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M. Night Shyamalan Accuses Lakers Big Man Anthony Davis of Giving a Black Eye, Wants No Apology

Russ Joy - January 26, 2020

On Saturday night, the Sixers embarrassed the Lakers 108-91 despite the absence of starters Joel Embiid and Josh Richardson. Just when you thought you could account for all of the L’s dished out to LeBron and AD, Academy Award-nominated director M. Night Shyamalan took to Twitter to call out “The Brow”:

M. Night Shyamalan is a true hardworking blue-collar Philadelphian. He’s not some elitist white-collar, avocado-toast-eating California fraud. This man took a black eye from one of the most overrated players in the entire league like a boss. If AD thought he was lucky that he didn’t have to get dominated by Embiid last night, he should count his lucky stars that Shyamalan is a stand-up gent. One man’s opinion: AD should be brought to public court to be tried for his crime against a Philadelphia institution.

Winning Big on National Television – Observations from Sixers 108, Lakers 91

Kevin Kinkead - January 26, 2020

Raise your hand if you had Shake Milton starting a national television game against the LA Lakers on a Saturday night in late January.

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Yeah, me neither, but it worked out just fine. Shake held up well, and the trio of Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, and Al Horford carried the load, scoring 73 combined points to make up for the absence of Joel Embiid and Josh Richardson.

It was prototypical Sixers home game against a good opponent, which means that they were up for this one. The energy level was high, the defense was solid, and they out-shot Los Angeles 78-76 on the strength of 12 steals and a +6 total rebounding margin, which negated 21 turnovers. LA couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn from deep, finishing 6-30 from three point range but cutting the lead to five points late in the fourth while on the final game of an opposite-coast road trip.

It was a 7-0 Al Horford run that sealed the deal, a beautiful pick and pop three-pointer with Ben Simmons handling the ball and collapsing the paint like only he can. The Sixers needed their highly-paid stars to play like stars on Saturday night, and that’s exactly what they got.

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Joel Embiid Hopes to Play Next Week

Kevin Kinkead - January 24, 2020

Sixers/Lakers tomorrow night.

No Josh Richardson, who is out with a hamstring strain.

No Joel Embiid, who is still healing after surgery on his dislocated finger.

Embiid, named an All Star on Thursday night, said Friday he hopes to play next week:

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Chris Long and Lane Johnson Recall Underdog Mask Idea: “It Sounded F****** Stupid”

Kevin Kinkead - January 24, 2020

Great podcast with Lane Johnson appearing on Chris Long’s show, more than an hour of just free-flowing conversation.

One of the funnier moments is when the pair are talking about the genesis of the 2017 playoff “underdog” masks, which starts around 55:52 of the Youtube clip below:

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Mayor Kenney Warns Mummers Leadership to Make Changes, or Else the “Future of the Parade is in Jeopardy”

Kevin Kinkead - January 24, 2020

This has nothing to do with sports, but it’s a Friday afternoon and people seem to have rather inspired takes on the topic of the Mummers Parade.

As you know, there was another instance of black face that took place this month, with members of the Froggy Carr group disqualified despite their explanation that the orange and black color scheme they used was based on the Philadelphia Flyers (who later distanced themselves from the brigade). In years prior, an image of Caitlyn Jenner appeared on a box of Froot Loops and other assorted performances and behaviors took place that were considered to be inappropriate by a portion of the general public. It feels like there’s always some controversy every year.

One of those people in the “disapproving” category is Mayor Jim Kenney, who this week sent a letter to Mummers leadership, asking them to take steps to improve the image of the parade and correct problematic behavior, threatening changes if those requests are not met.

Here’s the letter, via Matt Petrillo over at CBS 3:

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New Orleans Saints Accused of Helping Catholic Church With Sex Abuse Damage Control

Kevin Kinkead - January 24, 2020

Kind of a strange and random story via The Associated Press this morning.

The New Orleans Saints, who delivered us “Bounty Gate” and complained their way to a pass interference rule change that actually didn’t really change anything, are headed to court “to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.”

That’s a mouthful, and it’s what the AP writes in a story that continues like this:

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All Star Fan Voting Was Not Kind to Ben Simmons

Kevin Kinkead - January 24, 2020

Joel Embiid was named to his third straight All-Star game Thursday night, finishing second in the weighted voting for Eastern Conference front court players.

Ben Simmons finished 7th among back court players, and while he did very well in the media and player vote, look at how the fans rated him:

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Report: Matt Burke to Become Eagles Defensive Line Coach

Kevin Kinkead - January 24, 2020

Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher do a great podcast on 97.3 ESPN called “Inside the Birds.”

Caplan is down at the Senior Bowl right now, and therefore is sniffing around a bit. On the latest edition of the podcast, posted Thursday, he reports that the Eagles have decided on who their new defensive line coach and assistant d-line coach will be.

Caplan:

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