Following the weekend of horro that saw the St. Louis Cardinals drop the Phillies into the local quizzo games of the future under the category “stunning upsets,” and the Eagles fall to 1-4 against the surging Buffalo Bills, it’s safe to say that South Philly will lack excitement until the New Year. Jan. 2 to be exact.
That’s when the Flyers host the Rangers in the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park.
Philly, we’re simply not used to this following an amazing 11 year run that had the Eagles and Phillies making the falls meaningful and memorable.
Now? Now, the next event at CBP will be hockey in January. And, unless you count Temple’s run toward a low-level Bowl Game, Lincoln Financial Field seems poised to take on the dire Sunday atmosphere’s reserved for Veterans Stadium at the end of the Ray Rhodes era.
Sure, the Flyers will have regular season games at the Wells Fargo Center, and the Sixers may even be back. But, they are not true events. They’re not parties.
Thanks to the Phillies and Eagles, a fall that was set up to be truly special is now, well, a sleeper. See you in the New Year.