This is a local Philly sports thing, but I had to say something about it.
Recently, we observed the 25th anniversary of the Sixers' win over the L.A. Lakers to secure an NBA championship, which was terrific in these parts. However, since we're talking about Philadelphia, after all, this was used as an excuse to lament the fact that, supposedly, no professional sports team in this area has won a championship since then (another excuse for the griping was provided by the Detroit Red Wings' win of the Stanley Cup last night in Pittsburgh, as noted here).
This Wikipedia article pertains to the Philadelphia Phantoms, the minor-league (but professional) hockey team the first level beneath the Flyers. As you can see, they won the Calder Cup (the AHL championship) in 1998 and 2005 (three players from the '05 team play with the Flyers now: Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, and R.J. Umberger).
Can we all stop feeling sorry for ourselves now and maybe actually concentrate on something important instead?