Philadelphia is known for its toughness, grit, and loyalty to its sports teams. The city has a major sports franchise for baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. When it comes to the most beloved franchise in the city, it’s hard to choose.
Fans flock to the Philadelphia Eagles because football is one of the most popular sports in the United States. Plus, the Eagles recently won a Super Bowl in 2017, which puts them the most recent champion in the city. The Phillies won the World Series in 2008, while the Flyers and 76ers are currently in long droughts. Of all the major franchises, which one is your favourite?
If there was a platform to place bets, Unibet PA would give the best odds to the Eagles. The odds are in the favor of the football franchise because this team has had the most success in the recent years. Super Bowl LII gave the Eagles their first championship in the Super Bowl era. The Eagles are also riding a three-year playoff streak, which includes two NFC East titles. The Eagles are currently leading the NFC East as we speak, so it’s a no brainer that Philly loves their beloved birds.
The Phillies were once considered the lovable losers as the franchise was the first-ever MLB franchise to record 10,000 losses. However, the team made back-to-back World Series appearances in 2008 and 2009. During that time, the Phillies won five straight National League East titles from 2007 to 2011. Since then, the Phillies have not made the playoffs since 2011, and have only qualified 14 times in 116 seasons.
The team is trying to turn their image around after signing MLB star Bryce Harper to a supermax deal back in 2019. The Phillies are waiting for him to revert back to superstar form as he has not hit over .268 in either season. Philly is supportive, so Citizens Bank Ballpark is always filled and ranks in the top-10 for baseball attendance nearly every season.
When the 76ers signed Tobias Harris and Al Horford last season, the addition with superstars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons gave fans the hype that this team could compete for an NBA title. However, this team let everyone down with a first-round exit in the 2020 NBA playoffs. Letting fans down is not something new for this team. The 76ers haven’t won an NBA title since 1983, and haven’t made an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals or won an Atlantic Division title since 2001. Things could change after the team hired Doc Rivers to be the next coach, so we will have to wait and see.
The Flyers own the longest title drought in the city. The Flyers have not won a Stanley Cup since 1975 and haven’t won a division title since 2011. When you don’t consistently win, you lose attention. In a market where there is football, baseball, and basketball, the Flyers are likely taking a seat in terms of gaining attention. The team has won just one appearance in the conference finals since 1995. Until the Flyers start competing regularly, expect the team to live in everyone else’s shadow.