We've had to own up to Pukemon (1, 2, 3), the guy who threw a snowball at Santa back in the 60s, Susan Finkelstein, Ed Rendell, etc. But all of those people who considered themselves Phillies fans would have been saints compared to the meth-making madman that is Walter White from AMC's hit television show "Breaking Bad." One of the shows writers recently tweeted out a photo of Cranston/White rocking a Phillies jersey. Philly.com's Brian McCardle explains:
Thomas Schnauz, one of the writers on the show, tweeted out a photo of Bryan Cranston, the actor who played White, wearing a Phillies jersey from an unused scene from the show's third season. The reason they chose not to use it? According to Schnauz, the writers "realized that would make him too unlikable."
*SPOILERS BELOW* So, just to recap: poison a young boy named Brock and allow your best coworker's special lady friend to die in her sleep right in front of you? Not to mention melting countless other human bodies with Hydrofluoric Acid and 18 other heinous acts? Still likable enough. Wear a Phillies jersey? WAY TOO UNLIKABLE.
And if you were wondering why Cranston/White was rocking a Phillies jersey, Schnauz later explained that he was goofing around on set one day but that Cranston is actually a Phillies fan in real life.
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."
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.