Philadelphia – Father Anthony of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in Essington, Pa., admitted at 8 a.m. Mass he’d been depressed by the Phillies’ loss last night. But the folks outside Lincoln Financial Field — the Linc, in local parlance — this morning didn’t seem too devastated. Indeed, today offers a case study in the sporting dynamics of a city. To ask a question often asked: Who owns Philly — the Phillies or the Eagles?
The Eagles play the Falcons at the Linc today. The Phillies play the Giants in Game 2 of the NLCS at Citizens Bank Park, which is just across the street, at 8 p.m. tonight. (Traffic alert!) And the Phillies have become the hottest Philly team at the moment — 134 consecutive sellouts at CBP. But the Eagles were Philly’s team way before the Phanatic was hatched from his egg. (Or his pod. Not sure about the gestation process of Phanatics as a species.)
The Eagles are