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  1. You know, Ruben Amaro isn’t exactly wrong about Bobby Abreu

    Jan 23, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

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    You know, Ruben Amaro Jr. isn’t exactly wrong about the Bobby Abreu signing. It is virtually a “no risk” situation where the team doesn’t have to add him to the roster out of spring training. He has been playing quite well in Venezuela. And Abreu could fill the left-handed bat off the bench need. That…

  2. Nick Foles was chosen second-to-last in the Pro Bowl ‘draft’

    Jan 23, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

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    Thank goodness for Alex Smith! According to ESPN’s Phil Sheridan, the draft style format that is new to this year’s Pro Bowl did not go so well. Safe to say he was not a fan of the novelty act. Shady McCoy was drafted with the fourth pick overall today but DeSean Jackson and Nick Foles…

  3. Billy Joel to play Citizens Bank Park on August 2nd

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

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    Billy Joel was officially announced as this summer’s concert act at Citizens Bank Park. He previously played CBP on a double bill with the great Elton John. Tickets for the August second show go on sale next Friday, January 31. From the official announcement: Live Nation has announced today that Billy Joel will perform at…

  4. Video: Do not attempt to posterize the Sixers, it will not end well

    Jan 23, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT

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    The Sixers took down the Knicks up in New York by a final of 110-106 on Wednesday night (much more on the win and Evan Turner’s impressive night here) and Andrea Bargnani thought he was going to treat Thad Young and Elliot Williams like props in the All-Star weekend dunk contest. Not so fast. The…

  5. Ex-Phillies Marlon Anderson and Ricky Ledee have some fun at Ruben Amaro’s expense

    Jan 22, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

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    It looks like Phillies’ fans aren’t the only ones wondering which former Phillies outfielder could be the next to sign a contract with the team. After adding Marlon Byrd and now Bobby Abreu, former Phillies Ricky Ledee and Marlon Anderson were wondering if they would be the next ones to get the call from RAJ.…

  6. Brett Brown on Grantland: He loves that Philly is a cold and angry city

    Jan 22, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    The Sixers haven’t been putting a ton of ‘W’s in the win column as of late, but head coach Brett Brown has been winning fans over with his fantastic interviews. Last week it was a video chat he did with Henry Abbott of TrueHoop and today it’s a nice Q&A he had with Grantland’s Zach…

  7. Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow: You’re drinking with us at Smith’s tomorrow

    Jan 22, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

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    By the time Thursday night rolls around you’re probably going to have cabin fever like whoa and want to get out of your cramped apartment. What better way to do that than to join us at Smith’s Restaurant and Bar right in Rittenhouse in Center City Philadelphia. Join fellow The700Level.com readers, writers, and stalkers while…

  8. Roy Halladay will be with the Phillies in Clearwater as guest instructor

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

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    We mentioned the Phillies interest in Roy Halladay in a potential instructing role a couple of weeks ago. Today, the team announced that Halladay will in fact be a guest instructor down in Clearwater this spring, joining a handful of other former Phils. Halladay was known for his impressive work ethic almost as much as…

  9. Even Tony Soprano couldn’t persuade LeBron James to join the Knicks

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

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    With the Sixers up in New York this evening to take on the Knicks, the timing of this rather interesting article in the Times about how the staff at Madison Square Garden handles all of the celebrity seating requests is great. They use a super spreadsheet with custom algorithms. The piece tells of Suite 200…

  10. Sledding down the ‘Rocky steps’ looks quite fun, rather dangerous

    Jan 22, 2014, 7:36 AM EDT

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    The nice thing about being young is you don’t really think to yourself, “hey, I could totally slip and bash my head onto these concrete steps. That probably wouldn’t feel real great.” Instead, you just hop on a Tupperware container, race down the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps, and enjoy the ride. Most accounts have…

  11. There’s a Ruben Amaro joke somewhere in here

    Jan 21, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

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    It’s nasty weather out there in Philadelphia today. I’d stay inside until tomorrow if I were you. Unless you’re within a two minute or so walk of the closest corner bar. That sounds like a pretty decent idea as well. They may have milk and bread. Here are some pretty photos of the snowy conditions…

  12. Snow Trumps Hurricanes: Tonight’s Flyers game has been postponed

    Jan 21, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced today that the city has declared a snow emergency as of 4:00 pm due to the heavy snow and freezing temperatures hitting the area. Word from the Flyers beat writers earlier in the day was that the Carolina Hurricanes were hoping to avoid a cancellation of tonight’s contest in South…

  13. Bobby Abreu signs back with Phillies

    Jan 21, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT

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    Earlier in the day it was reported that the Phillies were “sniffing around” on Bobby Abreu as a left-handed bat off the bench. Well Ruben Amaro Jr. must have liked what El Comedulce was cooking down in Venezuela because CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman just reported that the two sides have agreed to a minor league deal…

