Monday, October 20, 2008
Party Like It's 1993 (Sort Of)
With the Philadelphia Phillies set to take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series it's time to party like it's 1993...sort of. The '93 Phillies were a bunch of fun loving, curse like a sailor, drink like a fish, and play with your hair on fire guys. Not only did the city of Philly fall in love with them, they managed to capture the adoration of the nation. Well, the city of Philly has once again become enamored with the Phils, but the rest of this great nation is lacking it that sentiment (As I type this post, 50+k have voted on ESPN.com and 65% think the Rays will win the World Series, and only 3 states have picked the Phils- Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware...notice the proximity?). As the present-day squad has already proven, screw the media and the know-it-alls, because this team is destined for greatness. But like I said above, it's time to party like it's 1993, but not quite, because this time the Phils are winning it all.
*If you look really close at the above image of Corey and I wearing our rally towels from the 2007 NLDS over our crotches, you will notice I'm rocking a 1993 National League Champions Phillies t-shirt.
*Film- Jurassic Park, Philadelphia, Schindler's List, The Fugitive, and Mrs. Doubtfire.
*Music- Backstreet Boys form, Cypress Hills drops Black Sunday, Nirvana kicks back with In Utero, and Snoop Doggy Dogg gives us Doggystyle.
*Births- nobody worth mentioning.
*Deaths- 1st African American appointed to the Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall, Trumpet Player Dizzy Gillespie, tennis player Arthur Ashe, actor River Phoenix, and guitar hero Frank Zappa.
*Events- Bill Clinton takes over for the Old George Bush, David Koresh has a cult going in Waco, Texas, a huge friggin' blizzard hits the USA, and the World Wide Web (www) is created.
*Sports- the Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins are introduced to MLB while the Toronto Blue Jays go on to win the World Series, the North Carolina Tar Heels are the NCAA basketball champions, the Chicago Bulls are champs in the NBA, the Dallas Cowboys are victors in the Super Bowl, and the Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup.
*Tag Team Tuesdays: 1993 Tribute.
Hope you had fun reminiscing about the good ol' days, but like I said above, this year will leave even better memories.