Occupy Broad Street: Fans Protesting Outside NovaCare Complex
Picture via (@SamiCorrado)
We’ve taken to the streets.
While the jobless masses gather outside City Hall to protest just about everything (actually agree with many of their points, but they’re costing taxpayers even more money by forcing the city to pay police officers overtime), a rally of its own has formed near the corner of Broad and Pattison (also presumably by the unemployed). We were first alerted to this by Rachel Appel-Vazquez, a booking producer for CSN. Apparently, according to her and others, folks have gathered outside the NovaCare Complex with #firereid banners.
This is what a postseason collapse and mid-season meltdown will do to fans. We’ve lost our minds. Heads must roll.
This summer, I implored you to storm The Well with me so we could protest Paul Holmgren’s failure to adequately use the cap space acquired by trading Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. Now, it seems, Homer may be our last chance. The Flyers are 2-0. The Phillies? Done. The Eagles? Well, Reid may soon be pulling a Muammar Gaddafi and getting out of dodge.
Perhaps the Occupy Broad folks are onto something. Consider me on board with this. If by 5 PM on Monday – the start of the bye week – Reid is still employed by the Eagles, we march. We bring with us clocks, set them to 2:00, and hurl them over the fences at NovaCare while yelling Time’s Yours, Andy! Fire Reid!
But we don’t stop there. We continue our march down Pattison, crossing over Broad in a twist of intentional symbolism, and stop at the home plate entrance at CBP. We pull bats from our backpacks (Nerf bats, of course- this is a family event) and sword fight each other like the nerds from LAIRE in Role Models, demonstrating the ease at which internet types can easily simulate contact, something the Phillies seemingly can't do.
Or… I’ll just sit it my leather chair and blog about the lunatics sitting outside NovaCare on a Monday afternoon. Yeah, that sounds easier.