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  1. Video: Sixers’ large-headed Betsy Ross mascot busts a move

    Apr 3, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Fan appreciation night for Sixers fans takes place this Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia and in advance of that big event the team promised “76 minutes of mayhem” today. The event took place from noon until… 1:16 pm down around 5th and Arch Streets. Many fans who showed up received…

  2. The Sixers unveiled a mascot race over the weekend featuring Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross, and a cracked bell

    Jan 13, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT

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    The sports world is in an uproar over the Chicago Cubs unveiling a mascot on Monday known as Clark the Cub. But they weren’t the only major sports franchise to introduce a ridiculous mascot of sorts this week. The Philadelphia 76ers followed in the great tradition of racing things such as encased meats in tube…

  3. Read Grantland’s Zach Lowe Just Gush over the Philadelphia 76ers’ Name

    Aug 21, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    Art by Milton Un for Grantland.

    You’re not going to find the 76ers in the Top 5 of many lists this offseason. Unless it’s a list for potential Top 5 picks in the 2014 draft or maybe teams who are the furthest under the salary floor. In Hinkie we trust! But fret not Sixers fans. You have a new reason to…