Like any large city, it is hard to define Philadelphia in just one way. It has its rich neighborhoods like Society Hill and it has a lot of poor neighborhoods. Just read the history of Philadelphia and you will respect the city and realize other cities don’t even come close. No, its not fancy or glitzy, but that’s why I believe it is a great city. It has integrity, like the hard working people in the city. In the USA, it might be the most historically influential city. It was the first capital, and was home to the first hospital, zoo, stock exchange, public library, public grammar school, public volunteer fire department, university, bank, computer, modern sky scraper, and the list goes on. Still want to disrespect this city? Philadelphia is a city unlike any other. Run by sports, completely unhealthy food, violence and beer this city is home to some of the best people you will ever find…if you are from here. Outsiders are never welcome and if you are a fan of any other football team besides the Eagles, you will have a tough time simply walking down the street. The city pulls together hopes for every season and continually has their hearts shattered every year.
People not from Philadelphia claim the inhabitants are the worst in the country, however if you are a local you would never want to live anywhere else. Home to friendships that you could never find in another part of the country, this city has a sense of pride to it that is unmatched anywhere. During the summer, on a trip to the shore you are guaranteed to see at least 10 people from your neighborhood and there is no question you will be drunk for about 80% of the time you are there.
Besides Canada, this may be the only other place that would be hurting without hockey because it is often painful to watch the Sixers and Phillies play. Finally, Philadelphia’s reputation of not being the city of brotherly love will be further reinforced after the unparalleled riots that will occur after the eagles win the super bowl. E-A-G-L-E-S! EAGLES!!!
Philadelphia is the most diverse and authentic city in America. Everyone in every neighborhood takes pride in where they come from (including generations before them) and makes it known to outsiders that they will never be one of us.
Anyone that does not like Philadelphia or its residents is simply jealous. Jealous of our uniqueness. Jealous of our passion for sports, no matter what the score is they still represent our blue-collar heritage. Jealous of our extremeness. Jealous of our overwhelming personalities. Jealous of the way we pour our hearts into everything we do. Jealous of our food. And most importantly, jealous of our pride.
We don’t care what others think. We don’t try to be like any other city. We simply are who we are. The Vet was not an arena that held sporting events, it was our family. It holds memories for every resident. The Philadelphia flair is something that is embedded is us since birth. We can speak to other Philadelphians in our slang and feel an unwritten camaraderie that cannot be shared by others. Our life is our city and it is something that no one understands unless you are truly from here.
For those that are not fans: Please continue to tell us how much you don’t like us or our city because it only gives us more fuel to tell you why we are and always will be better than you.
Philadelphia – The City of Brotherly Love.
Philadelphia isn’t just a city that lies between the shadows of New York and Washington, it is a city where the Eagles are the topic of dinner conversation year round. It is where a meal consists of a cheese-steak, Natty light, soft pretzels, and TastyKakes for dessert. It is where there is a Wawa on every corner, and you look forward to the 1st day of Spring when Rita’s gives out free “wooder” ice. It is where you know it’s a hoagie, not a sub and the shore, not the beach. Most importantly, where everyone is brothers and it is okay to say hello to someone you don’t know if they are a birds fan. That is Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love… Outsiders will never understand.