28 Joyful Memories To Warm A Philly Sports Fan’s Cold, Bitter Heart

It’s been a rough year. Let’s remember the good stuff.

1. This man’s beautiful, beautiful voice.

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2. When Allen Iverson made Michael Jordan look silly.

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3. This man’s beautiful hair.

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You know you want to run your fingers through it.

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4. When Keith Primeau scored this goal to beat the Pens and end the longest NHL playoff game in the modern era.

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5. Citizens Bank Park’s finest selection on the menu, the Schmitter.

A perfect marriage of steak, salami, onions, tomatoes, cheese, and “special sauce.”

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6. When Donovan McNabb trolled the Giants by using their sideline phone.

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7. Whenever the Phillie Phanatic teams up with Green Man.

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8. This amazing resemblance.

Miss you, Andy!

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9. And also this one.

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10. When Villanova trampled all over Georgetown’s title dreams.

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11. This Wing Bowl legend.

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12. This man’s warm baritone coming out of your radio.

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13. This box of soft pretzels.

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14. That scene in Silver Linings Playbook where Jennifer Lawrence recites winning Philadelphia sports scores.

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15. Anything Brian Dawkins has ever done.

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16. That time Chris Farley looked EXACTLY like John Kruk.

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17. That brief but glorious time we had Dikembe Mutombo.

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18. This Conan skit that aired while the Mets were choking away the 2007 NL East lead.

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19. The fabled 2000 “Pickle Juice Game,” in which the Eagles beat down the Cowboys 41-14.

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20. This scrumptious Tastykake display.

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21. This Temple fan who sacrificed his body for the team.

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22. This beautiful piece of art.

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23. When DeSean Jackson ate the soul of every Giants fan.

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24. This young fan who’s numbing the pain of a tough loss.

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25. Shawn Bradley being absurdly tall.

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26. The day they destroyed this monstrosity.

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27. The fact that this man, who terrorized us for decades, is finally retired.

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28. And, of course, this doctored photo of Rocky holding a cheesesteak.

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