Found October 05, 2012 on Football Nation:
Depending on who you believe, the distance between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia is 300 miles, although either team’s fans could be in each other backyard’s regardless of where they live in Pennsylvania.It’s been hard, if not impossible, for the Philadelphia Eagles to compete with the legacy of the Pittsburgh Steelers.Pittsburgh boasts six Super Bowl titles, whereas Philadelphia has yet to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.Still, fans of both teams are adamant in their support of their team, especially in regards to the “other team” in Pennsylvania.The Steelers and Eagles have been in different conferences since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970.Due to NFL scheduling their storied rivalry will only be revisited every four years on the current formula. Many people in Pennsylvania get excited every four years around the fall time and it hardly has to do with an election.This meeting between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh carries a heavy weight like most games, but the players in their respective locker r...
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