Flyers are sooooo mean, said Post writer
I don’t like D.C.’s
gangs of candy-ass prancers sports teams, being from Philly (save the United–I highly respect something like a real barra brava in the States). And the Flyers’ 3-2 OT game 7 win over the Capitals last night was especially gratifying, keeping in mind this Washington Post article by Mike Wise, written after game 2. Whining about the Flyers and their fans, Wise wishes for a happier time when players shared orange slices between periods and fans politely applauded both teams for their 110% effort. Here are a couple choice parts:
For most of the evening, there was this unmistakable air of testosterone coming from the Flyers’ direction that just reeked of physicality, a way of exerting their mauling style on the Capitals that just sent their denizens into some medieval state of euphoria.
Well, I feel like a barbarian. It gets better:
Something about this R-rated environment is just not conducive to Ted Leonsis‘ Family Pack Night or Ovie on Ice. The contrasts are so stark and revealing.
The Caps’ postseason slogan: “Rock The Red.” The Flyers? “Vengeance Now,” which comes across as less of a slogan and more of a sequel to Charles Bronson‘s “Death Wish.”
Yeah, the Flyers should go home and think about the way they’re approaching the only sport left where fights are a regular, acceptable part of the game. Except now the Caps are the ones sitting at home, sucka. Even Caps’ players are calling Flyers’ fans better. I mean come on, it’s not as if the Caps were playing this other famous Pennsylvania team: