First of all, to answer your question: No, I’m not actually Bryan Colangelo. My phone number doesn’t end in -91.
Secondly, to pose a question of my own: Would Buddy Ryan use a series of fake Twitter accounts for underhanded purposes? Would a member of his family? Actually, never mind, bad example.
So as The Ringer reported earlier this week, a web of interconnected Twitter accounts connected to Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo has tweeted a variety of crazy things, including inside information about trade talks, injuries, and shots at current and former Sixers players. The team has launched an investigation, and if I know this organization at all, the guy running it has a background in zoology and will run it out of Qatar.
Some are speculating that The Ringer’s secret source for the story was none other than Sam Hinkie, but I don’t buy it -- that would have required Hinkie actually speaking to a member of the media, and we all know Sam doesn’t do that.
Whether the tweets are coming from Colangelo himself, his son, his wife, or even his dad, this is wrong. It’s hard to imagine anything more disgusting, weak and gutless than someone tweeting their opinions every day about Philadelphia sports teams from an anonymous Twitter account. I mean, who does that?
On the other hand, this happened:
I think it’s high time a local general manager, or someone connected to him, started paying attention to my ideas, although I sort of wish he could have done it under his own name -- and not possibly cost himself his job in the process.
Don’t say I’m inconsistent. When that guy who worked at 97.5 turned out to be imitating a fake sports radio caller who pushed gross, over-the-top stereotypes, I wasn’t okay with that either.
So if things go the way I think they’re going, it’s time to find a new Sixers GM. And it’s very important to get it right this time, with a GM who doesn’t trade for injury-prone Lakers centers with a weakness for bowling, who doesn’t spend years losing on purpose, and who doesn’t have multiple anonymous Twitter accounts in place to praise himself, while regularly sharing confidential inside information. Allegedly.
I’m sure that in this executive search, the Sixers will do the right thing, the only thing: Hire whichever guy LeBron James says he wants.
Anyway, Sixers fans, it could be worse. Ben Simmons could be dating a Kardashian.
Other Philly sports takes:
- Thank you, President Trump, for speaking out repeatedly about Spygate. It’s about time we had a president who took the crimes of the New England Patriots seriously.
- Everyone got so excited last week, but I think it was kind of a disgrace that the Phillies weren’t in first place for 2,000 days. And they lost the next day, so let’s hope it’s not 2,000 more.
- The Golden Knights have a guy named McNabb? Let’s go Capitals!
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