earlier in the season.  Simply put, Eagles fans have had enough.  Many analysts picked them to win the NFC this season, which makes it even more difficult that their season has spiraled out of control.
It’s sad to say, but Matthews’ fiancee and family learned a valuable lesson.  Fans are ruthless.  If you’re going to sport your fiancee’s or uncle’s gear when you go to a game, you need to be prepared to hear it from the fans when things are going poorly.