PHILADELPHIA – Wearing a New York Giants jersey in Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field is a brave move. Wearing a Philadelphia Eagles jersey that taunts their fans while sitting in the front row? That move borders on crazy. However, that is exactly what Joe Ruback, the famed New York Giants fan also known as “License Plate Guy,” did for Sunday’s matchup between the Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles.
In Ruback’s case, the jersey was a New York Giants road design on the front, with the logo from each of their four Super Bowl victories. As if that were not dangerous enough to wear in Philadelphia, Ruback took things even further with the back of the jersey. The name on the jersey simply said “Super Bowls,” while the number below it, 0, was a clear taunt to remind Eagles fans of how many times the Lombardi trophy had found its way to Philadelphia.
While the jersey honoring the amount of titles won by the Eagles may have made him the target of some heckling throughout the Giants’ 15-7 victory, Ruback stated he has never had any problems with fans while attending games at Lincoln Financial Field.
“Playing philly in philly dem the facts lol,” Ruback responded when asked what made him decide to wear the jersey. “I love philly never had any problems. If you can handle the WORDS its all good.”
Ruback has become the Giants’ best-known fan in recent years, and has attended every single Giants game since 2003. He can be found in the front row of all games sporting over thirty novelty license plates and customized Giants jerseys.