Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Sixers become a Jeopardy punchline… again

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 7:56 AM
Despite the hiring of Jerry Colangelo, the 7-43 76ers remain a national punching, finding themselves on the receiving end of jokes on The Simpsons and the “Tonight Show.” "Jeopardy!" is the latest to get in on the 76ers-bashing trend. On Friday night, the show used a quote from the team’s... Read more

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is now against Hack-a-Shaq

Friday, February 5, 2016, 11:22 AM
The last time the Sixers played the Los Angeles Clippers, coach Brett Brown had his players intentionally foul L.A. center DeAndre Jordan to send him to the foul line. This season, Jordan has a free throw percentage of 42.5 percent, which is slightly better than his career average of 41.8 percent... Read more

A list of international players who might tempt the Sixers

Friday, February 5, 2016, 9:30 AM
Sixers fans hope that their enduring a third consecutive season of horrific basketball is rewarded at the 2016 NBA draft with Louisiana State freshman Ben Simmons — a 6-10, 240-pound forward from Melbourne, Australia. About 15 years ago, it still would have been an anomaly that a kid born and... Read more

On the subject of race and Cam Newton

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 2:42 PM
Wasn’t it almost three decades ago that some inquisitive mind asked Doug Williams before a Super Bowl how long he’d been a black quarterback? Thought so. Yet here we are, apparently still trying to figure out what it means to be a black man playing the most glamorous, important and scrutinized... Read more

National signing day is about hype, not truth

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 11:22 AM
OK, recruiting is the lifeblood of any college program. But since I don’t work in Tuscaloosa or South Bend or Ann Arbor or or pick your favorite top-whatever team, maybe it’s just not as life or death for me. And I’ve been covering national signing days for the last quarter-century... Read more

Why Peyton Manning belongs on QB Mt. Rushmore

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 9:44 AM
I’ve always been a Peyton Manning guy. So sue me. I know there are a lot of folks out there who aren’t. And I get that. He hasn’t come up big enough in enough big spots. And that’s the way the world works nowadays. So I live with it, just like he’s had to. I guess my... Read more

Vinny Curry happy; Howie Roseman happier

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 2:39 PM
In case you were wondering if Howie Roseman was happy with his recent splurge, you should have seen him outside of the Eagles’ auditorium after he discussed the flurry of signings of four Eagles in an eight-day span. Roseman, who is a small guy, saw defensive end Vinny Curry in the lobby, ran... Read more

Mike Missanelli hangs up on Sal Paolantonio over Doug Pederson interview

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 11:25 AM
On Tuesday, new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson spoke to 97.5 The Fanatic’s Mike Missanelli about a wide range of topics, but seemed unwilling to reveal much about the future of quarterback Sam Bradford. “I just think that’s the most important position on the field,” Pederson... Read more

Flyers avoid a terrible trap

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 9:11 AM
It was the sort of situation that sabotages seasons. If survived, it can save a season, too. The Flyers had taken a 3-2 lead Tuesday against the visiting Canadiens in the first game after the All Star break. Just over eight minutes remained. A win over Montreal and star defenseman P.K. Subban would... Read more

Lurie re-dresses his emperor

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 4:43 PM
Really, we already found out all we needed to know about the true nature of the Eagles search for a so-called personnel chief when we found out that they had requested permission to interview Steelers pro personnel coordinator Brandon Hunt. Nothing against Hunt, but that's not the kind of guy who... Read more
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