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Eagles fans turn the page on snowball fiasco, no one trying to hurt Santa Claus

Eagles fans face Santa, snowballs, and a tough season. The story of the infamous 1968 snowball game lives on.

Philadelphia is a city that is full of history and tradition, and that is especially true during the holiday season. However, for the Eagles, the holidays are often a time of mixed emotions. One of the most infamous incidents in the history of Philadelphia sports occurred during a holiday game in 1968 when fans at Franklin Field pelted a substitute Santa Claus with snowballs. This incident has become a defining moment for Philadelphia sports fans, and it has cast a long shadow over the city's reputation.

The story goes that during a particularly rough season for the Eagles, fans took out their frustrations on a substitute Santa who had been brought in to entertain the crowd during halftime. The incident was captured on film and quickly became a national news story, forever associating Philadelphia fans with unruly behavior.

Despite the fact that the incident occurred over 50 years ago, it continues to be a source of embarrassment for many Philadelphia sports fans. However, it's important to remember that this was just one moment in the long and storied history of Philadelphia sports. In the years since, Philadelphia fans have shown themselves to be some of the most passionate and dedicated in all of sports.

The Eagles have even embraced the holiday season, releasing Christmas albums and getting into the festive spirit. The team has worked hard to shed the negative image that was created by the "Santa and Snowballs" incident, and the city's sports fans have proven themselves to be among the most loyal and supportive in the country.

While the incident will likely never be forgotten, it's important to remember that it does not define the city or its fans. Philadelphia is a city with a rich sports tradition, and its fans are some of the most passionate and dedicated in the world. As the Eagles host the New York Giants in this holiday game, it's a chance to show the world that Philadelphia fans are more than just a stereotype. They are a community of people who love their teams and support them through thick and thin.

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