If you watched Monday night's Phillies loss at the hands of the Colorado Rockies, you probably weren't very entertained -- unless you're a Rockies fan.
But if you followed the game on Twitter and happen to follow the Rockies' account, you may have been slightly more entertained.
They tried something we haven't seen from an opposing team just yet. They tweeted throughout the game using only quotes from the Rocky movie franchise.
Now, you can debate how successful of a move this was but you have to at least give them some points for creativity. And it's not like this was a playoff game with high stakes. This was a relatively boring Monday night game in the middle of May.
You can read our recap of the Phillies' 8-1 loss right here. Or here's how the night transpired on Twitter:
"Yo Adrian! It's me, Rocky!" pic.twitter.com/421g7bBCUv— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 22, 2017
“He's just a man, Rock, so be more man than him! Go get him. Eye of the tiger!” pic.twitter.com/KcmBmYPzgY— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 22, 2017
“Hey champ, you oughta come and look at this boy you’re gonna fight on TV. It looks like he means business.” pic.twitter.com/kGtBWAGHZw— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 22, 2017
“One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time.” pic.twitter.com/zXzENa8dCO— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 22, 2017
“I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going.” pic.twitter.com/87n06TIvhc— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“Nobody owes nobody nothing. You owe yourself.” pic.twitter.com/3IWNQn6UnS— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“The last thing to age on somebody is their heart.” pic.twitter.com/ruSbOBNcDl— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“When it’s over, I know you’ll be the one standing. You know what you have to do. Do it.” pic.twitter.com/2HEtJSbC7V— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“Who am I kiddin'? I ain't even in the guy's league.” pic.twitter.com/PukzXJsTz2— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“I wantcha to stick and move.” pic.twitter.com/zn54FpaFkG— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“If you’re willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, who’s got the right to stop you?” pic.twitter.com/6AgpKsoUv7— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“This man is not human. He's not human.” pic.twitter.com/DiA2UgRlRR— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“Every once in a while a person comes along who defies the odds, who defies logic and fulfills an incredible dream.” pic.twitter.com/1hgMznkRtC— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“Yo Adrian! We did it!” pic.twitter.com/tcTCDyelaI— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.” pic.twitter.com/a3sbeSDkdy— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“Now, if you know what you’re worth, go out and get what you’re worth.” pic.twitter.com/rEmzYf6Mvn— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. The winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.” pic.twitter.com/6fBHSBD131— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
“Getting strong now. Won’t be long now. Getting strong now. Gonna fly now, flying high now. Gonna fly, fly, fly!” pic.twitter.com/CbQBFYSasX— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 23, 2017
All week on Philly Sports Talk on CSN, we examine how our teams got to this point and where they are in the rebuilding process.
On Tuesday, Sixers Insider Jessica Camerato takes a look at the state of the Sixers.
How did we get here?
By now, you all know about “The Process.” The Sixers last competitive season was five years ago when they reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2012. They began dismantling that group, and the following year, went 34-48 under Doug Collins.
The Sixers then entered a three-year period of dismal basketball with a revolving door of players coached by Brett Brown that culminated in a 47-199 record. During that time, they stockpiled injured players, draft-and-stash prospects and a handful of future picks through transactions made by then-general manager Sam Hinkie.
Hinkie stepped down from his role with a memorable 13-page resignation letter last April. The Sixers hired Bryan Colangelo as president of basketball operations, marking a new chapter in the organization.
The 2016-17 season was the first glimpse into the potential of “The Process.” They finished 28-54, including a 10-5 month of January. Joel Embiid made his NBA debut after two years. While he was limited to 31 games because of (another) injury, he quickly proved he can dominate when healthy. Dario Saric came to the NBA two years after being drafted in 2014 and emerged as a Rookie-of-the-Year candidate after Embiid was shut down for the season. The Sixers landed the number one pick in the 2016 draft and are waiting on the debut of Ben Simmons, who suffered a Jones fracture in training camp. This season, the Sixers established legitimate pieces for their future, rather than players who could be on the summer league team.
Are the Sixers on the right path back to prosperity?
The Sixers are on the right path back to prosperity, and it starts this offseason. They have the third pick in the 2017 draft, with the possibilities of adding another young talent or packaging the pick to land a more established player. The Sixers have flexibility with plenty of cap space — which they could use to acquire a key free agent. The team has maintained they will not rush into making a trade just for the sake of it — Jahlil Okafor’s future with the Sixers is still uncertain — or spending money just because it’s available. The Sixers showed flashes of potential last season. If they gather the right pieces this summer and — a big “and” — they stay healthy, the Sixers will continue to move toward an upward trend of rebuilding with the longer-term goals (this isn't happening overnight) of becoming a contender again.
Coming Wednesday: A look at the Phillies' rebuild