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Andrew Unterberger

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. The Most Beautifulest Thing: Delmon Young, DFA’d

    Aug 9, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers

    If you’re leaving work today and a total stranger comes up and gives you a big kiss seemingly out of nowhere, now you’ll know why. In advance of tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals, the Phillies have designated Delmon Young for assignment, cutting ties with the ne’er do well right fielder after 80 games in…

  4. Sixers Release Schedule: A Look at the Fun Times Ahead

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat

    The schedules for all 30 NBA teams were released today, with the release of the news packing its usual “oh yeah, I guess there’s really nothing that exciting to be learned here” punch. I haven’t counted to make sure, but it seems like the Sixers will indeed play 82 games this season–41 home, 41 away,…

  5. The Phillies Suck But At Least This Darin Ruf On-Base Streak Is Fun

    Aug 5, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

    Unsurprisingly, there haven’t been a lot of positives to take from the Phillies’ play as of late. When you lose 13 games in 14 tries and find yourself ten games further out of first place–ten games!!–than you were just a couple weeks ago, the cloud’s way too big for you to find where any kind…

  6. Experts Agree: The Sixers Are Gonna Be the Absolute Worst Next Season

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers-Press Conference

    Well, we traded our only reliable offensive creator, we drafted a guy who might not play at all next year, and we still don’t have coach. Aside from that, things are looking bright for the Philadelphia 76ers–seriously, we got all them prospects and draft picks and cap space and whatnot–but obviously, winning games next year…

  7. Let’s Trade Michael and Delmon Young Because I Don’t Like Them Very Much

    Jul 30, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

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    Despite the rebuild-at-all-costs strategy supported, implicitly or explicitly, by many Phillies fans as the 2013 trade deadline approaches, I have a great deal of ambivalence about the idea of trading Chase Utley or Cliff Lee. If you can get back an absolutely dynamite set of prospects for either, I guess you have to, but as…

  8. Cards Sweep Phils: That’s Gotta Be It, Right?

    Jul 25, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals

    So the St. Louis Cardinals just won all three games of their home series against the Philadelphia Phillies, bringing the Fightins’ post All-Star record to 1-5. That one win, the superfun 13-8 Mets blowout in Citi Field that wasn’t even as close as the final score indicates, indeed feels very long ago now as the…

  9. Will the Phillies Finish Above or Below .500? The Cases for Each

    Jul 19, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

    MLB: Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies-Game One

    Though obviously it’d be preferable to be a couple games over, I kinda dig that the Phils finished the nominal first half of the baseball season dead even in wins and losses. It’s been that kind of season, really–up-and-down, with every positive development seemingly counter-balanced with a negative one and vice versa. For the ledger…

  10. The Homers Were More Fun: NL Loses, Phils Phlop in 2013 All-Star Game

    Jul 16, 2013, 11:52 PM EDT

    MLB: All Star Game

    Three hits, one walk, zero runs. That was what the NL’s collection of offensive talent was able to put up against a wrecking crew of AL pitchers in the All-Star Game tonight, a feeble performance that at least prevented the game from stretching on past midnight. The AL didn’t provide a ton of offensive fireworks…

  11. Dom, Cliff, and 66 Scrubs at Tonight’s All Star Game in New York

    Jul 16, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

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    After last night’s excellent appetite-whetting Home Run Derby, which resulted in a record-high number of Yoenis Cespedes-related discussions at office watercoolers nationwide, Citi Field tonight brings us the true Mid-Summer Classic. The stars are out, the stands are filling up, and social media is breathless with anticipation for a long night of complaining about Joe…

  12. Yoenis Cespedes Owns Home Run Derby, Can’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

    Jul 15, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    MLB: All Star Game-Home Run Derby

    Well, hopefully even with our predictive spoilers, you were able to enjoy the best Home Run Derby in half a decade. Just as we called it, Yoenis Cespedes laid waste to the 2013 Home Run Derby, smacking a total of 32 home runs–and he could’ve probably hit a bunch more if that wasn’t all he…

  13. The 700 Level Predicts the 2013 Home Run Derby

    Jul 15, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

    MLB: All Star Game-Home Run Derby

    We are here at Citi Field for the 2013 Home Run Derby. It’s hot and cramped and there are actually dudes wearing Lucas Duda and Andrew Brown jerseys, but the prospect of eventual HOME RUNS should make it all worthwhile. Domonic Brown is not present, because David Wright is a hater and because Virginia high…

  14. Finalized Trades, Coach Interviews, Anticipated Hibernation: A Non-MCW Sixers News Roundup

    Jul 13, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

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    That Boy Jrue sure seemed to enjoy his honeymoon, as his vacation with new bride Lauren Cheney ended up delaying his trade to New Orleans–which could technically have been made official on Wednesday–until yesterday, when he finally became a Pelican, being formally introduced as the team’s new point guard. As previously reported, Holiday’s departure (along…

