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The in-state of rivalry of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers is a shining example of how some professional leagues can be used to have friendly competitions between divided states. No in-state rivalry in history is more infamous and anticipated than NHL’s Pennsylvavian rivalry. Between eastern Philadelphia Flyers fans and the western Pittsburgh Penguins fans, the rivalry has lasted since the late sixties. It is known across the entire nation of the Flyers and Penguins rivalry and this notoriety strengthens the bond and the passion of ice hockey within the state. But why are in-state rivalries so important if ultimately they might divide a state? WSN analyzes what exactly makes this rivalry something other states should strive for.
New Jersey shares a significant amount of their own teams with New York, which can add to confusion about what teams the state has. Overall, just because the teams share New York’s name doesn’t mean New Jersey doesn’t have a stake in them as well. Despite having only one named professional league team, New jersey still shares a number of professional teams. This is in the form of New York and New Jersey sharing teams, especially when New York based teams call some New Jersey stadiums home. Here is WSN’s overview of the New Jersey pro sports landscape and how it affects New Jerseyans on the whole.
New Jersey has a wide range of indoor and outdoor arenas that serve as both places to see your favorite team and as symbolic icons to the state. New Jersey is home to many exceptional arenas and stadiums and their importance to Jersey sports is often overlooked. Here, WSN takes a look at the 10 best arenas in Jersey - in any order - based on their recognizability and quality.
For the whole decade team, WSN has chosen the best players that represent New Jersey in some form. Whether it be by birthright or simply playing for their teams, the 10 chosen players represent the finest that New Jersey has had to offer in the last 10 years.
While waiting for the World Cup to take off, WSN took a closer look at the recently finished Premier League season in a quest to locate the dirtiest and most aggressive teams and players in 2017 and 2018.
Something that has always put a rather dark side on the wonderful world of football is hooliganism. This excessive violence often covers the footballing world in a veil of shame and anger. Luckily, there are multiple laws in place to combat these incidents. Unfortunately, however, that does not mean that the occurrences have come to a complete halt. In the previous season, it was rather evident that although it is diminishing, the incidents still occur.