Friday, August 19, 2011

City Of Champions?







1) We're right in the middle of the August Dog days so not too much hockey news at the moment. While perusing the sports pages it dawned upon us that the combination of the Flyers/Bruins being legit Cup contenders and the other teams from the City of Brotherly Love and BeanTown (Eagles/Phillies and Patriots/Red Sox) as two of the favourites in their respective sports to win as well, we may have a legitimate City of Champions in Philadelphia or Boston!




2) This is not a football or baseball blog, but it doesn't take an expert in either of these sports to know that Philly/Boston have a real shots in baseball and football. In baseball, the Phillies are running away with the National League East. Possess the best pitching staff in baseball, and a decent lineup of hitters. While we NEVER advocate gambling (its a dumb way to waste your money!) it is illustrative to read whom the odds makers believe are the favourites to win. In baseball the preseason odds were with the Phillies and Red Sox. Both are proving the odds makers to be correct. Certainly at minimum the Sox will be in the baseball post season. As for football, the odds makers say its again Boston (New England) and Philly as the favourites to win it all. Who can bet against Tom Brady/Bill Belichick?

3) As for the sport for whom we know the most, NHL hockey odds makers haven't yet fully weighed in on the moves the Flyers made, but even before that they were among the top 5 teams expected to compete for the Silver trophy; along with Boston (to repeat), Vancouver, Washington and Pittsburgh. Not sure why SJ isn't in there, but that's a discussion for another time. Hockey is the only place where the two cities can not play against each other for a championship. It wouldn't shock us at all if the Superbowl and World Series were played by their citys' respective teams. So the decision of whom can claim the Title of City of Champions might come down to what the Flyers/Bruins do next spring.

7 comments:

stevens8204 said...

I don't think there has ever been a city to win 3 championships in the same year?

Rogo said...

Hey guys what about New York? My Yankees are in 1st place. I think the jets are gonna be pretty dam good this year with Ryan running things and don't forget about my Rangers. With Hank in net and that new kid we just got to score we are gonna be right there at the end!

dlyjoe5726 said...

Fuck Boston and especially Fuck Filthydelphia and all their asshole fans! Your almost as bad as those cosck suckers in Shitsburgh!

FAUXRUMORS 2 said...

Nice post FR!! Rogo nice to see ya back. I tink you might have a point that NY does have an outside shot but I'd put my $$ on the 2 cities FR mentioned here.
DlyJoe: Not so great to have you back, but its never dul LOL

FAUX RUMORS said...

1) Rogo Hey there buddy great to hear from ya! Like FR2 wrote earlier I don't think its as likely we'll see NY win in all 3 sports. Of the 3 the Jets are the highest favoured to win this year.
2) DlyJoe: Geez, you dissapear for a couple of years and WHAM you're rigt back it without missing a beat or a chance to use profanity. Geez.

Duncan N. Komani said...

I do not follow other sport in philadelphia but think Flyer will win it all. We got good goalie and we can beat anyone

FAUX RUMORS said...

1) We would not be shocked to see Philly at least in the Eastern Finals. Holmgren has done a good job this summer

 
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