After the hard-hitting news that Brett Brown is on board with Joel Embiid's campaign to become an All-Star so that he'll have a chance with his crush, it was reported yesterday that JoJo just may have a shot.
Embiid came in as the frontcourt player with the fourth most votes in the Eastern Conference. And with plenty of time left to campaign, JoJo hit the tweets to drum up support.
He used a clever -- if old school -- Twitter tactic. He employed a fake retweet of the president-elect of the Unites States, the ratings machine himself Donald J. Trump.
This wasn't the first time JoJo mentioned Trump in a tweet. You may recall after Trump won the electoral college, Embiid tweeted that America was tanking.
While that may or may not be the case, we thought we'd take a look at some of the more creative attempts Embiid supporters have employed to get the big man into the All-Star game and on a date with his crush, Rihanna or otherwise.
There's the straight forward:
There's the Lil Dickey endorsement:
There's a call to patriotism:
There's the cross-team promotion:
There's pulling at Philly's heart strings:
And plenty of other tactics:
The Phillie Phanatic is nothing if not persistent.
When he has his big bug eyes set on something, he goes to great length to make it happen.
So it was with great joy we got to see his wooing of Los Angeles Dodgers' reporter Alanna Rizzo paid off on Thursday -- at least in the short term.
Prior to today's matinee with the Dodgers, the Phillies broadcast showed the Phanatic setting up a lovely, romantic setting on the field at Citizens Bank Park for a date with Alanna.
"He knows exactly how to get to a ladies' heart," Phillies play-by-play man Tom McCarthy said.
But then the Phanatic had to go screw it up like the goof that he is and spilled his beverage all over his date.
We're hoping that Phyllis does not see this clip, for everyone's sake. But part of us thinks it may have all been a ploy to punk the opposing team's media member. Maybe the Phanatic is smarter than we all think and had that up his sleeve all along.
"Do they have to put him in a cage when they take a flight," John Kruk wondered aloud.
Can't say we're super familiar with the work of Don La Greca, whose bio says he's a co-host on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say he's either a total joy to listen to or absolutely a chainsaw to your ears.
One or the other, tough to say.
But it's hard to argue with the impressiveness of the rant he went on regarding the New York Giants offensive line the other day.
The stats he quotes are just hard to argue with in any capacity.
Regardless of how you feel about advanced stats, I thinkk we can all agree the Eagles D-Line is gonna go all Pythagoras on the Eli this weekend.