What are You Thankful For? Your Nominations for Philly Sports Moment of the Year

Kyle Scott —  November 25, 2010 — 47 Comments

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We tried very hard to avoid a cliché Thanksgiving post- really, we did.  But we've succumb to the power of the internets. 

Last year, we put together the top ten Philly sports moments of 2009 and thought it would be prudent to take nominations for this year's list.

Here's your chance to opine.  In the comments below, tell us your favorite moment of 2010.  We're expecting to get a lot of Roy Halladay perfect game and no-hitter responses, so, um, something different, please.

We'll put the list up at the end of December- teaser!

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47 responses to What are You Thankful For? Your Nominations for Philly Sports Moment of the Year

  1. The Mike Richards eastern conference finals goal against le Habs. That moment will be in my mind forever

  2. Despite my love for baseball and the Phils, I’ve got to say the Flyers Stanley Cup run, especially the Boston series comeback.

  3. roy oswalt playing left field and his cheesy smile after he caught a ball out there :)

  4. roy halladay & mike vick…both self-explanatory.
    and jeff carter… for morning carts.

  5. Easter Sunday: McNabb bye-bye.
    Halladay perfect game and game 1 of SC Finals same night!

  6. Yeah, the Flyers whole playoff run, starting with the shootout win vs the Rangers. The comeback, beating the Habs, and Michael Leighton saving our season.
    Wilson Valdez& Chooch.
    A new QB (or two).

  7. In a strange way, I am thankful we lost to the Giants. For the past 3 years, the Phightins’ have had the best team in baseball. We should have beaten the Yankees in ’09 and we most certainly should have beaten the Giants. But, the Phillies have lost their fire, their edge, their hunger to win. I am thankful they lost because I truly believe the team thought they would be World Champions again in 2010 and the fact that they lost might just help regain the swagger that brought them to the top of the Mountain. Hopefully the bats will come alive in 2011 and H2O will only get better. Let’s Go Phightin’ Phils!

  8. Snark “Snarky Snark” Walhberg November 25, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I am thankful for the amount of snark this blog.

  9. The Ballad of Wilson Valdez, Brian Schneider, Dane Sardinha, Juan Castro, Domonic Brown, Mike Sweeney, Ross Gload, and Cody Ransome.
    The Flyers Stanley Cup Run
    Roy Halladay, all of it
    “Left Fielder Roy Oswalt” and all the people who stuck around long enough to watch it happen
    The redemption of Cole Hamels and Brad Lidge
    September 2010

  10. The Sixers…..nevermind, they havent had any good moments. Top moment of 2010 was Lav’s timeout in game 7 of the bruins series. Greatest timeout in the history of Philly sports.

  11. I think hands down the best sports “moment” was Halladay’s whole first season as a Phil, including a no-hitter and of course the play-off perfect game…but since the obvious isn’t up for nomination I would say either the 07/09/10 Phillies game vs. Cincy (down by 6 in the 9th, come back to win it in the 10th) or the shootout the led the Flyers into the playoffs.

  12. Flyers 0-3 comeback within an 0-3 comeback.

  13. Sixers: The Lame Brain idea to bring back Iverson.
    Flyers: Post Season Run, including the Boston run.
    Eagles: Saying Bye-Bye McNabb.
    Phillies: Come from behind to take the Division.
    Fan Appreciation: The Fan that caught the ball from the stands while carrying drinks and food and didn’t miss a step. Now that’s devotion and keeping cool under pressure.

  14. The internet and sports blogs…especially twitter connected to them all…the many opportunities to hear many opinions and ideas not just Gonzo, Fitzgerald and Jansen in the papers…(although I miss Hochman)
    the opportunity to respond and debate anytime, anywhere…this ability to become part of the dialog has exploded this year… Scrench

  15. “The Timeout” and Peter Laviolette. Oh and Glaude Giroux being awesome.

  16. The OT winner in game 3 of the stanley cup.
    Or the Phils comeback against the Dodgers… CHOOOOCCHHH

  17. 1a) Roy Halladay’s no-hitter in the playoffs
    1b) Roy Halladay’s perfect game
    2) Flyers come back from a 3-0 deficit to beat Boston
    3) McNabb gets traded/ Westbrook gets released
    4) Flyers wins Stanley Cup game 3 in overtime
    5) Vick’s MNF performance
    6) Phils comeback win against the Dodgers
    7) Iverson returns to the Sixers for a week
    8) Left-fielder Roy Oswalt
    9) Sixers win the second pick of the NBA draft
    10) Villanova’s Corey Fisher scores 105 points

  18. The timeout in Game 7. “Just one goal”.
    “Carcillo, Carcillo, Dan Carcillo is the overtime hero!”
    Sam McNabb comparing Donovan to Jesus because he was traded on Easter.
    Domonic Brown’s double, just to play to the hype.
    Left fielder Roy Oswalt.
    The ovation for McNabb, but only to say F.U. to the national media.

