Monday, July 28, 2008

Full of Soul

A few thoughts on the Soul "breaking" Philly's championship drought:

1 -- Shut up.

2 -- Just so we're clear, I'm in favor of Philly teams winning anything. I'm in favor of Philly being the best at anything. And I'm most assuredly in favor of anything that brings a free Bon Jovi concert to Philly.

3 -- The drought is the big four, OK? (We're still counting hockey because it's awesome). If we're counting minor league/alternative league sports, then there is no Philly drought. Perhaps you forgot:

*** The Villanova Wildcats, who won the NCAA basketball tourney in 1986;
*** The Philadelphia Phantoms, who won the Calder Cup in 1998 and 2004;
*** The Philadelphia Wings, who won National Lacrosse Championship in 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998, and 2001;
*** The Philadelphia Kixx, who won the Major Indoor Soccer League Championship in 2002 and 2007;
*** The Philadelphia Barrage, who won the Major League Lacrosse Championship in 2004, 2006 and 2007;

So if we start counting outside the big four, Philly has 10 championships in the last decade alone. But we're not. So shut up.

4 -- I'm glad Jaws got a championship. Everyone wants Jaws to have a championship. We just weren't hoping it'd be this one.

5 -- AFL is fun. I'll have to watch more of it next year. It's a good distraction when Adam Eaton is giving up hits left and right. But it's time for real baseball and real football now, so focus. We've got a drought to deal with.


Bob said...

The Villanova Wildcats won the NCAA Tournament in 1985, or as my father would call it, The Greatest Year in the History of the Universe. (Though it's still not a drought ender.)

Capt. Awesome said...

My mistake -- you're correct. But it's only Nova, so I don't feel too bad.

Jessica said...

Did Jo tell you I was there at the Arenabowl and sitting just a few boxes down from the Soul's illustrious ownership? I thought of you both as the confetti rained and the PA system blasted Living on a Pryer. :)