A world series win appears to have been too much for this history professor, who felt compelled to send his class this fever-dream of an email at 4 am last night. We’re all for team pride, but no occasion calls for one to refer to himself as “Daddy Professor.”
Our very own Inn at Penn is doing its part to welcome both Phillies and Yankees fans staying for the World Series. uwishunu.com reports on the gifts, known as “We Heart Grief Kits:”
The kits will include such items as a mini pack of Tissues (for obvious reasons…), a Phillies towel (you know, for the really BIG tears…), a box of band-aids (jokingly meant for treatment of their hurt feelings when their team loses…), and either a Phillies bobblehead or a special edition baseball card plaque (to serve as a keepsake from their wonderful time in Philly).
On the one hand, it seems a little bit like they forgot they would be expected to provide complimentary gifts for every guest, so they went into the back to see what they could scrounge up. Nonetheless, we appreciate the cleverness, and can never get enough free stuff.
Hopefully this isn’t another instance of someone calling the series too early. We’re looking at you, Macys.
The World Series starts tonight! But we can see on your face that you’re worried. You’re thinking, “I want to root for the Phillies so that I can feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when I riot following their victory but I don’t even know who this Utley guy is whose costume I’m wearing.” First of all, it’s called a jersey or a uniform. Second of all, stop being so anxious! We got you.
Here are the Official Under The Button Top Five World Series Fun Facts to break out when you want to look like a regular old Buster Olney in front of all your friends:
Check out The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation’s new ad campaign for our glorious city. This one is oh-so-cleverly addressed to World Champions (we like to be reminded of this fact again, and again, and again…) which we obviously love. The other ads are victims of the Goldilocks Paradox: some aim too big (Dear Great Big World) and others too small (Dear Powdered Wig Lovers), but this one is just right.
I swear this is my last post about the Phillies winning the World Series (I don’t even like baseball, what am I doing?). In case you missed it, Chase Utley proudly proclaimed the following on live television after the Phillies Parade this past Friday:
Because everyone is still rockin’ their red and white gear and drankin’ their Phillies Lattes (Bucks’s raspberry and vanilla treat) here’s a ready-made playlist to aid your Phillies Fever and help you relive the madness of last week:
I’ve Got The World (Series) On A String- Frank Sinatra
The World (Series) Is Mine- David Guetta
The World (Series) Has Turned And Left Me Here- Weezer
The Man Who Sold The World (Series)- David Bowie
Midnight In A Perfect World (Series)- DJ Shadow
The Modern World (Series)-The Jam
The Whole World (Series)-Outkast
Around The World (Series)- Daft Punk
World (Series) Hold On- Bob Sinclair
And of course for the sake of nostalgia (because we all wanted a fairy godmother and a magic carpet)
It is a great week to be a Penn student. It’s only Saturday afternoon, and my week so far (which has been very similar to many others) has already seen two back-to-back all-nighters for two back-to-back midterms, the Phillies championship, a riot, a Bloomers show, Halloween, and Homecoming. I haven’t had a full night’s sleep since Monday night and my body (liver) hates me, yet there is nowhere else I would rather be right now.
The icing on the cake of the week occurred Friday morning/afternoon, when a massive sea of red congregated in the streets of Philadelphia to celebrate a major sports championship for the first time since 1983.
If you’re a human being possessing minimal cognitive abilities and live in Philadelphia, you, of course, are aware that the Phillies won the World Series, bringing home the city’s first major sports title since 1983. I decided to hit up Center City to catch all the post-game action. For a minute-by-minute rundown of the chaos that happened last night, check this out.
The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Red Sox to secure themselves a spot against the Phillies in the World Series, and excited Rays fans wasted no time in performing the virtual equivalent of rushing the field: Wikipedia vandalism. Check out this screenshot (sent to us by a tipster who called it “the sickest Internet serendipity”) of Rays pitcher David Price’s Wikipedia page at 11:48 Sunday night (click the picture for a full-size shot):
Sports for Chicks columnist Lily Avnet is back to elucidate baseball for us. And she’s just in time, because the Phillies seem to have found themselves in the World Series for the first time in 15 years. Uh…explain please?
If you’ve turned on the news in the past few days, in between the sinking economy and Palin’s abuse of Alaskan government, you may have heard reports of several baseball games. This is because the World Series is fast-approaching. (Note: this title is highly misleading as it only involves America, not the whole world, shocking I know.) The Phillies just knocked out the Dodgers, while the Red Sox have taken on the Rays. Meaning all your friends who follow baseball from Philly, Boston, L.A, and Florida are extremely tense and/or excited right now. So when that guy from down the hall exclaims that Coco Crisp got to third base, he isn’t talking about hooking up. Translation? Red Sox player Crisp has, through the use of his brute strength, sent an 80 m.p.h. ball to the out field and sprinted to the third plate. Read the rest of this entry »