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A Siberian Tiger...

26 May 10:40 am

A Siberian Tiger...

By Jeff Crandall

If you're following me on Twitter, you might have seen a mention of a Siberian Tiger on the bus to Columbus.

No worries, it isn't a live Siberian Tiger. It's a stuffed creature and this isn't his first Section 8 Chicago road trip. You see, he's sort of become a mascot, for the ISA. 

Meet Phillip...

Since we still have a ways to go, I caught up with Phillip to gather his interesting story...

Jeff Crandall: Phillip, how did you come to join up with Section 8 Chicago?

Philip the Tiger: It's actually quite a long story. I'm not from this country but found my way to Chicago sometime last year. Everything is sort of a blur but if I'm being honest, I was deported from the UK. 

JC: What caused the deportation?

PtP: Well, some folks played a funny prank in England. Basically I was set up as a potsie to fuel a prank on the good people of Southampton. I'm a Siberian Tiger but I do have my limitations.

JC: What are those?

PtP: Well, I'm not able to move on my own free-will.

JC: Right, so what happened?

PtP: It was a long night... Who can really remember? Those guys "Ted" and "Matthew", who I counted as my friends, left me in a grassy field in Southampton. The next thing I knew, police helicopters were flying overhead.

JC (Diane Sawyer voice): Yes, Phillip, I believe you're talking about this video...

PtP: It hurts to watch it again. 

JC: So you were deported and you ended up in Chicago of all places?

PtP: Yes.

JC: What happened next?

PtP: Some folks on the northside took me in. Soon they introduced me to Section 8 Chicago. I've been to many a Fire home game and am currently talking to you on my second road trip.  

JC: Phillip, you truly have a heroic story. Thank you for joining us on the road to Columbus...One last thing, could you give us a song?

PtP: Roar.

Follow Phillip on Twitter @SnakePitPhillip.