A Bunch of Marys

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this is not - repeat NOT - a christmas hint

On this weekend full of football (now that the NFL plays on Saturday and Sunday) I thought I would wrap up the Accidental Blogist’s Division III football coverage that's been soooo popular.

Yesterday at the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl the Linfield Wildcats (the team that crushed my beloved Rowan Profs in the semifinals last week) beat the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders 28-21 for the Division III Championship. It’s little consolation that Rowan lost to the eventual champs. From what I caught of the game on ESPN2, the Stagg Bowl looked like a good game. The score stayed close throughout and the game was well played, but it was difficult to watch without thinking of what the Profs could have done to a school named Mary.

I had my own sports outing this morning. The Haddon Heart Holiday 5K Run has long been a Christmastime tradition of mine. Each December I must go out to Westmont, NJ and get my quality long-sleeved race shirt (which often gets “borrowed” by the missus) and see two of Philly’s favorites, Santa Claus and Bernie Parent. I doubt Parent, goalie of the Flyer’s only Stanley Cup teams, has had to pay for a beer since the 1973-74 season. Every real Flyers fan knows that “only Jesus saved more than Bernie.”

Philadelphia's love for Santa, on the other hand, hasn’t always been as strong.


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