A Soul Celebration in Philadelphia - Parade Set For Thursday!
The day after the Philadelphia Soul won the Arena Bowl Championship, the whole Delaware Valley is celebrating. However, I find it odd, that this isn't more prominent on the news sites - Philly.com, has a mere listing under sports (no pictures on the main page, only Manny Ramirez), nothing on CBS-3, ABC-6, FOX-29, nor on NBC-10 (but NBC-10 does have a picture of Jon Bon Jovi on there, just by mere coincidence).
Oh how I wish they'd treat Arena Football with a little class here in Philly. These guys had one of the best seasons a team has ever had in Arena Football, and they aren't even getting the rounds of applause from the local press, like they deserve. WOW! I guess unless its the Phillies, Sixers, Flyers or Eagles, it doesn't matter, pretty darn sad if you ask me, especially when Jon Bon Jovi and Ron Jaworski are part owners... just sad, these guys are being treated like this by the local press.
Regardless of that, I did com across some information on Philly.com about the parade. A Philadelphia Soul team spokesman has said that a parade is set for Thursday. a team spokesman said. Last week, city spokeswoman Melanie Johnson said that plans may include a late-afternoon motorcade west on Market Street to City Hall, culminating in festivities in Dilworth Plaza on the west side of City Hall.
Also, Bon Jovi said he would live up to his promise of performing a free concert in Philadelphia if his team won the ArenaBowl. The date and time are to be announced. You can bet, I'll be heading to both of these events!
If I dig up any more information on the parade, I'll post it here as soon as I know.
*Photo Credit: Alex Brandon of the Associated Press