PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh and Philadelphia share a common first letter, a commonwealth and little else.
Philly’s got more people, more land, more attitude. Statistics suggest it’s more expensive and more stressful to live here. We’ve got more history, more theaters and restaurants and 1.6 million more TV-viewing households.
But in the one comparison that matters most, at least to all the sports-crazed residents at either end of Pennsylvania, the Steel City holds a sizable edge.
During the last half-century, as sports have evolved from mere pastimes into civic obsessions, Pittsburgh has won more than twice as many major professional championships as Philadelphia, 13-5.