White: Veterans Stadium Hecklers Made Philadelphia My Favorite Road Game

Every NFL player has a favorite stadium. Whether it’s the field, the fans, the atmosphere – or something else entirely – every NFL player has a road game that he looks forward to more than any other.

For Cowboys legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy White, that place was Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.

“I enjoyed going to Philly and playing,” the 64-year-old White said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “I did – because it was the most hostile environment. There and San Francisco. We didn’t play there that often, but San Francisco was pretty tough too, and Washington of course. But Philadelphia, I liked those games. I liked going out on the field. They always had some hecklers.”

 

 

White, the No. 2 overall pick in 1975, played 13 years in the NFL, all with Dallas. That means he made plenty of trips to Philadelphia, and the hecklers there were like footballs or first-down markers.

They were simply part of the experience.

“When we played in Philly, there was a couple of guys who would get down there in the end zone in our pregame warmup and they would start hammering on us,” White recalled. “Every week, it kind of got to be funny. It was fun playing in that stadium in Philadelphia.”

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