Weekend Rips: Phillies look to stay hot in New York City, the Birds are back in town at the Linc
Ladies and gentlemen across the Delaware Valley, rejoice. The weekend is finally here and we have a full slate of action to guide us through the next few days.
The Phillies are up in New York City getting ready to face off against the New York Mets, Philadelphia Eagles football is returning to Lincoln Financial Field tonight, and god dammit, Weekend Rips is back harder than the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago.
First, I would like to issue a formal apology to both Drew Smith and Victor Williams. It sure has been a while since Weekend Rips was released. But if you take a moment and look at past articles, there’s a clear reason why we had to step away from the segment.
First, Ben Simmons broke me in Spring 2021. Then I tried reigniting the series in October, only to stop after two installments because every team in Philly was in complete shambles (see below).
The Phillies are RED Hot
Everyone knows the Fightins are on fire right now. No, we are not even going to acknowledge that day game blunder in the series finale against the Marlins yesterday or the fact that we’re heading into the most important series of the season without our two best left-handed bats.
Robbin’ season is starting early this year, with the Phillies taking 2-of-3 from the Mets this weekend.
Sure, Kyle Schwarber has a strained calf and is day-to-day, but if you can beat Sandy Alcantara three times this season, you can get one off Scherzer or DeGrom. You can’t tell me otherwise.
You can read the series preview here.
Friday and Saturday’s contests are at 7:10 pm, closing the series with a 1 pm start on Sunday. Or, as I like to call it, the hangover cure. There’s nothing like an early afternoon beer after a weekend of Phillies baseball.
Jets vs Eagles in South Philly
Holy shit. Football is back.
Where the hell did Summer go? For those who continuously push for the Fall months, shame on you. You will almost certainly be singing a different tune when it’s 15 degrees outside and all you see outside is gray, dark skies. Let’s enjoy the warm weather and hell, even a little preseason football while we can.
Since training camp started, this will be the first time Eagles fans see the team tackle the ground. For many, it isn’t football season until you hear the crack of the pads. While we won’t see a ton of starters, it’s still that first taste of the gridiron we’ve longed for.
Here are 10 Eagles players to watch in tonight’s game. Kickoff will be at 7:30 pm.
You know I’ll be setting up the double-screen to watch the Birds and Phillies simultaneously. My roommate may not like it, but tough shit. Should have paid for some of the TV, bud.
Granted, he bought us a *REDACTED BEER COMPANY* variety pack, but those beers are best enjoyed watching the Phils whoop up on the Mets. Sorry, Champ. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.
COVID IS OVER.
For those of you still talking about COVID (nerds) I assure you, it’s now officially over. Check out the latest guidelines released from those rats at the CDC.
What a wild concept. People are allowed to make their own INDIVIDUAL DECISIONS. The land of the free baby, BECAUSE of the brave!! Kapow!! America!!
How you like that? We have officially defeated the Corona virus. I do more when I have allergies at this point. If that’s not another reason to celebrate this weekend then I literally can’t help you.
Exposed? Don’t care.
Quarantine? Not today. Not ever.
Unvaccinated people are treated like humans again? Finally. JT Realmuto, welcome back.
No more testing? Deal.
There you have it, folks. Keep an eye on where James Harden and Kevin Durant are traveling to next. Get down the shore, pack yourselves into the Ocean Drive, drink until you can barely walk, gamble your little hearts out, and for the love of all things holy, ALWAYS shoot your shot.
Fellas, out on the golf course with the boys and drink *REDACTED BEER/LIQUOR COMPANY* until you think you’re Tiger Woods. Ladies, enjoy the time you have to yourself without your significant other pissing you off. Maybe grab a bottle of *REDACTED WINE COMPANY* and have yourself a night with the gals.
The weekend is ours. You simply never know what could happen.
Hell, you might wake up Monday morning and crawl out of bed feeling like an absolute legend.
Here’s a preview of next week. We’re Atlantic City bound. More info to follow.