By Harvey Hoffman
The crowd yesterday at FedEx Field in Maryland for the Eagles-Commanders game had a heavy mix of green to go with the red.
It seemed almost as if there were more Eagles fans as Commies fans.
“I’m here to boo Carson Wentz’s ass,” said Rita Decimo, a 64-year-old retiree wearing a miniature Eagles top hat and Eagles stickers under her eyes.
“He wanted to get out of [Philadelphia]. He was complaining about being an Eagle. Get the frig off then.”
“I’m sober, by the way,” she added, pointing to her can of Liquid Death sparkling water.
In the parking lot, Eagles tailgaters outnumbered Commanders fans.
Even team-sponsored functions, such as the HBCU tailgate, were inlets of burgundy and gold among a sea of green.
Philadelphia had such a strong presence in part because larger fan experience companies — such as Philly Sports Trips, Phans of Philly and the Green Legion — had bussed in a few thousand fans.
Several said they had paid about $350 for a round-trip bus ticket, lower-bowl seats, an open bar, food and custom T-shirts.