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Andrew Unterberger

  1. Wu-Tang Forever: Cliff Lee’s Ridiculous Start Ends Ridiculous Month, Phils Lose Anyway

    Sep 28, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

    If you didn’t know better watching the Phils last night, you might have thought they were actually playing for something. Well, actually, that’s not true at all–the offense looks like it packed it in months ago, and the Fightins continued their prodigious recent output at the plate last night with a mere two hits, two…

  2. Evan Turner’s hilarious media day mic test (NSFW)

    Sep 27, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

    Evan

    No words needed. Well, maybe one. (s/o to a number of Sixers bloggers for bringing this to our attention, originally Max Frishberg)

  3. Arnett Moultrie out until new year, thin Sixers roster gets even thinner

    Sep 27, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Denver Nuggets

    Poor Arnett. After the Sixers traded a future first in the 2011 draft to nab the Mississippi State forward from the Heat, he was bench-ridden nearly his entire rookie season with a combination of ankle injuries and Cranky Doug Collins. This year, though, he was finally going to get his shot for big minutes on…

  4. How much should the Phils care about ending with a bottom ten record?

    Sep 26, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

    papelbon.jonathan

    I was watching some of the Phils-Mets series ender last Sunday with some Met fan friends, rooting for the Phils to squeak one out and not have to suffer the indignity of a home sweep at the hand of their hated NL East rivals. To my mild surprise, though, some of the Met fans were…

  5. Angelo Cataldi Goes In on Andy Reid, Journalism Goes “Woah There”

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    ANDY REID

    “Four decades ago, I was trained at journalism school to value one thing above all others,” writes WIP host Angelo Cataldi in his recent Metro.us invective against Andy Reid. “The truth.” Well, clearly it wasn’t detail, even-handedness, or general narrative coherence, since none of those qualities are even remotely on display in “Andy Reid, Master…

  6. How Much Misery Do We Wish Upon Cavs Fans With Andrew Bynum?

    Sep 19, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    bynum.hair

    Generally speaking, despite all the heartbreak and sleepless nights he caused us in his one inactive season as a Philadelphia 76er, I’ve maintained that I wish the best for Andrew Bynum at his next destination. Bynum’s super-disappointing year in Philly wasn’t really his fault, and the Cavs fans have probably suffered enough post-LeBron decision without…

  7. Invisible Touch: Cliff Lee Owns the Marlins, Sets Some Cool Stat Benchmarks

    Sep 16, 2013, 10:41 PM EDT

    MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies

    That Cliff Lee is a badass is nothing new, that the Marlins are a terrible team is even un-newer. But tonight’s performance from the Pfife Dog was nonetheless impressive by any standards, and did well to remind us that despite Cliff Lee’s questionable status as a gargantuan-salaried pitcher on a sub-.500 team, we’re pretty fortunate…

  8. The Sixers’ New Mr. 500, Royce White

    Sep 16, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

    USA Today Images

    You might recall a couple years back that in advance of his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers, Temple big man Lavoy Allen was ranked at the very bottom of ESPN’s yearly rankings of the Top 500 players in the NBA. The “Mr. 500″ nickname kinda stuck with young Lavoy, and after he had a…

  9. Cameron Rupp Faceplants on His First MLB Hit, Gets Ovation in Otherwise Awful Phils Loss

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

    MLB: San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies

    Well, the Phillies followed up their three-game weekend sweep of the Braves by getting blown out at home by one of the few teams in baseball with a worse record than they have (though not anymore–with the win, the Padres actually have a better record than the Phillies again), losing tonight’s series opener by a…

  10. First Mock Draft of the Year Lands Sixers Andrew Wiggins, Montrezl Harrell

    Sep 10, 2013, 10:06 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Michigan vs Louisville

    With the NBA draft just around the corner, a mere nine and two-thirds months away, it’s of course time to break out the first mock draft of the season. If that somehow seems a tad premature and excessive, that’s because of course it totally is, but excitement about this 2014 draft–any Sixers fan who hasn’t…

  11. Every Ex-Phillies Outfielder Is Having an Awesome Season

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

    ibanez.pence.victorino

    A rotating cast of Cesar Hernandez, Darin Ruf, John Mayberry Jr. and Freddy Galvis (!) certainly isn’t what most Phillies fans would have ever pictured the team’s outfield looking like a couple years ago–hell, even at the beginning of this season–and though injuries (to Dom Brown and Ben Revere, namely) have much to do with…

  12. And Henceforth, “Pulling a DeSean Jackson” Shall Be Known As “Pulling a Danny Trevathan”

    Sep 6, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT

    desean-space

    Truth told, it probably won’t happen–people will still remember the gaffe primarily for DeSean because he did it first and he did it twice and so on. Still, I’d say this one was way worse–at least you had to watch the D-Jax highlight a couple times to make sure he really got rid of the…

  13. Remembering the 2000 Philadelphia Phillies (The Last Phils Team Worse Than This One)

    Sep 2, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

    veteranstadium

    Things are bad for the Phillies this season. You don’t need me to remind you how bad–not after they lost two games to the reeling Mets by scores of 5-0 and 11-3 last week, just as it seemed like they might be building some momentum towards at least some sort of moral winning streak to…

