This year, it’s safe to say that attendance to Philadelphia 76ers games has been an absolute joke. Seats are empty, fans are sleeping and quite honestly, who can blame them? We’ve sucked this year, but in no way, shape or form is it the fans’ fault. Philadelphia fans are known throughout the country as being some of the most passionate, loud, intimidating, relentless, critical, and real fanatics out there. They hit Santa Clause with a snowball, boo’d Adam Silver, the new NBA commissioner, for no reason, shortly before cheering after applauding Allen Iverson’s hall of fame career. They even boo’d Allen Iverson plenty of times (he may have deserved it some times). Are they not loyal? Well, that’s not fair to say this year. The Sixers aren’t putting a desirable product out there. People around the league may view Philadelphia as an undesirable place to play basketball, but what premise are they basing their beliefs off of?
A rich tradition can be seen in the rafters, filled with Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers banners, captioning the many years of success. This doesn’t include what goes on across the street from the Wells Fargo Center. E-A-G-L-E-S chants can be heart throughout the city of Philadelphia until one is at a loss of hearing. Phillies fans have had their moments as well. The moral of the story is, when there is a successful product out on the court, rink or field, they will come.
The aforementioned Eagles chant:
Phillies fans in one of the most euphoric moments in Philadelphia sports history:
Flyers fans, in what is and will be considered one of the most memorable comebacks in Philly history:
IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME!