2015 is a confusing time to be a Philadelphia sports fan. That’s about the only way I can describe it.
The Flyers just fired their head coach, which basically sums up how their season went. The Phillies season recently began and guess what their odds of winning the World Series are? 500 to 1. Yup, those are the worst odds in all of professional baseball. And apparently its #TebowTime for the Eagles. Yeah… Ok, Chip Kelly.
Then, there’s the Sixers, who just finished their season with one of the worst records in the NBA — but there’s hope — and I’m not referring to the high draft pick that they’ll be seeing as a result of this record, or the number of draft picks that general manager Sam Hinkie has piled up for the future. The hope I’m talking about comes from another promising young stud on the team:
Whoever is running that @Sixers Twitter account.
Seriously — if the Sixers are going to give out any type of team MVP award, give it to this dude because whoever it was behind these tweets was relentless, hilarious and absolutely killed it all season long.
I’m talking gifs, memes, Vines, topical humor, Twitter takeovers, unyielding engagement, and so much more. You name it, this account was rattling it off. Let’s go to the @Sixers and I’ll show you what I mean:
Sixers win? Here’s a gif.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) March 8, 2015
Or a Vine.
#SIXERSWIN pic.twitter.com/65doRFHaPl — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) March 21, 2015
Or another gif. (I have to note that winning was a rare occurrence at the Wells Fargo Center.)
That @JeramiGrant jam had us like… pic.twitter.com/4RnOkKSs4x
— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) March 3, 2015
I remember that jam. It had me like that as well.
Watch out, @StephenCurry30… pic.twitter.com/SHmKaBSzUH — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) April 16, 2015
Calling out the best shooter in the NBA? I like your style, @Sixers.
I am the one who blocks. pic.twitter.com/Zxln6BFHJv
— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) March 31, 2015
A Breaking Bad reference?! Gold.
Coach Rooks wanted none of @JoelEmbiid‘s poster. https://t.co/kIDM2sRmD0 — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) April 8, 2015
Who else is excited for the future?
That JaKarr and-1 was… *puts on sunglasses* …just what we needed. pic.twitter.com/sYo2NJ5Kgh
— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) March 14, 2015
They even channeled their inner “weird Twitter.”
Let’s do it. #AskTheAnswer. pic.twitter.com/MM080HVU12 — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) April 15, 2015
And the legend Allen Iverson himself takes over @Sixers! Every basketball fan’s favorite content creator.
Thank you for believing in, cheering for, and of course, tweeting with us all season long. We love you, Philly. https://t.co/Quav2A1TNz
— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) April 16, 2015
After The Answer’s takeover, they end the season on this.
We love you too, @Sixers Twitter. We love you too.