Here we are in November. Where the holidays are the focus within the closing months of the year. As we move into 2016, another year will have yet passed where Philadelphia sports teams have failed to garner success. And to be honest, it is quite entertaining to see my fellow Delaware Valley citizens complain, yell, kick, and cry on the morning sports talk radio shows. Whenever I’m feeling down or tired in the morning, I can always count on tuning into 94WIP or 97.5 the fanatic to hear the ridicules hot takes, silly suggestions, and hilarious arguing that goes on when callers voice their opinions. So in that regard, thank you Philadelphia!
What’s so awful about the quartet you ask? Guess what? Fun Fact! A Philly team has won one game in November. The Eagles are 0-2, the Sixers are 0-6, and the Flyers are 1-4. That’s 1-12 combined. Folks who enter the games with some type of optimism, leave looking like they tried to eat a pineapple unpeeled. The Phillies didn’t even play in November but I’m pretty sure they could’ve gotten at least ONE win right? Eh, that’s as questionable as Chip Kelly’s revolutionary, all-worldly offense.
Speaking of King Chip, the Eagles game-changing legendary boom bap offense looks like it could use some talent. Their defense which is the team’s strength made Jameis Montana Winston look like an MVP which was beautiful to watch. Also Doug Martin channeled his inner Barry Sanders! These Eagles fans now want him back to college. Mind you, these are the same Eagles fans who told me Chip Kelly is a top five head coach over Rex Ryan, Pete Carroll, John Harbaugh, Bruce Arians, Chuck Pagano, and Mike Tomlin. You can say what you want about those coaches but at least players don’t quit on them. As for Kelly that’s a different story.
I’m not too much into Hockey at all but the Flyers can catch this slander too. The Flyers went through some management changes recently and are in the rebuilding stages. Last year, many thought this team would make a run for a playoff spot. Now the team is looking inconsistent and that gets some fans frustrated.
Together We Build! Build for what exactly? The Sixers blow leads. Play hot potato with the basketball. Have a roster full of centers. The defense is awful and not worse thanks to Nerlens Noel. The GM of the team Sam Hinkie want to tank, I get it and it is understandable. However, will this amount to anything? Embiid and Saric are unknown. The Nerlens & Okafor frontcourt as of now can’t work. Fans are getting impatient and frustrating by not earning the number one overall pick year in and year out. At some point Hinkie has to at least try right? This team even with its problems still try hard in games and that’s thanks to Head Coach Brett Brown. Poor guy. The dude went from being a Spurs assistant coach, enjoying success, to looking like he has not slept in years. He’s a good coach and does well to develop his guys. It’s a shame that some fans are putting the blame on him.
Baseball season is currently not in session but it should be known that the Phillies finished the season with the worst record. The Phillies, (sigh) are my baseball team. And my declining interest in baseball has something to do with their lack of success. They went from one of the most feared NL teams to a ball club with washed up players and dudes who finesse checks. The genius responsible for this is now gone in Ruben Amaro Jr. With the number one pick in the draft in addition to young studs like Maikel Franco/Aaron Nola, light appears to shine slightly.
All in all, despite my baseball team being awful, if my team goes down they all go down with it. There are so many people to blame, but maybe one day Philly fans will recieve better. However with the Flyers, Sixers, Eagles, Phillies, and Meek Mill (yes we might as well throw him in there) failing, 2015 will be known as the brown paper bag year.
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