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Let’s All Go Crazy Over the New Ben Simmons Jump Shot Video

Kevin Kinkead - August 22, 2019

This is it.

This is the most comprehensive summer video clip of Ben Simmons jumpers YET.

Grab your coffee, sit back, relax, and enjoy 10 jump shots from varying distances, plus a dunk:

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Crossing Broadcast: Fighting for 53, “5-for-5”, XFL, Local Media

Russ Joy - August 22, 2019

Kevin and Russ discuss the Eagles’ backup QB situation, the obsession with the final spots on the roster, Anthony Gargano’s “5-for-5” pronouncement, the XFL team names and logos, media access, and more.

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Audio after the jump:
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Chicken Sandwich Wars: The Mike Scott Hive is Headed to Popeyes

Kevin Kinkead - August 20, 2019

If you spent even five minutes on social media Monday, you likely stumbled into the Chick-fil-A vs. Popeye’s war. The two fast food joints were sparring over which franchise has the better chicken sandwich, which resulted in some hot takes being shared by the general public.

I have not had the Popeye’s chicken sandwich, which apparently debuted on August 12th, but I know it’s not as good as Chick-fil-A, since Chick-fil-A is America’s best fast food place, bar none.

Apparently we’re going to get a taste testing though from Mike Scott and the Mike Scott Hive, who will assemble at the Popeye’s near the I-95 entrance/exit ramp in South Philadelphia this afternoon:

This is the Chick-fil-A tweet and the Popeyes response that started the social media back and forth:

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Another 50 Hot Takes for the Philadelphia Sports Fan

Kevin Kinkead - August 19, 2019

Welcome to another installment of the hot takes column.

Previously we shared 50 hot takes for the Philadelphia sports fan, and then we did 50 more hot takes in June, simply because the world cannot get enough hot takes.

Now that we’re in the dog days of summer and things are honestly kind of slow, I figured I’d drop another 50 for all y’all, even though not all of these are even takes. Some are just blanket opinions and/or grievances, as if Frank Costanza had just raised the Festivus Pole and invited us to voice our concerns.

With that being said, here are 50 things that popped into my head:

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WNBA Broadcast Identifies Some Random Guy as Markelle Fultz

Kevin Kinkead - August 19, 2019

The Washington Mystics beat the tar out of the Indiana Fever this weekend, winning 107-68.

During the broadcast, the TV crew cut to a shot of a random guy in the crowd, and then this happened:

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In 2019, Jake Arrieta and Four Sixers are Philadelphia’s Highest-Paid Athletes

Kevin Kinkead - August 13, 2019

An intern over at the Philadelphia Business Journal put together a list of the top-25 highest paid Philadelphia athletes for 2019.

Bryce Harper’s gotta be #1, right? Nope.

Of course he’s got the monstrous 13-year, $330 million deal, but it only pays him $11.5 million this year, which lands him at #11 overall. Next year he’ll shoot up the charts when the contract begins paying him $27 million a season.

Here are the top ten highest paid Philly athletes for 2019, after the jump:

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The Sixers Schedule Features 24 National TV Games and a Ruthless Opening Month

Kevin Kinkead - August 12, 2019

Let’s get it back to the Sixers.

Schedule dropped about 20 minutes ago, and golly are the Sixers gonna be in the thick of it.

For starters, they’ll play 24 national television games during their 82 game slate, which is nearly 30% of their schedule. They are going to be a big draw this season and a primary focus in a rather depleted Eastern Conference.

Nine of those games will be on ESPN, nine will be on TNT, and six will be on ABC, plus 12 more games on NBA TV. Those six games on ABC are tied for the league-high with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Of note are the following dates:

  • home/season opener – Wednesday, October 23rd vs Boston
  • Jimmy Butler’s return – Saturday, November 23rd
  • JJ Redick’s return – Friday, December 19th
  • Christmas Day – home game vs. Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks
  • LA Lakers at home – Saturday, January 25th on ABC
  • Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers in the house – Tuesday, February 11th
  • Markelle Fultz’s return – Sunday, April 5th (if he’s even playing)

Maybe the biggest schedule quirk is that the Sixers are opening with nine of their first 13 games on the road, a veritable murderer’s row to kick things off. Check this out, after the jump:

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Report: Sixers Add Roy Hibbert as Development Coach

Kevin Kinkead - August 9, 2019

Some Sixers news on a Friday afternoon:

Hibbert is 32 years old and last played in 2017, appearing 42 times for the Charlotte Hornets before being traded for the Denver Nuggets. He retired in July of last year.

He was an excellent shot blocker, making the NBA All-Defensive Team in 2014 to go along with his second All-Star selection. Hibbert was not exactly an offensive juggernaut, though he brings with him the experience of appearing in 50+ playoff games during seven seasons with the Pacers.

Welcome to Philly, Roy Hibbert!