Is Flyers vs. Penguins The Best Rivalry in Philly Sports Today? The20’s @GonzoCSN penned an interesting piece over at CSNPhilly Friday, where he essentially calls the Flyers-Penguins rivalry the best in Philadelphia today.
“Sidney Crosby is a brilliant player, a singular talent, which makes him easy to love if you’re from the Burgh and even easier to loathe if you’re not. Pittsburgh fans boo Jaromir Jagr each time he touches the puck, even though there’s a giant mural of him painted on the wall at the CONSOL Energy Center. The two coaches don’t seem to like each other very much, and just to remind everyone of that fact, the Penguins played a video montage before Game 1 that featured the now (in)famous footage of Dan Bylsma and Peter Laviolette screaming at each other and doing their best John Calipari and John Chaney impersonations.”
What other rivalries come close to that?
“If this isn’t the most entertaining rivalry in Philadelphia right now, what is? Hating the Mets never goes out of style, but it’s a touch less enjoyable these days considering New York’s other baseball team is in a state of disrepair. Disliking the Cowboys is a tradition, but there’s something reflexive about it — as though it’s expected of Philadelphia, and so Philadelphians comply. The Giants are natural villains, because of the geographic proximity and the success that makes Eagles fans envious. That has been a great rivalry for a long time.”