PHILLY AND FUTILITY
It ends tonight. Right? RIGHT?
This guy summarizes a lot. After tonight, though, it could all be different.
Popular argument of late: while the Cubs are a model for baseball futility, Philadelphia as a whole is a model for sports futility. Consider: Philly has four professional sports teams and none of them has won a title since 1983, when the 76ers beat the Lakers. So while the Cubs not winning a Series since 1908 is pretty bad, they did have a six-title run with the Bulls not too long ago. Tonight, this all probably ends. 3-1 lead with Cole Hamels on the mound in Philly? Check for guys with Walkmans and glasses at the gate, sure, but we think Jimmy Rollins is about to pop some Cristal. We honor the backbreaking past as it slides away. There aren't a ton of clips here because a few in the Internet ether convey the central message oh-so-well.
Five-minute clip entitled "The Life Of a Philadelphia Sports Fan."
Three minute clip of Philly sports fans talking about their teams.
Real Men of Genius ad about the concept.
"Portrait of a Philadelphia Sports Fan."
"Philadelphia Sports Horrors."
"A tribute to Phillies and Eagles fans."
"The Life of a Philadelphia Sports Fan."
This is unreal and really all you need in terms of editorial content: "100 Seasons, 100 Heartbreaks" from Sports Illustrated.
- Thaddeus Young refutes trade request
- Carter-Williams returning Friday?
- Michael Carter-Williams' first game back
- Would Omer Asik work in Philly?
- McShay Mock Draft 1.0: Eagles
- NCB: Teams, systems and players to watch
- Derrick Rose on what it means to rep Chicago
- The Mag: Fashion Forward
- Harvick embraces role as Earnhardt's heir
- The unlikely backstory of NASCAR's most promising new drivers
- The Mag: How to crash
- The Mag: Athletes' kids finding prep success
- Mag: Inside the NCAA's Eligibility Center
- The Mag: The top 20 recruiters
- The Mag: The stories behind Georgia State football
- The Mag: The journey of Alexi Ogando
- Roenigk: Mark Ingram is tough to bring down
- Mag: Singletary's reshaping of Niners
- Mag: The rise of the Blackhawks
- Olney: October baseball is amazing
- The Mag: Ron Artest on himself
- The Mag: Pros share the best advice they got
- Bergeron: A look at the side careers of eight athletes
- Player X: In praise of quiet, rich owners
- Mag: Packers are best franchise in sports
- Reilly: Rocco didn't beat Tiger, but you'd think he did
- Simmons: It's hard to say goodbye to David Ortiz
- Blowing $66,000 on a College World Series game ... yeah, that qualifies as a meltdown.
- Racing needs to find a way to let drivers attempt to win both Indy and in Charlotte on the same day.
- The Gamer: Mike Swick and Rampage Jackson are avid gamers
- Bill Curry brings Georgia State football to life.