The National League Pennant race begins tonight in Los Angeles with the Dodgers taking on the Philadelphia Phillies, and whipping their asses. It is unfortunate for the Phillies, but they must lose so that the nation can have a Dodgers-Yankees World Series.
But the Phillies have a good baseball team, they've had a good year, and the city of Philadelphia has the honor of being one of the culinary capitals of the U.S.
Didn't know that, did you?
If you thought that the Yankees and the Red Sox were an intense rivalry, or the U.S. Civil War pitted brother against brother in a bloody battle, or that Leno vs. Letterman tested the loyalties of real Americans, then you've probably never heard of the Pat's vs. Geno's Philly Cheesesteak War in that great city of Philadelphia, the city that is sending their team to Los Angeles to be badly beaten, then sent home as the team that could'a been contenders.
But one thing they have in Philadelphia that nobody can take away from them (in addition to that cracked bell) is the great honor of being the city that invented the Philly Cheesesteak. The two top contenders who claim to make the best Philly Cheesesteak sit on opposite corners in South Philly, a decades-long rivalry for the throne: Pat's and Geno's.
Some people claim that Pat's, the original, makes the better Philly Cheesesteak because they use the "real" Cheez Whiz, not the artificial kind. But it's a subject of controversy.