Missanelli, of 610 WIP recently had an interesting
debate on the radio about who are the top 10
stars, out of the four major professional teams
in Philadelphia. It is not as easy as
you might think and it got me to thinking about
here are my top ten "stars" in Philadelphia
sports. My definition of a star is someone
that is one of the best at their particular
position, who is always in the spotlight, well
known even outside the whelm of sports and one
who you simply cannot get enough of. So
without further ado, here it is.
Chris Webber (Sixers):
Webber barely hangs on to stay in the top 10,
but he is still a big name on a team that has
none besides Allen Iverson.
Billy Wagner (Phillies):
He is one of the top closers in baseball and
people still hold their breath, waiting to see
if the radar gun hits 100 mph.
Jeremiah Trotter (Eagles):
He was the spark that ignited the Eagles defense
after they finally inserted him at starting
middle linebacker and everybody loves the "ax-man."
Chase Utley (Phillies):
Utley is one of the few Phillies that fans actually
love to watch with his hustle and determination.
The man plays the game the right way and three
years from now may crack the top three of this
Brian Westbrook (Eagles):
Behind McNabb, Westbrook is the most important
guy on the Eagles offense and everybody always
pulls for the little guy with a whole lot of
Brian Dawkins (Eagles):
The best at his position, a leader in the locker
room and his jersey sells more than Donovan
Peter Forsberg (Flyers):
He is arguably the best player in the NHL and
has made the entire town of Philly forget about
The man goes by two letters and love him or
hate him, nobody could get enough of him over
the past several months.
Donovan McNabb (Eagles):
He is the quarterback on a team that made it
to the Super Bowl last year and made it to the
NFC title game four years in a row. Also
he is playing in a city that is ruled by football.
Allen Iverson (Sixers):
He transcends the game of basketball and still
owns this city. He is the greatest little
man to ever play in the NBA. In this day
and age of sports he is one of the few players
left who is all by himself worth the price of
A.I. number one? Who was left off?
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