This is in the New York Daily News today:
No matter where a New York fan turns these days, a vulgar scent of cheesesteak taints the atmosphere and distorts the schedule of sports events on our flat-screen televisions. Philadelphia is the new Boston, suddenly. Maybe not as prim and haughty, but every bit as dangerous and much, much sneakier.I don’t really hate any of Philadelphia’s rival athletic cities- although I do dislike some of the individual actors: Jerry Jones, etc. But I do agree- other than the Mets- I don’t really generate real excess joy from defeating New York teams.
Maybe the Rangers? I don’t know- the Devils have been the Flyers local measuring stick for a long time now.