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by Ryan Downs,Matthew J Goldberg,Billy Vargus,Dennis Bakay,Kaitlin Victoria Brown,Joe Vallee Sr,Brad Lidge,Joe Vallee
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  • Author:
    Ryan Downs,Matthew J Goldberg,Billy Vargus,Dennis Bakay,Kaitlin Victoria Brown,Joe Vallee Sr,Brad Lidge,Joe Vallee
  • ISBN:
    1480100412
  • ISBN13:
    978-1480100411
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    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 4, 2012)
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    300 pages
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The writers from philly2philly. com do an admirable job running through what it means to be a Philadelphia fan (from their perspective). The book debunks the nasty incidents that the national media play up. The problem is that batteries were thrown on the field and the fans did boo an injured player.

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GE Item ID:48628934;. The national media hardly utters a sentence about Philly's tough but passionate sports fans without mentioning how Santa Claus was once booed and pelted with snowballs. In fact, it doesn't seem that anybody outside the Tri-State area can put that story and others to rest, even though this happened over 40 years ago. No matter what transpires, it seems that the national perspective about our sports community is set in stone.

The national media hardly utters a sentence about Philly's tough but passionate sports fans without mentioning how Santa Claus was once booed and pelted with snowballs

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Philadelphia: The birthplace of our nation, the City of Brotherly Love, cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, Rocky, and…snowballs? That’s right. The national media hardly utters a sentence about Philly’s tough but passionate sports fans without mentioning how Santa Claus was once booed and pelted with snowballs. In fact, it doesn’t seem that anybody outside the Tri-State area can put that story and others to rest, even though this happened over 40 years ago. No matter what transpires, it seems that the national perspective about our sports community is set in stone. It’s almost as if there’s some kind of secret handbook used to perpetuate these negative stereotypes about our fans. Luckily, the guys at Philly2Philly.com managed to get a hold of this handbook with “A Snowball’s Chance,” and we’re firing back. Join us as we debate, discuss and defend some of Philadelphia sports history’s most dubious moments. You’ll read our passionate but fair takes on: The Santa Claus incident—with a first-hand account from Santa himself, Frank Olivo The J.D. Drew incident, from the perspective of broadcasting legend Dan Baker Why Philly fans never recognized the genius of Andy Reid …and much more! You’ll also hear from: Philadelphia’s athletes who have made the Tri-State area their permanent home Philly’s legendary broadcasting voices Brad Lidge, one of only two Philadelphia Phillies pitchers to close a World Series Championship for the franchise. We’re definitely no angels in Philly, but A Snowball’s Chance will absolutely shed some much needed positive light on perhaps the most notorious and unfairly maligned fan base on the planet. Philly2Philly.com has become one of the most personalized sites in the Philadelphia area. Visit us at www.philly2philly.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/philly2philly Twitter: @philly2philly

Modigas
Philadelphia phans enjoy reveling in being picked on, insulted, and misunderstood. This book is for them.

The book plays into the stereotypes of Philadelphia. We're the ones who threw snowballs at Santa, batteries at J.D. Drew, and booed Michael Irvin while he was splayed out on the turf at the Vet. As much as the national media talks about those events ad nauseam, the fans relish it. It is the attention they crave . . . and this book highlights it for them.

The writers from philly2philly.com do an admirable job running through what it means to be a Philadelphia fan (from their perspective). The book debunks the nasty incidents that the national media play up. The problem is that batteries were thrown on the field and the fans did boo an injured player. Some Philadelphia fans do idiotic things.

The writers clearly explain that Philly is a blue-collar town; we like those who work hard regardless of talent. Aaron Rowland is a prime example. To me, this is the epitome of being a Philadelphia sports fan. Play hard.

I enjoyed most of the discussion. There were some situations/memories I hadn't thought about in a while that were rekindled. Philadelphia sports fans will enjoy reading this.

As I read the book, there were some things that kept popping into my head. Not all phans boo. I was taught to applaud what I like and remain silent when things did not go our way. As someone who was at the J.D. Drew game, I was embarrassed by what transpired.

