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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Tale of Two Totally Different Sports and Teams

What a difference-the Flyers and Sixers. 

Sure, it was against the best team in the league, the Celtics, who made history tonight by winning their 19th in a row or something like that, but still, the Sixers are now 12-16 on the season, while the Flyers are picking it up and moving their way up the standing.

The fact of the matter is, these two teams are a representative of two different sports (obviously) and statuses within this city.

The Flyers fill the Wachovia Center for every game, while the Sixers cannot even put 15,000 in each night. The Flyers sold their "Spectrum Game" tickets rapidly, while the Sixers probably will not even have the place a third of the way full come March 13. 

When you go to the Flyers Web Site, you go straight the page. The Sixers have so many damn promotions that it is irritating after a while. Don't they realize that even with all of these promotions, people still do not go?

You want to know why people do not go to Sixers games? 

A. This town is not as wired for professional basketball as they are the other sports.
B. The Sixers do not sell their product cheap either. 
C. The Sixers are the worst team in the city (yes...even worse than the Eagles) and the Flyers have a promising team that can go places.

There are other reasons, but these are the basics.

Personally, I like both teams equally. I like all four teams equally and in their own way. I root for all four. But I'll tell ya, the Sixers are a freaking hard team to root for. 

The Flyers–I do nothing but smile.

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