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07-07-2009, 09:51 AM
If you live in the Harrisburg area, go check out 3 of the 4 major team sports trophies all at once today. If you think about it, since the Lakers won the NBA title, and the reason for that was 99% Kobe and 1% all of the other guys combined, they should have that trophy in the PA Capitol Building as well, since Kobe is from Lower Merion, PA.

Pennsylvania Pride
Penguins, Steelers and Phillies Trophies displayed in Capitol July 7

Pennsylvania ís world-class champion professional sports teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Philadelphia Phillies will have their championship trophies on public display in the Capitol East Wing Rotunda on Tuesday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The National Hockey League ( NHL ) 2009 champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, will display its Stanley Cup. The National Football League (NFL) 2008 Super Bowl XLIII champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers, will display its Lombardi Trophy. In addition, the Major League Baseballís (MLB) 2008 World Series champions, the Philadelphia Phillies, will display its World Series Trophy.

The display will be open to the public.




07-07-2009, 12:49 PM

Pennsylvania Celebrates "State of Champions"
Sam Kasan
Jul 7, 2009, 9:48 AM EDT

The city of Pittsburgh has reclaimed its reign as the "City of Champions" with the Steelers' Super Bowl XLIII title and Penguins' Stanley Cup victory just months removed from each other. But if you include the defending World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies, the state of Pennsylvania could probably adopt the moniker "State of Champions."

In an unprecedented event, all three championship trophies - the Stanley Cup, the Lombardi Trophy and the World Series Trophy - were all on hand in Harrisburg Tuesday afternoon to commemorate the outstanding achievements of Pennsylvania's professional sports teams.

The three reigning championship teams brought their respective trophies to Harrisburg for the festivities. The trophies made their way to Governor Ed Rendell's office (photo taken from the Governor's Reception Room). Later, the championship trophies made an appearance at the Capitol Rotunda, which is where important ceremonial events take place.

The event was an opportunity to recognize a very unique situation in which with three current professional championship teams all hail from the same state.


07-07-2009, 01:21 PM
I don't like the fact that Pittsburgh has to share the stage with Philadelphia.....it just seems wrong. It's like displaying a Vette next to a Yugo.

07-08-2009, 10:55 AM
I am Steeler fan from near Philly. I hate the Eagles, not a hockey fan. I am a Phillies fan. The team has great character, and never wins anything. I think it's ok to share the stage with them! Let me repeat, I HATE THE EAGLES !!!

07-08-2009, 12:25 PM
Any chance we can trade the Bucs for the Phillies? What else could we throw in tradewise to make this happen?

07-08-2009, 12:50 PM
Any chance we can trade the Bucs for the Phillies? What else could we throw in tradewise to make this happen?

The Phillies and a Cheesesteak for the Pirates, a Primanti Bros. Sandwich, a 6 pack of Iron City, and re-naming the film "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh" to "The Fish That Saved Philadelphia" because Dr. J was a Philly guy, Pittsburgh is not a pro basketball city, and their city needs saving more than Pittsburgh does. :mrgreen:

07-08-2009, 01:24 PM
Here's a perfect idea for the Bucs management but they are probably too scared (and maybe broke) to try this:

Go get Roy Halliday from Toronto to be your long time ace.

From all of the wheeling and dealing they have done, they should have enough talent in the minors now to offer in a trade.

You gotta start to build a nucleus sometime..... Why not start with a SP of his talent?


Oh, this is a Steelers board-

Go Steelers!


07-08-2009, 09:19 PM
clearly pittsburgh is TWICE the city philly is........... :nono