We Might Have to Stop Developing Local Children into Super Athletes, so they Don't Screw Our Teams
Listen, this is going to come off as a radical idea, like pulp in OJ or a political system with more than two parties, but we should abolish youth sports in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania. I’m sorry. It’s over. We can’t continue to be getting fucked by our local athletes when they play our teams in championships. It happened TWICE last week.
First we had Chas McCormick climb the fence and steal a triple from JT Realmuto:
Chas McCormick!!!!! OH MY WORD!!!! pic.twitter.com/qMGbgxSGTV
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) November 4, 2022
Than we had the LAFC goalkeeper, who was subbed on at the 118th minute, win MVP of the MLS Cup:
John McCarthy was subbed on for LAFC in the 118th minute.
He was a part of the Philadelphia system, and he saved two out of three penalties in the shootout 🧱 pic.twitter.com/Ya1mhZ4QCE
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 5, 2022
Chas McCormick is from West Chester and played at Millersville. John McCarthy is from Mayfair, played at La Salle University, and had 21 appearances for the Union. You can’t make this shit up. Ban the Philly Bandits. Ban FC Delco. Ban it all. Youth sports, AAU sports, high school sports. Go read a book. Play the guitar. Enough with the youth sports in the Delaware Valley.
Do mom and dad really want to watch their son’s U8 team play to a 0-0 tie hungover in December? Absolutely not. Just like no one wants to watch their kid in coach-pitch swing and miss until they bring out the tee. You want to play youth sports in this state? You better like fries on your sandwiches. Every time an athlete comes back here and makes an impact against the team he grew up rooting for it feels like when Achilles killed his cousin Hector and then dragged his lifeless body around the castle. Man, Troy was such an awesome movie.
Here’s a couple more I could remember off the top of my head. Let me know if I forgot any:
Kobe Bryant – 2001 NBA Finals
Kobe Bryant at age 22 vs Philadelphia 76ers 2001 NBA Finals:
The Lakers capped off what arguably was the most dominant Playoff Run in NBA History after defeating the 76ers in Game 5 of 2001 Finals to win Series 4-1.pic.twitter.com/FfOFdRESob
— Hoop History (@H00PHISTORY) June 21, 2021