Thursday, November 1, 2012

Philadelphia 76ers Introduce 'Big Bella,' Laugh At Puny T-Shirt Guns Of Yore

Posted By on Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Look upon the cannon, ye mighty, and despair.
  • Look upon the cannon, ye mighty, and despair.

The monstrosity seen above is known as "Big Bella" (because "Stupid Crap Launcher" was already taken by the fans in the End Zone seating sections at the Philadelphia Eagles' home stadium). It weighs more than 600 pounds, and can launch 100 shirts in one minute.

Apparently, Big Bella is just one option in the Sixers' multi-pronged plan to transform professional basketball into the sideshow at what has become a carnival of frivolity — according to a press release sent out by the Sixers, "the team will also drop T-shirts, free game tickets and other promotional items from the rafters of the Wells Fargo Center down to fans below in a new themed 'Sixers Parachute Drop.'"

Spectacular. As a Suns fan, I almost wish they had brought a similar concept to Phoenix. After all, I'll need something to convince me that it's a good idea to watch Goran Dragic and the Ramblers on their chase toward a lottery pick in the NBA Draft this year....not that I'm bitter, or anything.

For more on "Big Bella," head over to Sixers.com; for the best commentary on the aforementioned Giant Distraction, check out Gawker's take, entitled "Philly Unveils World’s Largest T-Shirt Cannon; Haters Crying Themselves to Sleep; They Literally Cannot Believe It."

Tags: , , , , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Today | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue
10% off for College Students

10% off for College Students @ 1912 Brewing Company

Wednesdays, 3-9 p.m. Continues through Jan. 30

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & Oooh La La!

This top-rated illusion show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms… More

@ Scottish Rite Grand Parlour Saturdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Continues through April 27 160 South Scott Ave

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Stella Tucker, Tohono O’odham Keeper of Saguaro Fruit Harvest, Dies at 71 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Four Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday Jan. 16 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Saffron and Pastiche Offer Free Meals to Federal Workers (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Happy Holidays to All! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday, Jan. 9 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2019 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation