Being a Philadelphia sports fan is a singular experience that brings together disappointment, despair, and desperation. Fans got all three on Sunday afternoon, in the span of eight minutes.
Travis Kelce scores on a shovel pass, and KC takes a 20-13 lead with 6:25 to go.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 17, 2017
For a while it felt like the Eagles were going to make a statement. They were going to beat the Chiefs, who were riding high after blowing out the Patriots. It didn’t even matter that Carson Wentz threw a terrible pass, because it landed in Zach Ertz’s hands.
It wasn’t to be. The Eagles ended up losing 27-20.
The Eagles lost in Kansas City, but that was an away game. Surely it couldn’t apply to home, right? The Phillies hosted the A’s and in the top of the sixth Joey Wendle blasted a grand slam to put the visitors up 6-3.
Unfortunately the Phillies couldn’t come back, and the team fell to 58-91.
Not you too, Flyers! Sure, it was only NHL preseason — but not like this, not like this. Much like their fellow Philly sports teams, the Flyers gave up a late lead and ended up losing in overtime.
I’m sorry Philly, but even you have to be able to laugh at what a tragic eight minutes this was. It’s okay, because a hero is waiting in the wings ...