Credit to reader Mike Bidwell for the name, Bird Droppings, that will be our football version of Morning Wood this season.
I'd really like to know what the Philly sports equivalent of this week is. First, we're hit with the area's strongest earthquake in 67 years, now a hurricane is anticipated to make landfall at the Jersey Shore for the first time in over 100 years. To make matters worse, Ms. CB has been on a cruise with her mom and aunt for the last 10 days, essentially tracking the path of Irene. Incredibly, they've managed to hang just behind or ahead of her fury. When I last heard from her yesterday, she said the sun was out and the seas were calm. She either has the best captain in the world, or was standing in the internet cafe emailing me from her iPad in a tragic scene reminiscent of Victor Garber fixing the clock on the Titanic before it went down.
Yeah, I think I'll keep hitting "refresh" on my inbox.
Anyway, the Philly sports equivalent of this week is rather obvious: December 2010. Early in the week, a completely unexpected event happened when Cliff Lee spurned New York and signed with the Phillies. It was quick, shocking, and left a room full of New Yorkers wondering what the hell just happened. Then, just a few days later, DeSean Jackson completed a once-in-a-generation comeback by returning Matt Dodge's woeful punt for a game-winning touchdown. The comeback built to a crescendo before walloping the Giants with a sweeping northeast-pointed run. And, obviously, Ms. CB plays the role of the approaching Claus, bringing joy and souvenirs(?) back from a foreign land.
This is just nature’s way of getting back at us.
Here are some game links from Philly Sports Daily.
John Miller blasts the offensive line.
Photo gallery from the win.
I'm boarding up the family's house in Ocean City (literally) and heading back from the shore today, so it might be a slow day here on CB. Happy Armageddon, everyone.