The Sixers Win By 10 Tonight

Kyle Scott - October 20, 2017

In case you haven’t noticed, the Sixers are -1.5 tonight against the 0-2 Celtics.

They will win by 10.

I’m not putting on my Brandon Lang hat, but I’ve thought since the beginning of the week – before Gordon Hayward’s awful and unfortunate injury – that the Sixers would pick off the Celtics at home tonight. The line moving in their direction makes it all the more clear.

This game opened with the Sixers as a +1 and has shifted a full (partial?) 2.5 points in their favor.

If there’s one team that has less experience playing together and needs more time to gel than the Sixers, it’s the Celtics, who will start Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Al Horford. Tatum, the supposed all-world rookie who may win the Jahlil Michael Carter Okafor award for hitting their ceiling as a rookie, was a -15 against the Bucks. Joel Embiid may literally eat Al Horford in the paint. Dario Saric will awaken in front of the home crowd. Having Hayward would have at least given the Celtics vastly superior talent to most teams in the East even as they all figured out how to play together. Without him, they’re an above average group that is without their top two ballhandlers from last season. They are well on their way to a panicky 0-3 start, which they will eventually bounce back from.

The Sixers may have more raw talent, actually more chemistry, and will be playing in front of a RAUCOUS The Center crowd. Take the Sixers all day. Big win tonight.

Crossing Broadcast: Burgers and A Superstar

Kyle Scott - October 20, 2017

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Morning Wood: Sleeve of Wizard

Kyle Scott - October 19, 2017

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The truth is, I was going to use that headline win or lose. A win would’ve been better, but at least we can now link our lede to headline by saying that the Wizards kept the Sixers at arm’s length.

Welcome to the Wood. The last time I did this on any consistent basis was 2012, before the Phillies totally shit in their beds and began a five-year hibernation in it. The purpose of Wood, besides making it generally difficult to pee, is to regale in tales of the previous night and celebrate our superior team. We don’t do it for all the teams because it’s a lot of work (a grind, if you will) and something is lost when you’re trying to make tongue-in-cheek, not-so-thinly-veiled sexual references of sports conquest for dreadful teams. It just wouldn’t work with a squad who counted among its standout stars Jerami Grant, or had Alexey Shved on the roster. But this team, your team, your town… well, they’re worthy of such loosely scheduled morning posting.

For those of you who are new here, strap in, because the last time this series had its lifeblood pumping, we wound up making a t-shirt of a pissing horse. And for you OG CB readers, WELCOME BACK. I’ve missed you. Let me grind up on your hip as we awake from our slumber.

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The NFL Draft Is Going To Dallas

Kyle Scott - October 18, 2017

Press release:

The 83rd NFL Draft will take place on April 26-28, 2018 at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, marking the first time in history that it will be held at an NFL stadium. The Draft site will encompass the field, stands, and outdoor plazas, creating an all-encompassing atmosphere and enabling more fans than ever before to watch their favorite team’s selections.

NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL made the announcement today at the league’s annual Fall Meeting, following a review of the proposal by the Super Bowl & Major Events Advisory Committee and full ownership. This is the result of a comprehensive examination process over the past several months of plans submitted by various cities to host the 2018 NFL Draft.

“Philadelphia raised the bar by taking the Draft to another level, and this new opportunity in Dallas will enable us to continue the event’s evolution and grow it even further,” said Goodell. “We are grateful to the Dallas Cowboys, the cities of Arlington, Dallas, and Frisco, and the Dallas Sports Commission for their leadership in turning this vision into reality.”

Why mess with a good thing? There’s no way they do it better than Philly. Chicago got two years, New York got a thousand. Why not give Philly two? Because Jerry Jones is a big baby with the inferiority complex that is the size of his own state and he just had to wrangle it away, I’m sure thanks to some back room deal with Goodell where he promised to stop saying really dumb things about the anthem protests if he was awarded the draft. Fuck this. And fuck Jerry Jones.

Trust The Process

Kyle Scott - October 18, 2017

Crossing Broadcast: Winning and The Process

Kyle Scott - October 18, 2017

Kyle, Adam and Russ discuss the Flyers’ hot start, Gordon Hayward’s injury, Sixers fandom becoming mainstream, and the Eagles upcoming opponents. Continue Reading

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Crossing Broadcast: Conference and Coolness

Kyle Scott - October 16, 2017

Kyle, Adam and Russ discuss how the NFC is breaking for the Eagles, the Flyers’ home opener win, and Markelle Fultz on the bench. Continue Reading

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Joel Embiid Body Bagged Hassan Whiteside on Twitter Last Night

Kyle Scott - October 14, 2017

Hooooooooooooooly shit.

Joel Embiid straight up destroyed Hassan Whitside on social media after the Sixers beat the Heat in their last preseason game.

If you’ll recall, last year, Whiteside criticized Embiid for his “gimmick” Twitter account and campaigning for All-Star Game votes. Embiid responded somewhat tongue-in-cheek by voting for both himself and Whiteside.

Last night, with both players putting up fairly pedestrian numbers in limited minutes (Embiid had 5 points and 7 rebounds in 14 minutes, Whiteside had 7 and 3 in 10), things got taken to a new level. It all started with this Tweet from Bleacher Report:

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