Frustrated Philly Fan Petitions For the Eagles to Walk Home From Miami After Loss to Dolphins

A fan of the Philadelphia Eagles got so angry after his team lost to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday that he started an online petition to have the team walk back to Philadelphia from Miami. By Monday evening, more than 8,200 people signed it.

The frustration follows the Eagles squandering a two-touchdown lead and losing the game, 37-31. The Dolphins have won just three games this season, while the Eagles can still win the NFC East despite having a 5-7 record. Sunday's loss was the third-consecutive setback for Philadelphia.

Jesse Giuffrida, who is listed as creator of the petition, said the Eagles didn't deserve to travel home in style and comfort.

"The Eagles are an absolute embarrassment and have done us wrong this entire season," Giuffrida stated. "They deserve to be punished and should not be allowed to fly home in comfort."

The comments from those signing petition were quite comical, including these:

  • Herman M. from Pennsylvania wrote, "The Eagles are a frightful team! Walk Eagles Walk!"
  • Anna B. from New Jersey wrote, "Don't let the birds fly because they don't deserve it"
  • Bryce G. from Ohio wrote, "Cause I'm tired of watching them lose maybe then they could catch a ride cause I know they aren't catching any passes"
  • Mike R. from New York wrote, "I just want to see them walk home and it should be televised."

Just taking a quick look on what a walking journey from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens to Philadelphia would look like, it would be a trek of 1,185 miles, mostly on Interstate 95, according to Google Maps. Along the way they could wave hello to former Eagles backup Nick Foles, who now plays for Jacksonville. In each of the last two seasons, Foles came to the rescue and led the Eagles to the playoffs, including a Super Bowl championship and Super Bowl MVP following the 2017 season.

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Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles leads to the team onto the field prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

Even though the Eagles have lost three straight games and sit two games below .500, they trail the Dallas Cowboys (6-6) in the NFC East by just one game, and the Eagles have a remaining schedule that many call the easiest stretch in the NFL.

The stretch included Sunday's game at Miami, where the Eagles took a 28-14 lead early in the third quarter. The Dolphins scored 23-straight points before the Eagles booted a field goal to cut Miami's lead to 37-31. The Eagles got the ball back, but a Hail Mary was intercepted as time expired.

None of Philadelphia's remaining four opponents have a winning record. They play the Giants (2-10) twice, including Monday night (Dec. 9) at home and Dec. 29 in New York. They travel to face the Washington Redskins on Dec. 15 and play the Cowboys at home on Dec. 22 in a game that could decide the NFC East title and playoff berth.