We’ve been seeing it our entire lives: The Philly themed B-roll footage recorded for national sports broadcasts is so unoriginal that bookies have launched a special section of prop bets. 30% chance of seeing either: The Rocky Statue, William Penn or Boat House Row and 100% guarantee of steak grilling on a flat top, a long roll and wiz (wit or witout)
Predictable… yet we LOVE it. We take such pride in our city that we enjoy figuring out the cheesesteak place dujour before the name is announced. We look closely to see if we know anyone in line. And, yes, inevitably roll our eyes because it’s not our favorite place being featured. BUT WE STILL LOVE IT!
So when ESPN released a 45 second feature on social media to promote the game, Philadelphians who rushed to watch the teaser were immediately let down. See why:
WTF was that, ESPN? Two types of cheese?
The responses are priceless:
The experts weighed in too: