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About the Host Peter Mucha, husband and father of two, grew up in Cherry Hill and is a lifelong Philly sports fan. He's been writing and editing for The Inquirer for 18 years.
His motto (at least for today): "If I'm not brief, give me grief."
Flyers Need a Mascot A rough-and-tumble sport like hockey seems a natural for having a mascot. But not some dumb duck like Anaheim's Wild Wing. What do you think of these? The Penalty Ox. A tribute to the bull in Broad Street Bullies. "English Bobby" Clarke
Psycho, a nut in an old lady wig, in honor of coach Hitchcock. The Fall Guy. Isn't "Ice + idiot = injuries" a formula for laughter?
Short. But with a Philly twist. Know of a smart remark you'd like to share? Maybe you said it, or heard it, or just made it up. One sentence is best. Email it. Use a nickname or go nameless.
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