Philly has a reputation for being a tough town. Philadelphia sports fans represent that toughness. We all know the stories; snowballs, Santa, batteries. But during the 2017 NFL Draft in April, 250,000 people represented Philadelphia for who we really are... passionate about our city and football.
Even though the Mayor of Philadelphia has said that they will gladly host the Draft again in 2018, there is talk that we may lose the Draft to Dallas. DALLAS!?!
We can't let this happen, we need to show the NFL that we want the Draft back in 2018... if for nothing else, it's another reason for a great party.
Anthony Gargano and 97.5 The Fanatic want to make your voice heard. Please sign our petition.
Don't take our word for it, listen to these experts...
"Props to the people of Philadelphia. That's how to host a draft. No city has injected that much energy, electricity, excitement into the draft."
"Wildest, most raucous atmosphere in draft history. Philadelphia bringing it."
-- ESPN's Adam Schefter
"Philly: You absolutely KILLED it. Best draft experience ever. The standard has been set for every future draft city to try and match."
-- ESPN's Trey Wingo
"How is Philly doing hosting the NFL Draft? No arrests in Day 1 or 2, outside of someone unlawfully operating a drone. Pretty peaceful."
--NFL Network's Ian Rapoport
"City of Philly draft grade: A+"
--ESPN's Kevin Negandhi