Thursday, March 14, 2013

Panic in Philadelphia: A Celebration

By Artistry

As I tucked my children into bed last night, I leaned close and whispered, "Never delight in the misfortune of others, unless it's the Flyers." There is a code that governs our conduct as decent human beings, and then there are some nuances they should know about, so I tell them. In my view, this is part of being a good parent.

Don't talk to strangers, but boo this one.

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all, except this is not the best player in the world.

Respect your elders, but appreciate that this man has lost his locker room.
The Flyers are a mess right now. After last night's listless 5-2 loss to the Devils, they are 3 points out of a playoff spot, players are pointing fingers, and Ilya Bryzgalov is humangous disappointed about it. What does it all mean?  Probably that they'll sneak in as an 8 seed and play the Penguins in another harrowing first-round playoff matchup that may just be the death of us. But for now, enjoy kids!


  1. Hehehe. Vaya con dios, orange and black asswipes.

    I'm interested in y'alls thoughts on realignment, though. I get the necessity for the geographic restructuring and can get behind the new regular season, especially more games against the West.

    But the divisional playoff format really bums me out, although the wild card tweak makes things much more fair. I get that hypothetically rivalries will intensify. But I don't want to play the same teams every stinking year in the playoffs. I suspect, for at least the next decade, that some combination of Pit, NYR, Phi, NJ will take 3 of 4 of the playoff spots. Poor Columbus has sacrificed any chance of ever making the playoffs to get the revenue that comes with the big boys in the Atlantic.

    1. You're right, we should do a post on realignment. We're on it.