Tonight was supposed to be the night the Sixers introduced Andrew Bynum to a packed house at the Wells Fargo Center. Instead, fans were greeted by something just as menacing in the low post, Big Bella - the largest T-shirt cannon in the world.
This is good news for fans for multiple reasons. Not only is it extremely cool, but it also means more t-shirts will be fired per commercial break. And who doesn't love free T-shirts?
Here is the description from the Sixers press release:
On opening night, the Sixers will unveil Big Bella, the world’s largest T-shirt launcher that fires 100 tees in just 60 seconds. Big Bella weighs 600 pounds and, when firing T-shirts into the upper reaches of the Wells Fargo Center, can be up to 10 feet high. The team commissioned the creation of Big Bella from FX in Motion, an entertainment elements company out of New Berlin, Wisc. The team will also drop T-shirts, free game tickets and other promotional items from the rafters of the Wells Fargo Center down to fans below in a new themed “Sixers Parachute Drop.”