posted on May, 24 2004 @ 02:33 PM
Imagine being a Philly fan in 1980. That year, Philadelphia teams made the finals in every major sport. The Flyers lost to the Islanders in the
Stanley Cup Finals, the Eagles fell to the Raiders in Super Bowl XV (technically in 1981) and the Sixers were bested by the Lakers in the NBA Finals.
Not to be denied, Mike Schmidt and the Fightin' Phils crowned a banner year by topping the Royals in World Series...
Three years later, the Sixers avenged their loss by sweeping LA in the Finals. But as Philly fans celebrated in the spring of 1983, little did they
know it would be their last championship toast for at least two decades. Since then, the Phillies have lost twice in the World Series (1983 to
Baltimore, 1993 to Toronto), the Flyers have failed twice in the Stanley Cup Finals (1987 to Edmonton, 1997 to Detroit), and the Sixers once again
came up empty against the Lakers in the 2001 NBA Finals...
More recently, the Flyers' game seven loss to Tampa Bay in this year's Eastern Conference Finals was just another heartbreak in the City of Brotherly
Love. And believe me - the Eagles' run of three consecutive losses in the NFC title game isn't helping.
But it's early in 2004, and the Phillie Phanatic just turned 26. So go Eagles. Go Phillies. Simply put, go Philly...
[Edited on 04/10/03 by deanchristopher]