As a city, Philadelphia has had their fair share of exciting games and events throughout the years. Some of the craziest and historic games across all leagues have involved either the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies or Sixers.
It got me thinking — if fans had just one iconic game they were able to rewatch (not including championships), which game would it be?
If you had to rewatch just one Philly sports game for the rest of your life (not including championship games) which would it be and why?— Brooke Destra (@BrookeNBCS) March 23, 2020
Here are some of the best I received from each sport.
A larger collection of responses for the Phillies seemed to be Roy Halladay’s perfect game that occurred back on May 29, 2010. Halladay solidified his place in MLB history, being just one of the 23 pitchers to have had one.
Doc’s perfect game, hands down. https://t.co/YcICjt2RDo— Allie (@mustang__sallie) March 23, 2020
Roy Halladay’s perfect game in 2010 against Miami.— Jeff Warren (@Jeffrey_Warren) March 23, 2020
Doc’s perfect game— John Feerick (@AtmosFeerick) March 23, 2020
There were also honorable mentions of when they clinched the NL East in 2008, Cole Hamel’s no-hitter and many more.
Phillies/Astros game 5 NLCS 1980— Eric Cohen (@ebcinpa) March 23, 2020
Phillies clinch NL East, 9/27/2008 🥰— Lauren (@philaurdelphia) March 23, 2020
When @Phillies beat the Expos in the second to last game of season to clinch the NL East in 1980 on way to their first ever title , did it on Mike Schmidt’s 11th inning homer.— Eagles52 (@Eagles5211) March 23, 2020
Roy Halladay 2010 playoff no-hitter— Joe Plaza (@jeplaza14) March 23, 2020
Cole Hamel’s no hitter against the cubs!— Mike Leh (@lehmike) March 24, 2020
2007 Phillies vs. Mets. Last game of the August series. Phils win 11-10 on the Utley walk off hit— Mark Bentz (@EtownBlueJays10) March 24, 2020
… or should I say other NBA fans who wanted to troll my tweet. There are few things in Sixers history that can top the famous Allen Iverson step over that occurred in the 2001 NBA Finals.
2001 NBA Finals Game 1. pic.twitter.com/fuiakd1ebF— Ben (@holroyd42) March 23, 2020
Of course, Raptors fans had to come in and ruin the fun though with these:
probably 2019 game 7- 76ers vs raptors— David Carrette (@dvidc28) March 23, 2020
Game 7 vs. Raptors tbh.— Steve (@Steven_Stampe) March 23, 2020
I was just trying to create a fun little conversation on Philly Twitter … I should’ve known better.
The Flyers have had their fair share of fun games throughout the history of their franchise. From the Stadium Series just last season, to the historic 5 OT game against the Penguins, a win against the Bruins in Game 7 and many more.
Keith Primeau OT game winner in the playoffs— Lou (@phillylou23) March 23, 2020
Flyers Rangers regular season finale 2010. Don’t feel like I should have to explain why😬😬— Kevin Dickson (@kdickson53) March 23, 2020
The Five OT win vs. Pittsburgh. Seven hours of nail biting followed by me celebrating loud enough to wake the entire neighborhood at 3 AM.— David Smith (@dfs17) March 23, 2020
2004 Sens-Flyers Brawl. That was nuts.— Marc Arnone (@marcrarnone) March 23, 2020
That one Edmonton/Flyers game a few years back was awesome. I believe it was the first one McDavid played against us after the whole Brandon Manning thing happened.— Tim Cantando (@phat_father) March 23, 2020
Flyers/Penguins Stadium Series, because it was an intense game and then those last few minutes were just... beautiful.— Anne ✍🏻🎬🍕☕️🏒⚾️ (@AnneLiveTweets) March 23, 2020
Also, the WIRED version so I can hear Konecny talk smack.
Flyers-Rangers Game 6 2014 ECQF, a Wayne Simmonds hat trick and the crowd chanting Steve Mason’s name. Perfect from start to finish.— jake-fil-a (@FromStateFarm49) March 23, 2020
It’s safe to say that even with a few back-to-back mediocre seasons in recent years, there has been a ton of fun hockey to make up for it in the past and now present (or will be present again … once the NHL returns).
Eagles fans must have a pact when it comes to this question, because at least 80% of the responses were Miracle at the Meadowlands … I would also fall under that category, so there is no room to talk. Who could pass up watching DeSean Jackson’s punt return over and over again? Chills every time.
Miracle at the Meadowlands. DJax dropping the punt and still returning it gives me chills every time— Nathan Aaron (@Trathan_nump) March 23, 2020
Miracle at the New Meadowlands. Improbable win over a hated rival.— Brian Richard (@bellixso) March 23, 2020
I’m sure there’s a handful I’d consider if I took longer to think about it, but first that comes to mind immediately was DeSean’s Miracle at the Meadowlands— Chris Cusick (@callmebuttta) March 23, 2020
Eagles vs Giants miracle at the New Meadowlands— Rob (@mtjfan19) March 23, 2020
Other popular selections were also against division rivals — including 2010 Monday Night Football against the Redskins and the most dominant win in Eagles franchise history against the Cowboys.
44-6, what's understood doesn't have to be explained https://t.co/MlJOJWguoV— LeBeau 💙🏁🖤🐍 (@GeauxRemy) March 23, 2020
Eagles vs Redskins 2010 Monday Night— Nick Cline (@nick_cline) March 23, 2020
MNF in 2010 against the Redskins https://t.co/JFQ1iDaArJ— Chad (@chizzy_getsbusy) March 23, 2020
And even though I had specified that it couldn’t be a championship game … it’s hard to pick a game as meaningful as this one.
Super bowl— steven eggert (@sweggy__p) March 23, 2020
Super bowl 52 and it’s not even close https://t.co/hy7jrrwGQt— Michael Ennis (@MichaelEnnis30) March 23, 2020
Super Bowl— Terry Fiske (@terryfiske) March 23, 2020
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