Philly Sports Fans: Stop the Fatalism, Enjoy the Ride
This week dawns with nothing but great news for the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fans. We go to work weary-eyed after the Eagles big win on Sunday night. Tonight, we have the opportunity to see the Phillies win another NLCS.
These are the best of times, coming off a year in 2022 that was also the best of times. Why are so many still hiding under blankets and assuming the worst?
Shame on Phillies Fans
After the Friday night loss that tied the NLCS at two games apiece, the vitriol from many in the fan base was “that’s it, we’re dead,” “bats go silent at the worst time,” “fun while it lasted,” and other nonsense.
Did the 2022 Phillies not show you all you needed to know about their resilience and talent? Why are so many so quick to just fold their tents and assume a terrible outcome? Then on Saturday night, they are knocking people over to pile back on the bandwagon? Those are the worst fans among us. It doesn’t have to be that way. No, there isn’t an excuse for it.
Who is afraid of the Dolphins?
I understand that the offensive numbers made the Dolphins look like a juggernaut. I also know that you have Google.
If you took ten minutes to research who they had played and beaten, you would have known those stats were inflated and acquired by beating bad opponents. The Dolphins have played two quality opponents. They lost by 14 to the Eagles (and it should have been far worse) and by 28 to the Bills. The opponents they trounced had a 5-24 record going into this week. So why all the fear? A lack of research?
It does not have to be like this for Eagles and Phillies fans.
Nothing requires you to be fatalistic. Fans older than me can recite all the horror stories of seasons past. Truth is these are the best memories you might ever have! The Eagles and Phillies dominate this city’s emotions.
The frustration is logical, but expecting something bad to happen is ridiculous. Can you even enjoy these great times or are you worried they might not be real? This is better than we usually ever are, so why not enjoy it?
Tonight could be special…Enjoy it!
I hope fans can put the fatalism behind us. I’m just going to enjoy the ride!