plumpers

Ah, old Veterans Stadium. Where Eagles crowds were at their most bloodthirsty and everything was made of cement, including the field.

Also among its charms: the stash of porn that Eagles and Phillies players shared there. I guess that’s one little-mentioned benefit of multi-use stadiums – a more solidified collection of pornography. This revelation comes courtesy of former Eagles defensive tackle Hollis Thomas who recalled in a radio appearance his first time finding the stash in 1996.

“We used to share like the shower and rest room area at the Vet, and they had an awesome collection of porn. They did, it was just like a bunch of books in there. It was just in a chest. When I first got there I was like, ‘What is this?’ They was like, ‘This is reading material’. I was like, ‘Reading material?’ It was in a blue chest….Everybody knows about the blue chest.

“It was a blue chest right on the other side of the sauna, leading toward the dumpers.

“It was a pretty good array of magazines. It actually had a variety, too. It was almost like a newsstand, put it that way…It was the precursor to the internet.

“You just picked up one, and there was a little sign that said when you’re done with the book, put it back. I did get a couple of books where the pages were kinda stuck together.”

Sounds lovely. Surely there had to have been a suggestive name for this chest:


It’s too bad Fred Smoot couldn’t have played with any of those teams.