Thursday, January 12, 2006

Does losing make fans thinner?

There may be an upside to the Eagles' disasterous 6-10 season. From the Daily Pennsylvanian:

City loses weight, but still not yet fit
Phila. goes from 2nd to 23rd in 'Men's Fitness' fattest city rankings

By Vince Levy
January 11, 2006

The Eagles' record and the Phillies pennant race may have been losers for Philadelphia in the past year, but there is one instance in which the city can be proud to miss the cut.

In Men's Fitness magazine's annual survey of America's fattest cities, Philadelphia slimmed down from second last year to 23rd this year.
Were Eagles fans turning away from the tube, beer and snacks? Maybe, but leave it to Mayor Street to try and take the credit.