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Boston - Baked Beans.
Philly - Cheesesteak.
Advantage - Philly. Has anyone ever said, "Hey, when the bar closes, want to go grab some baked beans?" I doubt it.
Bands With Big Hair
Boston - Extreme. More Than Words.
Philly - Cinderella. Don't Know What You've Got (Till It's Gone).
Advantage - Push. Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) is an excellent guitarist, but he couldn't glam it up the way Cinderella could. So in a battle of style and substance, I call "push."
Gay Moment in City History
Boston - March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the very first phone call in history from his Boston machine shop. The call was to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, in which Bell chimed, from down the hall, "Watson come here, I want you!"
Philly - In 1997 Philly's domestic-partner benefits law becomes the first in the country to provide a tax break for gay and lesbian couples...that is before the Supreme Court shot it down.
Advantage - Push.
New York Baseball Rivalry
Boston - The Yankees.
Philly - The Mets.
Advantage - Philly. The Sox-Yankees rivalry trumps that of the Phils-Mets, no questions asked. The tradition, the great players, the overwhelming hate. The Phils-Mets series just can't compare. However, despite recent events, the Yankees have dominated the BoSox. Just look at the World Series title disparity between the two. The Phils have faired much better historically against their Queens rivals, so the edge goes to Philadelphia.
Boston - From 1659 to 1681, it was against the law to celebrate Christmas because the pilgrims thought it was debauched.
Philly - It is illegal to discharge a gun, cannon, revolver or other explosive weapon at a wedding.
Advantage - Boston. They were right, Christmas is debauched. I wish pilgrims were still around so we could talk about how much we all hate Christmas.
Boston - Matt Damon. Hilights include Good Will Hunting, the "Bourne" series, the "Ocean's" series, The Departed.
Philly - Seth Green. Hilights include Austin Powers trilogy, voice of "Chris" in Family Guy, Robot Chicken, The Italian Job.
Advantage - Boston, although Green's appearances on Entourage made it close.
Contribution to the Downfall of Society
Boston - New Kids on the Block.
Philly - "Free Mumia Abu-Jamal" t-shirts.
Advantage - Philly. Buying a t-shirt that profits from the murder of a police officer is deplorable. New Kids on the Block are worse.
3-2-2. Another victory for the Fightins in the TotT, another series win on the way.