NFL fans might just be the craziest of all the professional sports leagues. Whether it be this toothless Dallas Cowboys fan giving an epic pep talk or Oakland Raiders fans throwing garbage onto the field after their final game in the “Black Hole,” it’s clear that some fans will stop at nothing to showcase their love for their franchise.
The same can be said for fans of Philadelphia Eagles, who in the past have fought an NBA player at a tailgate and hilariously trolled the New England Patriots on billboards. Philly fans have absolutely no chill, which is exactly what we witnessed after the Eagles-Cowboys game on Sunday.
A Philadelphia Eagles fan snuck into head coach Doug Pederson’s postgame press conference after the Eagles beat the Cowboys, 17-9, on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
Innocently enough, the clearly intoxicated fan just wanted to simply ask the head coach a question of his own regarding next week’s matchup against Eli Manning and the New York Giants.
Fan Interrupts Doug Pederson’s Press Conference
“Doug, meeting Eli next weekend, what do you think?” the fan said, according to NJ.com’s Zack Rosenblatt, who was one of the actual reporters in the room.
“Who is this? Is he credentialed? Timeout,” Pederson said. “Holy cow, this will be on SportsCenter.”
The drunk Eagles fan was escorted out by an Eagles security official upon being singled out, but not before giving everyone at the press conference a good laugh.
Although slurring his words slightly, the drunk fan actually asked a decent, thought-provoking question in Doug Pederson’s press conference. The Eagles coach almost certainly has been asked a worse question at some point.
My guess is the fan probably didn’t mind being escorted out as his team secured first place in the NFC East with the win. It’s only natural his mind was focused on how Carson Wentz will fare against either Manning or Daniel Jones next week to hopefully land a playoff berth.
This also isn’t the first time this month a drunk fan snuck into a postgame press conference in a pro sports league. Last week, a woman crashed Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle’s press conference.
I guess they give credentials out to anyone these days.
This post was originally published on December 23, 2019.