As a lifelong Phillies fan no one in the Fightin' Phils Nation is more excited about the reacquiring of Cliff Lee. How many years have the Phils started the season with no legitimate number 1 pitcher? Floyd Youmans, Bruce Ruffin, Robert Person ect. Youmans and Ruffin were in back to back years, ouch! Now we have 4! I the words of the great Tom McGinnis "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?". You got to give it up to Tom, anyone that can get that excited about this sorry Sixers team deserves props. We are all excited I get it, but can we stop with the nicknames?
Why is everyone so quick to give this rotation a nickname? Let them earn it like Garry Maddox earned 'Secretary of Defense' or Lindros, LeClair and Rendberg earned 'Legion of Doom'. Let them happen naturally. This staff is going to be amazing but how stupid will you look in August with an R2C2 shirt if they shit the sheets?
About 'R2C2', may be the silliest nickname I have heard. Are all Phils fans Star Wars geeks? Absolutely terrible. Phantastic Phour? The Star Wars geeks make fun of the Comic book geeks. Totally lame. In the euphoria of the Cliff Lee signing I suggested 'Quad Aces'. Most fans aren't hip enough to play poker so having to explain it to someone makes it dumb. Quad Aces is an almost unbeatable hand though, let's just hope the Yankees don't pull a straight flush on us in October.
Keep It Classy Philly!
Nicknames are cool tho. Like the one all the DPF readers gave to all the DPF writers. "The Wriz and the Rest" I really like it.ReplyDelete
Nicknames are dumb and then you end your post by giving them a nickname? Also thank you for letting us know you were the most excited as a lifelong Phillies fan to get Cliff Lee. I had been searching for the fan most excited by this news and I can now stop since you came out and let us all know it was you.ReplyDelete
@Anonymous...Since I was most excited do I win a prize? I was caught up with the Quad Aces thing, as I said that's dumb also. Thanks for the kind words.ReplyDelete
You didn't say the nickname is dumb you said having to explain the nickname to someone is what makes it dumb. That is because you assume "most fans aren't hip enough to play poker" which makes me wonder two things: Have you forgotten that Poker became hugely popular since ESPN aired the World Series of Poker? Second thing who cares how "hip" the fans are?ReplyDelete
@Anonymous...If that fat bastard Chris Moneymaker didn't win the Main event no one would be playing poker. We got the greatest Christmas present ever, Cliff Lee. It beats the crap out of my All Time favorite Christmas gift, Atari 2600 when I was 10. Enjoy your holiday season!ReplyDelete
Nicknamed or not our rotation is FOURtified.ReplyDelete
@gibby53...Very bad, try again, better yet don't.ReplyDelete