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Pat vs. Philly: Pat Gallen takes on PBA bowler Bill O'Neill

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:19 PM
In the latest edition of Pat vs. Philly, Pat Gallen takes on PBA bowler "The Real Deal" Bill O'Neill. Read more

Caption Contest: Sixers have a mascot problem

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 9:45 AM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge Over the weekend, some crack reporting found that the actor hired to play Franklin, the new Sixers mascot, not only hates the Sixers, but all Philly sports in general. Yes, some of the tweets were four years ago, but in the wasteland that is Philly sports at the moment... Read more

Were the Sixers willing to trade Joel Embiid at the deadline?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 1:38 PM
In his short time in Philadelphia, Sam Hinkie has already become known for his willingness to part with players to acquire future assets, and reigning Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams proved to be no exception, as the point guard was traded at last Thursday’s trade deadline. The Sixers... Read more

Sixers ranked top team in professional sports for their use of analytics

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 11:06 AM
The Philadelphia 76ers have become the face of the analytic push that is pervading professional sports. They morphed from an anti-analytical franchise under Doug Collins and company to an organization that embraces analytics and all the extra information it affords to decision-making with Sam Hinkie... Read more

Canaan makes ridiculous shot against Heat

Monday, February 23, 2015, 9:07 PM
Isaiah Canaan did his part to endear himself to the Sixers’ faithful with this ridiculous shot against the Miami Heat on Monday. If Canaan keeps making plays like this one, the memory of Michael Carter-Williams will soon fade from Sixers fans’ minds. Vine courtesy of Wesley Share. Read more

Caption Contest winners: The Phanatic, Hip Hop and Franklin

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 12:28 PM
On Monday, I asked for your best caption suggestions for my cartoon about Franklin, the Sixers new mascot. Congrats to Ginomcfad, who came up with the winning caption, posted above. Here are the runner-ups: “This team has officially gone to the dogs.” – The Dutch Room "Ironic... Read more

Sixers GM Sam Hinkie is a hoarder

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10:34 AM
On mobile? Click here to enlarge Everyone in and out of Philly seems to have a different opinion about Sam Hinkie’s cynical and unique strategy of fielding a terrible team in hopes of building a great one. But judging things here behind my ink-covered drafting table, I don’t really think... Read more

Soul trade FB Ross for LB Bell

Friday, February 20, 2015, 8:48 PM
The Soul traded fullback Derrick Ross to the Los Angeles KISS on Friday for linebacker Beau Bell. Ross was with the Soul roster for the last three seasons. The three-time First-Team, All-Arena fullback led the league in rushing yards in all three seasons with the Soul, recording 487 yards and 36... Read more

Kyle Korver on pace for greatest shooting season in NBA history

Friday, February 20, 2015, 3:40 PM
As the Sixers continue to identify viable pieces to the puzzle that is the future of the franchise, one area that obviously needs addressing is outside shooting. The Sixers are 29th overall league-wide in three-point shooting percentage, despite taking the 11th most per game. The emergence of Robert... Read more

Bobby Knight yells at people at a Temple-SMU game

Friday, February 20, 2015, 11:44 AM
ESPN analyst and general loud-talker Bobby Knight took issue with some fans at last night's Temple-SMU game. Knight, usually the first one to let loose and have some fun, had his view of the action from ESPN's booth obscured by some attendees who wouldn't sit down. Knight barked at them, calling "Hey... Read more
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