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  1. Biggest takeaway from Eagles Sunday: LeSean McCoy calls Nick Foles “Folesy”

    Dec 9, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

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    You can debate whether or not Nick Foles has the makings of a true NFL quarterback–well, maybe you could a couple weeks ago, now the debate’s getting kinda one-sided–but he’s definitely lacking in at least one intangible category: His name kinda stinks. Peyton Manning, that’s a quarterback name. Tom Brady. Cam Newton. Andrew Luck. Michael…

  2. Sixers-Nuggets preview, featuring the worst defensive play of the 76ers’ season

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Have we mentioned the Philadelphia 76ers are now officially as bad as we expected them to be this season? If not, well then: The Sixers are now officially as bad as we expected them to be this season. We’re 2-9 in our last 11 games, with the only two wins coming at home against the…

  3. Please don’t use the word “infection” when talking about MCW, Brett Brown

    Dec 6, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

    NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers

    Oh boy. The Philadelphia 76ers head out to Charlotte tonight to take on the Bobcats, before heading all the way out to Denver on Saturday. Point guard (and Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for October, of course) Michael Carter-Williams will be missing at least the first and probably the second of the back-to-back, with…

  4. Things that happened during last night’s weird Magic-Sixers game

    Dec 4, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

    NBA: Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers

    1. The Sixers won 126-125 in double overtime, slipping a couple spots in the tanking rankings. Considering the Sixers’ only two wins in their last ten games were against the Bucks and Magic, with both teams missing several crucial players to injury, they’re pretty forgivable victories. 2. Michael Carter-Williams had his first triple-double as a…

  5. Notes from a week of losing Sixers basketball

    Dec 2, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

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    While you were out tryptophanning it up this Thanksgiving season, the Philadelphia 76ers played a trio of basketball games, and like a good little bottoming-out basketball team, they lost all three of them. As I wrote earlier, this was the start to a pretty key stretch of the season for the 76ers, one that saw…

  6. Are we tanking yet? Sixers start key stretch of season against league’s creamy middle

    Nov 27, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT

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    As we speak, the Philadelphia 76ers sit at 6-9, with a nice long four-day break after their Saturday loss to the Indiana Pacers. The record isn’t very good in an objective sense, but it’s light years ahead of where most Sixers fans expected the team to be at this point in the year, and it’s…

  7. THEY DIDN’T DO IT AGAIN TELL ME THE SIXERS DIDN’T DO IT AGAIN

    Nov 23, 2013, 12:25 AM EDT

    NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers

    They did it again. The f’ing Sixers. Evan friggin’ Turner. SPENCER GODDAMN HAWES. They did it again, and I don’t know why we’re still even surprised at this point. I know always say this game was over, guys, you won’t believe how over this game was before it wasn’t over. But c’mon. THIS GAME WAS…

  8. No Thaddeus Young again tonight against the Bucks

    Nov 22, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

    NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks

    Another winnable game tonight against the 2-8 Milwaukee Bucks, but for the sixth game in a row, the Sixers will be down a starter–as soon as we got Michael Carter-Williams back from his bad feet, Thaddeus Young has gone MIA for undisclosed personal reasons, with his return date left to “he and his family.” We’re…

  9. Uh-oh, Sixers host Raptors in game they should probably actually win

    Nov 20, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

    NBA: Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers

    Update: The Sixers have announced the signings of guards Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown to fill up the roster spots vacated by Darius and Kwame. Also, Daniel Orton is starting tonight in place of Thaddeus Young, who is away from the team for personal reasons. This team, obviously. Well, this is a new one. The…

  10. VIDEO: 16 blocked Sixers shots in 39 seconds

    Nov 18, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

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    “What kind of party is it, Kenny?” “Oh, it’s a block party, Chuck.” “And who’s invited, Kenny?” “Oh, the Sixers are invited, Chuck.” The Philadelphia 76ers played the New Orleans Pelicans in the Big Easy on Saturday, and the results were not good. The Sixers let up a season-high 135 points to the Pellies–only the…

  11. Sixers generously help Jrue Holiday and the Pelicans get back on track with blowout loss

    Nov 16, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at New Orleans Pelicans

    Guess it’s no hard feelings between Jrue Holiday and the Philadelphia 76ers after the trade that sent him to New Orleans back in June–on our side, anyway. The Sixers did their old friend the favor of basically laying down for his squad tonight, not only letting Jrue get back on track, but giving the ailing…

  12. What Up Damaja: Sixers visit Jrue and the Pelicans in New Orleans

    Nov 16, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Bobcats

    Hey, remember Jrue Holiday? He played in Philadelphia for a minute, made the playoffs once or twice, was considered one of the 12 best players in the East for at least one February, then was jettisoned about 15 minutes into the Sam Hinkie era for other stuff that’ll hopefully help out at some point. He’s…

  13. Guess who’s back for the Hawks against the Sixers tonight?

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers

    It feels like many Sixers teams ago since Lou Williams was our first man off the bench–even if he had resigned with the Sixers in the summer of 2012, he probably would have been traded by now anyway. But in a way, it feels like he’s still buried on the bench somewhere, because he’s played…