  19. Maynard G. Buttsex November 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Flyers Bruins Game 7 for sure.

  20. Jennifer Bielecki November 25, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Despite the Phillies losing on 8/24/10, this game was memorable to me in so many ways. First, Steve Keshmiri proposed to Lindsay Fitzpatrick in the section next to us, second, the 14th inning stretch, third, saw a high school friend, who then was on Phanavision, last & certainly not least, Roy Oswalt playing in left field & Raul Ibanez playing 1st base in the 16th inning

  21. 1. Opening day. The 11-1 demolition of the Nats and Roy Halladay’s first appearance kind of made you feel like the Phils had this in the bag from day one.
    2. J-Roll’s 2-run walk off shot against the Indians. It was his first, if I’m not mistaken.
    3. The sweep of the Reds right before the All-Star break. Every single game could have gone either way, and 3 out of 4 went into extra innings. As a Phillies fan this series was both life-shortening and exhilarating
    4. Of course, the 16 inning game against the Astros with Oswalt in left and Ibanez at first. Still makes me laugh when I think about it.
    5. The game against Johan Santana in the earlier part of the season. The Phils had a 9-run, 2-out rally that started with Jamie Moyer’s bases-loaded walk. The crowed was actually generating electricity when Shane Victorino followed Moyer, and hit the grand slam. One of the 3 games I got to this year, and I will never forget it.

  22. I’m going to have to go with my hockey boys coming back to beat the Bruins. Though them winning the Eastern Conference final was one of the most amazing moments ever. Perhaps that’s because my high school marching band was playing at Trenton Thunder that night, and I, along with my mom and about 15 other Flyers fans, stood in the gift shop at the Thunder stadium watching the last few minutes and screaming in excitement after they won. :)

  23. -Taking my nephews to their first baseball game. Phillies vs. Blue Jays. Never thought they’d be as into the game as they were <3
    -Mike Sweeney fist pumping after every good play, and of course his wonderful Sweeney man hugs.
    -Went to the Philies vs. Mets game on my birthday with a Phillies fan and 2 Mets fans. Phillies were down 2-5 until the 4th inning, when we scored 8 runs and Shane hit a grand slam.
    -The 3 game sweep in the NLDS
    -Roy Oswalt playing left field and his huge grin after catching the first ball hit his way

  24. My list:
    1. Roy Halladay NLDS No Hitter (rarer)
    1. Roy Halladay Perfect Game in Miami (better)
    Can’t split the two, both were unbelievable.
    3. Flyers vs Bruins, game 7
    4.Claude Giroux Game 3 Stanley Cup OT Goal
    5.Michael Vick and Co. Destroy Washington on Monday Night
    6.Flyers-Rangers shootout at the end of the season.
    7.Mike Richards diving goal in conference finals
    8.Cole Hamles shutout to win NLDS.
    9.Jamie Moyer walk/Shane Victorino Grand Slam vs Johan Santana
    10. Dan Carcillo OT Goal in game 3 of the quarterfinals
    Other Honorables.
    Roy Oswalt in left-field
    Simon Gagne OT Goal in game 4 of the conference semi-finals to stay alive
    Leighton/Boucher split shutout after Leighton gets hurt
    Jamie Moyer 2 hit shutout of Atlanta
    Rollins walk-off coming off the DL
    Carlos Ruiz walk off
    Roy Halladay press conference
    Roy Halladay Cy Young Award

  25. The biggest moment(s) this year were our teams doing what was thought to be the impossible:
    1. The Flyers coming back from being 0-3 in the series against Boston.
    2.The Phillies having an amazing 2nd half to win the division for the 4th year in a row.
    3.The Eagles having a season a lot of people didn’t think they would have with a quarterback that no one expected.
    We have truly bless here in Philadelphia right now and hopefully will be for many years to come.

