OK, two things here:
- You know how slow it is when Philly sports talk radio has to roll out a Rocky segment as almost a parody of the city.
- I actually agree. The Rocky thing is so fucking stupid. Its for a generation gone by, a time when Bruce Springsteen was a hero, afros were in, and Philly needed the pick me up of a lovable loser who could barely talk to up its morale. Half the fan base doesn’t identify with Rocky and sees Stallone as nothing more than a cheesy former star who was in Stop, or My Mom Will Shoot. The city is different, the people are different, younger fans – bros or hipsters – are certainly different, and I would imagine most people are embarrassed that the city is perhaps best known for a boxing movie. New York is laughing at us. I presume the same group-think that compels someone to blare metal music at Flyers games is what compels them to roll out the Rocky theme every time a local team is trailing late and most likely will lose. I mean, has anyone ever stopped to think that we play the theme song for a loser every time we want to win a game? Fuck this is so Philly. Get rid of it.