A new year often brings hope.
Some of us act like we're going to eat better and go to the gym while others simply go on Twitter and refresh the Sixers' page looking for any sign of life from Markelle Fultz.
And it looks like 2018 is off to a nice little start for Sixers fans. After the team released a statement earlier in the day about Fultz reaching the next step in his rehab, their multimedia folks gave us a new year's treat on Tuesday evening.
Perhaps you saw earlier in the day when a number of media members shared very brief clips of Fultz at the team's practice facility doing basketball things.
Well, the Sixers have all the access to Fultz that they want -- and more than the rest of us -- so they shared a much more in-depth (and likely edited!) look at Fultz on the court.
The slow-mo, the spin, the hesi, the up-and-under, the creation-ability... it's certainly a teaser Sixers fans both wanted and needed. But the shot? The shot still looks a touch uncertain.
In case you missed the earlier report, Fultz is cleared to begin “the final stage of his return-to-play program.” Whatever that means. But there he is on the court doing basketball things, so I'll take that as a positive.
Twitter is going to be on fire during tonight’s NFC Championship game, but there’s already a ton of great content on there already. From players to celebrities to teams, here’s a roundup of some of the best stuff we’ve seen on Twitter so far today.
Die-hard Eagles fan Mike Trout is pumped for today’s game.
The Sixers, who changed their travel plans to watch today’s game check in with a video and a message from Ben Simmons.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs took a spin on the underdog masks with this mascot photoshop.
Keeping it on the diamond, Villanova’s Matt Szczur and Caron Rupp made posts today about the Eagles. Rupp, a Cowboys fan from Dallas, has been showing the city some love the past few weeks.
LeSean McCoy, doing some work on NFL Network today, posted a video with an eagle.
Actor Will Poulter, of The Chronicles of Narnia, We’re the Millers and The Revenant, among others, fame, posted that he’s now an Eagles fan.
Drew Gulak, a Philadelphia native wrestling in the WWE is bleeding green today.
…and finally, some tweets from the players themselves, who are surely hyped up for the big day.
A group of adorable Minnesota Vikings fans went absolutely nowhere near Lincoln Financial Field to show support for their football team.
The Vikings Twitter account shared a video of the small group of fans doing the team's "Skol" chant on the famed steps of the Art Museum in Philadelphia many around the world know of becaue of Rocky Balboa.
Some of them even wore costumes.
Other places adorable Vikings fans decided to show their team spirit that is nowhere near a foobtall field include airplanes.
Here's Philly's perspective on these pleasant folks:
In case you needed a reminder, the NFC Championship takes place later today at Lincoln Finacial Field -- a football stadium -- and not at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Oh, and they defaced the Rocky statue. Rude.