For months, I’ve been harping on the sad state of their ticket prices: Two cents, 89 cents, Groupon. Now they’re are running a Living Social deal that gets you a mezzanine level ticket for $21. Look: [sent in by several readers]
But what idiot would do that when you can buy 18 tickets for under a dollar? That’s what one fan, (@mleif), did for last night’s laugher at the Well. I actually met this guy once and he, strangely, refused to shake my hand because he didn’t like my website. So I’m sure it will gall him to see his Tweet right… here:
— Sixto Lezcano (@mleif) February 7, 2013
Anyway, the ticket thing might be the least of the Sixers’ worries right now.
Thad Young is out for at least three weeks with a hamstring issue.
Andrew Bynum is in sporting limbo, which sounds like something that could totally cause him a setback. He told reporters the other day that doctors are worried about a bone bruise forming during this critical juncture in his rehab. And if that isn’t the most foreboding sentence ever written about a knee injury, I don’t know what is.
Bynum’s trade buddy, Jason Richardson, who has the 13th most made three-pointers in NBA history, the sort of stat the Sixers like to jam down our throats like we’re fucking children, will miss the remainder of the season with – you guessed it – a knee injury, which will require surgery and 6-9 months of recovery.
Perhaps Adam Aron was right when he called the trade that sent Bynum and Richardson to Philadelphia breathtaking… it sucked the wind right out of the Wells Fargo Center. You wouldn’t really know it from Aron’s Tweets, though. I like the Sixers CEO and respect his efforts to breathe some life into the team (see what I did there?), but, from the beginning, many of the Sixers’ fan-friendly initiatives have felt more Disney than Philly. I detailed some examples here, so I won’t rehash. But man, in what world does an NBA executive of an East Coast team think that people really care about gimmicky shit like this:
No doubt that injuries have cost the Sixers dearly this year, but we shouldn’t be that surprised. Their two biggest offseason acquisitions, the same ones that got everyone into an irrational tizzy, were a loony center with a history of knee problems and an aging shooter. Now here we are, with both guys injured, with no one in the seats, and with another lousy basketball team. And all the coach can do is laugh.
I hate to say "I told you so." But, you know…
Video of Collins joking with reporters, after the jump.