COMCAST SPORTSNET NETWORKS IN CHICAGO AND PHILADELPHIA
MAKE THEIR OWN STANLEY CUP WAGER
Comcast SportsNet networks in Chicago and Philadelphia, respectively the home of the Stanley Cup-contenting Blackhawks and Flyers, have made a wager to defend their hometown pride in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final.
If the Philadelphia Flyers are victors, Comcast SportsNet Chicago will serve Deep Dish Pizzas from the world-famous Giordano’s to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia employees. Should the Chicago Blackhawks win the 2010 Stanley Cup, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will serve authentic Philly Cheese Steaks from the award-winning Campos, to Comcast SportsNet Chicago employees.
“The Flyers have blown us all away on their journey to the Stanley Cup Final, and we look forward to enjoying some deep dish pizza from our friends in the Windy City,” said Brian Monihan, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
“As much as we’re sure our friends in Philly would love a free lunch on us, we are definitely looking forward to a ‘Taste of Philadelphia’ in our offices come next month,” quipped James J. Corno, President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Both networks are providing comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup playoffs to fans in their markets, including specials and features, pre- and postgame coverage, and “Behind Enemy Lines” reports featuring insights and analysis from experts from the other network. Individual program lineups will vary for each network. The networks’ pre- and post game programming through the 2010 playoffs has attracted a combined average audience of 111,000 Chicago and Philadelphia sports fans, including on nights when games have aired on other outlets.