We Are the Champions
Since becoming a sports fan 15 years ago, I've been waiting to be able to be play that song after watching one of Philadelphia's four major professional teams win a championship. Tonight, with the Philadelphia Phillies winning the World Series, I finally had that opportunity.
I honestly cannot believe it actually happened -- after all, there had been no championships in Philly since 1983. Like most fans here, I had grown up with the expectation that somehow, some way, we would lose. There were some tense moments in the Fightin' Phils' 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Ray in game 5 of the Series, but when it was all over, I felt a sense of satisfaction I had never felt as a sports fan.
Friday, I'll be celebrating with more than 1 million of my closest friends, as the city hosts a parade for its baseball heroes. It should be a wild party!