What a week! The Philadelphia Phillies take Cliff Lee away from the New York Yankees. The Philadelphia Flyers defeat the New York Rangers. And last, but not least, the Philadelphia Eagles miracle - whip the New York Giants. Can you think of a more stunning hat trick? These many painful years of Philly being New York's redheaded stepchild have been wiped clean in one fell swoop of a week. Building ledges in NYC probably haven't seen this much action since the crash of '29. To all you New York sports fans who got coal in your stockings this year: Maybe you should start throwing snowballs at Santa Claus.

Frank Mooney, Prospect Park