From: Gonzalez, John

To: Fox, Ashley; Parent, Bernie

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Subject: The Lord and Bernie

Before the Finals started, and before Bernie joined Team Talkin', someone gave me an interesting Flyers shirt. I believe you two are familiar with it: it shows Bernie Parent in goal along with the words "Only the Lord Saves More Than Bernie."

It's one of the most famous sayings in Philly sports history - up there with the "Fo, Fo, Fo" and "Why Can't Us?" and the like.

Bernie, what was it like the first time you heard that? And does anyone know exactly who first said it or when?

From: Parent, Bernie

To: Fox, Ashley; Gonzalez, John

Subject: The Lord and Bernie

Wow! That was a long time ago.  I honestly do not recall where I was when I first heard it.

I think one of the owners, Joe Scott, was the one who came up with the saying.

From: Fox, Ashley

To: Gonzalez, John; Parent, Bernie

Subject: Bernie

Where can I get one of those T-shirts, Gonz? I'd like one. And if the Flyers pull out this series and win the Cup, I wonder who will come up with the catchphrase for this team. I'd put my money on Pronger. He's colorful.

Although given his typically buttoned-up public persona, Chase Utley and his F-bomb after the Phils won the World Series would be hard to beat.

And don't forget, Gonz. Racer 5. I'm supplying the beer for your party. Got some on ice as we speak.

For more on Bernie Parent, go to www.bernieparent.net.