Posts for Al Horford

Crossing Broadcast: STFU, XFL, MLB

Russ Joy - February 11, 2020

Kevin, Bob, Anthony, and Russ offer their takeaways from the XFL’s first weekend, including what concepts the NFL might try to poach and whether or not Philadelphia could support an XFL team. Plus, the Temple stadium situation and thoughts on the Eagles’ decision to not hire a singular offensive coordinator. The guys then react to Major League Baseball reportedly looking to expand the playoff field and allow top teams to pick their playoff opponents. They then tackle the Sixers’ trade deadline moves, Al Horford and Joel Embiid shushing the crowd, and whether or not Ben Simmons has gotten a fair shake.

*This episode of Crossing Broadcast is brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook and Odd Logic Brewing Co. 

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Crossing Broadcast: Remembering Kobe, Sixers Beat the Lakers, Ben and Al

Russ Joy - January 28, 2020

Kevin, Anthony, and Russ offer thoughts and reflections on the life and importance of Kobe Bryant. The guys are joined by Bob Jones, who offers stories of playing against Kobe in high school. Kevin and Russ then break down the Sixers’ win over the Lakers, Al Horford’s big fourth quarter, the exceptional play of Ben Simmons, and making a move at the trade deadline.

Mark your calendar! We’re taking the show on the road to Odd Logic Brewing Company on January 31st for a Flyers v. Penguins watch party/live show! We’ll have plenty of hockey talk ahead of the first game following the team’s bye week/All-Star break. Check out the event HERE.

*This episode of Crossing Broadcast is brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook and Odd Logic Brewing Co. 

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Crossing Broadcast: The Bills Game, Two Sixers Wins, Joe Girardi Takeaways

Russ Joy - October 29, 2019

Kevin, Russ, Anthony, and Bob break down the Eagles’ win over the Buffalo Bills, the Sixers picking up wins in their first two games of the season, and share their thoughts on Joe Girardi’s introductory press conference.

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Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossed Up: A Phillies PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

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Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe Weighed in on Al Horford, Josh Richardson, and the Sixers

Russ Joy - September 5, 2019

Celtics fanboy and the face of The Ringer Bill Simmons hopped onto The Lowe Post with ESPN’s Zach Lowe on Wednesday. In the midst of their wide ranging conversation, the Sixers came up, and while Simmons typically allows his Boston homerism to take over, he had a few nice things to say about Philly’s team.

On the Celtics’ Loss of Horford

Simmons said of Horford’s play for Boston last year:

We’re just talking regular season, we’re not talking playoffs. We’re just talking 82 games, regular season… Horford’s playing 30 minutes a game and he’s in his mid-30’s and he was averaging 14 and 6 or 15 and 6 or whatever and was good on defense during the regular season. He wasn’t transcendent. I think (the Celtics) can patch together that position and at least get to 60% of what he gave them. I don’t think this is like Denver losing Jokic. People are getting a little carried away with the loss of regular season Horford. Playoffs, different story, I’m with ya. That guy in the playoffs, I love that guy. He’s a warrior. He’s played in a million big games. He’s the fulcrum of everything happening. He’s also the same guy last year that that team was healthy last year and didn’t play well the whole year and had a ton of defensive breakdowns. So I just wonder if he’s hitting potentially a different point in his career. It’s at least worth talking about right? He’s been in the league 12 years.

Simmons speculated on why Al Horford chose to go to Philly:

Horford looked at the Celtics thing, and from what I’ve heard, I think a big part of what drove it was he didn’t think physically he could handle (playing center) anymore. And that’s why he wanted to go to Philly, because he didn’t wanna guard Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic and all these ****ing dudes. He just physically couldn’t do it for eight months anymore.

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