76ers fan plays blackjack against Franklin, loses in embarrassing fashion
I’m not even sure what I just witnessed. During one of the breaks of the Grizzlies-76ers game, the Sixers entertainment crew ran a Parx Casino special where a lucky fan would play blackjack against Franklin the mascot dog.
76ers Fan Playing Blackjack
Franklin is showing seven and the dude playing gets an eight off the rip. From there, he hits and draws a five. At that point, obviously you have to hit again. From there he hits on a four, bringing his total to 17. While he could stay put there like a coward, but after a quick self-deliberation, he decides to hit again.
I love it.
BOOM. My man gets dealt a three. Perfection. For those of you who can’t count, that brought his total to 20. With Franklin showing seven, unless he got extremely unlucky, that’s a win. There’s no possible way our contestant would even DREAM of hitting again.
Sitting with 20, you would have to be the dumbest person in the entire world to hit again. In fact, if you were in a casino, they would literally stop you from hitting again. If he was at Parx, they would have stopped him from hitting again. Anyone at the table would have told this dude “DO NOT FUCKING HIT” so of course, what followed next was completely insane.
“What you wanna do” the announcer asks, then appears to whisper to the contestant to “stay”. The contestant looks around and then proclaims he’s going to “hit one more time.”
What in the actual fuck?!
In the dumbest move in the history of blackjack, he hits on a 20 and Franklin flips over a jack and the contestant lost the hand and an easy win.
Few problems here. One, shame on the announcer for allowing this poor soul to hit on 20. What a joke. The entire crowd at the Wells Fargo Center was dead silent. No one made a sound as the screen flashed PLAYER BUST over and over again with this dude standing there like a complete bozo.
I don’t think anyone realized what happened besides the announcer, who still offered to give the contestant a prize pack out of pure pity. You have to ban this fan from attending sporting events. Also, shame on the crowd for their complete lack of interest. Shame on Franklin the dog. Shame on the announcer.
This was brutal to watch but hey, he still got the prize pack right?