Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Weekly Assignment

The assignment I chose this week from Mama Kat is beginning a story with "I thought I saw ..." So, without further delay:

I thought I saw the Phillies win the World Series a few weeks ago. Being a life-long Philadelphian, and having my heart ripped out repeatedly by all of my local sports team, it's still hard to believe the Phillies actually did it. I'm still waiting to wake up from this dream.

I've had my hopes dashed over and over again in the past. In 1980, when all 4 of the Philly teams made it to the finals, only one team was able to successfully capture the championship. I remember actually being so upset that the Flyers lost to the Islanders in 1980 that I actually threw up ... yeah, I'm a diehard.

The Eagles lost to the Raiders in the Super Bowl that season, too. I thought there was no way my beloved Iggles could lose - after all, they had just disposed of the hated Cowboys a few weeks earlier, and had even beaten Oakland earlier in the year. Jaworski and company would surely not drop the ball (literally), would they? Of course, they did.

From that point on, there wasn't much to cheer for (with the exception of a Sixers championship in 1983). The few times one of our teams actually made it deep in the playoffs, they ended up playing a dynasty (Flyers - Oilers, Flyers - Red Wings, Flyers - Devils, Eagles - Patriots, Phillies - Blue Jays, Sixers - Lakers ... I could go on).

So, with that said, please, PLEASE, do NOT wake me from this one, I beg you!

12 comments:

Heff said...

(Slap, Slap, Slap !!!) You're not dreaming !

Stevil VU said...

Hopefully this is the beginning of a winning trend here in Philly. Ok, well maybe not with the Eagles. Oh, and by the way, your boss called and said you're fired for not showing up to work!!

Ink and Stone said...

Poke. Poke. Wake up, Los!

Melissa said...

I'm pinching you and you.are.not.waking.up!! They won, they won...they really won!!

Rhonda said...

Determination! Perseverance!

El Padrino said...

i, on the ohter hand, wish it really was a dream

La Pixie said...

I know (sorta) how you feel. the Phoenix Suns are just determined to let me down whenever they can.

best of luck to your teams (except against the Cowboys!!)

Sometimes Sophia said...

Yea for the home team!!

Jeff said...

I tawt I taw Chase Utley say a vewwwy baaaad word.

I did! I did! Chase Utley did say a vewwwy baaaad word!

Jay @halftime lessons said...

LOL Nice one...

Jay @ HalftimeLessons.com

david mcmahon said...

No, we'll let you sleep - but just for ten minutes more!

Mama Kat said...

This reminds me of the time DeAnna picked Jesse during the last rose ceremony...I was all DON'T pick Jason...please please please don't pick Jason. And then she picked Jesse and I was all YESSSSSS she picked JESSE!!! Jumping up and down and what not.

So I totally know what you mean...the World Series is kind of like the last rose ceremony.