There are a handful of situations in which you might find yourself swallowed amongst a chorus of “U-S-A!” chants. An international soccer match between the United States and Mexico, I can say with great certainty, is a safe bet to be one of them. Yes, I had expected a friendly between the U.S. men’s national… Read More Stadium Pot Melting
I’ve held my tongue long enough. If you’re a Philadelphia sports fan, here’s why you should watch Game 7 of the World Series tonight and root your ass off for the Texas Rangers. After watching last night’s World Series game for the ages, I’ve become convinced that the Curse of Billy Penn has once again… Read More THE RETURN OF THE CURSE OF BILLY PENN
After last Sunday’s win against the Redskins, due in large part to the Eagles’ defensive efforts, a number of players seem to be proving themselves and stepping up, effectively setting the line-up for at least the next game or two (and ending the circus of missed tackles and misreads that was Jarrod Page and Casey… Read More Eagles set their D
With one crutch under each armpit, Raffi leaned his head forward as if brooding, slightly, almost peering up at the team he had helped to assemble. It was the Vassar Ultimate A-team’s first tournament of the year, and like a real-ass Varsity coach, Raffi was calculating. Perhaps the only thing missing was a clipboard on… Read More Khalj and You
I made a classic sports fan’s mistake last month. I effused my joy before it had blossomed. I got really excited about the Phillies and Eagles without remembering how quickly the tides can turn in a city that has never been short on bad luck or misfortune. Thinking we would be with the Phillies… Read More The Demise of Hope
The Phillies are up 2-1 in the series and they aint lookin’ back. Not after sneaking away with a win in St. Louis last night. Man, that was tense. The Cardinals apparently did not have a single 1-2-3 inning, offensively, the entire game. Meaning, they were constantly threatening to score, yet they couldn’t manage to… Read More What A Win!
Tonight, the Phillies will send Cole Hamels out to face St. Louis southpaw Jamie Garcia to determine which team will be facing elimination tomorrow in Game 4 of their best of 5 series. For now, however, all that matters is today’s game. It might end up being one of the most pivotal games of… Read More Game 3 Preview: Hamels takes the mound in St. Louis