I was watching the PGA Tour event in Philly yesterday and they kept showing all those historic places and things, and the one that got my attention was the Liberty Bell — still cracked, jeez, you’d think somebody might fix it by now.
But it sure makes you realize how historic a day Independence Day really is.
And to celebrate America’s birthday, on a hockey blog, well, there’s only one photo that pulls it all together. Here it is, from Sports Illustrated’s famous cover.
Not expecting any hockey news today, but you never know.
If you need something to read, here’s Kevin Allen’s post-July 1 Winners and Losers column from USA Today.
Enjoy the day, celebrate. But don’t drink and drive. And don’t drink and attempt to light fireworks.
MORNING UPDATE, 10:55 A.M.: According to Larry Brooks in The Post today, D-man Ryan McDonagh will sit down for serious negotiations with the Rangers this week and the plan is for him to sign and turn pro, rather than return to Wisconsin.