2022 was a wild year for the city of Philadelphia, for better or worse. Two teams made their respective Championship, though they each fell short. The Eagles have had one of the best regular seasons in franchise history. There have been massive trades made by our teams. People lost their jobs. There were moments of pure joy and moments of absolute heartbreak. And we saw a once proud Flyers franchise fall to perhaps its lowest place in franchise history. But what were the biggest single moments in Philly Sports this year?
I put together a list of the biggest moments this calendar year in Philly Sports. And to be clear, these are just singular moments. The Phillies World Series run is not a moment. There are moments in that run that made this list, but the run as a whole is not eligible. Likewise, the Eagle’s regular season is not a moment. We are talking about singular moments. One pass, one move by the front office, one swing of the bat. Things that could be captured in a headline.
There are of course a couple of more days in 2022. But it’s doubtful there will be any major moments in a regular season Flyers or Sixers season. Unless the Sixers randomly decide to fire Doc Rivers off the back of an 8-game winning streak, there will be no Earth-shattering moments in Philly Sports before the ball drops in Times Square.
And biggest moment does not mean only good moments. While there was a lot to cheer about this season, there was also heartbreak. This list will be mostly positive, but there are some moments that we do not look back on with fondness. It would not be a Philly sports year if there was not a roller coaster of emotion. But without further ado here are the 10 biggest moments from Philly sports in 2022. Starting with the honorable, and dishonorable mentions.