  14. Is It Really Just Sandberg? Exploring Other Explanations for the Phils’ Recent Hot Streak

    Aug 27, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies

    If you haven’t noticed, or if you’d given up following weeks or months ago, the Phillies have won seven of their last nine games. For a good or even average team, this would only be slightly notable, but before this stretch, the Phils had won just seven of their last 28 games–and even that began…

  15. The Sixers Got Point Guard Tony Wroten for Nothing And That’s a Cool Thing

    Aug 22, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

    NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Memphis Grizzlies

    With Michael Carter-Williams the first and only entry on the Sixers’ current depth chart at point guard–seriously, check it out–it was highly probable that the Sixers were gonna pick up another guy to play the one before off-season’s end. You figured it would probably be an experienced journeyman type, like an Earl Watson or Jamaal…

  16. Allen Iverson’s Sixers Career in 25 YouTube Clips

    Aug 22, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    Iverson.ear

    News came down yesterday afternoon (reported, appropriately enough, by SLAM Magazine) that Allen Iverson, polarizing Sixers great and likely future Hall of Famer, has finally accepted the inevitable, and will be announcing his retirement imminently. Iverson played 12 seasons for the Sixers (two of them incomplete) and over those years, he won four scoring titles…

  17. ESPN Thinks We’re Gonna Lose the Opener to the Redskins By…How Much??

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

    rgiii.mike.vick.griffin.redskins

    By the time Monday, September 9th rolls around, Philly sports fans are gonna be pumped for Philadelphia Eagles football no matter what, just by virtue of it being something besides the Phillies, who by that point will probably be fielding a starting outfield of Roger Bernadina, Casper Wells and Jeff Francoeur and waving to the…

  18. Phillies Come Back on Rockies, Walk Off on Actual Base Hit This Time

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

    Michael Young celebrates with Carlos Ruiz after his game-winning hit in the ninth

    You take walk-off wins where you can get ‘em, but there’s something to the “walk off on shortstop’s second error of the ninth inning” formula that takes at least 15% of the wind out of the sails of the walk-off win. Much better to do so on a couple clutch base hits, as the Phils…

  19. Nerlens Noel: A Top 25 Player By 2017?

    Aug 19, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    The good folks over at SB Nation recently assembled a team of heavy hitters to make some projections about the NBA landscape four years from now, compiling their predicted list of the Top 100 Players in the NBA for the year 2017. Such an exercise is obviously short on empirical study and long on intuitive…

  20. Charlie Out With 42 Games to Go: Why Bother?

    Aug 16, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

    Charlie.Manuel

    I don’t know if Charlie Manuel should have remained the coach of the Philadelphia Phillies for next year and beyond. Chase Utley says he wanted to play his entire career for Uncle Cholly, and if he’s good enough for Chase, then that’s basically good enough for me. But obviously this Phillies team isn’t the one…

  21. Brett Brown Cleans House of Assistant Coaching Staff, All Family Business Settled

    Aug 16, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

    NBA: New York Knicks at Philadelphia 76ers

    It’s not gonna make too many headlines on city paper front pages the same day that the most successful manager in Phillies history is summarily dismissed, but it’s worth noting that Charlie Manuel’s removal from office is not the only coaching change that went down in Philly today. After brushing off questions about retaining the…

  22. What Are We Looking for From New Sixers Coach Brett Brown?

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

    Brett Brown

    The weird thing about following a team that everyone presumes is tanking next season–and everyone agrees should be following that exact strategy–is that it’s hard to get excited about potentially positive developments for the team. Any personnel move that might make this team better had better not make the team that much better for at…

  23. All of a Sudden, Cole Hamels Isn’t Having That Bad a Season

    Aug 13, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

    If you were to list the biggest reasons the Phillies underperformed in the first half of the year, Cole Hamels’ rough start to the season might not be #1–Doc’s shoulder surgery after giving up 33 runs in 34 innings would probably be tough to unseat there–but it’d certainly be top five. Through the end of…

  24. Brett Brown Ignores the Haters, Signs on with Sixers for Four Years

    Aug 12, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT

    NBA: Playoffs-San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors

    Way to not give into peer pressure, BB. Despite Marc Stein’s asserting on Friday night–after what seemed like official word of Brett Brown’s commitment to the Sixers as their latest head coach–that Brown’s coaching peers with the Spurs and elsewhere were trying to take him out of a coaching job in Philly, calling the Sixers…

  25. Interminable Sixers Coaching Search At An End: It’s the Spurs Guy

    Aug 9, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

    NBA: Playoffs-San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors

    At the draft a month and a half ago, erroneous reports (which we played our part in further circulating) surfaced that the Sixers had hired former Spurs assistant and Australian national team head coach Brett Brown to succeed Doug Collins as the Ballers’ new fearless leader. A month-and-a-half after that story was debunked, and after 2/3…