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Philadelphia Union actually do a pretty great 'Fresh Prince' of 'Chest-Air' parody

Philadelphia Union actually do a pretty great 'Fresh Prince' of 'Chest-Air' parody

When you’re winless since last August, everyone knows the best remedy to get out of such a slump is … create a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air parody video?

Some fans will surely question the timing of this considering the Union are two games from away matching the longest winless streak in MLS history. But Saturday’s game vs. the Red Bulls is being billed as “Throwback Night,” so recreating the opening credits scene from the iconic 1990s TV show makes sense. And, hey, it can’t be bad that the guys are loose and having fun, right?


Also: they did a bang-up job. The highlights:

1) Top scorer C.J. Sapong kills it as Will Smith, though some might question why he spray paints his shirt (it’s only supposed to be the armpits!) and doesn’t hold his nose exiting the “cab.” Also, for accuracy sake, shouldn’t it have ended with him getting traded to LA?

1) Fabinho as the referee. Absolutely brilliant casting decision.

2) John McCarthy as the bully, along with equally fearsome goalies Andre Blake and Jake McGuire, the latter of whom just had his biggest role with the Union to date.

4) Warren Creavalle and Marcus Epps playing excellent 90s TV defense.

4) Derrick Jones as the aunt — you obviously want to pick a 20-year-old kid for that role.

5) Some random guy as the driver. (Looks closer). Wait, that’s Ken Tribbett — I remember him!

6) Ben Franklin, William Penn, Betsy Ross and Rocky Balbo listed as producers. Good gets.

Here’s the original to compare and contrast, if for some weird reason you don't have it memorized:


And if you want to go down the MLS-team-does-a-parody-video rabbit hole (what?), you should watch the Chicago Fire spoofing Ferris Bueller and the San Jose Earthquakes recreating Home Alone.

But the Union’s may just have made the best of them all. At least they’re winning at something!

Sixers caricature t-shirt giveaway for Opening Night is fantastic

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Sixers caricature t-shirt giveaway for Opening Night is fantastic

Ask any NBA expert in the land and they'll tell you that the Philadelphia 76ers are a vastly improved product on the court this season.

We're talkin' bout playoffs.

But in similarly good news for local fans attending tonight's home opener against the Celtics, the team appears to have upped their game in the giveaway department as well.

Fans attending tonight's Opening Night against Boston will receive a pretty dope caricature t-shirt featuring all of your favorite Sixers, courtesy of Independence Blue Cross.

I don't know who looks cooler: Joel Embiid with his 'fro (RIP) or Brett Brown with the biggest grin on his face knowing he finally has a healthy Ben Simmons running the show.

"It’s really special to have this level of support and excitement for the Philadelphia 76ers from our incredible fans across the Greater Philadelphia Area, and from the basketball community as a whole,” Chris Heck, 76ers President of Business Operations, said. “We look forward to harnessing our fans’ intensity, energy and passion in front of a sold-out crowd on Opening Night."

The team is also rolling out a new way for fans to be seen on the jumbotron at the Wells Fargo Center during the game, via the PhilaFanGram, "an innovative camera system that allows fans to uniquely capture their game day experience in the stands."

Sixers and Celtics players hung out on night before game

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Sixers and Celtics players hung out on night before game

Jahlil Okafor didn't appear in the Sixers season opener down in DC so he probably didn't need a whole lot of time in the ice bath following the game. So he likely wanted to go elsewhere to get his chills.

Okafor shared an Instagram story showing he visited Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary on Thursday night. Oh and he was with Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum who he'll face tonight in the home opener in Philadelphia. Fellow Dukie Amile Jefferson was also there.

What do you think: are you of the old school mindset that opponents shouldn't be hanging with the enemy on the night before the game or is this 2017 and just a couple of Duke guys hanging out helping each other acclimate to the NBA life.

I say the latter. Let these guys live their lives and get their boos from ghosts, not fans. Until Tatum steps onto the court tonight, then booooo away.