Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Schuylkill is changing names

-Courtesy of the Philadelphia 76ers

As the Philadelphia 76ers continue their National Basketball Association Playoffs series against the Detroit Pistons, the team is requesting that travelers in the Greater Philadelphia Region refer to the Schuylkill Expressway by its proper name (I-76) and add “ERS” to the end. The team hopes this will spread and people will immediately begin calling the popularly traveled highway “I-76ERS.”

“It’s playoff time and we want to get our fans revved up for the postseason,” said Sixers Senior Vice President Lara Price. “As patrons utilize I-76ERS every day to get to work, they’ll think of us and support our run in the playoffs.”

I-76ERS is 25.2 miles of highway that extends from the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Valley Forge through Downtown Philadelphia to the Walt Whitman Bridge.

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