  26. Jamie Moyer complete game shutout vs. Atlanta.

  27. 1. Halladays perfect game/ playoff no hitter. Im not gonna rank one higher then the other. 3. The series win over boston after being down 3-0 in the series and game 7. 4. Mike Vick on MNF against Mcnabb and the skins. 5. Stanley cup game 3 ot win and 4 when we tied the series. 6. Hamels back on form, shutting out the reds in game 3 of NLDS 4 sweep. 7. Series win over Habs 2 reach SCF. 8. Oswalt trade 2 complete H20 rotation. 9. Reds series sweep right b4 the all star break. 10. Mcnabbs return 2 Philly after the trade: in a way i think the eagles got what they deserved that day in the loss, not in the Vick injury. I dunno about the rest of u but i still love Donovan and wish him the best. Plus i dont like how the organization disrespected him. Thats just my opinion even though i kno ill get a lot of shitty comments about this 1. Honorable mentions: Moyers 2 shutouts against the braves and yankees. The phils finishing with the best record in baseball after a seesaw first half. Eagles win over Colts- the game we saw that we can beat any1

  28. 1. Halladays perfect game/ playoff no hitter. Im not gonna rank one higher then the other. 3. The series win over boston after being down 3-0 in the series and game 7. 4. Mike Vick on MNF against Mcnabb and the skins. 5. Stanley cup game 3 ot win and 4 when we tied the series. 6. Hamels back on form, shutting out the reds in game 3 of NLDS 4 sweep. 7. Series win over Habs 2 reach SCF. 8. Oswalt trade 2 complete H20 rotation. 9. Reds series sweep right b4 the all star break. 10. Mcnabbs return 2 Philly after the trade: in a way i think the eagles got what they deserved that day in the loss, not in the Vick injury. I dunno about the rest of u but i still love Donovan and wish him the best. Plus i dont like how the organization disrespected him. Thats just my opinion even though i kno ill get a lot of shitty comments about this 1. Honorable mentions: Moyers 2 shutouts against the braves and yankees. The phils finishing with the best record in baseball after a seesaw first half. Eagles win over Colts- the game we saw that we can beat any1

  29. 1. Halladays perfect game/ playoff no hitter. Im not gonna rank one higher then the other. 3. The series win over boston after being down 3-0 in the series and game 7. 4. Mike Vick on MNF against Mcnabb and the skins. 5. Stanley cup game 3 ot win and 4 when we tied the series. 6. Hamels back on form, shutting out the reds in game 3 of NLDS 4 sweep. 7. Series win over Habs 2 reach SCF. 8. Oswalt trade 2 complete H20 rotation. 9. Reds series sweep right b4 the all star break. 10. Mcnabbs return 2 Philly after the trade: in a way i think the eagles got what they deserved that day in the loss, not in the Vick injury. I dunno about the rest of u but i still love Donovan and wish him the best. Plus i dont like how the organization disrespected him. Thats just my opinion even though i kno ill get a lot of shitty comments about this 1. Honorable mentions: Moyers 2 shutouts against the braves and yankees. The phils finishing with the best record in baseball after a seesaw first half. Eagles win over Colts- the game we saw that we can beat any1

  30. Since I only follow the Flyers, here are my top 5 from them:
    1) Game 7 vs. Boston
    2) Richie’s goal in ECF
    3) Shootout vs. Rangers
    4) Gagne’s goal in game 4 vs. Boston
    5) Giroux’s OT goal in game 3 vs. Chicago

  31. The Flyers’s comeback against Boston was by far the best moment of the year. The perfect game was great, the no-hitter was greater, but what the Flyers did as a team and what Laviolette did as a coach has to trump them. We saw plenty of perfect games and no-hitters last year and every year it seems like at this point. The Flyers were the only team to do that last year and one of the only teams to do that ever. History wins, especially since they had to come back from down 3-0 in the last game of the series they were down 3-0 in to win. We’ll never see that happen again most likely.

  32. Definitely “The Time Out”. The greatest comeback in Philly history for a series AND in a single game.
    Unlike the Phils, the Flyers didn’t disappoint in their playoff run despite not winning the whole thing. If Lavs had a full year the Cup would be in Philly like it will be this year, and that guy fired that team up to complete the best game I’ve ever seen as a Philly fan.

  33. 1) Flyers comeback from down 3-0 in the series and down 3-0 in Game 7 against Boston
    2) Doc’s perfect game
    3) Doc’s NLDS no-no
    4) Vick’s MNF performance and the Eagles’ record-setting 59-28 win over the Skins
    5) Claude Giroux’s OT goal, Stanley Cup Game 3
    6) Phils’ 3 consecutive walk-off wins vs. the Reds
    7) Flyers clinching a playoff spot with a shootout win in a winner-take-all game 82 vs. NYR
    8) Flyers clinch the Eastern Conference in Game 5 vs. MTL
    9) The Phils turning a seemingly lost season into the majors’ best record and another NLCS appearance
    10) Watching the Mets have another losing season!

