Super Bowl city oldies

Philadelphia and Kansas City

Cover of the official game program above.

Not sure if you’ve heard this, but …

Travis Kelce (KC) and Jason Kelce (PHL) are the first brothers on opposing teams in a Super Bowl.

The combined ages of Patrick Mahomes, 27, and Jalen Hurts, 24, tie them with Brett Favre and Drew Bledsoe as the youngest pair of opposing quarterbacks in any Super Bowl when the Packers thrashed the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI on Jan. 26, 1997.

How dominant have the Eagles been this season? They’ve played a league-high 720 snaps with the lead.

Mahomes would be the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to lead the league in passing yards and hoist the Lombardi Trophy during that season.

Here are two oldies…one about each of the participating cities.

We begin with the City of Brotherly Love.

From “Visit Philadelphia.”

South Street always buzzes with activity, whether on a Tuesday afternoon or a Friday night. Ethnically diverse restaurants, bars that keep the party going long after dessert and galleries and performance spaces help make South Street remain a vibrant and essential city destination.

Business people saunter down the block from nearby Washington Square West and Society Hill to mingle with their more Bohemian counterparts for lunch, visitors flock to the area to savor their first Philly cheesesteak at Jim’s, or a classic slice at Lorenzo’s, and residents shop for groceries, check out a show, or find a Mexican-influenced piece of art from the Eye’s Gallery.

Mirroring this diverse mix of fun-to-watch pedestrians, a wonderfully eclectic lineup of businesses that includes over 300 shops and more than 60 eateries, cafes and bars caters to the crowd. Most stores are independently owned and have similarly minded signage.

The area’s restaurants reflect the various ethnic flavors of several nearby neighborhoods, and several performance venues feature fringe theater and live music.

In the early days of rock and roll the Orlons was formed  at a Philadelphia junior high school that included Shirley Brickley, Rosetta Hightower, and Marlena Davis. Fellow student Stephan Caldwell joined the group offering his baritone voice.

The year was 1963…

“South Street” was certified Gold, having sold more than a million copies. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

From visitkc:

Unique attractions throughout KC beckon locals and visitors alike to find the city’s hidden gems. Explore the National WWI Museum and Memorial. Let curiosity guide you at Union Station. Walk in the steps of America’s 33rd President in Independence. 

Nowhere on the site does it mention anything about crazy little women. Oh wait. That’s another song, not this one.

ABC-TV’s “Shindig” in 1965

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