2008 saw the city of Philadelphia bring home its first major sports championship in 25 years. 100 seasons of disappointment.
At times, they were close--the 1993 Phillies, the 1996-97 Flyers, the 2000-01 Sixers, the 2004 Eagles--but never could they seal the deal.
These struggles have caused Philadelphia's fans--arguably the most passionate and intense in the nation, but definitely one of the top sports cities in the world--to become quite restless.
But aside from the boos at the stadiums, Eagles chants at Phillies games--and eventually Phillies chants at Eagles games--it's been in the media, where these frustrations have become the most noticeable.
The 2008 World Series Championship helped to ease these frustrations, but Philly fans will always be intense, passionate, and emotional fans. Their highs are high, their lows are low, and these are the people that keep Philadelphia the most well-informed sports city in the world.