In Minnesota, Little Love for the Underdog Eagles (Or at Least for Their Fans)
Ron Kill and his wife, Jane, might be the friendliest people in Minnesota, which is saying something. They’ve been Vikings season ticket holders for 15 years and have seen plenty of opposing fan bases come and go without much torment. But when their son and daughter-in-law went to the NFC championship game in Philadelphia two weeks ago and told them their personal horror stories—bottles thrown, foul language, intimidation and threats—it was too much to take.
Ron went downtown to the Xcel Energy Center and booed the Eagles on Super Bowl Opening Night. At least for a week, he’s a Patriots fan.
“They said it was horrible,” Ron says. “They got beat, big deal, that happens, but you know, when you can’t go out there and feel safe…”