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  1. The power of Chip compels you… not to do that shot

    Nov 15, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

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    Chip Kelly and his Philadelphia Eagles have a mantra. Habits reflect the mission. Whatever that means. Okay, what does it mean? Vinny Curry explains: “All he’s saying is basically follow the blueprint and pick your head up at the end of the season and see where we are,” defensive end Vinny Curry said. “And so…

  2. Spencer Hawes with the posterization of Dwight Howard

    Nov 14, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Andrew already wrote in detail about Spencer Hawes’ impressive performance last night but due to popular demand we needed to give this photo of Spence dunking on the Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard it’s on full-width treatment. It is beautiful. Philadelphia 76ers’ Spencer Hawes, right, scores the go-ahead basket against Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard during overtime…

  3. Recommended reading: David Murphy on scouting organizations vs. decision-making organizations

    Nov 14, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT

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    The Marlon Byrd signing did not sit well with many Phillies fans in the Philadelphia area over the past few days. It’s not so much that people think Marlon Byrd can’t be a good player for the Phillies in 2013, it’s more the fact that the Phillies gave a guy getting up their in age…

  4. Place your bets: Eagles’ Super Bowl odds just keep improving

    Nov 14, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Nick Foles, baby. Vegas loooooves Nick Foles. After their victory in Green Bay last Sunday the betting line on the Birds to win the Super Bowl increased dramatically, from a longshot 66/1 to a still pretty longshot 33/1, according to the lines at Bovada.lv. Also interesting, the Giants this week have better odds than the…

  5. Joey Crawford is the best, unhappy with ball boy’s shoddy mop work

    Nov 13, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    We here at the Level think Joey Crawford is the best referee to ever call a game in the NBA. Honestly, I don’t understand why so many people think otherwise. The guy is from Havertown after all and once coached me when I was in like the 4th grade. Something like 99.9 percent of the…

  6. Comment of the week sponsored by Smith’s Restaurant and Bar: The one person who loves Marlon Byrd

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

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    It wasn’t easy but we scoured the comments and found the one person totally stoked on the Phillies bringing back Marlon Byrd to man right field at Citizens Bank Park. So what if they probably overpaid by, like, twice as much! Byrd calls in the outfield are back baby! From BrandonPhilly: I love Byrd. That’s…

  7. Playing fast could actually help the Sixers tank?

    Nov 13, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Are the Sixers helping their tanking cause by playing fast? It’s an interesting theory and one explained in more detail in the below video by Tom Haberstroh for ESPN’s TrueHoop. The premise is rather simple: the better team (not the Sixers usually) increases the likelihood of winning the longer a game goes on. This gives…

  8. Cold water on the Jose Bautista and Dom Brown trade rumors

    Nov 13, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

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    It’s safe to take all Phillies rumors started by Howard Eskin with a bucket of salt, so it’s not surprising today to see a number of people who cover baseball nationally for a living shoot down the report last night that the Toronto Blue Jays were in talks with Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Philadelphia…

  9. Report: A.J. Pierzynski is Ruben’s backup plan if Chooch falls through

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Jayson Stark tweeted on Tuesday that if the Phillies fail to come to terms with Carlos Ruiz, their next option could be longtime White Sox and most recently Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski. His age of 36 would help him fit in with the current Phillies roster. He’ll be 37 when next season starts.…

  10. Report: OF Marlon Byrd returning to Phillies

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

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    Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies are set to reunite with outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to multiple reports including Michael Barkann on 94 WIP who broke the news. When first hearing about the signing, there are two facts that stick out in Byrd’s bio. The right-handed bat is now 36 years old and was almost…

  11. Video: DeSean Jackson takes preemptive measures to avoid Philly on Philly booing

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

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    The Eagles offense looked pretty solid on Sunday in their victory in Green Bay. DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper were once again recipients of long touchdown passes from Nick Foles and everybody should be happy after the game, right? [GIF: DeSean Jackson's 55-yard TD with a lucky bounce, swagger through the roof] The questioning in…

  12. Clay Matthews club-hand is legal because it’s covered in some soft stuff

    Nov 10, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

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    “How the heck is it legal to have a giant club for a hand and play in an NFL game?!?” is probably what you were wondering when you saw the covering Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has on his hand today as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Matthews is playing in his first…

