Thursday, January 15, 2009

Forget Boston?

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.