Celebration

Parade

My office building is located on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Center City Philadelphia, which today became the last leg of the Eagles parade route as they traveled from South Philly to the Art Museum.  From 18 stories up, I used a 400mm f/5.6 telephoto lens set at a very high ISO to capture images of the parade taking place at high noon (Passing by at 12:38pm).  Tinted windows and glare from the Comcast skyscraper didn’t help either, but most of what I wanted to capture came out well.  After the parade went by my office window view, I quickly made my way to the other end of the building that oversees the Art Museum and the rest of the Parkway.  Needless to say, Philly fans were starved for a glimpse of the Lombardi hardware. Estimated 2M people made their way by foot, train, and car to get into the city today.

 

The City Was Lit

Super Bowl Sunday

Friends always tell me that life is about experiences.  Not being an Eagles fan as everyone knows (Buctorian), I was torn on heading into Center City to watch the Super Bowl unfold.  But as my friends are huge home town sports fans, I wanted to experience the game with the biggest Eagles fan I know, Bill Gehrman.  Let’s just say the pictures do indeed tell a 1,000 words.  Congrats to the city of Philadelphia, Bill, and all my friends that are Eagles fans.

 

We are all once again 0-0.

VIVA BUCCANEERS!

 

History

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Those that know me know that I am a huge Bucs fan.  Living in Tampa Bay (Largo) and literally growing up with the franchise as they were born when I was 5 yrs old.  Through the years I have been proud to be a die hard fanatic…  Dad taught me the game of the football by watching the Bucs play.  He was a huge football fan, carrying his loyalty to the local team whenever we moved.  We had season tickets from 78-87, and had the opportunity to witness the 1979 season and then sit among the 35,000 faithful during the 1980s.  Moving to the Philly area didn’t take away my loyalty for the Bucs.  Eventually I was coined “The Buctorian” by some college buddies for my wealth of useless Bucs trivia (Bucs + Historian = Buctorian).  Now a season ticket holder myself, from 1,034 miles away, always supporting my team.  Not sure why it took me so long to compile a history of the Bucs poster as I have been creating Bucs artwork in Photoshop for years, but I finally did.  Results below.  Hope you enjoy!  VIVA BUCCANEERS!