Before I even got to the ball park on October 29th, 2008, I had that feeling that so many others had that day: that this would be the day the Phillies finally bring a championship to the city of Philadelphia during my lifetime. I remember screaming and jumping up and down and saying out loud to nobody in particular that "They're going to do it. Holy shit, they're actually going to do it. This is happening." Then they did it. And we partied.
The memory that is most vivid to me is the subway ride from the ball park down to Walnut-Locust. The entire car was signing Queen's "We Are the Champions" and you couldn't find someone without a giant smile. I'll never forget the noise coming up the subway steps on to Broad Street. It was amazing.
Here are some photos I took that night. They're not very good photos but they're what I have from that day and they're some awesome memories somewhere in there. I dug them out today to take a look at them. Figured one or two of you might appreciate.
What a night that was. Do you have a personal memory that stands out?
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After its signature win over Ohio State on Saturday night, Penn State finds itself ranked for the first time since 2011.
The Nittany Lions (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) are ranked No. 24 in the latest AP poll. The Lions stunned the Buckeyes, 24-21, on Saturday in a White Out at Beaver Stadium (see game story).
With the loss, Ohio State drops from No. 2 in the country to No. 6 (see full poll).
While head coach James Franklin sidestepped the signature win question after the game (see story), there is no question the Ohio State win is one that has been lacking in the Franklin era at State College. Even junior cornerback Grant Haley, who scored the go-ahead, 60-yard touchdown off a blocked field goal in the fourth quarter, believes it was much-needed too.
“It’s just a game that put Penn State back on the map," Haley said. "We needed that signature win, and we did it tonight."
Penn State heads to Purdue next Saturday for a noon kickoff against the Boilermakers.
After a slog of a start for the Eagles, Josh Huff gave the Philadelphia faithful something to cheer about when he took a kick return 98 yards to the house.
And he capped it off with a flip into the end zone.
Who doesn't love a wonderfully bad tackle attempt from a kicker?
Huff joins fellow Eagle Wendell Smallwood as the only players in the NFL this season to return a kickofff for a touchdown.
It put the Eagles sup 8-3 after a successful two-point conversion following a Vikings penalty.