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It is thought that they did. Known as the curse of Billy Penn, it started when a building was built in Philadelphia taller than the statue of William Penn on City Hall. This supposedly led to a sports drought where the four major Philadelphia sports teams (Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, Sixers) failed to win a championship. This, of course, ended when the Phillies won the 2008 World Series. Some say that this is because the builders of the Comcast Center, the new tallest building in Philly, put a tiny statue of William Penn on top, to break the curse. This may or may not have happened, but any curse is over for now.

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