Howard Eskin should never be introduced as a "legend".

There were topics not covered that should have been. I kept thinking Dick Allen needed to be discussed, but the book seemed to be limited to 1968 onward. Why not the USSR v. Flyers game? If there were ever a defining moment of Philadelphia sports, that was it! Speaking of the Flyers, Dave Shultz needed mention in being the kind of player that Philadelphia is attracted to. Ricky "For who? For what?" Watters absolutely needed to be explored. He was the antithesis of Rowland in effort.

I was impressed with the current information in the book (Chip Kelly, Andrew Bynum, etc.). That is why the Phillies sell-out streak seemed odd. That streak ended and the way things were written, it made it sound as though it were current.

A few errors I noted . . .
* 1990's is better written 1990s
* alltime is better written all-time
* The Phillies did not win the NJ East 2007-2012. The Nats won the East in 2012.
* there was a less-fewer issue near the beginning of the book

This is a fun read. And if you're not from Philly, you just might learn something about the way we think around here. :)
Maldarbaq
Do you bleed green? Do you love orange and black? Do you like red pinstripes? Is your primary radio station WIP (all sports radio)? In other words are you a die-hard go to your grave Philadelphia sports fan? If you answered yes to all the above, then this book is truly for you!!! If you want to know more about Philly fans, this book serves as a great analysis of what makes us tick. I'm sick and tired of hearing the negative press the "we the people" constantly receive. Yes, we've got some bad eggs/jack asses amongst us -- but so does every other city. This book does a tremendous job explaining our genuine passion -- unlike some cities that when attending a sporting event is more like going to a wake. A Snowballs' Chance.... takes philly fans down memory lane and is very entertaining. Once outsiders read this book, I'm sure they will find, we really aren't that different. All we truly want is for our athletes to give us 110% and have give us a chance to know them. Philadelphia is indeed the city that can love you back -- if only you'd give up a chance..
Opilar
A must for Philly sports fans. Clearly debunks the "incidents" that contribute to the bad rap we've suffered for decades. Evidentiarly and unapologetically explains WHY we react the way we do.
Uaha
Everyone one loved this book! All fighting over who will read it first. Great gift for any Philly fan of any age.
Cells
I'm not a Philadelphia native but I've lived here for 15 years. My allegiance lies with the Pittsburgh Steelers and all six of their Super Bowl wins. It's easy to be a Steelers fan! They win a lot. My husband, on the other hand, is a die-hard, worn-down Philadelphia sports fan, grumbly when his Flyers, Eagles, Sixers (oy vey!), and Phillies missed out on the big wins.

The piece of the puzzle that was missing came together when I read this book. Philadelphia fans aren't evil! The city isn't wicked! They're just tired.

This is a fantastic read for all the downtrodden Philadelphia fans and the ex-pat spouses, friends, or significant others who love them.
Matty
Finally a response has been written for all the critics of the Philadelphia fan base! The authors of this book do an excellent job to set the record straight about how Philly roots for their sports teams. Hardcore facts are used to debunk the misconceptions of poor fan behavior and clarifies certain events the national media has distorted. This is accomplished with insight from individuals who were at the games and cover the teams, along with some of the athletes that actually played there. The Philly fan will find this book very refreshing and will be provided with some great info to use when confronted by a critic. Ultimately, this should be read by all members of the national media, along with anyone else who has a negative view of the fan base. Afterward, everyone will have a better understanding of the Philadelphia sports scene.
Doulkree
I like the product and the seller but the purchase does not warrant twenty words what in the hell is that about
So last night, Citizen's Bank Park was packed with fans who watched with intensity a poor call at second base by the umpire.

He was roundly boo'd for at least 3 innings as the continuous replays and drawn-out drama played out until the Mayberry walk-off granny.

That's Philly sports and those are fans, like me, who appreciate attention to detail.

You will enjoy this book if you consider yourself a fan of any Philly team.