What Would Buddy Do?
Will there be Phillies gear at the Linc?
Posted on October 4th, 2008 at 5:27 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

Not to get too far ahead of ourselves here, but I’m actually curious to see whether there will be any Phillies merch in evidence tomorrow at the Linc.

The crowd shots from Thursday night’s game contained the standard smattering of Eagles sweatshirts and hats — pretty standard for a Philly sporting event, and not surprising considering the Birds’ alpha-dog status in the local sports scene.  But will we see the inverse of that scene tomorrow at the Eagles game?  If Milwaukee wins tonight, will they be posting score updates at the Linc as well (first pitch in Game Four is scheduled for 1:07)?

Just curious.

Farewell Spectrum, Go Phightins
Posted on September 28th, 2008 at 11:05 am by Cheesesteak Hoagie

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Heckuva day for the Illadelph yesterday.

I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Flyers-Hurricanes game yesterday at the soon-to-be-kaput Spectrum. This would have been the final Flyers game played at the Spectrum had they not sold it out in 35 minutes and decided to add a Flyers - Phantoms scrimmage to the queue as well. So yesterday’s game was actually only the final NHL game to be played at the Spectrum.  Good times, indeed.

I’d forgotten what non-shopping mall arenas were like; even Key Arena was an order of magnitude fancier than the Spectrum.  Still, it was quite a treat to visit one final time and see some old-time hockey (on the day Reg Dunlap passed away, no less!  He knew Eddie Shore!).  Other items of note: the holistic awesomeness of the Spectrum font; the absence of the video replay screen was positively crippling — however did we watch games with instant replay at the arena?

I also had the pleasure of drinking my first-ever beer at the Spectrum (seen below); I was definitely underage when the Flyers and Sixers played there.

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In other news, GO PHILS. Let’s see if we can’t hang around for a series or two more this time around.

Lots of goodness in Philly. Let’s embrace the good karma and get a W tonight as well.

Respek!



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