Last night, I showed my post on Philadelphia expansion to Greg Daurio, who was steaming about it before he even finished reading the first sentence.
"What? What do you know about Philadelphia? It's a great sports town and it has an awesome soccer tradition!"
Greg played soccer in Philly as a lad, so he knoweth of what he speaketh. He used to play against Chris Albright's high school (William Penn Charter School, where Bobby Convey also attended) and likes to point out that they'd beat Chris' team.
"It's a joke post," I explained. "I was trying to encapsulate some of the ridiculous arguments against soccer. You couldn't tell I was kidding?"
He read the post again. "Well, I can see now how you were going over the top."
I turned to Luis. "Luis, did you think I was serious when you read the post? Lunatic fringe of soccer fanatics? Philadelphians have strong arms because of eating so many cheesesteaks? You knew, didn't you?"
Luis was noncommital. "I thought you might be serious. I wasn't sure."