Thursday, October 30, 2008

Quote of the Day

"...If we win tonight, we walk together forever."
--Fred Shero
Manager, Philadelphia Flyers (1971-78)
Pre-Game 6, 1974 Stanley Cup

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...and now, at long last, we can.

After twenty-five years, four months, twenty-nine days... this is what it feels like.

All those Sunday afternoons, Friday nights, Opening Days and Fireworks Games at the Vet...

...the many whenever-possibles at the Bank and McFadden's...

...and, now -- Phinally -- How. Sweet. It. Is.

It's good to be alive... and awake. And in one piece, to boot.

A ton of thanks to everyone who took the time to send a note -- suffice it to say, this is gonna take some getting used to.

Parade tomorrow; in the meantime, back to work.

PHOTO: Elizabeth Robertson/Philadelphia Inquirer(1); Getty Images(2,3)