Hundreds of thousands of fans lined the streets, shouting and cheering as their heroes paraded through the city. The players had brought home a championship and the huge crowd, with many people wearing black and yellow, celebrated this great accomplishment.
This scene took place in Pittsburgh earlier this week, where the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins celebrated their Stanley Cup Championship. But there was also a similar parade in February, when the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl.
When one team wins a championship, a city celebrates. This year, Pittsburgh was lucky enough to get two parties.
Black and Yellow: Pittsburgh's sports teams are unique because they all share the same colors. The Penguins, Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates all have black and gold uniforms. This shows the bond that each of these teams share with their city. Even though they are playing different sports, the Penguins, Steelers and Pirates all compete for Pittsburgh's pride. The common black and gold shows that all three teams share their fans and try to make them proud.
Pittsburg isn't alone. There have been several other times in sports history when one city won two championships. Here are some of the most famous:
1969: Nobody saw this one coming! First, in January, the New York Jets upset the heavily favorite Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. In the fall, the New York Mets won their first World Series.
1979: 2009 isn't the first time that two Pittsburgh teams have won championships. Exactly 30 years ago, the Pirates won the World Series and the Steelers won the Super Bowl.
1988: This was a good year for Los Angeles. In June, the L.A. Lakers won the NBA Championship. Four months later, the Dodgers won the World Series.
2004: In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years. Earlier that year, the New England Patriots, who play just a few miles away from Boston, won their second Super Bowl.
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