NWS in Philadelphia has confirmed 7 tornadoes that came from Ida. It was just a few weeks ago they confirmed ten if I am remembering correctly.
With the remnants of what was Hurricane Ida approaching the and passing the area it brought all sorts of extreme weather for this area and the entire region really. Flooding all over the place and some tornadoes were the main features.
This season the Eagles have sucked. I mean really sucked. Everything about the offense has been a freshly steaming yet still somehow rotted pile of shit. I will at least watch some of the game. It’ll remind me of the Chip Kelly years which I watched them even though I knew they’d loose before I turned it on or back in the late 90s. Bring on Hockey season in a couple of weeks!
The story of the 2020 Eagles. They suck. The whole NFC East sucks really but the story of the Eagles this year is regression. Everyone has regressed. Even hurts caught the Wentz with stupid turnovers today. Injuries have been wicket yet again for the Eagles this season and that’s not really been very helpful either. At least we’re watching a movie after the game is over. Today will be our fourth day in a row doing that.
I have no idea why it popped into my mind this morning but I had the sudden urge to get a pork roll and cheese sandwich and eat it. I can’t really think of seeing that available around here but if I did get it then it was nothing to write home about. I used to get these often at either the Colonial Deli on the way to the community college or at the cafeteria there.
I really didn’t have much hope for the Flyers coming into this season. Years of seeing them under perform will do that to you but this year was different. They for the most part showed up in the first period and played entire games and their record showed that. Now they are down three games to two in the playoffs against the Islanders. That’s better than I expected given they struggled against this team all season.
I have really enjoyed watching the Flyers play this year. I feel like they’re living up to their potential for a change. Maybe it’s just the right coaches and right players for a change but it seems like they’re actually showing up for entire games and trying the whole game no matter what. It’s been a nice change of pace for them. Now if only the Phillies didn’t suck! They beat the Candiens in six games.
One thing that is hard to find if not impossible to find up here is a legit cheese steak. The one local pizza place had some decent enough ones. They always smelled like a legit pizza place too. When you walk in you could smell the heaven of what a legit pizza place should smell like. Sadly the owner sold it and while it’s still decent it’s been slowly declining
I’ve been a hockey fan for a long time. Even as a toddler I liked watching it with my dad even though I really couldn’t see it and understand it then. It’s just so fast. The past few years the Flyers just haven’t been that fun to watch. It was like they just didn’t care to play a whole game. This year is different. They seem like they always want to win.
Ever since I was a baby.. or at least a toddler and could eat that sort of thing loved potato chips with cream cheese. The first time Molly tried it she didn’t really like like it. She likes chips with that dip bullshit. That’s when I learned chips with cream cheese is apparently a Philly thing? I’ve tried chips with the dip and I didn’t care for it myself, maybe it’s because the flavor didn’t meet my expectations.
Every once in a while I see a post or something that reminds me of old school ECW when it was still based in Philly. I had only discovered it by accident one evening in the mid 1990s I was looking for something to watch and came across this thing on TV called Extreme Championship Wrestling on the old sports channel. It looked interesting so I watched it. There was blood and weapons and didn’t look as blatantly fake as stuff I saw as a kid.
Last Sunday’s game was a fun one to watch and I would have felt the same way not matter how it ended. Of course the win was preferable but it was just a fun game to watch. Let’s see what next week brings. Ideally it will be a win and a statement win where the Eagles run up the score like the Saints did earlier this year.
It’s surprising to me how rarely you see soft pretzels around here. Growing up in the suburbs of Philly most stores usually had soft pretzels readily available. My dad would usually buy us one at Bounds beer distributor. Wawa had them all the time. The news stand at city line had them, lottery tickets and I think cigarettes and obviously news papers.. When I went to the eye hospital we got the bus from there and I usually bought a pretzel from him.
Every time I go through Amtrak’s 30th street station it reminds me just how cool of a building it is.
Back a couple of years ago I started getting interest in baseball again. Now I am really enjoying it probably more than I did as a kid. The games seem to go much faster with less screwing around between pitches. It also helps that the Phillies are doing extremely well and one can never write off a game when they’re behind.
So the Eagles lost.. I’ve been waiting for this.
While I have not watched nearly as much as I did when I was in high school and middle school I still like it. The biggest thing stopping me from watching it now is I couldn’t find the Phillies on TV until the playoffs. Been trying to watch them and have enjoyed it. It’s a bonus that the Phils have won and will be going to the world series. I like their team.
Molly had jury duty earlier this week in Philadelphia,pa. This is the third time she’s been called but the first time she actually had to go. We were going to get a hotel in center city but in the end we stayed at my mom’s house just outside Philly. That worked out good because I could visit with my family and she could catch the train and not have to sit in traffic.
I haven’t paid much attention to baseball even though I have become interested in it again for the first time since the strike in the 1990’s The main reason is because I don’t know what channel the Phillies are on with our cable channels. Just last week Molly was surfing and I saw them while she left the room with that channel on. I noticed they don’t take as long between pitches now as they used to which would make it more enjoyable to watch.
Well the Eagles lost last night to New Orleans. It didn’t surprise me at all because Philly teams always loose in the playoffs. It was a fun surprise to even see the Eagles make it to the playoffs this year because a few games ago I didn’t expect them to even make it in. The game was close so it was a lot of fun to watch. I was surprised to see them punt when they wouldn’t get the ball back.