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  1. Sixers-Heat, Game Five: Taking Miami to Lunch (Or Something)

    May 2, 2011, 12:36 PM EDT

    It’s hardly surprising to see that LeBron James sees his team’s first-round match up with the Sixers as something he and his cronies should be able to take care of while sipping their morning coffee and reading their local paper—this Heat squad has already set all kinds of records for unsubstantiated arrogance, and it’s like…

  2. The Moral Victory to End All Moral Victories: Thoughts on Sixers’ Game 4 Win

    Apr 26, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

    While leaving the Wells Fargo Center yesterday after the Sixers’ stunning 86-82 victory over the Heat, my parents and I came to the realization that we had no idea when game five of this series was going to be played. Probably it would be Tuesday or Wednesday, but none of us had thought to check.…

  3. Playing for Pride: Sixers Look to Salvage a Little Bit of Dignity in Game Four

    Apr 25, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT

    In my preview for this series, I said something along the lines of “Stranger things have happened” when addressing the possibility of a Sixers upset in this series. Well, after the Heat handily won the first three games of this series, this qualification no longer applies–if the Sixers won the remaining four games o fthis…

  4. No Good: Sixers Hang Tough in Game Three But Ehhhhhhhh

    Apr 25, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

    Man, this is tough. Not as tough as losing as a favorite, not as tough as getting barely outplayed by a peer, but tough all the same. To see your guys do their best, to play hard, to execute, to hang in there, and still come up short…it’s not heartbreaking, it’s not even depressing, it’s…

  5. Burrrrn: Sixers Get Absolutely Scorched By Heat In Game 2

    Apr 20, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT

    29 points. That’s what LeBron James managed in the Heat’s victory last night over the Sixers, a much better performance than his Game One effort on Saturday. But much more concerningly, that’s also what the Sixers’ entire starting lineup for the Sixers managed combined, with Jrue Holiday being the only of the five to reach…

  6. Heat in the Hot Seat: Sixers Look to Continue Comeback in Game Two

    Apr 20, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

    Wouldn’t you just know it? The Heat win game one of their first-round series against the Sixers, and they’re still the ones who have to get defensive in the post-game press conferences. After their 97-89 victory—which saw them comeback from a 12-point deficit after the first quarter, but which also saw them squander a 16-point…

  7. Game One Thoughts: Sixers Surge Late, Come Up Short in Miami

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:34 AM EDT

    For a mintue there, it looked like the Sixers were following the script of 2009′s game one in Orlando to the letter. Down double digits for most of the second half in a game where it seemed like they were just a little bit out of their league, Philly surged in the fourth quarter to…

  8. The Heat Is On: Sixers Play Game One in Miami

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:14 AM EDT

    No matter where you look, you’re not going to find the Sixers getting much love from the playoff predictors. Everywhere in the NBA community, it’s Heat in Five, Heat in Four, Heat in Two and the Sixers are going to be so demoralized that they forfeit the series, or wait a minute, you mean the…

  9. State of the Union, Pt. 2: Talking Sixers Year-End Basketball With Michael Levin

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

    Michael Levin is a 76ers writer for the excellent Liberty Ballers,  part of the SB Nation network. Needing a fresh perspective on the  Sixers heading into the post-season we caught up with Mike  to recap the season that was, and look ahead to the Sixers’ (possibly short) playoff run and the team’s future in years…

  10. Sixers Lose to Pistons, Ensure Another Year of Textbook Mediocrity

    Apr 15, 2011, 8:44 PM EDT

    Goddamn it. A meaningless regular season loss after the Sixers had already sewn up the seven seeed shouldn’t hurt like this, but for the last month or so of the season, all I wanted for this team was to get to 42 wins. A plus-.500 record. A winning record. But it just wasn’t meant to…

  11. Happening Elsewhere: Kenny Britt Weaves Through the NJ PD Defense

    Apr 15, 2011, 7:57 PM EDT

    Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt might receive acclaim and adulation for his ability to run a 4.4 40, but when he was driving 71 miles per hour in the 50-MPH-limit streets of his Bayonne, NJ hometown, the police were less impressed. The cops attempted to corner Britt, but he quickly read their cover-one formation…

  12. Happening Elsewhere: Rays Finally Win One By A Lot, More Manny Fallout

    Apr 13, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT

    The only good thing about the start to the Rays’ season, which has already seen a month or two’s worth of injuries, disappointing performances and controversies, is that the AL East-favorite Red Sox started 0-6 themselves, managing to overshadow their own putrid beginnings. But with Boston finally getting a big shutout win against the Yankees…

