Cringeworthy: Whoever is running the Xfinity Live! Twitter account just dug themselves a massive grave with a string of embarrassing tweets
There’s a fascinating exchange unfolding on Twitter right now between Xfinity Live! Philadelphia and Eric Emanuele.
Side Note: Sorry Eric wasn’t sure how to properly introduce you in this article. Love ya buddy. See you Saturday. lol.
Eric Emanuele, commonly known to Philadelphia Eagles fans as EROCK, replied to the following post on Twitter regarding Xfinity Live hosting a tailgate party for what appears to be a group of New York Giants fans.
Giants Fan Tailgate at Xfinity Live! Saturday Night
From the jump, EROCK is completely correct when saying shame on Xfinity Live! for booking this event. There’s absolutely no need to book opposing fanbase tailgates during playoff games at literally the only bar outside of the stadiums at the sports complex in South Philadelphia.
Xfinity Live! will be swarmed with Eagles fans and lines to even get into the place will be around the block and down Pattison Ave already. Booking a New York Giants tailgate is just a shameless money grab and completely disconnected from the Philadelphia fanbase, which they rely on year-round to make money.
From there, things started to get interesting and honestly, somewhat shocking. The official Twitter account of Xfinity Live! then quote tweeted EROCK, clapping back at his reply and questioning him on attending Eagles’ away games with the popular travel group, Philly Sports Trips.
Now we’re cooking with gas. EROCK then quote tweeted a reply stating that he most certainly is associated with Eagles’ travel groups and then basically explained how it works, with him and the 4th & Jawn crew teaming up with Philly Sports Trips to invade cities that aren’t known to be “football cities” and that buying up group ticket packages away from The Linc that weren’t going to be used in the first place was actually a noble cause.
While I don’t necessarily agree with EROCK on that point, we’ll just write it off as an effort to punch home what I already mentioned above in stating that there is absolutely no need to allow Giants fans to host a tailgate during the divisional round of the playoffs at Xfinity Live! when there are thousands of Eagles fans already here that will be lining up to get inside for a few pregame drinks. EROCK then brought it all around by stating that Xfinity Live! shouldn’t be hurting for group sales and yet again, he’s absolutely right.
Okay this was beyond stupid from Xfinity Live! for a few reasons. First and foremost, they still didn’t even address the entire point of the exchange in that they do not need to be whoring themselves out for Giant tailgate group sales during an Eagles playoff game. Instead, they opted to roll with a pretty childish response to EROCK’s explanation on why he travels to away games during the regular season.
I’m picturing a few Xfinity Live! employees sitting around thinking this was a kill shot and being overwhelmingly satisfied with their response, thinking they put EROCK in a corner by questioning his city and football knowledge but man, did they misplay this worse than anyone could have possibly imagined.
Listen, I know EROCK personally. We have sold t-shirts together, tailgated together, and talked on multiple occasions. He’s one of the brightest football minds the city of Philadelphia has to offer and he knows and has seen a lot of shit. Anyone who saw this Xfinity quote tweet knew it was a mistake because EROCK would almost certainly respond with something better.
That’s exactly what ended up happening.
At this point. Xfinity Live! should have closed their computers, turned off their phones, and just walked away. Delete the entire exchange and move on. EROCK and everyone following along would have written it off as a bizarre exchange and shifted focus back to the 4th & Jawn tailgate on Saturday and the game between the Giants and Eagles.
Unfortunately, Xfinity Live! did the opposite, tweeting out a very unprofessional and again, very childish response that made them look like even bigger jerk offs than they already did with the previous tweets.
I mean that is just a wild tweet from Xfinity Live! I couldn’t believe they responded that way. Honestly, pretty crazy. Again, all I can think about is whoever is running their Twitter account thinking that they had EROCK pinned yet again but nope, not even close actually.
The Kill Shot.
Holy shit lol.
Xfinity Live! deleted the tweet about EROCK getting fired REAL QUICK but as we all know, the internet always remembers and Twitter users were quick to grab screenshots. The Xfinity Twitter account hasn’t tweeted since. Of course.
Talk about bad business. Xfinity Live! just made complete fools of themselves. Read the room you dorks. You’re talking to EROCK, a well known person in the Eagles fan community and the host of amazing tailgates each weekend for fans right outside of your building.
I think it’s safe to say this will turn people away from waiting in lines to get inside an over crowded Xfinity Live on Saturday.
Cheers EROCK. Talk soon.