Monday, June 15, 2009

When We Win, We Riot; When We Lose, We Riot

Never has the Philadelphia sports mantra towards championships been truer in two seperate instances over three days.

In Pittsburgh, after the Penguins won their first Stanley Cup in 17 years Friday night (6/12) and the city's second title after the Steelers defeated Arizona at Super Bowl Ex-El-Ay-Yai-Yai back in February, one local knucklehead kept alive the time-honored tradition via Morgantown, West Virginia of burning one's couch in the middle of the street. Forty-eight hours later, after the Los Angeles Lakers won the franchise's fifteenth NBA title (after Chick Hern announced from the great press box in the sky that "The refrigerator's closed and the door is shut, the light's out, the butter's getting hard, the eggs are getting cold and the Jell-O's starting to jiggle"), plenty of Angelinos used the excuse near LA Live and the Staples Center to burn down a few newsstands, with 18 arrests and eight of the LAPD injured.

All I can say is "Stay Classy, Penguins and Lakers fans." JFein will be here tonight and tomorrow (6/16) for the Countdown live blogs, if Shuster's not pinch hitting. See you Wednesday (6/17).

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