  13. Philly March Madness: Your Finals Winner and Champion

    Apr 13, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT

    Congratulations to one Mike Schmidt, who valiantly defeated Von Hayes, Wilbert Montgomery, Ron Hextall, Brian Dawkins, Ryan Howard and now Julius Erving on his way to being voted by you guys as the champion of our first-ever Philly March Madness tournament. The Schmidtter won his final matchup against the Doctor by a whopping margin of…

  14. Philly March Madness FINALS: (1) Julius Erving vs. (1) Mike Schmidt

    Apr 10, 2011, 9:46 PM EDT

    All right, you guys know the drill by now. No more blurbs, videos, stats or fan testimonies. Just two of the most legendary figures in Philadelphia sports history facing off for the supreme title of Best Philly Athlete Since 1980. Thanks to everyone who has voted over the last four weeks, hope you enjoyed the…

  15. Philly March Madness FINAL FOUR: (1) Mike Schmidt vs. (4) Ryan Howard

    Apr 10, 2011, 9:37 PM EDT

    Over the next few weeks at The700Level, we’ll be posting poll matchups as part of our Philly March Madness competition. Examine the cases of the two fine Philadelphia athletes below, and cast your vote at the bottom as to which you think should advance to the next round. And as always, feel free to explain…

  16. Philly March Madness FINAL FOUR: (1) Julius Erving vs. (2) Allen Iverson

    Apr 10, 2011, 9:29 PM EDT

    Over the next few weeks at The700Level, we’ll be posting poll matchups as part of our Philly March Madness competition. Examine the cases of the two fine Philadelphia athletes below, and cast your vote at the bottom as to which you think should advance to the next round. And as always, feel free to explain…

  17. Philly March Madness: (3) Donovan McNabb vs. (4) Ryan Howard

    Apr 7, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

    Over the next few weeks at The700Level, we’ll be posting poll matchups as part of our Philly March Madness competition. Examine the cases of the two fine Philadelphia athletes below, and cast your vote at the bottom as to which you think should advance to the next round. And as always, feel free to explain…

  18. Philly March Madness: (1) Mike Schmidt vs. (3) Brian Dawkins

    Apr 7, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

    Over the next few weeks at The700Level, we’ll be posting poll matchups as part of our Philly March Madness competition. Examine the cases of the two fine Philadelphia athletes below, and cast your vote at the bottom as to which you think should advance to the next round. And as always, feel free to explain…

  19. Philly March Madness: (1) Julius Erving vs. (2) Chase Utley

    Apr 5, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT

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  20. Philly March Madness: (2) Charles Barkley vs. (3) Donovan McNabb

    Apr 4, 2011, 9:02 PM EDT

    Over the next few weeks at The700Level, we’ll be posting poll matchups as part of our Philly March Madness competition. Examine the cases of the two fine Philadelphia athletes below, and cast your vote at the bottom as to which you think should advance to the next round. And as always, feel free to explain…

  21. Philly March Madness: (1) Reggie White vs. (4) Ryan Howard

    Apr 4, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

    Over the next few weeks at The700Level, we’ll be posting poll matchups as part of our Philly March Madness competition. Examine the cases of the two fine Philadelphia athletes below, and cast your vote at the bottom as to which you think should advance to the next round. And as always, feel free to explain…

  22. Wisconsin Death Trip: Playoff-Bound Sixers Look for Vengeance in Milwaukee

    Apr 4, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

    Perhaps the first truly surprising loss of the Sixers’ 2011 calendar year—not just in who they lost to, but in the incredible magnitude of the throttling—was their blowout loss three weeks ago to the Milwaukee Bucks. Blame it on a lack of energy and focus after playing four games in six days, but the boys…

  23. Philly March Madness: (3) Brian Dawkins vs. (15) Carlos Ruiz

    Apr 4, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    Over the next few weeks at The700Level, we’ll be posting poll matchups as part of our Philly March Madness competition. Examine the cases of the two fine Philadelphia athletes below, and cast your vote at the bottom as to which you think should advance to the next round. And as always, feel free to explain…

  24. Philly March Madness: (1) Mike Schmidt vs. (4) Ron Hextall

    Apr 4, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

    Over the next few weeks at The700Level, we’ll be posting poll matchups as part of our Philly March Madness competition. Examine the cases of the two fine Philadelphia athletes below, and cast your vote at the bottom as to which you think should advance to the next round. And as always, feel free to explain…

  25. Philly March Madness: (2) Allen Iverson vs. (3) Jimmy Rollins

    Apr 4, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT

    Over the next few weeks at The700Level, we’ll be posting poll matchups as part of our Philly March Madness competition. Examine the cases of the two fine Philadelphia athletes below, and cast your vote at the bottom as to which you think should advance to the next round. And as always, feel free to explain…