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From the Editor: February Blues


I can’t believe it’s February already!  Just think, in one month, I’ll be back at PPL Park for opening day kick off as the Union take on Sporting Kansas City!  Oh wait…I’m missing opening day.  You get to that age where everyone is getting married and alas…there is a wedding.  No worries though, as I’ll be headed to Colorado for the Union’s away opener the next weekend.  But that’s still over a month away.  What’s going to hold me over until then?

The truth is, February could have been worse than how it’s shaping up to be.  There could have been no NHL, but luckily, the NHLPA and the league put their selfish needs aside and came to terms.  Sure, it’s only a 48 game season, and whoever wins the Stanley Cup this year will know in their hearts that it’s only half a championship.  Then there is the Flyers lack luster play to open up the season.  You know what though?  Who cares?  There is hockey and you get to watch it.  It’s better than no hockey at all.

Of course today is Super Bowl Sunday, marking the end of the NFL season.  Monday will mark a day of depression for most, but for those of us lucky enough to watch EPL or any other European football (soccer for those who are still confused) league, we have about 14 more games to look forward to.

Yes, February definitely gives hardcore sports fans a case of the blues, but looking to the future is what is important here.  As I said earlier, the Union season is less than a month away.  If you’re not a soccer fan, you can breathe easy; pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in just nine days which means Phillies baseball is on the horizon.  Speaking of the Phillies, I have a special announcement to make today.  I’d like to formally welcome Chris Baldino to the Philly Sports Live family.  Chris is going to be one of our new staff writers covering the Phils.

Another announcement you say?  Why yes!  February will also mark the debut of the much anticipated Philly Sports Live Soccer Desk Podcast, which will be hosted by myself and Soccer Desk staff writer Richard McGovern.  If all goes well with our venue meeting tomorrow, we’ll have an announcement on Tuesday, so stay tuned.

As always, we value your feedback.  Have something you’d like to see or have us cover?  Shoot us email at or mention us on Twitter @PhillySportLive.  Meanwhile, we want to know your Super Bowl picks!  Make sure to let us know who you have walking out of the Super Dome with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.  Not watching the Super Bowl?  There’s always the Puppy Bowl.

Have a great February everyone!  See you in March!

All the Best,

Julian Brown, Editor in Chief