5 Reasons Peabody is Better Than Saugus (Football Aside)

Here are a handful of reasons why the home of the Tanners surpasses the home of the Sachems.

The annual turkey day contest has arrived, and we here at Peabody Patch are taking a step back for a moment with a more light-hearted take on the Peabody/Saugus rivalry. No ill will towards Saugus, of course.

And yes, the Sachems, at 5-5, do stand a better chance of walking off the field with the Thanksgiving Day trophy this year than do the winless Tanners (0-9).

  1. The Northshore Mall versus the Square One Mall? Need we say more?
  2. Peabody's stretch of Route 1 has fewer billboards.
  3. OK, Saugus has a national historic site at the Iron Works, but Sachem town wasn’t once the Leather Capital of the World and Peabody also has Brooksby Farm.
  4. Fire Headquarters in Downtown Peabody is the fifth oldest continuously operating firehouse in the United States, according to Firehistory.org, and further, the department claims it is the oldest continuously operating fire headquarters in the world.
  5. A great legacy in two words: George Peabody, the city’s namesake and regarded as one of the most influential philanthropists of his day and perhaps in the past two centuries, both here and abroad.

Can you think of any more reasons why Peabody is superior to Saugus? Sound off in the comments section below, and remember, it's all in good fun.

B. Daubach November 22, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Saugus beats Peabody 43-0. Tanners finish season NEVER leading in a single game. What happend to this team???


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