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The Saddest Sixers Post of the Year

April 13, 2011 Randy Neil

Man, things are looking ugly. Lou Williams is still uncertain about his playoff chances. The Sixers clinched the 7th seed spot. The Heat clinched the 2nd seed. We are doomed.

If the Celtics ended up holding the 2nd seed, or New York didn’t climb back into the 6th seed, I would have said we had a chance at a playoff series victory, but now, we don’t have a chance in hell.

Let’s take a look at the regular season games between the Sixers/Heat shall we?

October 27th, 2010 – The Heat visit Philadelphia for the 2nd game of the year, and end up cruising over the Sixers, 97-87. Wade grabs 30 pts, and the top scorer on our team for that game… Evan Turner. That’s right. He went 7-10 in that game, grabbing 16 points.

November 16th, 2010 – The Sixers now visit Miami for the first time, and meet almost the exact same fate. Miami takes the game 99-90. Wade, Bosh, and James combine for 61 points.

March 25th, 2011 – This was the most recent loss, and probably the most heartbreaking. The Sixers led this game with about 8 minutes to go by 10 points, and they gave that all away, eventually losing 99-111. Certainly, many could speculate that this was the game that started the Sixers slump.

The Sixers have their last game of the season tonight, facing the Detroit Pistons. Andre Iguodala will be sitting out to rest his tendinitis and Andres Nocioni will be starting in his place to help Evan Turner ‘adjust to coming off the bench for the playoffs.’ No matter what, the 76ers will end the season with a .500 record or better.

Looking back on last year, I’ll take it.

I still see this year as a huge improvement, and listening to Doug Collins always seems to help comfort my soul a little bit in dire times.

Mmmm… I’m still frightened. Thanks anyway coach.

Most are predicting this series to be an easy sweep for the Heat. I’m hoping otherwise.

The games begin on Saturday at 3:30 ET on ABC. At least our boys will have huge national coverage! So with one last battle cry, I will exclaim (in a very cowardly voice) :



Charlie Villanueva & Cavaliers’ Ryan Hollins Fight

April 12, 2011 Randy Neil

Haha, it’s a lazy rainy Tuesday. Found this gem posted on youtube. Don’t know why the music is as weird as it is… but oh well.

Best comment on youtube : Charlie’s hairlessness makes him very slippery. He’s like an earth dolphin or something. – antoniorossiz

Good one.


Welcome to the Elite .500 Club

February 26, 2011 Randy Neil

Last night, the 76ers did something that they haven’t done since 2009. Become an average team.

With a win over the D-Town Pistons, the Sixers’ record is 29-29, putting us 7th in the Eastern Conference. Surprisingly, the East isn’t that bad this year, and of the 8 teams that would be going to the play offs, there is only one with a losing record. Take that Seattle Seahawks!

The 76ers now have the same amount of wins as the New York Knicks, who everyone won’t shut up about. Except, didn’t the Cavaliers just beat them? Word?

Now, to be fair, the Detroit Pistons are amidst a huge mutiny against their head coach, and only 6 players started on Friday. I didn’t even expect the Pistons to put up that much of a fight. But when ESPN starts praising the Lakers for getting their “swagger” back after blowing out the Hawks a game after the All Star Break (a feat the 76ers already accomplished some 2 weeks ago) I say, you take what they give ya.

That’s a word I’m really get sick of hearing. Swagger. All the hipster analysts on ESPN are using it all over the place, asking dumb questions like : “Well, which team carries more swagger into the play offs?” or “That guy clearly has his swagger on, even after all these years!” Is Old Spice working out a sponsorship term promotion or something? Are we rating players on the “SwaggoMeter” now?

But I digress. It’s a look of things to come. The Sixers are 7-3 in their last 10, and 19-9 at home. They are on their way to a positive record, and if it wasn’t for that abysmal start in the first quarter of the season, we’d be well beyond that. Let’s hope that the Sixers can carry that swagger into the play offs.

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