March 13, 2008

My (Very Brief) PW Cameo

I posted awhile back about the Sons of Ben, a fan club for Philadelphia's forthcoming MLS soccer team. They had been profiled in the British newspaper the Guardian by Steven Wells, a writer for Philadelphia Weekly, and now Wells has penned a cover story in that paper itself. This paragraph appears halfway through:

But the prospect of Philly soccer fans clearly has some people terrified. Under the headline “THE WORST PHILLY SPORTS FANS OF ALL,” self-styled “journalist and columnist” Stephen J. Silver blogged that the “preemptive fan club” Sons of Ben “already have quite a reputation already for hooliganism.”

Nonsense—unless by hooliganism you mean getting under the skin of fans from other cities. The SOB have already proven hilariously adept at doing just that.

Now clearly, I got the "hooligan" part wrong, so for that I apologize to the Sons of Ben and to Wells. But lest you feel I've been outed as a cowering soccer-hater, I wouldn't say I'm "terrified" at all, in fact I'm quite excited for the arrival of soccer in Philly, and certainly plan to attend games.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 13, 2008 05:37 PM

I hope no one head butts you blogger...

Posted by: A at March 13, 2008 07:45 PM

Seeing as Chester is worse even than Camden, the likelihood that you head to Chester for a MLS game is slim to none.

Posted by: LilB at March 17, 2008 02:11 PM
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