Eagles, Steelers off to slow starts
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Eagles were in the middle of another fourth-quarter meltdown when the chant began echoing through the Linc: "Let's Go Phillies!"
The best team money can buy may have been overhyped. Michael Vick and Co. are off to a 1-3 start, drawing the ire of fans who've put all their hopes on the Phillies to win the World Series.
Football has long been No. 1 in Philadelphia, but the City of Brotherly Love is a baseball town nowadays.
So, when the Eagles blew a 20-point lead and lost 24-23 to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, fans didn't boo as much as usual.
Instead, they started cheering for the Phillies, who played Game 2 of the NL division series later that night a few blocks down the road.
Across the state, fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers don't have the same luxury.