Sixers Win, Jrue Holiday Gets Extension, and Stuff You May Have Missed During the Hurricane

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Annnd we’re back. Sort of. FIOS is still out here at CB 1, but have no fear, Verizon is coming between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. today… so just any second now. In the meantime, we’ll run this here website through an iPhone personal hotspot. Somewhere, Steve Jobs presses his hands together and thinks that is insanely great.

Catching up:

 

The Sixers are undefeated and Jrue Holiday earned himself an extension

Spencer Hawes, whose back isn’t acting up yet, dominated on the defensive end and contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds in Andre Iguodala’s return. Speaking of lowercase ai, the former Sixer was booed rather lustily at the start of the game (video here), likely angering the dozen or so people who liked him and Spike Eskin. Iggy was cheered, however, when the Sixers played a 45 second clip of the end of the Bulls series. Though I’d argue that if closing out a first round series against a team without their best player was Iggy’s greatest moment as a Sixer, then he deserved to be shot with that new giant t-shirt launcher Adam Aron and Co. purchased. But that’s just me.

Late last night, the Sixers signed Jrue Holiday to a four-year, $41 million extension. Earlier in the summer, Holiday, laughably, had said that he wanted a max contract of around $58 million. This deal obviously falls short, but will keep Jrue with the Sixers through the 2016-2017 season. Good move.

 

Blue 

Loving the new blue uniforms at home. On the road, they’re just a plain alternate. But at home, they stand out more and work well with the darker accents on the updated court:

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Tom McGinnis

I’m trying to get audio of one call, which I heard while driving home from filming tonight’s Great Sports Debate. McGinnis freaked out about something Hawes did (honestly, I couldn’t tell what) and then got all sad kitten when a traveling call went against the Sixers, nullifying whatever happened and forcing McGinnis to reverse his “sing-song voice” call. We’ll try to have the audio up later.

 

#shitmalkiksays is back, baby, like Sir Mix-A-Lot at Madea’s wedding


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Michael Vick

Will remain the Eagles’ starter. For now.

 

Wayne Simmonds

For the second year in a row, Wayne Simmonds was on the receiving end of racist chants from douchebag fans. 

Playing in the Czech Republic, Simmonds heard a chorus of “opice” chants. That word translates to “monkey.” Puck Daddy has the video here

[This is something I wanted to spend more time on, but the storm kind of got in the way of that and by now most of you probably have seen the story.]

 

Para fun 

This Paralympian has pretty much the best costume of all-time as the lamp from A Christmas Story: [Yahoo!]

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Pat Burrell 

Per Jon Heyman’s Twitter, we learned that the CBS baseball reporter and Pat Burrell nearly came to blows in a Detroit bar during the World Series. The two had to be separated by Kevin Millar.  

The delightful story was first pieced together by Deadspin, but their site has since gone down. Philly Mag has the details

 

World Series Champion Hunter Pence

Finally, #dickpunch. 

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Video of Pence talking about Katy Perry, on Conan, after the jump.


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11 Responses

  1. in reference to your McGinnis comment, Hawes made a crazy move under the basket got a bad traveling call i assume what he freaked out about

  2. Yo, Kyle! Welcome back. Sort of.
    The Sixers weren’t exactly world beaters last night. They had very little low post presence, shot too many treys and most of those were ill-advised, and those four to five minute stretches where they couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean from the beach drove me crazy. Still, the boys won, and that’s good enough for me.
    As for that paralympian, I don’t know about you, but that picture kinda creeped me out.

  3. Was Hunter Pence the best trade the Phillies organization has ever made? No. But congrats to him for finding a team that he really fits in with and winning the World Series. A.I. gave the Sixers eight seasons and wasn’t surrounded with the greatest team or the greatest ownership during that time. He deserved to be cheered before last night’s game. I shake my head every time fans boo former players. People say “it’s a sign of respect.” I disagree. It’s completely unnecessary, and just reinforces the national perspective of Philadelphia fans.

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