Steelers v Eagles, Pens v Flyers: What Is It About Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia?

Why is it so easy to hate these guys???

Sitting here watching the Penguins Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and seeing the Flyers currently coming back from being down AGAIN in this series (and looking good to taking a 3-0 series lead) I became curious about the all time series of the Pens v Flyers as well as the Steelers v Eagles.  Well my Steel City friends, it is not good.

The Flyers lead the all time series against the Pens 141-89-30 (W/L/T).  The Cryin’ Flyers always seem to be a thorn in the side of the Pens.  And now, with the acquisition of Jagr the hatred runs even more deeply.  The Pens have the final laugh with having more Stanley Cups, 3-2.  Doesn’t make watching this series any easier.  There’s been a ton of scrapping and fighting during this first period – even Sid the Kid dropped the gloves.

The Steelers history with the Eagles isn’t really any better.  The Eagles have a large edge over the all time series 46-27-3.  The rivalry is almost non-existant because the separation by conferences.  It’s still easy to despise the Eagles – they still come from Philly and have people like Andy Reid and Michael Vick as representations from the City of Douchebag Brotherly Love.  Again, Pittsburgh fans can walk away feeling the ultimate high by having 6 Super Bowl championships to the Eagles’ zero (although to the Eagles’ credit they have three national titles prior to the merger).

So I’m going to give you all a chance out there to release your venom.  What is it about both these Philly teams that get your blood boiling?

Topics: Eagles, Flyers, Penguins, Steelers

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