  14. Phillies reportedly ‘sniffing around’ on potential Bobby Abreu reunion

    Jan 21, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT

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    I don’t know if there are any jokes left about the Phillies adding older players. We’ll just pass this report along: according to CSN’s Jim Salisbury, the Phillies are “sniffing around” on former Phillies outfielder Bobby Abreu to potentially fill a need for a lefty bat off the bench. Abreu has been working hard in…

  15. Warren Buffett backs $1 billion March Madness perfect bracket challenge

    Jan 21, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

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    You may know Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert best for his use of  an awful font on the his team’s website when LeBron James decides to jump ship and head to the Miami Heat. Or perhaps you know him best for his son, that kid with the bowties. Here’s another thing worth remembering him for:…

  16. Quotable: ‘Kobe who?’ Swaggy P currently in full effect in Hollywood

    Jan 21, 2014, 10:19 AM EDT

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    Nick Young never played on a particularly meaningful team in Philadelphia. But in his short time here, he did find a way to the hearts of Sixers’ fans in a way that only Swaggy P could — by shooting, shooting, and then shooting some more. And then probably shooting even more while falling out of…

  17. Watch the entire 1980 Phillies Championship Parade in all its 80′s glory

    Jan 20, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

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    I stumbled upon a pretty rare YouTube gem this afternoon which is the entire broadcast of the 1980 Phillies Championship Parade on PHL17. Some of you old heads may remember this day rather well, but many of you probably weren’t even born yet when the Phillies first took their first float ride down Broad Street.…

  18. How amazing would a Richard Sherman vs. DJacc NFC Championship next year be?

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    My only hope: Richard Sherman on DeSean Jackson for the entirety of next year’s NFC Championship Game. — The700Level (@The700Level) January 20, 2014 Count me among the “I found Richard Sherman’s postgame rant to be wildly entertaining if not a bit ridiculous” portion of the human race. But I don’t know about this Michael Crabtree…

  19. Vernon Wells rumors are now a thing in Philadelphia

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:09 AM EDT

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    You know things in the world of Phillies fandom are not their best when an article about a potential free agent signing has to explicitly state “it wouldn’t be a train wreck” and that rumored player has been “epically bad in recent years.” As if all of the moves Ruben Amaro Jr. makes these days…

  20. Brett Brown uses Skype, basically summarizes entire Sixers’ rebuilding philosophy perfectly

    Jan 17, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

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    I watched this TrueHoop video where ESPN’s Henry Abbott talks with Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Brett Brown and the first thing that jumps out at me is that Brett Brown uses Skype. This just seems fascinating to me. Imagine a thoughtful Skype interview with another Philly coach like Charlie Manuel or Craig Berube. (Update: apparently…

  21. LeBron James says Sixers have a “good one” in Michael Carter-Williams

    Jan 17, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Michael Carter-Williams’ NBA debut was one Sixers fans won’t soon forget. LeBron James and the Miami Heat probably haven’t forgotten it either. MCW dazzled us in his first game as a Sixer with 22 points, 12 assists and 9 steals. And he did it while leading his team to victory over the defending NBA champs…

  22. Video: Flyers Michael Raffl gets stoned on ridiculous open net save of the season candidate

    Jan 16, 2014, 10:04 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton makes a diving save on an open net shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Michael Raffl, right, in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

    The Flyers ended up losing to the Nashville Predators in extra shootout goals. That always sucks. Especially when it looked like B. Schenn or Cooter may have iced it for you. Alas, they come away with one point. It was pretty damn entertaining game by all accounts however and those who tuned in witnessed one…

  23. Important Things: The mini William Penn statue will jump from one Comcast tower to the other

    Jan 16, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT

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    Remember back when the existing Comcast tower was going up back in 2007 or so and we all made a big deal about the little William Penn statue that some construction workers placed at the very top of it in an attempt to break the nonexistent “Curse of Billy Penn”? The “curse” that supposedly inflicted…

  24. Union select goalie with No. 1 pick, who says Philly is ‘the place for cheesesteaks or something’

    Jan 16, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    When you trade up and take the consensus best player in the draft, it’s hard not to call it a successful day. Whether that player turns into a top notch pro talent is another story. Hi, Mr. Bennett! The Philadelphia Union traded up in today’s MLS SuperDraft to select goalkeeper from the University of Connecticut…

  25. Don’t forget: Flyers game watch party and The700Level meetup at Smith’s Restaurant and Bar one week from today

    Jan 16, 2014, 12:23 PM EDT

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    We’re exactly one week away from our Flyers game watch party at Smith’s Restaurant and Bar which will go down next Thursday, January 23rd when the Flyers take on the Blue Jackets on the road. We’ve got a pretty great list of you who’ve already RSVPd to come out and enjoy a few cold ones…