Sports teams poke fun at eclipse through social media

Having fun during the eclipse.
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Having fun during the eclipse.

Credit: Jeff Curry

Credit: Jeff Curry

Several sports teams had some fun with Monday's solar eclipse, taking to social media to put their own spin on the celestial rarity. The Atlanta Hawks gleefully blocked out the Suns, who were only too happy to block them back. And there was a total eclipse of the Hart in Philadelphia.

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Let's start in Atlanta, where the Hawks' Twitter account noted that "in honor of the sun being blocked today, here are our best blocks against the @Suns over the past few years!"

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— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks)

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The Suns were not about to have the Hawks throw any shade on them, so they responded in kind:

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— Phoenix Suns (@Suns)

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The Philadelphia Eagles had some fun with the 1983 Bonnie Tyler song, “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” using defensive tackle Tyler Hart as their focal point:

Was that Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo protecting his eyes during the eclipse? Only the Spartans know for sure.

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— Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball)

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There was plenty of creativity to go around in the sports world. Now, players have until 2024 to think of something new.