Quite simply, Roger Daltry and the Boys from The Who (my 2nd favorite band) asked the question that I want most answered by the Philadelphia Flyers tonight...
ahhhh...who *#($*(#)$* are you?!?!
Who are you? Orange Crush
This is the game that decides whether you put your opponent in a headlock and begin to squeeze or they escape the choke hold only to fight another day. The difference between being up 3-1 and tied 2-2 is as cavernous as the difference between Pete Townsend's windmill guitar playing
and this guy
You get my point. Far better to be one game from ending the series than tied at two and heading back to D.C. and Rocking the Red in a best of three. This is the time for the Orange Crush to take this thing to a new noise level and inspire the Boys to victory.
Who are you? Warrior Finn
The playoffs are when heroic things occur, like the warrior Finn, Kimmo Timonen suiting up after being brutalized by Brooks Laich - more on him in a minute - and slammed into the back of the net. As he lay writhing in pain, I zero expectations of seeing #44 back in the lineup for this series. Not only does he get up, where I would have laid there like a 20 pound weakling looking for the stretcher and my mommy
, but he has decided to lace em up for this 4th and penultimately important game. Does anyone doubt that hockey players are the toughest of all professional athletes???? When asked about the two handed shove in the back, Timonen replied, "I was in the air flying into the camera, so I knew right away, this is probably going to hurt.” He is a warrior and a dramatic symbol to the importance of this game to the Orange and Black.
Who are you? Brooks Laich
Speaking of Vengence Now!
Brooks Laich (*cough*...coward) you better have your head on a swivel. There will be blood tonight
. I don't know who, I don't know when...but yes, oh yes, there will be blood
. It might not be Riley Cote or Steve Downie facing you mano-a-mano. But just wait, it might be a butt end to the chin from Jason Smith in the corner or an elbow to the side of the head from Scottie Hartnell in front of the net. Again, the who and when is irrelevant, at some point you will pay...dearly. What happened to Timonen, who was going for the net, is inexcusable. He was in a helpless position and you shoved him, head first into the camera support in the back of the net. A classless move by anyone's standards. Oh yes...there will be blood (once the Flyers have a comfortable lead).
Come on tell me who are you, you, you awwww you?
The atmosphere in the Bank Building will be electric tonight. I know the first thing I did this morning was to put on my Flyers jersey...ok, well almost the first thing. I am pumped for this game because I believe the Flyers can and will win in front of the home crowd.
Let's tell them who we are...
Let's go Fly-ers!!!! (did I really just bang my head on the desk 5 times?)
Thanks for reading...