Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Mayan Apocalypse is Good For Philly Fans

10 reasons why the end of the world is a good thing for the state of sports in Philadelphia.

The Mayan Apocalypse is Good For Philly Fans

(Michael Perez/AP)
(Michael Perez/AP)

The Mayan Calender supposedly ends on December 21st 2012, which means that the end of the world will be upon us tomorrow. While doomsday preppers, conspiracy theorists and fire and brimstone preachers freak out about the end of the world, it might not be entirely bad for the state of sports in the city of Philadelphia

It's the end of the world as we know it, and at least our teams cannot get any worse. If you're freaking about our teams doing poorly rather than the impending world's end here are some reasons why you should feel better that the Apocalypse will happen tomorrow.  

-- The NHL and NHLPA will stop arguing.

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-- You never have to watch another Eagles game coached by Andy Reid and his awful mustache.

-- Chase Utley won’t be a disappointment anymore.

-- The Sixers will no longer be on a 5 game losing streak.

-- The few people who actually care about the Philadelphia Union can stop whining about them not making the playoffs.

-- Flyers fans no longer have to hear Sidney Crosby cry to the referees.

-- The Sixers will be rid of Andrew Bynum and his “bowling” knee injury for good.

-- Nick Foles can be happy that no one is saying he looks like Napoleon Dynamite anymore.

-- Carlos Ruiz will no longer be suspended, and he can stop taking amphetamines.

-- When the world ends so does the Philadelphia Curse.

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