And so it begins...
This is why they get up in the morning:
This is what happened last year:
Click to enlarge for a kick in the stones.
NOT. THIS. YEAR. This is OUR year. And the first casualty in our quest will be the Philadelphia Flyers. The following photos come from our 2008 Round 3 series where we took the Flyers out in 5 games:
And this one is, well, it's pretty self-explanatory:
I'm not the only one who thinks the Pens are going to topple the Flyers. Check out a preview of the predictions that are featured in the Sports Illustrated Playoff Preview in this week's issue issue:
Pierre McGuire’s take on the 4 Penguins vs. 5 Flyers: “WELCOME to a whole lot of nasty. This series will be about Philadelphia center Mike Richards crashing into Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby, about Pittsburgh center Jordan Staal crashing into Philly center Jeff Carter, and about Pittsburgh power forward Bill Guerin grappling with Philadelphia defenseman Kimmo Timonen, the Flyers' on-ice leader. Penguins' goalie Marc-André Fleury needs to stand up to a potent power play (third in the East) that's led by Carter and Daniel Brière.And finally, it wouldn't be a true TSCS Pep Rally if I didn't provide an mp3 download. I've offered some of these before, but if you didn't get them back then, YOU MUST put these songs on your iPod now. There are 3 versions of The Boys of Winter and 2 variations of the Mellon Arena goal horn. The file MellonArenaGoalhorn0809.mp3 is brand new. (I just prepared that one yesterday.) Enjoy! :)
Penguins in Seven”
Fair Warning - Expect some Flyers fans to show up in The Friends' Zone. It's the nature of the beast. But I am asking you to completely ignore any that violate The Friends' Zone Policies, because they'll be deleted within a few hours. Thanks in advance to any visiting Flyers fans who check out and honor our requests for commenting in The Friends' Zone. Just know that a lot of little kids read this blog, and I don't want them to see any filthy language here.
On that note, I'm going to end today's rally with a HUGE