You know what we're not interested in? Hype videos that ask us if we're interested.
Before we rip the Eagles too hard for a kind of lackluster hype video for the 2017 season, we've got to give them credit for the amazing hype videos of years past (2016). It's tough to bring the Brian Dawkins-level of intensity (2015) every single season. And Bradley Cooper isn't always available (2014), we're assuming.
So they've set the bar pretty high.
The Birds posted their 2017 hype video today and the idea is they don't want just "interested" fans, they want "committed" fans. And players.
Maybe it's the voice-over or the lack of intense music, but it never really reaches the "hype" level we've come to expect.
"Thumb tack," is repeated in an attempt to elicit the emotion of bulletin board material, but it never really gets there.
It's fine. It's a video that could maybe get you pumped for the Eagles upcoming season. But you probably won't want to watch it repeatedly over the next few days leading up to kickoff like in years past.
Apparently, Kyrie Irving doesn't want to talk about LeBron James.
After the Celtics' win over the Sixers on Friday, a fan asked Irving, "Where's LeBron?"
Irving's response ... NSFW ...
WARNING: The video contains offensive language. But if that kind of thing doesn't bother you, you can watch it here.
Irving was asked about the incident by reporters Saturday.
So what he's basically saying is "sorry, not sorry."
With the video circulating on social media, expect Irving to hear from the league.
One of the things that I love about Joel Embiid is the fact that it seems like every day we find another reason to love him even more.
Today's entry comes from a profile in GQ magazine in which he talks about plenty of things. But it was one of the first things he was asked about his Twitter account that had me rolling once again.
How do you find out if one of [your tweet] has gone viral, then?
Joel: I think 90 percent of them [will be viral]. That’s the expectation.
Amazing. The thing is, I don't know if he's giving himself enough credit. ONLY 90%????
Oh, and he subscribes to the Jah Rule school of thought: WHO CARES?
"Then I had so much time, too, because I missed that whole year and the second year after, so I didn’t have anything to do," Embiid said. "[I’d] just go on social media and converse with fans, make crazy jokes, and tweet crazy stuff because I don’t care. I say whatever I want to."
His critique of other players' boring Twitter accounts is also incredibly on point:
What do you mean some guys are always tweeting the same thing?
Joel: Bullshit like, “Game Day!” “It’s a great game.” I don’t know. They’re all the same. It’s boring.
The whole Q&A is worth any Sixers fan's time just to get to know a little more about Jojo. Be happy he's ours. And pray he stays healthy so he can take his game on the court to the same level as his game off of it.