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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Boston versus Philadelphia

This years Superbowl is by no means the first area of contention between these two regions.

No, no, no! I'm not referring to the conflicts between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76's for the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association. No, they had difficulty prior to the NBA existing.

No, I'm not even looking back towards the 1914 and 1915 World Series. In 1914, the Boston Braves swept the Philadelphia Athletics (oddly enough both teams have changed cities twice since this competition). 1915 saw the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 1.

Actually, I'm thinking of colonial America. I'm currently reading PATRIOTS - THE MEN WHO STARTED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, by A.J. LANGGUTH which my brother recommended and lent to me. In May 1775, the second session of the Continental Congress was convened. The Boston contingent was prepared to push for a declaration of independence while the Philadelphia contingent led by John Dickinson advocated a resolution asking the king to open negotiations aimed at reconciliation. At the time, Dickinson had the votes and won the day. However, the position of the Boston delegates obviously came to fruition the following year.

Based on that, I would recommend taking the Eagles and the points in the first half but take the Patriots for the outright win on Sunday. Then again maybe you should not base wagers on 229 years old events.


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