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Philly March Madness: (1) Julius Erving vs. (2) Chase Utley

Apr 5, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT

Philly March Madness, Julius Erving, Chase Utley, Dr J

Over the next few weeks at The700Level, we’ll be posting poll matchups as part of our Philly March Madness competition.
Examine the cases of the
two fine Philadelphia athletes below,
and cast your vote at the bottom as to
which you think should advance to
the next round. And as always, feel
free to explain your selection and/or
debate the choices in the comments section.

Please continue to send us your personal stories
and remembrances of the various Philly athletes suggested to
700fantasy@gmail.com. In the meantime, take a read through some of
the relevant career stats amassed by these legendary athletes
during their time in Philadelphia.

(1) Julius Erving

Previously Defeated: (16) Von Hayes, (8) Simon Gagne, (4) Randall Cunningham

You Guys Say: “Dr. J is an absolute Philly legend” -WorldPhuckingChamps2012

“One of the greatest basketball players of all time.”  -Tim

“Look, Von Hayes was my favorite Phillie growing up.  It’s painful to vote against him, but we’re talking about Dr. F*ckin’ J.” -Mike P

CE Champ
(2) Chase Utley

Previously Defeated: (15) Andre Waters, (7) Darren Daulton, (11) Cole Hamels

You Guys Say: “Both [he and Hamels are] WFC’s, but only one coined the term “WFC.”” -Jim Mc

“Utley has been in the conversation as the best 2B in the league  for the last 4 years or so… just a pure professional and blue collar  workhorse.” -AZTerror

“Our best ever 2nd Baseman, and one of the best players in all of Baseball.” -WorldPhuckingChamps2012

I based my vote on the person who had the most episodes of “always sunny” centered around them.”-NeedABangMaid


Third-Round Results:

East Bracket:

(1) Julius Erving (81.9%) over (4) Randall Cunningham (18.1%)
(2)   Chase Utley (76.5%) over (11) Cole Hamels (23.5%)

Midwest Bracket:

(5) Brian Westbrook (54.3%) over (1) Mark Howe (46.7%)
(2) Allen Iverson (52.4%) over (3) Jimmy Rollins (47.6%)

West Brakcet:

(1) Mike Schmidt (74.3%) over (4) Ron Hextall (25.7%)
(3) Brian Dawkins (78.8%) over (15) Carlos Ruiz (21.2%)

South Bracket:

(4) Ryan Howard (56.5%) over (1) Reggie White (34.5%)
(3) Donovan McNabb (63.6%) over (2) Charles Barkle (36.4%)