Lucifer is freezing. There is no other way to explain it. The hard luck Philadelphia Eagles have won the Super Bowl.
I was a DC resident back in the glory days of the Redskins. I remember all the Super Bowl victory stuff, and it was fun and exciting even though I always disliked the 'skins. It's always a good thing for a metropolis to have a happy group of citizens.
But Philly is not DC. Philly has great sports fans, and while they have seen some championships, they haven't ever celebrated a Super Bowl victory until now. The most hard-luck, we'll get 'em next year fanbase in America has a title. This city is going nuts.
Why, it's almost enough to want to set your city on fire!
What is it about sports victories that give a crowd that Appetite for Destruction feeling?
I have no idea what makes a crowd become a mob. Wait a minute, yes I do - it's called a big sports victory and alcohol! What a great combination. Remember, please drink responsibly. Dilly dilly!
Anyway, there is a big parade scheduled for Thursday, and it will be a love-in like this town has never seen. I'm happy for the Eagles, happy that this city has a Super Bowl champion, and happy that we can now move on to pity poor Cleveland's NFL futility. Oh, and let's not forget about the loveable 4 time Super Bowl losers from Minnesota and Buffalo. Maybe, just maybe, fans in those towns know sports heartbreak even more than Eagles fans.
One last thing about the Super Bowl. I never thought I would see the day that 90% of the US would root for the Eagles. People wearing the colors of opposing NFL teams into the Linc, or worse, the Vet, know what drunk, obnoxious, boorish thugs look like. What, you don't like spit on your jersey? Why didn't you say so? I would have just punched you in the face instead. Such a welcoming environment! But to get the country solidly behind the US's answer to the UK's soccer hooligans is quite a triumph, and it's all because everyone DESPISES the Patriots, Brady and Belichick. Sports haters unite!
On other topics, I apologize for not posting much lately. As you all know, The Man has been haranguing me for months. I occasionally get some time off for good behavior (meaning I worked both weekend days multiple weeks in a row), but insatiability is still The Man's stock in trade. It knows no bounds. I finally pulled myself away to post this article. The Man is the real-life equivalent of the Patriots: we can all agree on this one! For those old enough to remember Country Joe and the Fish, let's all give a big Fish cheer to The Man.
But the other reason is that I have been in a mega-drought on the live music scene, and that is my go-to for blog entries. Seriously, no shows since mid-December? As Vince Lombardi would have said, "what the hell is going on here?" The inhumanity! But not to worry, I have a lot coming up. Can you say Low Cut Connie? Spoon? The English Beat? The Menzingers? The Strypes? Yo La Tengo? Titus Andronicus? Damn, that's not all of the bands on the slate, but I have tickets in hand and that's a start, right? That will give me plenty to write about, and you know that I'll be pushing my way to the front just to capture some great photos of the action for you to peruse at your leisure. I'm service oriented as I went to VT - Ut Prosim!
I don't have any big tricks up my sleeve like Jazz Fest from last year, but I am hot to get on with the live music scene. Because as much as Philly is a good sports town, it's also a great live music city. Throw in a cheesesteak and a soft pretzel and you may never leave. BRP is Exhibit A.
Oh, and I almost forgot to give a shout-out to the commenters on the band names. There were some classics in there! I appreciate the fun that you all brought to the blog. I'm working on more fun stuff to discuss and debate, like who did the better Super Bowl halftime show, Justin Timberlake or the Black Eyed Peas (no contest: JT - can that guy groove it or what, and the Prince thing was fantastic). I'll have more on the Super Bowl halftime festivities very soon as I have the best idea ever. Hold your breath - if you can do it swimming, surely you can do it in anticipation of the BRP Super Bowl Big Idea.
Rockers, I'm so glad to be back and I'm even more glad to see you here. Let's plug in and crank it, ok?
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.