The Curse, “Visualized”


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This post is part of The Crosswalk, Crossing Broad’s reader submitted section. This one, by Brian Joseph, has been selected to be featured. He wrote all of the captions, especially the one about Tyson Gillies. If you’re interested in having your work appear on Crossing Broad, fill out the short sign up form here.


Last week, the New York Times, citing our teams’ alarming ability to get to about the semifinals and then take a giant poop in the bed. dug deep and discovered that Philly is the seventh most-cursed sports city.

So what does it look like to be a perennially snake-bitten, underachiever? Well, here’s the perfect loser. (There’s no room for you, Joel Embiid and Sam Bradford… don’t even think about it!)



Lots of good stuff in The Crosswalk this week, including best Philly athlete by number, what to expect from Jordan Matthews in Year 2, the case for Ruben Amaro over the last year, former players you’re mad have a championship, 15 things you might not know about Sam Bradford, and more. Get the word on the street in The Crosswalk.

Thanks to Tom Upton for the new logo!

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  • Mitchie Tools June 12, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I need a beer

  • JG June 12, 2015 at 10:33 am

    What a terrible fucking graphic.

  • Matt June 12, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Can I answer more surveys to avoid these horrible Crosswalk posts?

    • Yeah June 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

      can we rig Chrome AdBlock to get rid of them too?

  • I hate Eytan Shander June 12, 2015 at 10:39 am

    He has the most annoying voice I’ve ever on sports talk radio.It’ll only be a matter of time until Harry Mayes goes off on that New York prick Shander.

  • Goggles Piasano June 12, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Does Brian have pictures of you two with small farm animals? Wtf.

    • Brian J. June 12, 2015 at 11:12 am

      This was a courtesy to the commentors… Figured those jokes you made about Jim were so funny the first time why not give them a second round.

  • Brooklyn Brawler June 12, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Wow Brian Joeseph…. What a waste of everyone’s time.

  • mk June 12, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Forgot about Jeff Stone and his tv.

  • Launch Codes June 12, 2015 at 10:57 am

    What happened to Smarty Jones ankle?

    • Brian J. June 12, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      I thought about going with Smarty’s tail but who the heck is going to believe a stick figure with a tail?

      Actually, after Smarty lost, he was forced into retirement due to the beating he took during the Triple Crown run and never raced again.

  • Huh June 12, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Holy shit this is stupid. Kyle, are you drunk? High? Did you really just pay this guy $25 for this? So basically I could just take a dump, take a picture of it, submit it to the crosswalk with some words saying something to the effect of ‘this is the state of Philadelphia sports at the moment’ and cross my fingers that you for some reason think this deserves a spot on the main page in which you’ll give me cash??

    • Brian J. June 12, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Might need a friend to take a dump on top of yours to emphasize the magnitude of the current state… Mind if I borrow that idea?

      • Brian J. June 12, 2015 at 11:56 am

        Come to think of it, I’m going to need to borrow a friend, too.

        • Kirk Van Houten June 12, 2015 at 12:43 pm

          Can I borrow a feeling?

    • Lebron's Exposed "Pipe" June 12, 2015 at 11:42 am

      That would be a pretty solid description of the “state of Sports.”

      Kyle and Jim have clearly limited themselves to Radio listening, Sixers, and Ruben Amaro Jr.

  • Philly marvel universe June 12, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Can we see the villain of philly sports?

  • Dr. Marvin Monroe June 12, 2015 at 11:41 am


    I didn’t know I could ever say this.

    These jokes are worse than Conklin’s.

    • Ed Gudonis June 12, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      But not worse than mine!

    • Brian J. June 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      Was going for worse than Big Daddy but I can live with worse than Conklin, I guess.

  • Your Sister June 12, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    not sure if compliments are allowed here but I’ll try…..Very nicely done Brian.

    • Brian J. June 12, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      And I still have $22.50 left after paying for that compliment.

  • kenstories June 13, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Unfair to Waters who after that played hard and good. You could substitute Geiger, Webber for no heart. Or hands for stealing money.

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