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Philadelphia: 25 Years, 0 Titles

With the Flyers’ elimination in the Stanley Cup playoffs at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins, a little tragic information was picked up:

Philadelphia is now 25 years without a champion.

Writes Peter Mucha:

“Ed Rendell was district attorney, the Commodore 64 was a popular computer, and McNuggets were just a gleam of spattered grease in execs’ eyes at McDonald’s.”

More things off the top of my head about 1983:

  • There was no mainstream Internet
  • There was no LeBron James
  • There was no Tim Malcolm
  • There was no digital filesharing
  • There were no cell phones
  • No. 1 song: “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie
  • No. 1 album: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

The Phillies, obviously, went to the World Series in 1983 but lost 4-1 to the Baltimore Orioles. On that team: Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, Garry Maddox, Gary Matthews, Von Hayes, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Steve Carlton, Larry Christenson, Larry Andersen, Tug McGraw.

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