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May 20th, 2008

100 Sports Seasons... and Counting

For those of you who don't understand why Philadelphia fans sometimes act like surly, ill-fed Tasmanian Devils, Sports Illustrated has kindly put together a list of the 100 most disappointing moments in Philadelphia sports since the city's last championship in 1983. This list illustrates quite nicely why I made the post I did on Sunday following the Flyers 6-0 dubbing at the hands of the Penguins (#88 on the SI list for those of you haven't clicked through yet).

Reading through the list is enough to make me wonder if trying to raise Tank as a Philly sports fan is actually a form of child abuse.



Update, 2:05 PM:
For full truth in advertising, one Philadelphia sports writer is pointing out that the streak is really 98 seasons --the 1994 baseball strike-ended season and the entire missing 2003-2004 hockey seasons shouldn't count.

Regardless, at the rate we're going if neither the Phillies or Eagles achieve a championship this year, we still reach 100 seasons in 2008. Does waiting an extra seven months really make that big a difference in the math?

Skiffy Goodness Coming Soon to My TV

I just got confirmation from Amazon.com that my order for all seven seasons of ST:TNG is now on its way. Given the upcoming move and change to my finances, this is a purchase I normally wouldn't have made. However, all seven seasons were on sale for 50% off.

Let me repeat that... 50% off!

That works out to $36/season. So, flush with Bush's economic stimulus money, I... well... stimulated the economy (which, truth be told, makes me feel both just a little slutty and like Bush's hoe). Was this a smart thing to do to with my money right now? No, but I could afford it and it will be great to go through the entire run of the series again -- I've caught very few episodes of it on TV over the past decade or so.

Besides, 50% off! You can't beat that with a bat'leth!

(I'll do my best not to drool when they arrive.)

The Cuteness That Is Tank

It's hard to imagine that there's anything more adorable than watching your four-year-old son sing along with Elton John while he's doing "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" on The Muppet Show.

Oh, and it needs to be said: in 1977, Elton John was the perfect Muppet Show guest; at the time, he was in fact a living, breathing muppet.

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