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Catfish-eating 'Penguins fan' actually a 'Flyers fan' which seems dubious

Catfish-eating 'Penguins fan' actually a 'Flyers fan' which seems dubious

Sidney Crosby is very good at playing hockey and the Pittsburgh Penguins are Stanley Cup champions yet again much to the chagrin of Philadelphia Flyers fans everywhere. Or so you'd think!

This is a story with many twists and... tales. It begins in Nashville where fans throw catfish on the ice at hockey games.

It ends in the streets of Pittsburgh with a guy wearing a Penguins t-shirt eating a raw catfish in some sort of animalistic celebration.

Flyers fans would probably think to mock him except... he's one of our own? Sounds suspect.

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette caught up with the man in the photo -- AJ Alleyne, a 22-year-old from Philadelphia -- who is now somehow a Penguins fan because he lives there. It just doesn't make sense, I know.

"I'm from Philly. And I'm a Flyers fan, as well (laugh)," he told them. "I really wasn't a big Pittsburgh fan or anything like that, but I still root for the Penguins and Steelers a bit. I didn't like the Predators. I don't think anybody likes Nashville at all, so I was rooting for the Penguins to win."

Again, confusing. A human -- let alone a human originally from Philadelphia -- thinks everybody dislikes NASHVILLE yet somehow he likes PITTSBURGH. The mind boggles.

More from the Q&A, which is just baffling in its entirety:

Q: If you’re a Flyers fan, how did you get into being a Pittsburgh sports and Penguins fan?

A: Just living here and having friends here. I always, a little bit, liked the Steelers. I always knew about the rivalry with both sides of Pa., and I’m always a hundred percent with Philly teams, but living in Pittsburgh, it’s grown on me. I’ve grown to be a fan.

What, dude? What. No. Just. I don't. Ugh.

I don't know what to say. I guess some people from Philadelphia aren't very bright. And people living in Pittsburgh certainly aren't very bright either. But at least they get to be happy sometimes? Like last night. Ugh.

At least we know he now knows the horrors of what raw catfish tastes like.

Some Philly fan he is.

Video evidence of Markelle Fultz participating in on-court activities

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Video evidence of Markelle Fultz participating in on-court activities

Remeber the 2017 NBA Draft? Remember how the Philadelphia 76ers had the No. 1 overall pick in that draft?

It's easy to forget they selected one Markelle Fultz with the first pick. That's because Fultz has barely sniffed the court this season due to his shoulder issues.

But all reports point to Fultz finally feeling better, with no shoulder pain!

“He continues to focus on the PT and strength and conditioning aspect of the return. The good news is the soreness is completely gone and the muscle imbalance is gone," GM Bryan Colangelo said ten days ago.

So obviously the next big question is: when will we see Fultz on the court?!?

Well, wait no longer! Thanks to Fultz's social media account, we got a glimpse of the rookie throwing down a nice little dunk.

[via r/Sixers]

In more serious news, the NBA Twitter account shared an update on Fultz on Friday, showing him working hard to get ready for his return:

Simmons mic'd up against OKC: He wants Westbrook

Simmons mic'd up against OKC: He wants Westbrook

Friday night's Sixers game against the Oklahoma City Thunder turned into a wildly entertaining three-overtime affair.

Sadly, the Sixers came out on the short end but the final quarter and three extra frames sure were fun to watch.

It had the Joel Embiid-Carmelo Anthony dustup. The Embiid wave-off of Steven Adams. It had everything but the win.

Thanks to the NBA's official Twitter account now we get even more from the game. They've got a quick teaser video of Ben Simmons being mic'd up during the game.

The best part? Clearly when he's asking TJ McConnell who he's guarding and Teej defers to Simmons. Who does Simmons want? Westbrook.

The rookie isn't scared of the beastly vet. Gotta love it.