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Philly Sports News: Twitter Highlights

March 27th, 2021 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in 94WIP, Baseball, Basketball, Flyers, General, MLB, NBA, NCAA, NHL, Phillies, Sixers, Twitter

Philly Sports Highlights March 2021



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Sixers doing the Grind 2021

March 6th, 2021 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Basketball, General, NBA, Sixers, Twitter

Sixers Schedule and Updates


 

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Top 10 Philly Athletes of the Past 50 Years: One Man’s View

July 28th, 2019 by Jim Chesko | Comments Off on Top 10 Philly Athletes of the Past 50 Years: One Man’s View | Filed in Baseball, Basketball, Eagles, Flyers, General, Hockey, Phillies, Sixers

Philadelphia’s been the home base for a great number of incredible athletes over the years, but who are the best of the best?

If you’re a faiBobby Clarke and Bernie Parentthful viewer of Comcast SportsNet (I admit, I’m a heavy watcher), you know that CSN has recently been counting down its list of the Top 10 Philly Athletes of all time. (In case you haven’t been paying attention, Numbers 10 through 4 were Bernie Parent, Chuck Bednarik, Carl Lewis, Julius Erving, Steve Van Buren, Joe Frazier and Steve Carlton; will the final trio be Clarkie, Schmidty and Wilt? We shall see.)

Anyway, it got me thinking about MY list. First, however, the parameters: I decided to limit my Top 10 to players whom I’ve seen in action during the past the 50 years and who’ve played the bulk of their career in Philadelphia. So, no Jimmie Foxx or Lefty Grove (way before my time), no Pete Rose (despite how much he meant to the Phils’ 1980 World Series team), no Steve van Buren or Chuck Bednarik (amazing careers for both, but – again – before my time), no Richie Ashburn … and no Kobe Bryant.

Before giving you my personal Top 10, how about a few Philly greats who just missed the cut? Getting “honorable mention” status would be Charles Barkley, Brian Dawkins and – although he spent just four of his prime NBA years as a 76er – Moses Malone. All right, here goes…

10) JOE FRAZIER – Philly’s greatest boxer, “Smokin’ Joe” was an Olympic gold medalist and undisputed World Heavyweight Champion from 1970 to 1972, who had those three memorable battles with Muhammad Ali. Career record of 32-4-1.

9) CARL LEWIS – The Willingboro, New Jersey, sprinter and long-jumper won nine Olympic gold medals and an additional eight World Championship gold medals in the 1980s and 90s. (We won’t penalize Lewis for his inglorious 1993 attempt at singing the national anthem at a Bulls-Nets NBA playoff game.)

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Philadelphia Sports Card & Memorabilia Show

February 26th, 2019 by Leo | Comments Off on Philadelphia Sports Card & Memorabilia Show | Filed in Baseball, Basketball, Events, Football, General, Hockey, Sports

Every year one of the most anticipated memorabilia and autograph signing shows happens in Philadelphia.  It is loaded with sports cards and memorabilia collectors and vendors as well as some of the most sought out Philly athletes for autographs all in one place for the fans.  This year as in many years in the past it is being held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort on March 1st – 3rd and tickets and detailed information is at The Philly Show website

This year’s show has a ton of athletes participating in it throughout the weekend including Brian Dawkins, Lane Johnson, Alshon Jeffery, Fletcher Cox, Brett Myers, DeSean Jackson, Andre Dawson and many others.  The graphic above has the full listing of athletes to appear.  The athletes are often sponsored and will appear at specific dealer and vendor locations throughout the show, for a listing of dealers and locations go to the List of Dealers page on the Philly Show website.

The dates and times are listed in the graphic below:

Philly Show Dates & Times

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The Evolution of Ben Simmons

April 8th, 2018 by Christian | Comments Off on The Evolution of Ben Simmons | Filed in Basketball, General, NBA, Sixers

By Christian Klemash

Ben Simmons has evolved. And this evolution hasn’t taken centuries, decades or years. It’s taken less than one full season in the NBA.

Relentless defense. Orchestrating the offense. Vocal leadership. Unparalleled court vision. Physical domination. Points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks. Simmons is doing it all. And he’s only 21. As of today, I would take him over any other player in the NBA. He is the best player in the league – a 6’10” point guard who can dribble through a minefield, play power forward and pass like Magic Johnson. He is the complete package – and he’s playing like he knows it.

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Sixers and the NBA Playoffs

March 29th, 2018 by Leo | Comments Off on Sixers and the NBA Playoffs | Filed in Basketball, General, NBA, Sixers

Here is a listing of the NBA Playoff Spots and the odds:

Record Conference Playoff Spots No
Playoffs
Team W L 1* 2* 3* 4* 5 6 7 8 9
Raptors 55 20 89% 11% ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Celtics 52 23 11% 89% <1% ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Cavaliers 45 30 X <1% 51% 32% 14% 2% <1% <1% ^
Sixers 44 30 X X 40% 41% 17% 2% <1% <1% ^
Pacers 44 31 X X 9% 24% 46% 17% 4% <1% ^
Wizards 41 33 X X <1% 2% 16% 36% 39% 7% <1%
Heat 40 35 X X <1% <1% 6% 40% 43% 11% <1%
Bucks 39 35 X X <1% <1% <1% 3% 14% 82% 1%
Pistons 34 40 X X X X X <1% <1% 1% 99%
Hornets 34 42 X X X X X X X <1% >99%
Knicks 27 49 X X X X X X X X 100%
Bulls 24 50 X X X X X X X X 100%
Nets 24 51 X X X X X X X X 100%
Magic 22 52 X X X X X X X X 100%
Hawks 21 54 X X X X X X X X 100%
  • Notes
  • ^ means the team will finish better than this playoff spot
  • X means the team cannot win this playoff spot
  • 50% – probability the team will win this playoff spot – green number indicates the team controls its destiny for this spot
  • 50% – probability the team will win this playoff spot – red number indicates the team does not control its destiny for this spot
  • Table Sorting Method
  • * denotes first round home field advantage in the playoffs

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NCAA March Madness Tournament

March 12th, 2018 by Leo | Comments Off on NCAA March Madness Tournament | Filed in Basketball, College Sports, General, NCAA, Sports

NCAA Tournament Bracket and March Madness Glossary:Click link to download NCAA Bracket-NCAA in PDF

Here are the dates and schedule:


March Madness Glossary:

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