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Sad Sixers fans put Sam Hinkie on a billboard

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Sad Sixers fans put Sam Hinkie on a billboard

There are two ways you can look at Sixers fans putting Sam Hinkie on a billboard after he decided to leave the organization a few weeks ago.

1. It's sad. Just sad. To put a departed GM on a billboard.

2. It's actually pretty good advertising for the NBA Draft Lottery Party on May 17th at Xfinity Live! put on by the folks at the Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast. Because people will talk about Sam Hinkie on a billboard and how sad it is that that's what Philly sports has come to.

In case you're unfamiliar with the Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast or the Liberty Ballers crew, they are/were among the most staunchly pro-Hinkie groups that exists on the planet. Sometimes it felt like it was tongue-in-cheek support and other times you'd think that some of them may never want to watch basketball again because their Darklord has left the ship.

Either way, we can all get through this together. Use your fellow fans for support and look up to Sam whenever you drive by him on the highway this week.

Flyers mascot Gritty comes down from Lincoln Financial Field roof before Flyers-Penguins 2019 Stadium Series

Flyers mascot Gritty comes down from Lincoln Financial Field roof before Flyers-Penguins 2019 Stadium Series

Flyers vs. Penguins.

Outdoor hockey.

Lincoln Financial Field.

Yeah, you knew Gritty had something up his sleeve (or fur?) for Saturday night's Stadium Series at Lincoln Financial Field.

In fact, we had a warning: 

Well, Gritty did not disappoint.

The guy actually came down from the roof of the Linc, lit up like a Christmas tree, as you can see in the video above.

Oh, and Gritty was not done. He got loose during a break in the second period.

This is Gritty's first outdoor game. He'll have many more, but this one will be especially memorable for the orange fella.

There's been plenty of other Gritty fun, too.

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Eagles social media pokes fun at MLB free agency

Eagles social media pokes fun at MLB free agency

Just how ridiculous is the Bryce Harper saga right now? Even the Eagles' social media team is getting in on poking fun at Twitter’s most infamous source of MLB news.

Heyman, a well-respected member of the MLB media community, has earned such a dig by the Eagles from his nonstop posts about MLB free agency that don’t seem to advance the story or provide new information.

In fact, each one of his tweets are now met with memes and replies poking fun at that very fact.

He is, however, still breaking news and has been on the forefront of the Manny Machado, Bryce Harper beat. However, the length of time both of these megastars have taken to make their decision is hurting Heyman’s Twitter clout. Or, is Heyman hurting himself, posting so many updates that go nowhere?

Either way, the Eagles' social media team probably came up with this idea, asked someone if they thought it was funny and they said, “Sure, why not, let’s post it.”

This is another reminder of the level of lunacy this MLB offseason has reached. Fortunately, the Phillies will play a real baseball game on Friday and NBC Sports Philadelphia+ will have its first broadcast of the spring this Saturday.

As for now, we continue to wait.

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