Checking in

Leading their division, the Philadelphia Flyers are automatically ranked third in the Eastern Conference with a 23-10-9 record. Playing host to two slumping teams this week, things are looking good on the ice for Philadelphia. Center Jeff Carter will be taking a trip to Montreal Jan. 25 to represent in the 2009 NHL All-Star game and all is well in the sports world in the Delaware Valley. Interestingly, Danny Briere, who suffered a groin injury that’s allowed him to play in only nine games so far this season, will be sent to play a couple of games with the Philadelphia Phantoms. It worked for Brett Meyers (a little different, I know).

Even the 76ers are holding on dearly to their third place ranking in the Atlantic Conference

If you want to keep the high going, the World Series trophy embarked on a month-long tour of the Delaware Valley, with additional appearances to occur throughout 2009. Personally, I don’t think seeing some hardware is really what the championship is about, but I also have only been alive for exactly as long as the Phillies had their drought. So, if for you seeing is believing, check out the stops the trophy will be making this month at :

http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20090109&content_id=3738431&vkey=pr_phi&fext=.jsp&c_id=phi

There are no South Philly appearances, but if you’re off on Monday, swing by Temple University to check it out:

Monday, January 19
Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service Signature Site Event, Temple University’s Liacouras Center, 1776 North Broad Street, Philadelphia. Public viewing: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Appearances by the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies Ballgirls. For more information, visit http://www.mlkdayofservice.org

Is this what it’s like to live in Boston?

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