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Down with the Sixers bandwagon!

Down with the Sixers bandwagon!

The Sixers drafted Markelle Fultz Thursday night. They have a big three, and possibly even a Big Four or Big Five, of players who are young and have tremendous upside. The Sixers have even sold the most season tickets of any team in the NBA, and are expected to sell out for the entire season. "The Process" is over and so, it appears, is the losing. 

So you think I'd be happy, right? 

I'm not. 

And that's because the bandwagon is here. Not only are bandwagon fans who haven't been here all this time going to annoy us for the next several years, but the ones who aren't real fans are buying up all the tickets and pricing the little guy out. We're a blue collar town! With blue-collar season ticket holders! Hey Josh Harris -- how about leaving some seats for the real fans? 

And, bandwagon or not, I guess those people will all get their money back when Embiid gets injured again, or when the whole Big Four is on a minutes restriction, right? Have you forgotten all the horrible things Scott O’Neil did to us? 

Then there's the team itself. I may have never seen any of his college games or the pre-draft workout, but I’m not sold on Fultz. Embiid can't stay on the floor. Yes, Dario came over, but what if he decides to go back? And have you forgotten about Ben Simmons and his Character Concerns? And wait until the World's Worst Medical Staff gets ahold of these guys? 

And besides, I really wanted Malik Monk. 

And that’s not all. Anžejs Pasečņiks is NEVER coming over. I’ve never heard of any of the guys they took in the second round. They failed to draft anyone from Villanova, or my guy from Gonzaga, Przemek Karnowski. "FEDS" is a stupid nickname. And worst of all, Jahlil Okafor is still on the team. 

This might be an exciting time. The Sixers might even become a contender. But was losing for all that time worth it? I’m not so sure it was. 

And speaking of losing, let’s talk about the Phillies. Ruben Amaro coming back to town last week really crystalized how far we’ve fallen, and how much worse a GM Matt Klentak is. Say what you will about the way Ruben pissed away a potential dynasty, but at least he didn’t leave a stud second baseman in Double-A. 

Losing 8-1 in 11 innings. Blowing a 5-0 lead. Odubel running through a stop sign and getting thrown out. And to think, all of this could’ve have been avoided if only we’d traded for Mike Trout back in April. Get on it, Matt! 

Other Philly Sports Takes: 

- Anyone giving Sam Hinkie credit for the Fultz trade is absolutely delusional. Hinkie was about losing, while the trade was about winning. 

- We’re trashing Mike Schmidt because he talked about Odubel Herrera speaking Spanish? Please. I miss the good old days, when we trashed Schmidt for surliness, and not being clutch. If Odubel doesn't want a racially coded tirade from Schmidt, maybe he should run hard to first base and not flip his bat. 

- How about that Andy Reid, getting a new extension in Kansas City and throwing his own GM overboard the same day? Andy's skills at cold-blooded backstabbing were always underrated around here. 

- And finally, Fletcher Cox did the worst thing a Philadelphia athlete can do: He skipped voluntary OTAs. What would Buddy say? 

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

The Eagles have been quite the disappointment this season, with the latest being their atrocious 37-31 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday in South Florida. And with disappointments come possible troll jobs? 

As the clock wound down and fans became increasingly exasperated with the team, social media anger started to build and it looks like one fellow Philadelphia team may have added just an oh-so-subtle jab in there.

As the 37-31 score went final, the Flyers sent out quite the interesting reminder of their impressive record this November. It seems like they don’t want fans to forget that they are NOT part of the teams that have been disappointing this city. 

You have to admit, the timing is a bit suspicious. 


Fans certainly seem to think that the Flyers are trolling the Eagles with their post, based on the replies. 

https://twitter.com/sluongo19/status/1201252463703154688 https://twitter.com/btcs41/status/1201252665977720837

We love a little friendly fire between the Philadelphia sports teams, if this is a true troll job. Or maybe it’s just a conveniently scheduled tweet by the Flyers' social media team. 

You be the judge. 

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Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Updated: 6:35 p.m.

Oh boy.

Things have gotten wild over in the Eagles' world today, beginning with former Eagles cornerback Orlando Scandrick torching almost everyone on his old team on FS1’s “Undisputed” this morning (see story).

Then, Malcolm Jenkins clapped back at Scandrick in NSFW fashion to essentially dismiss the claims by Scandrick, to which Scandrick then responded on Colin Cowherd’s show that he essentially “wasn’t attacking anyone personally”(see story).

And so, after a morning of ping-ponging back and forth, we have the ultimate response, from the team itself.

The Eagles social media account offically weighed in in the most brilliant way. Actions speak louder than words, Scandrick, and you can't run from history.

Well damn, they really just exposed Scandrick. I mean, how do you come back from being shredded by both Jenkins and a professional NFL team?

So long Scandrick, you won’t be missed.

Jenkins himself apparently liked the tweet, too ... he had a very interesting quote tweet.



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