Whenever I hear Kevin Garnett speak, I typically take it with a grain of salt. KG is just one of those players who is constantly chirping to try and get under people’s skin. I don’t have an issue with it and, in fact, I like those players in Philadelphia. After the Celtic’s 16 point victory over the Sixers in Game 5 last night, KG was at it again and, this time, his targets were the Philadelphia 76ers fans. Garnett was asked in his post game interview “Can you compare the Philly crowd to the Boston crowd?” KG had, as we have come to expect, a somewhat controversial response. “Not even close,” Garnett responded. “You know, we got fans here [in Boston], then you got fair weather fans [in Philadelphia]. Take it how you want.” KG’s answer to the question certainly agitated many Sixers fans on Twitter but, the real question is, does Garnett even know what he is talking about?
The Phillies are playing this afternoon in Arizona. As the Phillies were warming up for the 3:40 pm first pitch, their fans took to Twitter. The Diamondbacks have a promotion at their ballpark that tweets using the hashtag #GoDBacks get put up on their scoreboard. The tweets are obviously censored but Phillies fans and bloggers got a hold of this information and went to town this afternoon. These were a few of our favorites…..
And then we get this from a Phillies beat writer at the ballpark......
It sure was entertaining. Below is a video from a (presumed) Diamondbacks fan (because the video description is "Phillies fans ruin EVERYTHING") that shows just how many #GoDBacks tweets came in during a 30 second period.-Steve Dolan
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Last night at the Wells Fargo Center, the Flyers beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-4. The Flyers were highlighted by great efforts from Claude Giroux (1 G, 2 A), and Ilya Bryzgalov was able to hold off the Canucks during a third period primarily spent on the penalty kill. But there was a bigger story that came about from last night's game. And personally, I do not believe that it even has to be considered as news. The fans at the game booed a "Hockey Fights Cancer" advertisement that featured Pittsburgh Penguin Sidney Crosby