Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Weekly Homework Assignment
It's time once again for Mama Kat's weekly homework assignment! This week, I chose the following prompt: Write about someone who is an underdog. I took some liberties with this one, as I'm not choosing a person. No, I've decided to choose the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia as an underdog.
"Why Philly?" you say? Simple. We're lucky if we're looked at as New York City's little brother (sometimes, we're ignored altogether). Fashion, movies, shows, shopping, food ... people recommend to go to New York, "the city that never sleeps." Meanwhile, Philly is around in case you feel like getting fat on some soft pretzels and cheese-steaks.
We have some competitive sports teams in Philly, but from an international perspective, people have probably heard of New York teams like the Yankees, Giants, and Rangers ... not so much with our Phitin Phillies, Iggles, or Flyers. Plus, our sports teams seem to always get ignored by the superstar athletes ... we don't hear about LeBron James wanting to come to Philly ... heck, we were even shunned by one of our own (I hate you, Kobe).
But seriously, take a trip to Philadelphia sometime - you'll enjoy it. We have so much history to take in, and some excellent restaurants. Our sports stadiums are incredible, and the beer coming out of Philadelphia is second-to-none. And don't forget - we're only a short drive from Atlantic City, New York City, Baltimore, DC, and even Lancaster and Gettysburg. It's the perfect place!