The NHL Has A Sense Of Humor

Monday, May 19, 2008

Flyers fans aren't going to be happy after this post. Via Fark comes this screenshot of a deal in honor of Philly being eliminated by Pittsburgh....


In honor of the Flyers officially going Golfing you can get a free sleeve of Golf Balls with the purchase of a hat! I'm sure Philly fans are saying thanks a**holes right about now.

Also, please to be enjoying this SI piece entitled, "100 Seasons ... 100 Heartbreaks". I almost feel bad for Philly right about now (I said almost).

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:17 PM

13 Comments:

Flyers wouldn't take the sleeve on the course anyway. They would be end up being embedded into the skulls of public servants.

GMoney said...
May 19, 2008, 4:02:00 PM  

Thanks a**holes!

To put it in perspective, Philly has gone longer without a championship than the Boston Red Sox during their curse. Hey, the only reason we're hated is because in the early 80s Philly teams in all 4 leagues were practically unstoppable.

But on the bright side, we are the most intimidating fans in the NHL and you can find all of us Philly fans working security at a Megadeth concert near you.

Anonymous said...
May 19, 2008, 4:22:00 PM  

Yeah, sorry anon, but while it may have been more seasons for all of Philly's sports franchises than for just the Red Sox, the two aren't even comparable. 86 years of one season each are still far worse than 25 years of four seasons each.

Willmott said...
May 19, 2008, 5:38:00 PM  

That's true, willmott. But when the Red Sox were in the draught, Boston fans still had the Bruins, Celtics, and even the Patriots a few years before the end of the BoSox drought to fall back on. Maybe it just seems worse for me because I was born in 1989, am from right outside of Philly and thus have never seen a major championship won by a Philly team.

Anonymous said...
May 19, 2008, 6:17:00 PM  

It could be worse for you. If you were born in 1949 or later in Cleveland, you've never seen a major championship win despite having three of the big four in town.

Willmott said...
May 19, 2008, 8:48:00 PM  

browns won in 64

and 4 teams going 25 years each is much worse than one team losing while the other 3 clean up (ie boston)

Anonymous said...
May 19, 2008, 9:27:00 PM  

>> and 4 teams going 25 years each is much worse than one team losing while the other 3 clean up (ie boston)

Um ... let's see, the Bruins are on a 35-year Cup drought, the Celtics are on about 20 years (although there's a decent chance that will end this year), and the Pats went 30 years without a title from the merger to 2001. I wouldn't call that "three teams cleaning up".

As it happens, the last Celtics and Sixers titles are 3 years apart (Celtics more recent), and the last Bruins and Flyers titles are 3 years apart (Flyers more recent). Until 2001, neither the Eagles nor the Pats had won a Super Bowl, and the Phillies (despite racking up more losses than any other professional team anywhere) had a World Series title 62 years more recent than the Red Sox until '04.

Right now, Philly fans obviously have it worse. Until 2001, however, the opposite was equally obviously true.

SpartanDan said...
May 20, 2008, 1:05:00 AM  

As if I needed anymore confirmation that the NHL was rooting for a Pens/Wings Cup Final.

Knowing Bettman, he probably rigged it. Especially considering how shotty the officiating was favoring Pittsburgh.

Dangerous Dave said...
May 20, 2008, 2:10:00 AM  

I don't think it's really the NHL wanting the Penguins in the cup but more of them wanting the Flyers out of the cup. The Flyers faced shotty officiating the entire playoffs.

Anonymous said...
May 20, 2008, 9:38:00 AM  

All the people saying the NHL rigged it are idiots. I'm sure the NHL also rigged the last 2 Stanley Cup finals to include Edmonton, Carolina, Ottawa, and Anaheim (with Tampa Bay and Calgary the year before) ...

Anonymous said...
May 20, 2008, 11:17:00 AM  

Um ... let's see, the Bruins are on a 35-year Cup drought, the Celtics are on about 20 years (although there's a decent chance that will end this year), and the Pats went 30 years without a title from the merger to 2001. I wouldn't call that "three teams cleaning up".

The sad thing is as a Philadelphia sports fan born in 1980 (so just too young to remember the city's last championship), I actually would call that "cleaning up", but rooting for the teams from this city gives you a different perspective on the nature of things.

Anonymous said...
May 20, 2008, 11:54:00 AM  

Us Philly fans have grown so accustomed to losing I think that when we win, whether it be the Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, or Eagles, it will be that much sweeter. And even though the Phillies have not won a playoff game since the early 90s, they could be primed to make a run at the World Series this year, assuming they stay healthy and don't have another epic collapse that seems to happen all too often with them.

Anonymous said...
May 20, 2008, 4:29:00 PM  

could be worse for you

Mike said...
Jun 4, 2008, 5:55:00 PM  

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