It's a tradition unlike any other.
After a player gets drafted, he gains thousands of new fans and new followers on social media, many of whom decide to go back in time to learn a little more. Oftentimes, these hunts through Twitter history unearth a few posts that probably should have never happened or have been deleted a long time ago.
Enter Flyers draft pick Morgan Frost.
The Flyers traded with the St. Louis Blues to select the 18-year-old Frost with the 27th overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft on Friday night and immediately, this Tweet surfaced — which has now been deleted.
Life comes at you fast, Morgan.
On that night, the Flyers lost to the Washington Capitals, 7-0, in a game that included a late melee in which Brayden Schenn, involved in this trade, received a game misconduct and goalie Ray Emery traded barbs with Braden Holtby.
In another Tweet, Frost was critical of the move the Flyers made to sign Vinny Lecavalier.
Born in Barrie, Ontario, Frost can root for any team he wants growing up and fans should probably give him some slack on these tweets surfacing, but a message to everyone on the night before you're going to get drafted: go through your feed and delete anything that could find its way onto this blog.
If you like penalties and hate the Eagles, you clicked on the right story.
Alleged Eagles hater Pete Morelli will be allowed to referee future Birds' games after the league found no signs of bias towards the Eagles.
How's this for bias? In a Week 6 win over the Panthers, the Eagles were flagged 10 times for 126 yards. Compare that to the Panthers' one penalty for one yard and you see the problem.
But it wasn't the first time Morelli got flag-happy against the Eagles. In Morelli's last 4 Eagles' games — all away from the Linc — his crew has thrown 40 penalties for 396 yards to opponents' eight penalties for 74 yards. I'm not a numbers guy, but something seems off here.
In true Philly sports fashion, the Eagles will now reach the Super Bowl where Morelli and Co. will be waiting to rain yellow on the field leading to an Andy Reid-led Chiefs' victory where Reid orchestrates an efficient two-minute game-winning drive, perfectly utilizing all three timeouts.
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."