The Philadelphia Sorry
Whatever happens on Nov. 4, I will always remember
Understand now, this is Philadelphia, alleged City of Brotherly Love, where sports fans have been known to boo
Well, somehow she escaped to campaign into that kinder, gentler small town America. The best ears on the premises estimated the booing was either only "resounding" or "deafening." Not bad. When
Philadelphia, Pa. -- or
You see, not since the 76ers won the NBA in 1983 has a Philadelphia team won a championship. There are 11 other U.S. cities that, like Philly, have a team in all four major team sports, and all of them have had champions in this quarter-century. Heading into the World Series against Tampa Bay, Philadelphia teams have failed to win a championship in 100 straight seasons.
Of course, given that the Phillies last year became the first and only team in all humankind ever to lose 10,000 games, a mere 100 seems like small potatoes. The Phillies are to losing what the Zimbabwe dollar is to currency.
And speaking of money, one local columnist,
So, you feel sorry for poor old Philadelphia? OK, root for the Phillies. But if they win, sucker: better have your money in your mattress.