2016 was an up-and-down year for Philly’s pro sports teams. The Phillies, Sixers Eagles and Flyers were all in rebuilding years. The Union were very good early, then leveled off, then made the playoffs, then got bounced from the playoffs. But hey, The Soul and Villanova won titles! Hooray, 2016!
The future looks bright for the big five pro teams in Philly, so we decided to celebrate that by spreading some holiday cheer. Here are 14 rejected holiday cards for the Philly professional sports teams. (Click the images to enlarge. All team/player images via USA Today Sports.)
Enjoy, share and, as always, be merry.
Happy Holidays, from the Eagles
We couldn’t have an Eagles card without Carson Wentz as Tiny Tim.
Alternate greeting: Hold on tight this Christmas. Or, stop dropping things so the rest of us can celebrate next year.
This guy keeps winning Eagles tickets. Who knew he’d steal all our presents too.
A deep Christmas cut, but how can we have Carson Wentz and not go with an obscure Good King Wenceslas pun?
Seasons Greetings, from the Sixers
It’s funny because it’s sad.
Who knew Nerlens Noel would be the Christmas gift that keeps on giving?
Sam Hinkie may have died for our sins, but he’s not the savior. There is only one savior.
Well, maybe two.
Peace on Earth, from the Phillies
Unlike the Eagles and Sixers, there is nothing to promote right now for the Phillies. The future is bright, but right now it’s pretty boring, too.
I’d say ‘too easy’ but that image took a while to make, so I guess the joke was on me.
Things could be worse for the Phillies. They could still be overpaying players five years past their prime. Well, I guess technically they are.
Celebrate the Season, from the Flyers
The Flyers defense, overall, has actually done pretty well in keeping shots down. Still, Steve Mason has been key in their recent run.
If there wasn’t a ghost joke coming, I’d have failed you. I would never fail you.
Happy New Year, from the Union
The year wasn’t bad for every team. Also…the Soul! (Sorry, Soul. We ran out of Photoshopping steam. But know you’re with us in spirit.)
Happy holidays, Philly sports fans. 2017 is going to be bonkers.