|Pre-season Grinds On|
Before we get to the reason for the post, I'll also take a moment to bask in the excitement of the incredible weekend in Philadelphia sports. The Phillies (baseball for those who aren't into the American sports) started the weekend with the best record in baseball. The Eagles (American football) one-upped the Phillies by acquiring a ton of defensive talent as the season gets ready to start which firmly entrenches them as one of the top contenders for the Super Bowl title. The Phillies, not to be outdone, also made a strong acquisition to fill one of the few gaps in their line-up as they prepare for their playoffs in October. Oh, and on the field the Phillies have won both of their games thus far this weekend. Good weekend to be a Philly sports fan.
So, aside from writing and basking in the glow of being a Philly sports fan in 2011, I also got to watch a decent amount of pre-season action. For those who had better things to do with their time, here are some observations from the Emirates Cup and a few Manchester United pre-season friendlies.