Monday, July 30, 2007

Question of the Day...

Today is the 31st Anniversary of the final public performance of the Philadelphia Flyers' good luck charm, Kate Smith. On this date in 1976 she performed "God Bless America" on a television special honoring the US Bicentennial.

As any Flyers fan knows, Kate Smith's rendition of God Bless America is considered to guarantee a win when played in place of the National Anthem. All-time record when Kate's GBA is played? A paltry 68-19-3. In the Satnley Cup seasons of 73-74 and 74-75 She went an amazing 14-0! Watching footage of her singing live before a packed house at the Spectrum at the start of Game 6 of the Finals in 1974 still gives me goosebumps.

In honor of Ms. Smith's last live performance, and her power to bring the Orange and Black a win, today's question is thus:

Do the Flyers have a chance this season?

Big ups to Flyers History for the stats.

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