Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Governor Ed Rendell has never made any secret of the fact that he is a big Philadelphia in Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers. Recently it was announced by the NHL that the Guv would get to have one day with the Stanley Cup even though his beloved Flyers ironically bit the dust (again) against the Pens.

So never being one to miss out on a marketing opportunity, either self or otherwise, Rendell used his day with Lord Stanley to promote the fact that Pennsylvania has won the most recent championships of three of the four major sports. To prove it, the Guv used his considerable influence to "insure" that the Steelers, Penguins and Phillies would all have their trophies in his office at the same to...sort of to remind the rest of the nation of the sports superiority that lies within Pennsylvania. But let's get one thing straight Guv, your Philadelphia teams haven't done a whole lot over the years to impress anyone. I'll do some research on it, but if I'm not mistaken, that baseball championship that the Phillies won is about it since the days of the Broad Street Bullies!

But, yeah, I guess when you have a rare situation like the State has right now, you might as well blow your own horn, because no one else is going to blow it for you! So congrats to the Steelers, Penguins (and to a lesser degree) Phillies.

ABOVE: No, the Stanley Cup is NOT on fire in the picture above, it's just the white hot glare of the bright lights in Harrisburg. You can practically imagine seeing the gears turning around in Rendell's head...."Gee, I wonder what kind of favors I'd have to call in to be able to keep these for myself???"