The Sixers are doing everything they can to instill some nostalgia and remind us that we actually do have a basketball team with a decent past. That’s fine. But progress is a good thing, too. As Pat Croce mentioned on our podcast two weeks ago, sometimes you just need to move forward (he thinks the Sixers old ownership group shouldn’t have reverted to very plain, slightly modernized versions of the throwback uniforms that the team currently wears).
Some of the new ownership group's decisions, such as lowering ticket prices and hiring Ayla Brown (who, sadly, got the kill vote in this week’s Six Pack), have been good ones. Others, like rescuing Tom Lamaine from Retirement River and the 1980s-style movie promos, have been perplexing, if not corny.
Now there's this.
Today, Adam Aron announced on CSN’s Lunch Break that the team will bring back their Here Come The Sixers anthem, a dead song that they spent three months searching for the rights to…
Here’s what Aron said later in a press release:
“Ever since our new ownership arrived just three months ago, fans have asked us to bring back this classic song. And we have pledged that we will listen to our fans,” said Aron. “We are thrilled to further enhance our game night experience with a touch of nostalgia, and hope Philadelphia will clap their hands and stomp their feet with us as we cheer on our Sixers.”
No one is going to stomp their feet. Except this guy:
The Sixers have a history, yes, but we’re trying to reach a younger demographic here, right? Here’s my suggestion: whoever sings the song sounds a lot like Adam Levine of Maroon 5. How about commissioning Levine to do a remake and using that? Then I'd be impressed. Or, better yet, just have Ayla Brown sing the Divinyls’ 1991 hit I Touch Myself during every timeout. That would sell some tickets.
I'll file this one under corny.
Song is after the jump.