2015 Flashback: Five Worst Moments in Philadelphia Sports

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Dec 7, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles fans during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

As another turn of the calendar draws nigh, we at Section215.com like to take a look back on all of the things that made sports in Philadelphia interesting during 2015. As is always the case in our beloved city, there was nary a dull moment when it came to those true ‘four-for-four’ fans. There were ups (not enough), downs (too many), news faces, old faces gone elsewhere, national/local angst, and once again: no championships. In other words, it was very much a copy & paste situation for what seems like every year in Philadelphia sports. What better way to turn the page on 2015 than counting down what made it particularly unique.

Out of some sick sense of masochism, we kick things off with the five worst moments in Philadelphia sports in 2015. While each year always brings with it the times that make you cringe and not want to even torture yourself by watching these teams, the past 12 months have been particularly trying for Philadelphians. Having reached the baseline mark mentioned before (0 titles), the four teams have outdone themselves in 2015.

(h/t Ryan Lawrence on the stat that a lot of people did not want to give him credit for)

The on-field product was nothing worth writing home about, but what took place with athletes in this city off their respective playing surfaces was a downright disaster. There were points during the year where it was almost a welcome sensation to wake up in the morning and not have to read about something terrible a Philadelphia athlete did the night before or a think-piece on why [insert one of four Philadelphia sports teams] is the worst. Those instances occurred far too often to maintain a reasonable sense of sanity as a fan.

With so many to choose from, trying to hone in on a top (or bottom) five of what took place in Philadelphia was more difficult than one might think. Criticism very much welcome to those interested in pitching other woeful affairs in 2015.

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