Reviewing the state of Philly Sports since Eagles Super Bowl Victory
So Far, So Good
The Flyers and Sixers definitley ended their seasons strong, but unfortunately, their hot streaks have come to an end. But one Philadelphia team’s season is still at the beginning. And so far, it’s a good one. The Phillies had a rough 2017 season to say the least. They finished the season off with a record of 66-96, finishing last in the NL East. After an abysmal season, the team was projected to have another rough year. They were expected to have a better season than the previous year, but they were still supposed to finish with a record below .500.
The team and its fans were hopeful, though. Especially after seeing their neighbors ended their season on a high note. Phillies Manager Gabe Kapler believed that his team was going to be better than what most people thought they would be. During an interview, he spoke about how he was inspired by what the Eagles have accomplished, and he believed that they could learn from them. He said that the Phillies could shock a lot of people just like the Eagles did.
So far, the Phillies have shocked a lot of people. Through 40 games, the team is 24-16, placing second in their division. Could this early success stem from their newly acquired ace, Jake Arrieta? Or could it have to do with the contagious success that the Birds have spread around Philly? Who really knows.
We do know one thing, though. The state of Philadelphia sports has definitely changed since the Eagles achieved their Super Bowl dreams. Numbers don’t lie, and from February 4th and beyond, Philadelphia’s sports world has been dominant. What a year to be alive for a Philly fan.
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