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Offline sinkspur

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No joy in Philly - Worst sports weekend of the year!
« on: October 10, 2011, 02:05:55 PM »
This is a pure vanity, but this had to be the most disheartening, disappointing weekend in the City of Brotherly Love in a very long time.

First, the $50 million pitching staff of the Phillies (a team that had the most wins in Major League Baseball this year) proves unable to tame the Wild Card St. Louis Cardinals.  Chris Carpenter, a journeyman pitcher, went the full nine innings on Friday night and shut down the vaunted Phillie lineup, handing the team forecast to represent the National League in the World Series an early ticket home.

Cliff Lee, you chose your poison.  The team you left--the Rangers--is still playing while you've got tee times this week.

Then, on Sunday, the Eagles got shut down for the FOURTH game in a row, with dogkiller Michael Vick suffering four interceptions as his karma continues.  Are the Eagles really as bad as their record indicates? 

You Philadelphians have one consolation:  The Yankees are also out, and the Giants are anything but sharp this season, yesterday's loss to the Seahawks a case in point.
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Offline Lando Lincoln

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Re: No joy in Philly - Worst sports weekend of the year!
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 02:30:35 PM »
Carpenter pitched brilliantly.  What a classic baseball game!  A 1-0 game can be a baseball aficionado's dream sometimes.  Philly fans have to be beside themselves with frustration.

The State of Wisconsin has it going right now with the Packers, Brewers and Badgers.  Wonder how far each will get this year.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

Offline DCPatriot

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Re: No joy in Philly - Worst sports weekend of the year!
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 03:02:33 PM »
Yep.....it's a "flyover country" World Series this year.

Milwaukee Wisconsin - St. Louis, Missouri

or

Arlington's Texas Rangers - Detroit, Michigan


Not exactly a television network's "Dream Final-Four"
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Re: No joy in Philly - Worst sports weekend of the year!
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 03:07:49 PM »
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Arlington's Texas Rangers - Detroit, Michigan

This series is playing out now, and THE one to see, as far as I am concerned. 


Offline Lando Lincoln

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Re: No joy in Philly - Worst sports weekend of the year!
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011, 03:51:14 PM »
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

Offline mountaineer

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Re: No joy in Philly - Worst sports weekend of the year!
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 09:56:54 PM »
Yep.....it's a "flyover country" World Series this year.
Not exactly a television network's "Dream Final-Four"
I love when that happens.   :laugh:
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