  15. Sixers Finish Summer League; Michael Carter-Williams Frustrates But Intrigues

    Jul 13, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers-Press Conference

    Orlando is over, and the Sixers will be packing up shop for a couple months now. The Sixers finished their Summer League set with a 1-4 record, their one win coming when they barely beat the Nets on the last day in a battle of the league’s two worst teams, in a game that was…

  16. I Don’t Recall Saying “Good Luck”: Andrew Bynum Signs With Cavaliers

    Jul 11, 2013, 1:35 AM EDT

    NBA: Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers

    Well, that’s that then. Apparently the Sixers’ pitch to Andrew Bynum wasn’t quite good enough, and now he’s gone and signed a two-year, $24 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bynum will join the Cavaliers’ up-and-coming collection of top-five talent–#1 overall picks Kyrie Irving and Anthony Bennett, and #4s Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters–as a…

  17. Did You Notice That Ben Revere Is Hitting Over .300 Now?

    Jul 10, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

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    What a difference a BABIP makes, huh? Ben Revere, the 25-year-old we gave up Vance Worley for in the off-season to be our center-fielder of the future, hasn’t looked like that much different a player the last month, but turn around and all of a sudden he’s hitting .302. This is no small feat for…

  18. A Look Behind the Scenes of the 76ers’ Free Agency Meeting with Andrew Bynum

    Jul 9, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

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    With Dwight Howard and Josh Smith officially off the market, and Chris Paul long since committed to re-upping with the Clippers, the NBA’s off-season attention turns to our very own Andrew Bynum, the ultimate wildcard in this year’s free agency. Yahoo reports that Bynum has already been offered a two-year, $24 million offer from Cleveland…

  19. Michael Carter-Williams Shows the Good and the Bad in Sixers Summer League Debut

    Jul 7, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers-Press Conference

    26/8/7 seems like a pretty good stat line for a professional debut, doesn’t it? That’s what Michael Carter-Williams posted today in his first game in uniform for the Philadelphia 76ers, as they faced off with the Houston Rockets in the opening contest of the Orlando Summer League. The Sixers lost the game 88-80 to a…

  20. Hey, the Sixers Got Royce White for Basically Nothing!

    Jul 6, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

    NBA: Preseason-Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets

    It wasn’t the biggest headline from the day in basketball free agency–hell, it might not have been the fifth-biggest–but the Sixers did make a minor splash today in the midst of the Dwight Howard sweepstakes finally reaching a resolution. The Houston Rockets needed to make a little additional room on their books to give Dwight…

  21. Don’t Know What Jrue Got Til It’s Gone: Jrue Holiday’s Top Ten Games As a 76er

    Jul 1, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers

    I started writing for the 700 Level in April 2009, wanting a forum to discuss the Sixers’ ’09 stretch run and subsequent post-season appearance, and not knowing anyone else in non-internet life that cared all that much. The Sixers’ playoff run was brief, but exciting–they lost to the Magic in six games, but took an…

  22. The Sixers’ Hinkification Has Commenced: What Does it Mean for the Rest of the Roster?

    Jun 28, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers-Press Conference

    So the Sam Hinkie era has begun, and as the filmmakers behind Executive Decision did by killing off Steven Seagal in the first hour, our new General Manager has upped the stakes for the 2013-14 Sixers by making his first move the dismissal of the Sixers’ own biggest-name and most likeable character, Jrue Holiday. Now,…

  23. Sixers Reportedly Hire New Coach, Nearly Trade ET, Swap Second-Rounders Twice, What Else Can Possibly Happen Tonight?

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

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    It won’t be nearly the biggest headline for the Sixers for the night, but yes, Philly also exited draft night with a new head coach, with Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown reportedly being handed the reins for the Liberty Ballers. In addition to his work with San Antonio, Brown is also the coach of the…

  24. Nerlens and MCW, But No More Jrue: Some Thoughts on What It All Means for the Sixers

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    First of all, and this will certainly be far from the last gushing eulogy I write for his time on the Sixers, let me just say one more time for the record: I LOVE Jrue Holiday. He was, without a doubt, the best thing about watching the Sixers the last four years, from his days…

  25. Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel: The Rebuild Is Officially On

    Jun 27, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers

    Oh man. In a draft that saw a #1 pick absolutely nobody expected, the Sixers have still pulled off the shocker of the night by trading their young All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel, the Kentucky power forward selected sixth in the draft. Noel, a defensive prospect, was…

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