Ok so this is my first fan post so hopefully it fits the bill when it comes to one of these. I’ve been pretty active here and wanted to try and determine what exactly qualifies the city of Philly as being classless. A little background on me, I have never been to Philadelphia, I’m born and raised on the West coast but have always been fascinated with Philly since I was young. I plan to visit and catch a home game this year and hopefully many more times after. To me Philly seems like a pretty inviting place and has one of the most passionate fan bases in the States not to mention how the city has tried to improve in the likes of others sports that aren’t central to the US’s big three. I’ve seen this insult come up quite a bit, mostly from our rivals as well as the supposed journalists who quote the Santa Clause incident, batteries, etc.
What I would like is to figure out where this claim of classlessness comes from and what exactly is the great qualifier that cities such as New York, Dallas, or any other city for that matter to label Philly as such. I bring up New York specifically as I was perusing a few threads over at BBV (they are fun for the extreme homerism that goes on over there) but I noticed that term come up in regards to McNabb and the top 100. To give props to a BGN’er over here Rockstaar02 tried to defend but got immediately lambasted over there for being a troll. No surprise really, but then the topic of McNabb being a class act in a classless city was brought up.
So to sum it up I would actually like, and hopefully this isn’t asking too much, a well-articulated argument as to why Philly is classless versus other cities. I would love the involvement of some of the new "residents" over here from the New York, Washington, etc. to help clear this up.
To me the very act of calling another person, city or whatever is classless in itself as "class" is nothing but a relative term given to another to categorize them, usually into something less.
Hopefully, I get some intelligent answers, or maybe I’ll just get the dreaded "O".