What It’s Like Being a Philadelphia Sports Fan

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It sucks. There’s no other words to describe it. It just sucks. The last place Phillies, the lower than last place Sixers, the Super Bowl winning-less Eagles, and the almost relevant but not-s0-relevant Flyers. The winningest sports team in Philly for the last 12 years has been their arena football team, the Philadelphia Soul. LOL. How’s that sound for one of the most die-hard sports fan bases in America? Every damn team in the city has replaced their head coach within the past 2 years. I, unfortunately, put myself in that category rooting for the statistically worst sports team in Professional Sports History. By no means does that mean I am embarrassed to be a Philadelphia sports fan, even though I should be. I love my sports teams just as much as the next brainless Philly fan, and I’ll never root against them, but the losing needs to stop.

The Eagles have been kind of heading in the right direction with the firing of Chip Kelly. He needed to go immediately. Never did I think it would be a good idea to hire a head coach straight from college AND THEN they wanted to give him all the power he wants in moving around the roster. Yeah, it looked great on paper, but that’s just an irresponsible move on Jeffrey Lurie’s part. I was ecstatic when they got rid of Kelly and even got a little excited hearing they hired Doug Pederson, a former Eagles quarterback. But, no Super Bowls? How can you talk trash to any other team out there when you have ZERO Super Bowl rings?

The Phillies are just God-awful. There is nothing positive to say about the Phillies. Bringing in a brand new manager and pretty much cleaning house with the release of Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, and Cole Hamels. Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz are the only players left on that roster from the 2008 World Series Championship. I guess we have to wait another 10 years to see any relevance out of one of the worst teams in the MLB.

The 76ers. Nope.

The Flyers have given us some type of hope with their late playoff push. Wow, that sounds awful. I’m getting somewhat excited that there’s the slightest possibility that the Flyers might sneak into the Wild Card spot in the East playoff picture. I do have to say, the future is looking very bright for this Philadelphia team, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

I hope now you can all feel my pain of rooting for the worst sports teams in the world. But hey, at least we don’t deflate our balls, right?

– M. Gress

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