Fandom does things to people. Especially people in Philadelphia.
The following was a not-uncommon cutaway on the FOX broadcast Sunday during the Philadelphia Eagles’ 27-24 loss to the Detroit Lions. The short-handed Eagles dropped seven passes, including a possible game-winner, lost two fumbles and allowed three sacks.
When maniac Eagles man began to make the rounds on Twitter, it wasn’t long until he was identified. And it was a far Eagles cry from the sleeveless T-shirt wearing fellow we all saw on television.
That would be Penn’s dean of admissions Eric Furda: https://t.co/NHtx9YRvvy— Jonathan Tannenwald (@jtannenwald) September 22, 2019
Yes, Ivy League deans like football, too. At least Eric Furda at the University of Pennsylvania does.
Furda, who has been the dean of admissions for 11 years and was previously at Columbia, took it in stride. He accepted his fate as the new face of “Angry Eagles Fan” and even reviewed the tape and threw a late flag.
After further review of the play I will take the 15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct But I will not lose my passion for Philadelphia and Penn sports! Thanks for all the interview requests but we have a game on Thursday to get ready for which I will watch at home!— Eric J. Furda (@DeanFurda) September 23, 2019
Despite a Week 3 loss, Eagles fans have had quite a Monday between Furda fury and the fan who took a shot at the Eagles while describing saving children from a fire.
Luckily for everyone, the Eagles are on Thursday Night Football this week, so who knows what we’ll all see. What would we do without you, Philly?
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