Professional ice hockey is a crazy sport with the most amazing athletes. Big guys skate at blazing speeds, both forward and backward, making turns & stops on a dime, while banging into each other all game.
And they do it at least 4 times a week.
The Flyers are always contenders so I try to keep up with them although I find it difficult to watch hockey on TV. They’re so much more fun to watch live.
I tuned into the Winter Classic at the end of the second period and watched Bob Costas and company show highlights and chat about the first 2 periods of Philly vs New York during the break.
Just as I was about to turn away, Costas announced that a South Philly group was about to perform for the crowd. I couldn’t believe that the Flyer’s hired The Roots to perform during this huge game.
The Roots came out in Flyers’ jerseys and changed their lyrics to include Flyer references.
Kudos to the Flyers’ organization for that bold entertainment choice.
Now, if they would simply put some Wayne Simmonds jerseys in the stores, I’d be one of the first to buy one.
What’s up with that?