  34. Peter Laviolette should make the list on general principle. That’s how awesome that dude is.
    Iverson’s tearful press conference returning to the Sixers. I wish I’d DVR’d that mess.
    Roy Halladay outhitting the best offense in the NL all by himself (while throwing a no-hitter in the playoffs just for the hell of it) and then pitching on one leg to bring the NLCS home for one more game.
    Clinching the NL East at Citizens Bank South and the story about Howard calling a halt to the clinch celebration until Halladay, Sweeney, and Schneider were front and center in the guest clubhouse.
    Roy Oswalt galloping through Sam Perlozzo. “Screw that crap, man, I need some run support!”
    Cole Hamels striking our old pal Scotty Rolen out to advance to the NLCS.
    Eagles fans giving McNabb the same kind of welcome back as Pat Burrell got when he returned. Love McNabb or hate him, he deserved that ovation, especially when he didn’t get a chance to say goodbye.
    Bobby Cox congratulating Manuel and the Phillies on taking the East during his last homestand at Turner Field. The Braves fans were not too pleased.

  35. I have to go for a moment within a moment. The final out of the Halladay playoff no-hitter. That little dribbler, Chooch flying from behind the plate, gunning the ball FROM HIS KNEES to Howard for the win. Take that Don Larsen and Yogi Berra. Halladay and Ruiz is where it’s at!

  36. Flyers playoff. I’ll never forget coming back down 3 games to none and the Stanley Cup run. Giroux’s OT goal was awesome. I would vote the no-hitter but I can’t.

  37. Flyers coming back from 3-0 series deficit to beat Boston.

  38. Halladay’s no hitters, Laviolette’s timeout, Giroux’s OT Winner in the Cup Finals, the comebacks against the Reds and Dodgers, Halladay pulling his groin and still keeping the Phillies alive, Halladay’s first start as a Phillie, those are just some of the best moments of the year.

  39. Definitely Roy’s no hitter in the NLDS! The perfect game is a verrrry close 2nd. Any game that can make you cry puts it up there!

  40. Simon Gagne scoring in OT of game 4 against Boston in his fist game back from injury (which kept our season alive and forced game 5)
    And then his game winner in game 7 to complete the comback from an 0-3 deficit within an 0-3 defict.
    Simon Gagne – Forever a Flyer!
    Boston Bruins – Forever Mediocre

  41. Claude Giroux scrappin up against the boards in game 7 against Boston for 20 seconds late in the game really stands out and sums up what he has meant to the flyers and their playoff run. That moment has to be in there.

  42. Flyer’s comeback in Game 7 of the Boston Series

  43. Flyers comeback against the Bruins.
    Richards carrying the trophy into the locker room.
    Roy Oswalt in left field.
    Cole Hamels complete game shut out.
    Trading McNabb.
    Vick’s Monday Night blowout against the Skins.

  44. Roy Halladay’s 1st year as a Phillie
    Phillies’ 4th Straight division title
    Boston series in NHL Playoffs
    The Sixers’ rebuilding team this year (if they do better next year)
    Vick’s story on and off the field
    Oswalt in left field
    Ruiz’s break-out year (2 no-nos, team batting leader)
    Halladay-Wood duel b4 All-Star Break, Chooch’s double – 1st H since DL stint
    Rollins’ DL comback homers (3R-HR, 2R GW, near-cycle, & Grand Slam @ ATL)
    Mets-Phillies Apr. 30th (9R 4th inning, Victorino GS)
    Pretty much is my top ten, not in a particular order

  45. TWO WORDS: IAN FUCKIN’ LAPERRIERE. Puck to the face against the Devils, lying to his doctors so he could come back, and then blocking another shot on one of his first shifts. The balls on that dude’s balls must have balls on their balls.
    Of course, Halladay is gonna be number one and two, but some others worthy of consideration, in no particular order: Dan Carcillo’s expression after he scored the overtime winner, Oswalt in the outfield in the marathon game, Claude Giroux’s obscene no-look feed to Richards (playoff gingerbeard is also acceptable), The Timeout and anything else related to the Bruins series, Eagles annihilating Washington on national TV, Richards tap-in against the Habs, Leighton/Boucher combined playoff shutout for the first time in 55 years, the irony of Mike Richards assisting Jonathan Toews on a goal in the Olympic Gold Medal game.
    Hopefully we will be able to add the firing of Andy Reid by the end of the year, but I’m not holding my breath.

  46. Roy Oswalt in left field… that smile was great! How about just last year Michael Vick was the scum of the earth and now everyone loves him? (Not me personally, I’ve always loved him)

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