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Dom Brown changes his tune: ‘I know the Philly fans love me’

Oct 22, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT


Domonic Brown caught some flak this week after Tweeting a photo of himself wearing a Cowboys jersey at the Linc on Sunday. He seemingly made matters worse by replying to fans with pouty statements such as, “Philly doesn’t love me,” and intimating he wouldn’t mind being traded.

So Dom went on 97.5 The Fanatic on Tuesday to settle his Twitter beef with Philly fans once and for all and do a little damage control in the process. Brown spun his responses as just having some fun with his followers, and expressed a mutual love for the city of Philadelphia and its fans.

Just don’t expect him to switch football allegiances anytime soon.

I was just posting a pic. I grew up a Cowboys fan [...] I’m not changing my NFL team because I play in Philadelphia.

That’s the Philly love, though. That’s the reason why I love the city…because the fans are so passionate.

On a serious note, I know the Philly fans love me [...] I had a standing ovation my first at bat. I know the fans love me.

The one thing I would suggest is Brown still misses the point a bit when he defends being a Cowboys fan. Most rational people understand pro athletes come from all over and may have different rooting interests. It’s just transmitting pictures like that to thousands of followers who no doubt cheer Philly all the way could be construed by some as disrespectful.

You can argue that is the mentality of a child or Neanderthal. Whether it or it isn’t, Brown opens himself up to unnecessary criticism by flaunting that stuff, which is fine too as long as he can take the heat.

You can listen to the interview and decide for yourself on this ultra important issue of our day. I just have one more thing to add that’s been bugging me: I know Brown is from Miami, but would he really be okay with being traded for Giancarlo Stanton? And, you know, playing for the Marlins?

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  1. ericabauwens - Oct 22, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Love is a mighty STRONG word, Dom…

  2. Jeremy - Oct 22, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Anyone who thinks that Dom tweeting a picture of himself at a game constitutes “flaunting” is way too sensitive. I honestly can’t believe that this ridiculous story is into its third day now. We have to be the only city that would crap all over one of its brightest young stars solely because of the football team he roots for, and this is the kind of thing that feeds into the annoying narrative about us as fans. Most of the time it’s unfair and unearned. In this case, it’s not.

    • willh888 - Oct 22, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      1. display (something) ostentatiously, esp. in order to provoke envy or admiration

      Unless you call what he did modesty.. who knows. By just attending the game in a jersey, he’s being a fan. By tweeting it at 4:30pm well after their win, he’s obviously knows his fanboy pic would poke some nerves. As for being sensitive, you’re talkin’ about sports man. This stuff is all about sensitivity and emotion of the collective. So the next time Dom jogs to a ball in the corner I’m going to tweet him a pic of a segway. Wonder how sensitive he is

      • Jeremy - Oct 22, 2013 at 3:58 PM

        Yeah, but here’s the thing: As far as poking a fanbase goes, tweeting a pic of himself and fellow Dallas fans at the game and saying “Go boys” is about as innocuous as it gets. He didn’t take a shot at the Eagles. He didn’t tweet a picture of himself pissing on an Eagles logo.

        And, even entertaining the idea that his tweet was somehow offensive, we’re talking about a Week 7 game involving two 3-3 teams. It’s not like this was a playoff game or even a game deciding playoff stakes. The reaction by many has been incredibly over-the-top, given the circumstances, and really no good can come of it.

      • willh888 - Oct 22, 2013 at 4:23 PM

        No one said anything about it being offensive. I’m certainly not offended by him and his youth XL jersey. I don’t know who you’re listening to. If he pissed on a logo that’d be him being an asshole, not gloating. He didnt do anything in poor taste, but he stirs up some negative attention that he then deals with by saying “they dont love me.” The angry fan who tweeted him about being traded was given an equally snippy reply. He wouldn’t have flipped his statement 180 degrees if he didn’t realize he made a mistake

    • patty - Oct 22, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      Thank you..:) Philly has a reputation of being smart about their sports. They are passionate for sure but some are just plain ignorant If Brown gets traded I hope he ends up a star so Phillie fans can say how much they loved him and we should have kept him :)

    • Chip - Oct 26, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      It was inappropriate for him to tweet himself the pic of him in the jersey. He can be a Cowboy fan til the day he dies, I’m not asking him to convert and be an Eagles fan. But if you don’t think that Dom Brown tweeting a picture of himself in a Dallas Jersey at an Eagles game was inappropriate, then you don’t get it…

  3. 50s Phil - Oct 22, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Dom…sometimes the best thing to say is…NOTHING. Trap shut get it? Just play ball.

