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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

On the Flyers

The team is playing great.

The comeback against Boston was one for the ages.

The team played very well on Sunday against the Canadiens.

It's compelling hockey, and drawing more interest in Philadelphia by the day.

But to confess, last Friday night, for Game 6, I was as interested (if not more) in how the short-handed Phillies were faring in Milwaukee in an early-season, regular-season game than how the Flyers were doing in Boston. (To fully confess, I started my evening by watching the second episode of the fourth season of Friday Night Lights).

That probably says more about me than about hockey, but I do think that if you were to peel back the onion on the viewership a bit, the Flyers don't draw attention all that well outside their very loyal circle of fans.

Which, for the purposes of the past series against Boston, was a shame.

Great hockey, great theatre, great reality TV.

The bet here is that if the Flyers make it to the Stanley Cup Finals, they'll draw a lot more attention in Philadelphia very quickly.

Until, perhaps, the next Eagles' Organized Team Activity takes place.

:)

1 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

Well there's a few things, first off the flyers were mediocre/underachieving this year, then by going down by 3 games, many fans mentally checked out.

Heck, I'm in the mindset the flyers are just waiting to outdo the boston choke job.

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