  14. Let’s talk fake Sixers trades: Evan and Spencer edition

    Nov 15, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

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    Nine games into the season, and Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes have done exactly what we wanted them to do to start the year: They’ve played their way into potential trade-chip status. Evan’s had a couple rough shooting nights recently–though let’s not forget that a rough shooting night for Evan used to mean shooting 3-15…

  15. One, two, three four five ridiuclous wins for the Sixers after absurd Rockets OT victory

    Nov 13, 2013, 10:53 PM EDT

    NBA: Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers

    How about this for a lead: Tonight, in his first-ever start in the NBA (filling in for MCW and his bad arches), Tony Wroten–the point guard the Sixers bought from Memphis for a couple free tickets to the Please Touch Museum–racked up a triple-double, with 18 points, 11 dimes and ten boards, easily setting career…

  16. Does the Sixers’ long-overdue losing season begin tonight against the Rockets?

    Nov 13, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: No James Harden or MCW in this one tonight, as Harden is resting with a lingering foot issue and Carter-Williams is sitting with what’s called a “left foot arch bruise.” Both are listed as day-to-day. Probably. The Sixers have given us several seasons’ worth of unexpected entertainment the first few weeks of the season,…

  17. Talking basketball with the voice of the Philadelphia 76ers, Marc Zumoff

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    When the Sixers got off to their ridiculous 3-0 start the season, the people I was happiest for (besides myself) were our long-suffering TV announcers, Marc Zumoff and Malik Rose. Zoo and Malik, who wear their hearts on their sleeves as much as any other announcing team in the Association, seemed to take the anguish…

  18. Evan Turner: Is he for real this time?

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

    NBA: Preseason-Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers

    Seven games into the 2013-14 NBA season, and Evan Turner is still straight killing it. It started opening night, where his team-high 26 points on 10-19 shooting were largely overshadowed by the historic debut performance of shiny new teammate Michael Carter-Williams, but were still enormous in the Sixers’ shocking upset of the Miami Heat. And…

  19. Sixers secure moral victory against Cavs, lose actual victory in double OT

    Nov 9, 2013, 11:06 PM EDT

    NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers

    With any other Sixers team, this game would be an easy season-long front-runner for craziest game of the year. This season, though, it’s about par for the course. Double-OT, a thirty-point scorer, highlight moves, insane comebacks and insaner game-tiers and go-ahead buckets–this game had it all. And we’re pretty sure the Sixers will one-up it…

  20. Mazel Tov, 76ers: Philly holds Cleveland to 79, wins Bynum Bowl easily

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers

    With these Philadelphia 76ers, every day is Rosh Hashanah. The Sixers’ maintained their unlikely Atlantic Division lead tonight with a win at the Wells Fargo Center against the Cleveland Cavaliers–yet another of the come-from-behind variety, as the Sixers dogged their way to a 29-14 deficit at the end of the first quarter, only to outscore…

  21. Sixers host Cavs, noted “Big Human” Andrew Bynum may or may not play

    Nov 8, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

    NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers

    Sixers vs. Cavaliers doesn’t exactly have much of an organic grudge match feel to it. The two play in different divisions, have rarely been particularly good at the same time, and have little shared history beyond the disastrous (for the Sixers, anyway) Brad Daugherty-Roy Hinson trade 27 years ago. The Cavs have been had good…

  22. Are the Sixers actually better off because of the Andrew Bynum trade?

    Nov 8, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

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    Tonight, Andrew Bynum finally makes his long-awaited, much-anticipated return to the Wells Fargo Center as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Actually, it’s not really all that long awaited or particularly well anticipated: Bynum’s ignominious time as a Sixer only lasted a year and now feels very long ago, and his ultimate departure was greeted…

  23. Sixers lose to Wizards in first of hopefully many respectable losses this season

    Nov 7, 2013, 9:47 AM EDT

    NBA: Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers

    The Golden State loss was embarrassing. Half-hearted offense, quarter-hearted defense, giving up open looks and highlight plays and letting eight-year Sixer Andre Iguodala have arguably his best-ever game on the Wells Fargo Center court wearing another team’s jersey…not so good, Al. We want to lose this year, sure, but we don’t want to have to…

  24. The Sixers can basically kill the Washington Wizards’ season tonight

    Nov 6, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards

    Now that their miraculous season-beginning three-game winning streak has come to an end in thudding fashion, we should be able to get back to our normal ways of expecting the worst from this Philadelphia 76ers team at just about every opportunity. Their first opportunity to once again live down to expectations comes tonight against the…

  25. That’s our Sixers: Andre Iguodala and the Warriors get Philly back on the losing track

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT

    NBA: Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers

    Boos. 4th quarter minutes for Hollis Thompson and Brandon Davies. Furious Brett Brown timeouts. Chants of “AN-DREW WIG-GINS.” Now that’s the kind of basketball we expected at the Wells Fargo Center this season. None of this miracle win crap. Just losing and humiliation and one very, very sad Malik Rose. The Sixers lost by a…