A Horrible Sixers Take

Saw this on Twitter earlier and lost my shit:

It wasn’t Spike’s tweet, it was Ben Detrick’s response. Detrick is the guy who broke the Bryan Colangelo burner account story, which resulted in the general manager getting the boot in June.

Anyway, regarding RoCo:

He’s “vilified” by anti-Process types who rejoined the Sixers bandwagon last year, which is a direct result of pro-Process types treating Covington like the second coming of Michael Jordan. That’s why fan attitude towards Cov is so wide-ranging and divisive, because Ben Detrick types CREATED IT.

They created it because they were overly-effusive about Covington as a Process-era success story. Covington’s achievements coming out of the Hinkie era would help solidify the opinion that Sam did the right thing by tearing it down and rebuilding. It’s literally the same story that you see with T.J. McConnell, who is loved by Process types but takes a lot of criticism from non-Process types. When you plant the beacon of fandom at the far end of one spectrum, the resulting over-correction comes from the far end of the other spectrum, and that’s what we’re seeing here.

The truth, like most things, is somewhere in the middle.

Covington is an excellent 3 and D wing player, a solid utility knife and glue guy on a team that values defense and three point shooting. The criticism he gets from anti-Process types is generally off-base, as is the bloated praise he gets from pro-Process types. He’s a stable player who has a defined role on this team and I think most neutrals have been able to correctly identify what the guy does well while understanding his justified contract and place on the squad.

But I’m pretty sure Detrick was trying to say that Covington is “exponentially more vilified” because he’s black and Redick is white. If that’s the case, he can fuck off with that take.

And if not, then what were you actually trying to say?

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22 Comments

  • DSDM October 24, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Cov has a rep of being a +++ defender. He did not show that last night.

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  • Go away Spike October 24, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Spike Eskin is a F’n joke. Nepotism at its finest. He’s clueless and clearly employeed bc of his silver spoon/daddy.

    Please do Philly a favor and go the F away! Oh wait you tried before and failed bc daddy wasn’t there

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    • Rob E October 24, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      +1

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  • Ben Detrick October 24, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Is a clown and I am 100% that no “source” reached out to him regarding coangelo. He figured that shit out himself but due to his psycho behavior regarding his sixers takes/coangelo hate he also knew he couldn’t break it without a “source”. It’s also why he broke the story on the ringer and not the much larger, more widely circulated New York Times, cause he would have never gotten that “source” bs past the fact checkers and editors. I’m not saying he fabricated the story, but he knew that without hard evidence and with his reputation, getting the info from a “source” made it that more believable.

    And if people don’t know about Ben’s past behavior, he has been banned multiple times from r/sixers due to death threats he made against people who dared to disagree with the brilliant Ben Detrick.

    Yeah his cov take is 100% about race.

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  • Glen Mac October 24, 2018 at 11:54 am

    My Wins/Losses predictions from April when the Eagles schedule was released is totally trash now. But tune in Saturday morning so I can tell you where to get the best burger.

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    • If you want info on an IPA or want to hear about a fringe actor's part in movies October 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      The Saturday show is one to turn to.

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      • r "rails" diddy October 24, 2018 at 2:42 pm

        I agree

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  • Jody mac October 24, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Do me a favor & STFU.

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  • Brutus “the barber “ beefcake October 24, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Would love to take clippers to that fucking loser Covington’s stupid haircut.

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  • Charles from the northeast October 24, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Who’s this SI chick embiid is dating ?

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  • The Rights to Dirty Sanchez October 24, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Is the best show on the radio

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  • Gary October 24, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    How great is the Cuz today? So awesome! We all love the Cuz!

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    • Angelo’s fake laugh October 24, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      Ha Ha Ha Ha

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    • POP POP IN THE AM October 24, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      What time does Paul from Trenton phone in and call him a big fat tub of goo? I’d love to hear it!

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  • An Inquiring Mind October 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    A problem in sports journalism today is these white-guilt, SJW types like Detrick that have this compulsory need to inject race where ever they can to foster clicks based on their own self-created controversy. You’re right to say he was clearly inferring race was the reason why Sixers fans don’t hold Redick to the same standards as RoCo and the reality is far from it. In doing so, this clown of a “journalist” characterizes an entire fan base because of his narrow minded perception and unsubstantiated claim……that is lazy and irresponsible journalism at its finest.

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    • Kyle's Scott October 24, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      It’s called “projection.”

      Project the things you hate most about yourself onto your perceived enemies, real or not.

      It’s the preferred move of beta-males who have nothing of substance to offer and who have micro-penises.

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    • Frankie Frisch October 24, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      Cogent and accurate, my brother. Race is always the low hanging fruit, to coin a phrase. ^^^^^

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  • Huge Fan of Huge Fan of Huge Fan of Kevin Kinkerkaid's Soul Glow Hair October 24, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Kinker keeps trying to do stuff like this but bo you will never be The Cuz. Stop trying to be The Cuz.

    Cuz I mean bo this guy is 4 for 4 he is legit the man. You are a nothing, bo.

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  • Anyone Else October 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Remember “Nightstand with Dick Detrick” featuring Timothy Stack?

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  • So Taguchi - Phillies Legend October 24, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Just for context, most of Detricks twitter activity is retweets of far-left ‘resist’ and ‘abolish ICE’ type stuff. So this response is not shocking in the least…

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  • BigShot October 25, 2018 at 3:41 am

    FUCK FULTZ. FUCK EMBIID. FUCK THE FUCKING PROCESS

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  • Eric the third October 25, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Covington and redick literally both suck lol. Anyway the Sixers won’t even be .500 this year. I’m relishing every second of these process neckbeards having their “smarter-than-thou” strategy blow up in their fat faces

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