New York/Boston/Philly - America’s Best Sports Rivalries
Giants vs. Eagles. Bill Russell vs. Wilt Chamberlain. The little regional derby known as Yankees vs. Red Sox. There may be no more rancorous rivalry, nor a more storied sports history of highlights and heartbreak, than the ones shared between Boston, New York and Philadelphia’s sports teams. And the best part is, the rivalry along the Eastern seaboard only seems to be getting more intense.
This weekend, the Red Sox and Yankees will face off once again after taking their historic rivalry across the pond to London, where the Yankees took both games, but both teams showed off a ton of power. The hosting Red Sox desperately need a good series to stay serious in the playoff race. But that’s just a little bit of seasoning on already rich shared history that's helped this three-way rivalry seep into the blood of Bostonians, New Yorkers, and Philadelphians.