  13. GIF: DeSean Jackson gets a little lucky, still catches 55-yard TD

    Nov 10, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT

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    Even though he needed a little bit of luck to catch this 55-yard TD pass from Nick Foles, DeSean Jackson still showed the swagger we’ve come to love and expect from him as he backpedaled into the endzone. DJacc clearly beat the Packers’ secondary but Foles ball was a bit under-thrown. Nothing a little luck…

  14. Phillies moderately warm stove rumblings: Chooch, Trumbo… oh and Stanton again

    Nov 8, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

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    Things have been lukewarm on the stove to start the free agency period in Philadelphia. A couple of links of interest: Chooch is a free agent and the Phillies will attempt to bring him back as their catcher for 2014 but they’re not gonna just sit around and wait forever. Ruben did some posturing in…

  15. Video: Andrew Bynum just sounds kind of bummed

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Andrew Bynum will probably get booed this evening in South Philadelphia as he returns (?) to the Wells Fargo Center as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. And that’s fine. He’s a member of the opposing team. He kind of screwed the Sixers last season when he never played a minute for them — although…

  16. Quotable: Flyers aren’t even convinced they’re dangerous at the moment

    Nov 7, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    It’s been a rough go for the Philadelphia Flyers early into their 2013-14 campaign. They’ve gone through one coach already and the puck just doesn’t seem to be bouncing their way at all. Fans don’t really see a lot to believe in from this team and, in a somewhat brutally honest quote from Claude Giroux,…

  17. Comment of the week sponsored by Smith’s Restaurant and Bar

    Nov 6, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

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    Since our big The700Level.com meetup at Smith’s Restaurant and Bar on January 23rd (RSVP here!) will be in conjunction with a Flyers game being shown on the TVs, we thought it was time to award our comment of the week to one of you guys dropping knowledge about the orange and black. We go to…

  18. Just Mayor Michael Nutter in London giving Tony Blair a Philadelphia Union jersey

    Nov 6, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has been spending some time in London this week in an attempt to get some British businesses to think of Philly when looking for cities to work in in the future. He also apparently saw some bridges and towers and princes and whatnot, and maybe attempted to drum up some tourism…

  19. Dr. J talks epic dunking on the Colbert Report, canceled game with Obama and Kareem

    Nov 6, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

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    Julius Erving was a guest on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report last night to help promote his new book Dr. J, The Autobiography. The book has already made some waves for revealing that one of the reasons the good Doc had a child outside of marriage is because the young lady he impregnated had some…

  20. Of course Michael Carter-Williams’ first word was ‘ball’

    Nov 6, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

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    There’s probably a lot of similarity to the first words kids say: Ma-ma, Da-da, Isaiah Pead, dog, etc. I think you’ll be happy to know that the first word out of the mouth of exciting Sixers’ rookie Michael Carter-Williams was in fact “ball.” Who cares that that’s actually one of the top ten most common…

  21. The Steph Curry to Iguodala oop was a beaut, plus Dre’s sick behind the back pass

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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    The street saying goes that the king stay the king. But that doesn’t seem to be the case this evening as the reigning NBA Power Ranking Champions of Week 1 got slapped around by the Golden State Warriors on their home hardwood. Check mate. Former Sixer Andre Iguodala is leading the way and drained a…

  22. Charlie Manuel busy cleaning gutters but still considering job with Phillies

    Nov 4, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Inquirer Columnist Bob Brookover had the pleasure of recently spending some time on the phone with former Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel. They talked about what Charlie’s been up to as of late and also what the future may hold in store for the soon-to-be 70-year-old. First, I just love this quote about how Charlie’s been…

  23. What the Sixers?! Week one champions of all the power rankings

    Nov 4, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

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    To quote Andrew Unterberger from his recap of the Sixers big win over the Bulls this weekend: “We’re in uncharted waters here, people. Once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence, three times is a trend.” Three wins. Zero loses. And three different NBA power rankings put your Philadelphia 76ers at the top of the…

  24. Ray Emery: A true Philadelphia hero for our time

    Nov 4, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

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    On Friday night, things were looking pretty ugly for the Flyers, and for our city too. The Flyers were down 7-0 to the Washington Capitals, in front of a hostile Wells Fargo Center crowd. In the third period, things looked pretty hopeless. At that point, some teams would have rolled over and died. Some teams…

  25. Nick Foles has thrown 7 TDs before… in a video game

    Nov 4, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles went out and threw an NFL record-tying 7 touchdowns on Sunday in Oakland. It was an amazing performance that almost nobody saw coming. Probably not even Nick Foles. “I don’t think Nick Foles ever seen anything on his film that would give him any indication that he’d throw for 7…