I’M so sick of watching our best players play their last down in a uniform other than ours. And don’t hand me that “One day contract” BS. I want their last down, their last inning, their last inbound pass, their last shot on goal. I want that. I need that. As a fan I deserve that. WE deserve that. Our loyalty has more than earned it.
You and I have spent years paying for that right. Not privilege. RIGHT!
Last night my ex and I were talking about the Jimmy Rollins trade…Actually she was talking about it. I was full-on bitching about it. Yeah, I get that we need to rebuild. I get that when you do that, you have to remove the old stuff first, but some shit is just fucking sacred. Or at least it should be. That thought prompted an exchange between my ex and I. Instead of telling you about it, I got her permission to show it to you.
Okay granted, she was kind of a Madden 2K widow, but I later got help in the form of actually playing football. (Which she thoroughly 😉 dug!) But did you notice her lack of doubt in us winning a string of Super Bowls if I was the owner? It’s not as sweet as the blanket she made me for Christmas last year, but it was still pretty cool.
My point however, is I think to get a team that REALLY reflects US Philadelphians, we’re gonna need a Philly born, raised and based person to buy one of our teams. The current ownership regimes don’t feel this like we do. And here’s why:
The EAGLES owner Jeffrey Lurie: Boston Massachusetts.
The Flyers owner Ed Snider: Washington D.C.
Sixers (principle) owner Joshua Harris: Chevy Chase, Maryland
Phillies primary owner Bill Giles*: Rochester, New York
(*part owner and team president David Montgomery is from Philly.)
The reason there’s so much disconnect between us and them, is because there is a disconnect between us and them. They don’t get us and we don’t get them.
I wonder if we could swing a Green Bay type of situation here? One where the public buys shares of the team and then pays a board to represent us and carry out OUR wishes. Be awesome if we could right?
Failing that, I’ll have to check my couch cushions and old coats to see if I have enough money to tempt Lurie into making that sale. That way there’s at least one owner of a Philadelphia team, who would finally give enough of a damn to give FANS of Philadelphian teams, what it is we truly deserve.
As you and I commented last night…..YOU ARE SO RIGHT. JRoll, Chase and us deserve them to retire as Phillies, damnit!
I would rather have another Championship or even a championship. (in regards to the Eagles)
JRoll leaving does hurt, but it will soften the blow if the prospects we acquire bring us a championship. Let’s be honest here. If the fans were so excited to keep Jimmy, Ryan, Chase, and Cole then why aren’t they going to the games? At some point you have to hit the reset button and the longer it takes the longer it will be until it comes back. The thing that bothers me is I don’t trust the guys in the front office to make the right choices. I have encountered very few Eagles fans who were and are still torn apart on the trading of McNabb. Now Dawkins is another matter, but again it comes down to the replacing of players. The Eagles didn’t do a good enough job replacing these guys. If we had Aaron Rodgers waiting in the wings would anyone care all that much if we replaced McNabb? If we drafted Earl Thomas instead of the Graham/Allen Combo would anyone still be broken up about Dawkins? I doubt it. My frustrations aren’t over the fact great former Philly players leave. It’s with what these front office people get in return. Just like that real shitty Charles Barkley trade. Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Brett Favre, Pete Rose, Wayne Gretzky, Micheal Jordan, and a whole host of great players (far greater than some of our best players) have left their old teams for new ones. Teams shouldn’t be forced to overpay old guys who don’t know when their time is up to stick around.
And so we’ll just keep doing as we’ve always done, because we keep doing WHAT we’ve always done.
Definition of insanity.
But we aren’t doing what we done. Andy Reid, and Joe Banner got rid of McNabb and Dawkins. We can’t lump them together. To be honest with you the Phillies took too damn long to drop Rollins, Utley, Howard, and Ruiz. They should have traded these guys while they were still young enough to bring something back. Now they’re old, broken, overpaid, and worthless.
I know ill be pissed if Chase stays. I cant stand that arrogant bitch. Fuck him and howard.
Howard and Utley will be difficult to trade. I bet they want to move Chase to first base. I would rather see Franco or Ruff there instead.
I would rather keep Jimmy than either of those two, especially if it means moving chase to first. If I had as much money as the Phillies owner I’d pay Howard myself to leave. Chase is super overrated by Phillies fans cause he’s white and I mean that. If he wasn’t white people would be killing him for the way he acts and his production. Fuck that asshole, chase that is.
I’m pissed at the fact they took forever to move on from these guys. Now they aren’t work anything. Now they can’t get anything of value for these guys. Amaro better not screw up the Cole deal like he did with Cliff Lee and both Hunter Pence deals. How does this guy still have a friggin job?
Thats why the Ravens have two superbowls. The ownership was committed. I ve been saying it for years and got rebuffed more often than not on that notion. lurie is a greedy little prick and does not deserve to own the Eagles. he swung a great sweetheart deal that I sure involved greasing somebodies palm somewhere. Thats what spoiled little rich kids do. They don’t work. they cheat.