  4. Mike 2 - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Eagles fans are the biggest babies. Seriously. It’s like a friggin soap opera with you guys. You just go around looking for nonsense to be upset about. It sounds like a bunch of school kids discussing Twilight.


    • willh888 - Oct 22, 2013 at 11:25 PM

      One of the worst posts I’ve ever seen.

      • Mike 2 - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:21 AM

        I’m sorry. Did I offend your sensitivity and emotion of the collective?

        I just heard the reason the Dodgers lost the NLCS is because Zack Greinke wore a Hartford Whalers hat to a LA Kings game and Hanley Ramirez wore a New York Liberty scarf to a Los Angeles Sparks game. And then Adrien Gonzalez posted it on Livejournal. Ohh, and Clayton Kershaw has a Houston Dynamo theme on his myspace page.

        Oh emm jee! F’ing oh emm jee!

      • Mark - Oct 23, 2013 at 10:47 AM

        You didnt offend anyone, you are just an idiot.

      • Mike 2 - Oct 23, 2013 at 5:24 PM

        Right, I’m, the idiot because I don’t have my panties in a bunch because a baseball player wore a football jersey of the bad guy team. And then posted it on twitter.

        I wish I were enough of a genius to be upset by that.

      • willh888 - Oct 24, 2013 at 9:41 AM

        Mike you think people can take you seriously when you criticize sensitivity with wild, corny rants.. therefore making yourself look sensitive? You didn’t get it the first time

  5. mtjoyjim - Oct 23, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Well Dom I guess the fans forget when u got a concussion when u dove for the ball. We still love u but not the cowgirls who we will get revenge on in Dallas. Stay healthy we need u next year.

  6. Albert Martinez - Oct 23, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    I don’t care what football team he supports, as long as when he’s wearing number 9, he’s crushing it to deep right field.

  7. Also named Dom - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Who. Really. Cares.

    Baseball is baseball, football is football. Anyone who is put off by this needs to reexamine their life. May Dom Brown have a great, long career here in Philadelphia – hopefully long enough to convert him to root for the Birds one day (should they deserve it).

  8. Mike 2 - Oct 24, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Here’s why I am right about this issue: During my ride into work, I heard Rhea Hughes and Angelo Cataldi demanding that Dominic Brown be traded because of this.

    Just ask yourself one question: Do you really want to be on the same side as Angelo Cataldi and Rhea Hughes?

  9. Amy - Oct 24, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Is that not Mike Adams in the picture?

  10. Matt - Oct 24, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    I don’t have any problem with what jersey dom wore. I have issues with the context of his responses, it almost seems to me he doesn’t want to play ball in Philly. He taunted the fans then backtracked with a just messing with the fans aditude . Just shut up Dom . Issues I have with him all have to do with him way of playing baseball. His hype was that he was a 5 tool player. I haven’t seen that, the only things I see are a lack of hustle , lack of good fielding and most important he is always injured. Everyone blows the fact he hit 27 home runs and hit 275 however he only really did well in May and June. The rest of the season he was a slacker. I say trade him now while the phills might get something for him,,, seems to me he wants that anyway. Besides boras is his agent. I’m not worried he will be a super star because it more likely injury will ruin him first.

  11. Jay - Oct 24, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    This is why everyone laughs at Philly sports fans and Philly sports media. No one thinks Philly fans are smart except for other Philly fans, and with good reason. Everyone thinks most Philadelphians are immature idiots. And with good reason.


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