Philadelphia Is Calling Itself “City of Champions” and THIS City Is NOT Having It (TWEETS)
On Monday night, after the Villanova Wildcats won their second NCAA men’s basketball championship in three years, CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz apparently proclaimed Philadelphia a “city of champions.”
Not surprisingly, Philadelphia sports fans immediately picked up the “City of Champions” moniker and ran with it:
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) April 3, 2018
America, we’re the city of champions now. 3 in 3 years pic.twitter.com/CQZqQV0wyZ
— Sixers Nation (@PHLSixersNation) April 3, 2018
— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) April 3, 2018
— Dei Lynam (@dlynamCSN) April 3, 2018
City of Champions!
🏆 2018 Villanova
🏆 2017 Eagles
🏆 2017 Soul
🏆 2016 Soul
🏆 2016 Villanova
🏆 2008 Phillies
🏆 2008 Soul
🏆 1985 Villanova
🏆 1983 Sixers
🏆 1980 Phillies
🏆 1975 Flyers
🏆 1974 Flyers
🏆 1967 Sixers
🏆 1960 Eagles#Villanova#FlyEaglesFly#Letsmarchnova pic.twitter.com/gOPGf6LBuD
— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) April 3, 2018
Pretty cool to live in the city of champions, IMO.
— Missy Perez (@missycperez) April 3, 2018
— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) April 3, 2018
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) April 3, 2018
Of course, the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory was epic. Villanova is clearly a college basketball dynasty. And hey, good for the Philadelphia Soul on winning a couple of WNBA titles. But most sports fans would still question whether all that is enough to make Philadelphia a “City of Champions.”
You know who’s DEFINITELY not ready to call Philadelphia a “City of Champions?” PITTSBURGH.
As many Pittsburgh sports fans were quick to point out on Twitter, Pittsburgh has been calling itself the City of Champions for decades, and they were none too pleased with Jim Nantz.
Take a look:
Sorry Philadelphia, the City of Champions is about 300 Miles west on I76. Pittsburgh has been using that term since the 1970’s. It’s were the CUP has been for the last 2 years (5 total) & home to 6 Lombardi Throphys. Also, it does not need to count college…
— rseif (@rseif5) April 3, 2018
That’s cute. Philly wins a couple of championships and thinks they’re the City of Champions. Sorry, that title is already taken.
I’d list all of Pittsburgh’s championships, but there’s not enough characters in a tweet.
One more thing:
— Nick Vucic (@npv708) April 3, 2018
A: Villanova isn’t in the city of Philadelphia.
B: The City of Champions is not Philadelphia, it’s Pittsburgh https://t.co/vYiaLHbLO6
— Houser (@Matt_Houser98) April 3, 2018
Did Jim Nantz just use the phrase “City of Champions” to describe a city other than Pittsburgh bc I’m livid
— Derek Sellers (@Dsellers20) April 3, 2018
Easy Mr. Nantz…..I know the eagles won the super bowl, and Nova is about to win the NCAA Championship, but Pittsburgh is the City of Champions, not the city on the eastern side of the state…
— John Funk (@j_funk13) April 3, 2018
Philly has a LONG way to go to catch Pittsburgh as the city of sports champions in this state. Some of you need to stop…
— Ezekiel Baez (@ZekeBaez) April 3, 2018
“City of Champions” Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/HGOayT7pPB
— Denny (@Montec71) April 3, 2018
How about we just say Philadelphia is no longer the saddest sports city in America?
Hat Tip – [FTW]