Despite what the national media would have you believe, its really not THAT hard for players to get Philly fans on their side. Just pander to us. We love it. We may act cynical as heck, but if you’re a player who caries yourself like you’re #FromHere, fans will get behind you.
It even works for non-players. Take Gritty for example.
A few years ago, the Philadelphia Flyers seemed to randomly decide that they needed a mascot.