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If you only had one game in Philadelphia history to watch, what would it be?

If you only had one game in Philadelphia history to watch, what would it be?

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? 

Here are some of the best I received from each sport.

Phillies

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. 

There were also honorable mentions of when they clinched the NL East in 2008, Cole Hamel’s no-hitter and many more. 


Sixers

… 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. 

Of course, Raptors fans had to come in and ruin the fun though with these:

I was just trying to create a fun little conversation on Philly Twitter … I should’ve known better. 

Flyers

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.

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 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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Hopefully Josh McCown gets royalties for these photoshopped images

Hopefully Josh McCown gets royalties for these photoshopped images

After spending one season with the Eagles as the backup quarterback to Carson Wentz, Josh McCown quickly gained the respect of fans and teammates for his leadership skills. And when he had to step up in the wildcard round when Wentz went down, everyone was in his corner, hoping for him to succeed.

Now, in the offseason, things have been heating up with NFL free agency. And it looks like McCown realized he has a special trick up his sleeve … or should we say up the sleeve of someone with great editing skills? Either way, this seems like something that can certainly make the cut for his resume. 

Once the news of Tom Brady signing with Tampa Bay broke, designers instantly took to creating a visual of No. 12 in a Buccaneers jersey. Well, the body of the player has to come from somewhere … and in this case, it was McCown. What does an athlete even do knowing his body now carries the head of one of the greatest athletes to touch a football? 

In McCown’s case … hope for royalties. 


(Image credit: @JoshMcCown12)

This also wasn’t the first time he was used for a photoshopped image of a player. Last season, when Odell Beckham Jr. was traded to the Browns from the Giants, McCown was back in action. 

(Image credit: @JoshMcCown12)

Now, the biggest reason is due to his number, having worn 12 during his time with the Buccaneers and 13 with the Browns. 

Still, what a fascinating moment for a player that has represented 11 different NFL teams during his career. 

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NFL Free Agency: Eagles could face Jadeveon Clowney next year on NFC East rival

NFL Free Agency: Eagles could face Jadeveon Clowney next year on NFC East rival

Jadeveon Clowney is Public Enemy No. 1 for Eagles fans right now, after his dirty hit in the Wild Card round injured Carson Wentz and ended the Birds' playoff hopes.

Can you imagine facing Clowney twice in 2020? That might end up a reality, according to a report from none other than ESPN's Josina Anderson, another villain from the Wentz hit fallout.

Anderson reports that Clowney is opening to returning to the Seahawks in 2020, but is also open to other opportunities, and could be courted by an Eagles rival:

Ignoring the football implications for now - Clowney, antics aside, is good at football - let's think instead about the absolute mayhem that would meet Clowney when the Giants visited The Linc.

It would probably be... a lot. For a fanbase willing to boo its own guys, that's nothing compared to the wrath Philly fans unleash when they feel they've been wronged by a player, justified or not. Just ask Sidney Crosby how his last decade-plus of visits to this side of the state have been, without anything nearly as malicious on his rap sheet.

The entire organization was angry about the play, from guys like Jason Peters in the hours after the hit to Howie Roseman talking about its lingering effects just this week (see story), which means we'd likely see a fired-up team take the field in that first Giants game, especially if it happened to be at home, emotions swirling in the South Philly winds.

Roseman encapsulated most fans' feelings when he spoke at the NFL Combine on Wednesday:

We thought that was a foul. We’re sick to our stomach about the way our season ended for our team and Carson in particular. (...) Doug’s sick. Jeffery’s sick about it. Our whole organization is sick about it. We’re there, we have a home playoff game, eight plays in? Come on.

Luckily for Eagles fans seeking to voice their frustration, even if Clowney goes back to Seattle, he'll still visit the Linc next year. But it would be doubly satisfying to beat him while he plays for a division rival.

Can you imagine the roar of the crowd as Wentz spins out of a Clowney sack attempt, rolls to his right, and rifles a pass to Dallas Goedert to go up by two scores? The Linc might not survive.

We'll see what happens.

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