The Proccess is off to a 0-1 start. The Sixers fell to the Wizards on the road last night in the team’s season opener, 120-115.
Robert Covington led all scorers with 29 points, but unfortunately the Sixers fell to Washington when it was all said and done.
However, one of the biggest storylines has to be how much Joel Embiid played. After strongly coming out against his minute restriction, Embiid logged 27 minutes in Wednesday night’s contest, nearly 10 minutes more than head coach Brett Brown said he would play.
Markelle Fultz scored 10 points. Jahlil Okafor did not play, coach’s decision.
Philly faces Boston on Friday night at 7 p.m. in the its 2017-18 home opener.
Staying on the hardwood, the Sixers have a difficult schedule early, but you should like it.
And we here at CB put together some predictions and expectations for the Sixers before the season tipped off last night.
Moving to the gridiron, FiveThirtyEight posed the question: Have The Eagles Joined The NFL’s Ruling Class? The website certainly thinks they have a good chance to keep winning:
So can the Eagles keep on winning? The answer might be “yes” — in the regular season at least. The Eagles’ opponents in their remaining 10 games have an average team Elo rating of 1484 (that’s a metric that estimates each team’s skill level using only the final scores and locations of each game — an Elo rating of roughly 1500 is considered average). Of those 10, just two — Washington and the Los Angeles Rams — have top-10 passing offenses (by passing yards per game). With Rodgers down for what could be the rest of the season, the Eagles could do some damage in the playoffs too. Now, obviously, a lot can change with 11 weeks remaining in the regular season, but of NFC teams currently in playoff positions, only the Saints’ Drew Brees ranks in the top 10 in passing yards per game.
Eagles players are shining on and off the field as Chris Long announced yesterday that he is donating the rest of his game checks this season to Charlottesville.
Philly hater Colin Cowherd is either coming to his senses or trying to win back the city’s respect:
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 17, 2017
In other football news, Philly won’t have the NFL draft next year. It is going to Dallas.
Also, A-Rod got Big Papi sleeping on this one:
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 19, 2017
The Flyers had a big win on Tuesday night. Here’s CB’s 10 takeaways.
The team hosts the Predators tonight at 7 p.m.
Now ex-Louisville coach Rick Pitino was on SportsCenter last night:
Rick Pitino: "I passed a lie detector test."
Watch more of his interview with Jay Bilas on SVP after the Wolves-Spurs game. pic.twitter.com/e67Lf6mE5f
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 19, 2017
A guy won Jeopardy with just $1 left.
Philly has the third best chance of landing Amazon’s HQ2, according to this report:
Moody’s placed Philly third in its “data driven approach to selecting the best metro area for HQ2.” The city ranked behind Austin, Texas, which took the first spot, and Atlanta.