The Process just got a lot more expensive.
A Woj Bomb was dropped last night as the new ESPNer reported that the Sixers, and Joel Embiid agreed to a max contract extension worth up to $148 million.
Before you go crazy on the Andrew Bynum-esque nonsense, this could be a smart deal:
Embiid's extension has been described to me as "perhaps the most complex" in NBA history. Expect a lot of details to trickle out.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) October 9, 2017
We need more details to make a decision on the contract, but we know it is all about the game:
— Triple H (@TripleH) October 9, 2017
And the CB store now has this new shirt (which just dropped as this news did). Get it NOW:
Embiid is here to stay, just hope for health.
T.J. McConnell shows that he is a man of the people, but not for those in Cleveland.
The Sixers did hit the hardwood last night for another preseason game, against the Celtics, again, and it resulted in a loss, again.
There are probably a few things the team needs to cleanup before the regular season begins:
This is the brokest free throw form ever of all time pic.twitter.com/kR51EchOnk
— Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) October 9, 2017
Aside from the lackuster preseason performance thus far, the Sixers are poised to be a mainstay in the NBA playoffs for years to come. Will they be playing a Western Conference team in the first round eventually? Maybe:
“Reformatting the playoffs is something we’ll continue to look at,” Silver said before a preseason game between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Mercedes Benz Arena. “I think though it would require revisiting the regular-season schedule as well. As I’ve said before, we don’t play a balanced schedule now, as I’m sure you know. And for those that don’t, that means that teams in the East play each other more than they play teams in the West. And our feeling is, if we were going to seed 1-16, we would need to play a balanced schedule to make it fair for everyone if we were going to seed 1-16 in the playoffs. It may be that as we continue to experiment with the number of days over which we can schedule 82 games that it will create more of an opportunity for a balanced schedule.”
The Eagles got a lot of love yesterday. I’ll have more on the pulse of the media in a post dropping later today here on CB, but yesterday we had you covered with wall-to-wall Birds coverage.
Kevin Kinkead broke down his ten takeaways from the game:
Your Philadelphia Eagles looked more like the ’85 Bears on Sunday afternoon, scoring early and often to complement a stifling defensive performance. They did it again without Fletcher Cox and Ronald Darby, holding the Cardinals to 33 rushing yards and forcing Carson Palmer to chuck it 44 times in a 27-point loss.
Kyle was all over it as well with his usual must-read Bird Droppings:
The Eagles are slowly, but surely, like an effective Doug Pederson offense, proving to us that they are among the best teams in the conference. Wins over the Redskins, Giants, Chargers and Cardinals aren’t exactly enough to print those Super Bowl tickets, but it’s encouraging that the Eagles are improving and, yesterday, demolished an opponent as the heavy favorites.
Additionally, Kevin analyzed the defensive unit, which primarily flown under the radar so far this season.
The defense, as well as special teams and the offense, led by Carson Wentz, played well in the three-phase win over Arizona on Sunday. According to Pro Football Focus, however, Wentz was average on Sunday:
— House with a couch (@BriMcL17) October 9, 2017
Unfortunately, cannot bask in this win for too long as the Eagles visit the Panthers on Thursday night at 8:25 p.m. The Birds will likely be without Lane Johnson for that one.
The Phillies are looking to find the next manager for the team. One name on that reported short list? Ruben Amaro Jr.
The Flyers shuffled some goaltenders around yesterday, sending one out west and acquiring another, placing him with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
The team returns to the ice tonight at 8 p.m. against the Nashville Predators.
More NFL news…
Week 5 in the NFL wrapped up last night with the Vikings defeating the Bears on a late-game field goal. Sammy Sleeves got benched at half and more importantly missed out on a good game of Duck, Duck Goose:
Malcom Jenkins has been at the forefront of the anthem protest with his raised fist and has publicly gotten support from Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, but what if Lurie threatened playing time, like Jerry Jones?
“I would still do it,” Jenkins said. “I mean, I’ve been that committed to it because that decision is not mine. I made the decision a year ago that I was going to use my platform in a way to create positive change both on the field and off the field and having someone tell me I couldn’t do that simply because, you know, a president or your bottom line is getting ready to be affected, that wouldn’t deter me.”
H/T (NBC Sports Philadelphia)
Believe it or not, it got even worse for the New York Giants yesterday as Brandon Marshall’s season is over:
— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) October 10, 2017
Another national media person bashing Philly…yawn:
— Gordon B👇🏼 (@Section229) October 9, 2017
In other news…
There was an active shooter at Texas Tech last night:
A shooting has been reported at TTU Police Department. Shooter is at large. The campus is on lockdown. Take shelter. https://t.co/jOFvYnGgL6
— Texas Tech University (@TexasTech) October 10, 2017
The gunman was brought to Texas Tech Police station during a drug investigation, when he pulled gun and killed the officer, univ. says.
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) October 10, 2017
The shooter was eventually apprehended late last night.
Philly Daily News/Inquirer are making layoffs, but are also hiring too?
The wildfires continue to ravage California. At least 10 dead now. It got real close to where the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open just wrapped up on Sunday:
— KPIX 5 (@KPIXtv) October 9, 2017
It’s only Tuesday, but we are now just one day away from another game day for the Eagles!