The Flyers would like to mark their territory on New Jersey


With each home playoff game, the Flyers have a new orange-colored t-shirt for the fans with a new theme on it and with their relative neighbors the New Jersey Devils in town, Philly wants to protect their turf.

Today’s game shirt, courtesy of the Flyers’ Twitter account, says the Flyers are “marking our territory.” With a flag planted in Pittsburgh and now sites set on New Jersey, this shirt makes you think more of a crude Calvin and Hobbes car window sticker than trying to dominate your next-door neighbors.

It’s not as fun as telling Sidney Crosby they don’t like him either or even having some jam with Peter Laviolette, but somehow this whole thing fits a lot nicer in a series with the Devils. You never think of Philly and New Jersey playing nicely and this shirt certainly hammers that point home with bathroom aplomb.

Breaking news: Flyers fans don’t like Sidney Crosby


Considering the fact that Philadelphia Flyers fans have been chanting “Crosby sucks” for years, you’d think Sidney Crosby would be aware of the dislike. In fact, when asked about that rather stunning “Cowardly Penguin” cover, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain said it was one of the nicer things they’ve called him. Well, just in case there was any vagueness, the staff at the Wells Fargo Center is handing out these T-shirts:

source:  (Image via Kevin McGran)

Groundbreaking stuff, huh?

Personally, I might have gone with “We didn’t like you first” or something like that. Feel free to propose your own (family-friendly) alternative shirt ideas in the comments, too.