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Dec 20 2017

The Truth About The "Boo"

Philadelphia Clears The Record On The Nearly 50-Year-Old Santa & Snowball Incident Of 1968

As the Christmas evening home game between the (12-2) Philadelphia Eagles and the (6-8) Oakland Raiders approaches, Philly braces itself for more references to the city’s infamous, 49-year-old, snowballs-at-Santa incident. VISIT PHILADELPHIA® would like to clear the record: The unfortunate debacle misrepresents Philadelphia’s place in history and present outlook. Here’s what really happened—and what Eagles fans are focusing on as 2017 turns to 2018. It’s time the rest of the country let this snowballed story melt.

  • On December 15, 1968, the Eagles met the Vikings at home at Franklin Field. It had been a tough season—the Birds were 2-11, nearly
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