The hunt for Red October is in full swing, birds are flying into the end zone and The Process and The Beard will soon have the Wells Fargo Center rocking.
For those not familiar with Philadelphia’s sports teams, it’s a great time of the year to become an invested stereotypical Philly fan. Here is all you need to know about the current states for a few of Philly’s favorites.
Phillies: It has been a decade since the Philadelphia Phillies won five straight National League East championships. Since then, the Phillies have not seen baseball’s postseason as they hold the longest postseason drought in the National League. However, all things are pointing in the direction of that drought coming to an end. As of now, the Phillies hold a wild card spot as the season winds down. Led by the reigning MVP, Bryce Harper, and the NL leader in home runs, Kyle Schwarber, the Phillies feature a scary offense. There are 13 games left in the regular season, including the Phils’ last home stand from Sept. 20-25 against two playoff teams, the Blue Jays and the Braves. Take your friends and head down to Citizens Bank Park for a day in the ballpark.
Eagles: The Philadelphia Eagles just started their football season last Sunday by defeating the Lions 38-35 and the Vikings 24-7. For those looking to get into football or join the “Bird Gang” you couldn’t have picked a better time. Jalen Hurts is one of the most exciting young stars in the league as a dual threat quarterback and has the co stars around him such as A.J. Brown, Miles Sanders, and former tenth overall pick, Devonta Smith. The Eagles made the playoffs last year in what was a transitional year for them, but will be looking for a deep run into the playoffs this year. They will wrap up September with their first divisional matchup of the season against the Washington Commanders, led by former Eagle and Super Bowl Champion, Carson Wentz.
Sixers: The Philadelphia 76ers will be looking to once again contend for an NBA Finals Championship. They are led by one of Philadelphia’s favorite athletes of all-time, Joel “The Process” Embiid, who was the runner-up last year in the MVP race. He is joined by future first ballot Hall of Famer, James “The Beard” Harden, who will look to bounce back after a season where he was injured and traded midseason to the Sixers. Young phenom, Tyrese Maxey, showed that he can be a force in the league as he continues to develop into an offensive force. With these three at the helm, the Sixers own one of the best big threes in basketball currently. They open their season on Oct. 18 against their rival adversaries, the Boston Celtics, in Boston. The Sixers will host their home opener in Wells Fargo Center two days later against the Milwaukee Bucks led by former MVP and champion Giannis “The Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo.
Philly is known for having one of the craziest and most dedicated fan bases in the nation and with the current states of these three teams, it will be on full display in September through October. If you want to be part of it, get your friends, buy some tickets, tailgate and make some memories in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex.