Wednesday, May 6, 2015

76ers: "On the Road"

(If you want the analysis from last night's loss to the Indiana Pacers, you can find it here: Still Looking.) We’re launching a new feature on Deep Sixer called “On the Road.” The goal is to bring a little bit of the travel atmosphere back home to Philly, giving a glimpse of the places to which the team travels, the arenas, the hotels, the cities, the vibe. Today’s video is the first “On the Road” segment, filmed in Indianapolis. The idea is to expand. To add to the traditional written analysis; to try to make the season more real, even for the 41 games played away from the Wells Fargo Center. But it’s also a little risky considering, well, a blog is usually faceless – unless you’re Bill Simmons on ESPN’s Page 2. There are some things we do well on here, but perhaps videos isn’t one of them. Regardless, we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully it evolves into something fun and interesting. And if it doesn’t, we’ll slowly move away from it, because there’s always plenty of basketball X’s and O’s to cover when watching this team. Email me any question about the team. I’m sure, since there’s not much else to do on a long road trip, we could occasionally get the Sixers themselves to help out: to explain a play, or a scheme, or an idea, or anything else – within bounds, of course. The email tag should be below (kfagan@phillynews.com), the first video should be embedded, and if you want to follow on Twitter, that can be done here: Deep Sixer. --Kate

76ers: "On the Road"

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(If you want the analysis from last night's loss to the Indiana Pacers, you can find it here: Still Looking.)

We’re launching a new feature on Deep Sixer called “On the Road.” The goal is to bring a little bit of the travel atmosphere back home to Philly, giving a glimpse of the places to which the team travels, the arenas, the hotels, the cities, the vibe.
 
Today’s video is the first “On the Road” segment, filmed in Indianapolis. The idea is to expand. To add to the traditional written analysis; to try to make the season more real, even for the 41 games played away from the Wells Fargo Center. But it’s also a little risky considering, well, a blog is usually faceless – unless you’re Bill Simmons on ESPN’s Page 2. There are some things we do well on here, but perhaps videos isn’t one of them.
 
Regardless, we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully it evolves into something fun and interesting. And if it doesn’t, we’ll slowly move away from it, because there’s always plenty of basketball X’s and O’s to cover when watching this team.  
 
Email me any question about the team. I’m sure, since there’s not much else to do on a long road trip, we could occasionally get the Sixers themselves to help out: to explain a play, or a scheme, or an idea, or anything else – within bounds, of course.
 
The email tag should be below (kfagan@phillynews.com), the first video should be embedded, and if you want to follow on Twitter, that can be done here: Deep Sixer.
 
--Kate

Each week, Kate will check in from the road and answer fan questions about the Sixers. Click here to ask Kate a question or e-mail her at kfagan@phillynews.com.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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