Posts for holiday

Now Jrue Holiday Needs an MRI on His Foot (UPDATE: Sprain)

Kyle Scott - December 13, 2012

image from

Oh, Jrue Holiday is hurt now, too.

Holiday didn’t practice today due to soreness in his left foot “longitudinal arch.” X-rays were negative, but he’ll undergo an MRI and is questionable for Friday’s game against the Pacers.

No word on when Holiday hurt his foot, but it likely happened during the Sixers 96-89 loss to the Bulls last night. 

Others: Royal Ivey will not play again on Friday due to strep throat. Oh the humanity.

UPDATE: It's a sprain. Holiday will wear a walking boot and travel with the team. He will be a game-time decision.

Philly Sports-Related Holiday Shopping Deals

Kyle Scott - November 28, 2012

A few times between now and Christmas, we will bring you a (quasi-sponsored) roundup of some sports-related holiday deals from MLB, NBA, NFL, Amazon and other partners. Some of these are affiliate links, so not only are there great deals here, but you’ll also be helping your favorite sports blog when you click and make a purchase, as we get a small commission for referring the sale.

– Exclusive to CB readers– get three '93 shirts from Philly Phaithful for $50 with code cbgiftpack.


Philly Phaithful


- Shop at The Armadillo Club this holiday season and save 25% off your entire order.


Need the perfect holiday gift? The Armadillo Club offers originally designed apparel, prints and other merchandise. Check out our shop and you can save 25% off your entire order through Christmas Eve. Use the promo code: FIREANDY at checkout and save today!


The Armadillo Club




– Sixers tickets start under $10 on Crossing Broad Tickets. And yes, we do have Jingle Ball tickets as well– they start at $34.

Screen Shot 2012-11-28 at 12.09.54 PM

Crossing Broad Tickets rounds up the best seats to local sporting events (and concerts!) from the secondary market and puts them in one place, sortable by event, location and price.


Crossing Broad Tickets


The MLB Shop and are running assorted daily sales– right now, take 20% off collectibles.

Shop for Philadelphia Phillies Gear at!


Phillies Shop

MLB Shop


– Get free shipping on orders $50 and more and save 10% on customized jerseys and hats at the NFL Shop.

Gift Customized Official NFL Christmas Gifts from


Eagles Shop

NFL Shop


– Get free shipping on orders $75 and more at the NBA Shop.


Sixers Shop

NBA Shop


– Get free shipping on orders $50 and more at the ESPN Shop. offers thousands of great gifts for sports fans!




– Give the gift of Chase Utley. He'll be signing autographs at the Valley Forge Casino Resort on Saturday, December 8.


Sports Vault


– Breasts? Yeah, give the gift that keeps on giving. Get your friends (or probably yourself) a subscription to, where it's almost guaranteed that you'll see somebody you know or from your town… naked. Fun. 

Link: (suitable for work, but barely)

Girls Of Philly


– Get free shipping on Skull Candy headphones.


Skull Candy 


– Great deals on iSkins for your iPhone, iPad, and Macs.

Screen Shot 2012-11-23 at 10.18.09 AM



Screen Shot 2012-11-23 at 10.21.30 AM

Screen Shot 2012-11-28 at 12.07.22 PM

Finally, I know you’re going to buy something at Amazon this holiday season. Click our link and support Crossing Broad when you do.



The Sixers Website Posted Ad for “Drew Holiday” Jerseys

Kyle Scott - November 26, 2012

Screen Shot 2012-11-26 at 4.32.14 PM

I guess no one is buying the Andrew Buynom ones.

This screen grab from, tweeted to Adam Aron by (@m_nowak), shows a short-lived ad for Drew Holiday jerseys, which is great if you’ve ever heard of Drew Holiday. Sixers point guard Jrue Holiday must be pretty pissed about him, though. 

The Sixers Shop is run by Fanatics Inc., not the team, meaning the ad was likely made by some entry level designer who has no idea who Drew or Jrue Holiday is. Irony: Fanatics is an offshoot of locally-based GSI Commerce, which was founded by Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin, who is now the Executive Chariman of Fanatics. Small world.

via Deadspin, (@SpikeEskin)

Jrue Holiday Wants a Silly Contract

Kyle Scott - July 2, 2012

We won’t spend too much time discussing the future of Jrue Holiday, what with Paul Holmgren currently taping piles of cash to carrier pigeons and the Phillies experiencing the End of Days, but a report from Yahoo! (!!!) says that Holiday is seeking a max contract extension (for a player with his lack of experience, that would mean around four-years, $58 million, at the current cap level).


Today, Holiday was named to the USA Select Team, the squad that will serve as a punching bag for the Olympic team before they head over to London.

Jrue Holiday Tried to Sell His Own Jersey at Modell’s and Nobody Knew Who He Was

Kyle Scott - April 29, 2012

Modell’s is always creative with their marketing campaigns. In December, 2010, they released a video of DeSean Jackson selling his own jersey at one local store. It took a little while, but eventually shoppers figured out that it was the Eagles wide receiver pushing product.

On Friday, the local retailer released a new video, this one with Sixers point guard Jrue Holiday trying to sell his own jersey.

It didn’t go over so well. No one knew who he was.

Some, um, highlights:

Jrue: What about Linsanity?

Shopper: I don’t like hockey.

Shopper: Can I have a [Holiday] jersey? 

Jrue: You want a Holiday shirt?

Shopper: No, Roy Halladay.


Basketball: alive and well in Philadelphia. Maybe not.

Jrue Drops Triple Double Against the Nets

Kyle Scott - February 3, 2011


Jrue Holiday dropped a triple-double last night in the Sixers' 106-92 win against the Nets.

Philly Sports Daily has the full story. Highlights after the jump. That is the closest thing you will see to a Sixers game recap from us.

Continue Reading

Continue Reading

Oh No, The Sixers Actually Went Through With This Horrible Promotion

Kyle Scott - May 18, 2010


Please don't soil my bracelet

Reg Burke just offered up her bracelet to the winds of mediocrity so it could be the Sixers good luck charm for tonight's NBA Draft Lottery.

Following through on this horrible promotion, the Sixers let Burke give her lucky bracelet to the Sixers' Jrue Holiday today.  Holiday will take Burke's bracelet to the lottery tonight, hoping the Sixers 5% chance of scoring the #1 overall pick becomes reality.

Sixers PR Director Mike Preston (@preston76) just tweeted:

In the car with Ed Stefanski, #Sixers guard Jrue Holiday and his dad on the way to Secaucus, NJ (armed w/good luck charms) …

Knowing Holiday, he will likely drop the bracelet at a rest stop, leaving it to be picked up by a New Yorker zipping in the opposite direction for two points, and the foul.

Continue Reading

Continue Reading

Are You Kidding Me, Sixers?

Kyle Scott - May 5, 2010

Sixers lucky charm

Oh my God, this isn't a joke.

The Sixers, in an effort to get any sort of fan support, are asking fans to offer up their lucky charms for the Sixers to take to the NBA Draft Lottery.



This is what it's come to?  THIS is how you are going to turn the franchise around?  How about you hire a coach, stop with the ridiculous contracts, and murder Hip Hop… then we'll talk.

It gets better, fans.  If your lucky charm is selected, you can give it to Jrue Holiday in person to take to the lottery, he will be representing the Sixers in New York.  Yep, Jrue Holiday is the face of this franchise.

That's right fans, offer up your most sacred possession to the Sixers, so they can return it with stains of mediocrity.  Awesome.

Hey, here's a thought, cut off Hip Hop's foot and take that.

Hip hop