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For Some Reason, Cris Carter is No Longer With FOX

Kevin Kinkead - November 7, 2019

Mystery of the day:

Why is Cris Carter no longer working for FOX? Nobody seems to know and FOX is giving us the ole’ run around, like Blues Traveler:

A story at The Big Lead reported that Carter “cleaned out his desk at Fox Sports under supervision of security,” according to their sources. Here’s what else Ryan Glasspiegel wrote:

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Ben Simmons Has Tried One Shot Outside the Paint This Season

Kevin Kinkead - November 7, 2019

Ben Simmons left last night’s game with a minor sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder. The Sixers could have used his floor running, defense, and drive-and-kick ability in the two-point road loss.

Prior to picking up the injury, he had taken just two shots, one a post-up and short hook and the other a drive to the rack that he couldn’t get to fall. Those two looks came in just 10 minutes of play.

So it’s a small sample size, and perhaps the timing of this story is strange, but there’s carryover from Monday’s game, which carries over from the first five games of this season and 82 games played last year, plus 12 playoff games. Ben looks like the same exact offensive player we’ve seen from day one, and he’s only tried one shot from outside of the paint this year, as you can see right here:

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Adventures in Pick and Roll Defense – Observations from Jazz 106, Sixers 104

Kevin Kinkead - November 7, 2019

Ben Simmons left Wednesday night’s game with an minor AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, an injury picked up while attempting to back down a Utah Jazz player in the first half of the eventual two-point loss. He’ll be reevaluated today in Denver ahead of tomorrow night’s matchup with the Nuggets.

The Sixers have enough firepower to win when one of their stars is unavailable to play, but they just didn’t inspire offensively last night, shooting 41.2% from the field and 32% from three while looking casual and deferential at times. 16 of Joel Embiid’s 27 points came at the foul line while Al Horford struggled to get anything to fall and Tobias Harris only took one three point shot on the entire night.

Sprinkle in difficulties defending the pick and roll, plus a bad turnover from Josh Richardson late in the fourth quarter, and that’s a recipe for losing a game that they were more than capable of winning.

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Unfortunately, Doris Burke Delivered a Boomer Take

Kevin Kinkead - November 6, 2019

I’m a Doris Burke fan. She’s a pro’s pro, a reputable veteran media member who I’m pretty sure garners a lot of national respect. I’m not sure I’ve encountered anybody who dislikes her.

That said…

This is a boomer take:

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We’ve Seen This Movie Before – Observations from Suns 114, Sixers 109

Kevin Kinkead - November 5, 2019

The Sixers weren’t gonna go 82-0, but last night’s game was winnable.

With Joel Embiid wrapping up his suspension, Al Horford, Tobias Harris, and surprise starter Furkan Korkmaz all held up their end of the bargain at Talking Stick Resort Arena, which is a terrible name for a sports complex. Philly just didn’t get anything offensively from the combination of Ben Simmons and Josh Richardson, who paired up to shoot 5-19 from the field while committing eight turnovers. Add in 60% team free throw shooting and some 4th quarter Devin Booker shot making, put all of it in a blender, and you get a sour tasting, five-point loss smoothie.

Let’s talk about it.

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Crossing Broadcast “The Bears Game and Streaking Sixers” and Snow The Goalie with Joel Farabee

Russ Joy - November 5, 2019

Crossing Broadcast “The Bears Game, Streaking Sixers, Grunge”

Kevin, Anthony, Bob, and Russ break down the Eagles’ win over the Bears, why the Eagles aren’t fun, the undefeated Sixers, Phillies roster moves, and the Mt. Rushmore of Grunge Bands.

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Snow The Goalie “Showing He Belongs with Flyers Forward Joel Farabee”

Anthony and Russ break down the Flyers’ overtime win over the Devils and shootout loss to the Maple Leafs. They are then joined by Flyers rookie Joel Farabee to talk about his rookie season, playing on a line with Claude Giroux, what he does in the off-season, and his favorite hockey movie. The guys then give their thoughts on columnist’s piece that claimed Jake Voracek laughed during head coach Alain Vigneault’s media availability.

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10 Thoughts on the Unbeaten Philadelphia 76ers

Kevin Kinkead - November 4, 2019

The Sixers are out west as they continue an early season, opposite coast road trip. This week we’re blessed with three 9 p.m. Eastern tip-off times, which means the DVR is gonna get a lot of work around 7 a.m. the following day.

Phoenix on tap tonight, a Suns team which is actually 4-2 despite playing five of those games without DeAndre Ayton. The experienced Aron Baynes has stepped into a starting role out there and went for 20 points in the Saturday win at Memphis. It’s been less of Devin Booker just chucking the ball this year under former Sixers assistant Monty Williams, who took over for Igor Kokoskov this summer.

Your team, your town, your 76ers are the only unbeaten squad remaining in the Association, and here are some observations, notes, and thoughts on a Monday afternoon:

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UFC Fighters Break Down the Joel Embiid/KAT Fracas

Kevin Kinkead - November 1, 2019

UFC 244 tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden.

Yesterday, in honor of Ben Simmons pinning Karl-Anthony Towns to the ground, I gave you five of my favorite all-time MMA chokes. 

During weigh-ins, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani asked a number of the fighters on Saturday’s card to share their thoughts on the Embiid/KAT brawl, which resulted in two-game suspensions for each guy:

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