Painting the Town Orange & Black: Flyers Winning Over the Philly Fans

Just 2 weeks ago the Philadelphia Flyers were trailing in their Best of 7 Series with the Boston Bruins, 3-0.  The casual sports fan in Philadelphia wasn’t following and the “die-hards” knew the team was in serious trouble. Only 2 teams in NHL history had rallied from a 3-0 Series deficit.  And, it had only happened 3 times total in the NHL, NBA, & MLB.  So why was anyone to think that this Flyers team could do it.

Then something funny happened. The Flyers won Game 4 of the Boston Series in OT, on a goal by veteran Simon Gagne, who was returning from injury.  The Flyers won Game 5 in Boston despite Goalie Brian Boucher getting injured.  The Flyers won Game 6 in Philadelphia with Goalie Michael Leighton making his very first Postseason start. Then something crazy happened. The Flyers rallied from a 3-0 deficit in Game 7 in Boston to stun the Bruins and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the Montreal Canadians.  After the Game 7 victory, folks in Philadelphia were starting to talk Flyers.  Now, the Flyers lead the Best of 7 Series vs. Montreal 2-0, putting them within 2 wins of reaching the Stanley Cup Finals!  The bandwagon is growing by leaps and bounds.  We’re starting to see more and more folks walking around town in their Flyers’ gear.  And, people are starting to live FLYERS!

This Flyers team has already made history and captured the attention of the Region. If they can win 6 mores games and capture the most recognized Trophy in all of sports, the Stanley Cup, which the organization hasn’t won since 1975, they’ll be remembered forever and Broad Street, which was a sea of red back in the Fall of 2008, will be a sea of ORANGE & BLACK!  LET’S GO FLYERS!!!!!


Tom Glatz, Bucks County, PA

I’ve lived in the Greater Philadelphia Region my entire life and have been watching/following sports since I was 5 years old!  I have grown to love all that is Philly sports – Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, Eagles, Big 5, Army-Navy, etc.  I love talking/chatting sports with those who like or hate the Philly teams.  I tell it like it is, whether in favor of our Phillies or in favor of those DAMN YANKEES!  😀

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