July 28, 2008

Philadelphia Wins a Championship

Philadelphia's long sports championship drought ended, but not really, on Sunday when the Philadelphia Soul won the ArenaBowl, in order to capture the Arena Football League's championship. This has actually set off a debate in Philly over whether or not this "counts" as a title, whether it deserves a parade, and whether the Bon Jovi-abbetted championship celebration is worth attending.

Most of the people having the debate, however, had no idea the game was yesterday until they heard it was over or almost over. Because until this year, the team was known mostly either for being co-owned by Jon Bon Jovi and Ron Jaworski, and for serving as the employment story line for the housemates on "The Real World: Philadelphia."

At any rate, at the start of the broadcast, the city of Philadelphia was described by one of the announcers as "title-starved." Even after the win, it still is.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 28, 2008 05:12 PM
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