I've told this to Al and a few others here. The only non-Philadelphia team I root for is the Cubs. I take a vacation to Wrigley every summer and I have season tickets to the Eagles and Flyers.
I had tickets to the pre-season Flyers game tonight at 7. Since all the stadiums in Philadelphia are in the same place, parking was going to be a mess today with the Phillies playing at 4. I got to park for free since the lot people thought I was coming late for the Phillies game.
I stopped off at McFaddens, which is a bar at Citizens Bank Park that you can get into without a ticket. Hung out there before the Flyers game. The Phillies fans were dying with every pitch and it did not help that the Phils did not pull through today.
My point is this. Be grateful Cubs fans we don't have to worry about a playoff or "blowing" it on the last day of the season. With the history of Philadelphia sports teams behind them, people are worried about game 162 tomorrow and if there is a playoff on Monday.
I hope the Phils pull through because if they play the Cubs in the playoffs I can get tickets.
It's nice to clinch a few days before the end of the season.