I pride myself on being a Philadelphia sports fan. Below are some interesting stubs I’ve collected over the years.
1950 World Series Game 1: New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies (Front). My grandfather gave me this ticket.
1950 World Series Game 1: New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies (Back). My grandfather gave me this ticket.
1952 MLB All-Star Game at Shibe Park in Philadelphia (Front). My grandfather gave me this ticket.
1952 MLB All-Star Game at Shibe Park in Philadelphia (Back). My grandfather gave me this ticket.
2005 U.S. Amateur at Merion Golf Club.
2005 San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles: In Terrell Owens’ first game against his former team, he scored two touchdowns and amassed 143 yards. On the third play from scrimmage, Donovan McNabb tossed a 68-yard touchdown to Owens.
2010 Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 6: By far, the loudest sporting event that I’ve ever been to. It was the Flyers final home game in the series before heading back to Boston for game seven. The Flyers would ultimately become the fourth team in North American sports history to come back from an 0-3 series deficit and win. In the Conference Finals, the 7th seeded Flyers shut out the 8th seeded Montreal Canadiens three times and won in five games. It was the first ever Conference Final to be contested by the 7th and 8th seeded teams. The Flyers went on to lose to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.
2010 Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles: On Sunday December 26, 2010, the Philadelphia Eagles secured the NFC East title as they watched the Green Bay Packers beat the New York Giants. The Eagles’ game on that date was postponed two days because of a snow emergency. The Birds eventually lost to the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL’s first Tuesday game since 1946.
2011 New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins: With 16.5 seconds remaining, Penguins goalie Brent Johnson gave up a chance at a 15th career shutout in exchange for a knockout. Johnson delivered one swift left hook and knocked Rick DiPietro to the ice, which left him sidelined for six weeks. As a goalie myself, this has remained the greatest fight that I’ve ever witnessed.
2011 Villanova Wildcats at Pittsburgh Panthers: With this win, the Panthers (27-4, 15-3 Big East) claimed the outright Big East conference title. I was a freshman at Pittsburgh.
2011 Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies: Infielder Wilson Valdez started the game at second base and finished six hours and 11 minutes later on the mound pitching a hitless 19th inning for his first major league win. It was the longest baseball that I’ve been to.
2011 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Pittsburgh Panthers: My first Notre Dame football game. I was raised an Irish fan.
2012 New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers in the Winter Classic held at Citizen’s Bank Park.
2012 Pittsburgh Panthers upset the #9 Georgetown Hoyas at the Peterson Events Center.
2012 Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates: My first Opening Day.
2012 Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins in Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1: Flyers rally from being down 3-0 to win 4-3 in overtime. I waited in line all day for student tickets to the game. If you recall, this was one of the highest-scoring playoff series in recent memory. Through the first four games, the two teams combined for 45 goals which set a new record.
2012 Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles: In Andy Reid’s final home game as Eagles head coach, the Birds fell 27-20.
2013 PIttsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers: In the first game of the lockout-shortened season, the Flyers lost 3-1.
2013 Villanova Wildcats beat #3 Syracuse Orange in overtime at the Wells Fargo Center. My video of storming the court: http://bit.ly/1H9F391
2013 U.S. Open Championship at Merion Golf Club. Justin Rose (ENG) wins his first major.
2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia.
2014 Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles from the Press Box.