Scott O'Neil Was Oddly Testy on Twitter Last Night
Welcome to a post-Eagles, snowpocalyptic hellscape, where this is a blog post.
There was a bit of an odd Twitter exchange between Sixers (and Devils) CEO Scott O’Neil and under-20-something Sixers blogger Jake Pavorsky, who literally covers the team better than the guy who writes for the Inquirer and is one of the most vocal supporters of the process. As best as I understand it (I’m a blogger, so I didn’t bother looking up all of the details), Pavorsky and his friends were among the SEVERAL people who made it out to the Sixers-Celtics tilt last night and were expecting, as was advertised, tickets to an upcoming game for their dedication to go watch horrible basketball in even worse conditions (fans were also allowed to move down to first level after first quarter). But they were disappointed when a guest services rep mistakingly told them that only season ticket holders were eligible. Jake tweeted his displeasure, and Scott O’Neil replied, publicly and not directly, by chiding Jake for being a young blogger who should’ve check his sources before complaining… about what he was told by a Sixers employee.
The exchange is after the jump, and it is a total head-scratcher. Pavorsky, who writes for Liberty Ballers, a site that is home for the relatively few passionate Sixers fans and is largely, highly, very much so supportive of the process. For the team’s CEO to needle – somewhat too harshly – Pavorsky for a genuine misunderstanding-gripe is akin to the Bush family going after FOX News for misspelling the name of Jenna’s husband, or O’Neil ripping Jim Adair for a typo in a 2,000-word fluff piece on Ish Smith. Just seemed highly unnecessary and combative.