The Philadelphia area is one of only eight metropolitan areas in North America that is home to a team from each of the five major North American sports leagues: MLB, the NFL, the NHL, the NBA and MLS. Each of these teams has a social media presence, of course, and a large part of that presence is a Twitter feed. How do they do? Let's check the Science!
5. The Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball
The Phillies' Twitter is just bad. There are rumors, even, that it is run by the folks at MLB Advanced Media, rather than a team employee! While rumors gonna rumor, and it's tough to know if they should be taken at face value or not, some of the foolishness that's come from @Phillies seems to lend light to the claim.
@Phillies I mean, why stay on top of the game and tweet things in a timely manner? It’s more fun to tweet them after everyone’s moved on!— Liz Roscher (@lizroscher) June 7, 2014
The feed seems to lag behind reality by an hour or more, at times, which is evidence that the tweeter is either not at the ballpark, or is in some other dimension. #BeastieBoys
There are also some grammar issues. Or, it could be that there was only one dude at the park. #INeverMakeSpellingErrors
So true. pic.twitter.com/BhO1KALcGJ— Phillies (@Phillies) September 14, 2014
Of course, they have been getting better, of late. #OfLate
4. The Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League
The Flyers' Twitter seems to grasp the seemingly basic concept of fan-outreach, and connects with the Sixers and Eagles, which, by the way, is fantastic. #GoGeography
Man do I want that blue jersey though. #Blue
That's pretty well done right there. #NotAsGoodAsTheManThough
3. The Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League
Now, I gotta be honest. I'm not a huge fan of how that went down, but to see this from the team's official Twitter account? That's a tuned in social media presence right there. #FlyEaglesFly
Also this, though I'm not sure I understand all of what is happening. #CONFUSION #WeGotYourBack
And the players get into it too, which is outstanding. This one is great on so many levels. #ILoveTheseGuys
2. The Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer
So, I need to confess here. I played soccer when I was a kid, and I understand the basic rules: no hands. But that's about it. Soccer tactics, soccer fundamentals, they all kind of elude me. When the World Cup was going on, I started to get into it a bit more, and as a side effect, I picked up the @PhilaUnion and the SBN Union site, @BrotherlyGame. I still don't understand much of what's going on, but it's starting to gain on me, for sure.
I don't know what is happening! #DOOP #DOOP #DOOPDOOPDOOP
Soccer is boring? How can these people be this excited! Of course soccer isn't boring! We're just doing it wrong! #DOOP #WhatDoesDOOPMean?
This was a reTweet but it totally counts because look at Franklin ready to fuck people up right there. #DOOP #I'llDOOPYouInTheFace #LightEmDOOPDOOPDOOP
An mention of Union Twitter requires a shoutout of some form to the Sons of Ben, which are a very fanatical supporters club.
Because, frankly, if you don't think that's awesome, you need to turn in your badge and gun. #Frankly
1. The Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association
Now, guys, the 'Sixers get it.
Go Eagles! #FlyEaglesFly
We win 86-84, now let's go Flyers!!— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) November 19, 2009
Go Flyers! #FlyFlyersFly
Like, Go Phillies, and things like that. #UhGuys? #FlyEaglesFly
Also, as far as takes on player Twitters go, the Sixers' Joel Embiid has one of the hottest.
We hope you have enjoyed this Scientific! approach to analyzing Philly Twitters. Stay tuned next week for another exciting episode of Power Rankings from the files of The Good Phight! In Color!
PS. No mention of Philly Twitter would be complete without a shoutout to my mans @FanSince09, who is a true supporter of are troops and the Dawkins of Twitter. Should probably of kept J.A. Happ.
Thanks, Philly twitter, for making this awful Phillies season tolerable. Thanks to the beats for their accessory to felony fraud.— FanSince09 (@FanSince09) September 29, 2014
Seriously, if you're on Twitter, and you like scorched takes, justice leaguing of fools and catching criminals, follow the Fan. #WearingABaneMaskForJustice
Previously, on The Good Phight Power Rankings:
IV: One Sided Games
VIII: Runs Batted In
IX: Cody Asche Puns