Joel Embiid goes nuts at wild World Series

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Joel Embiid goes nuts at wild World Series

The Philadelphia 76ers picked a heck of a night to be in Houston to watch a baseball game.

Brett Brown and his boys took in the World Series last night down in Texas in what turned out to be one of the craziest World Series games of all time. Of course, being at such a wild game, their star Joel Embiid had to share the experience with his Twitter followers. 

The Sixers are down in Texas after their impressive win on Saturday night in Dallas and are scheduled to take on the Rockets tonight in Houston. Let's just say they were out a little late last night as the wild Game 5 didn't end until this morning, technically.

It's unclear whether the Sixers players were given a choice of either a Dodgers or Astros jersey or were simply given one with their name on the back, but Jojo was rocking a Dodgers jersey and seemingly cheering for the Astros. Not many people can get away with such a move but I'm not one to argue with anything Embiid does.

Oh yeah, Embiid went nuts when the 'Stros finally won the home-run-filled game.

A number of different Sixers took over the team's IG story throughout the game.

Finally, the Phillies made a very good point.

Brent Celek would rather retire than play for Cowboys

Brent Celek would rather retire than play for Cowboys

Need another reason to love Brent Celek?

Probably not — the standing ovation he got at the Sixers game in March just hours after being cut by the Eagles gives you a sense of the connection he has with Philadelphia fans.

But appearing Friday on 97.5 The Fanatic, Celek did the one thing guaranteed to get you in any Eagles fan's good graces — diss the Cowboys.

"Hell no. Do you think I would play for the Cowboys? Philly is my home," Celek said. "If they offered me 10 million, I still wouldn't go."

While Celek said back in March before being cut that he wasn't planning to retire, it sounds like his mind has shifted. He has a hard time imagining himself playing anywhere besides Philadelphia.

"I think I'm leaning more toward retirement," Celek said. "I've had a few offers, but none of them are worth leaving a city that I have been in for 11 years where I won the Super Bowl in my final year. It wouldn't feel right to put another uniform on."

Like seeing Brian Dawkins in a Broncos uniform, it would be bizarre to watch Celek suit up for another team. 

If he does find a new home, we know it definitely won't be Dallas. 

You can listen to the full interview with Celek here

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Mets pitcher records 1st MLB hit off Scott Kingery, jokes on social media

Mets pitcher records 1st MLB hit off Scott Kingery, jokes on social media

When someone gets a bloop single or a broken bat hit, they’ll often say “it looks like a line drive in the box score.” Does the same apply when your first major-league hit came off Scott Kingery lobbing pitches over the plate?

Thursday, in the midst of the Mets' 20-run victory, the Phillies used position players to record the final nine outs of the game. Roman Quinn pitched first and regularly registered in the upper 70s with his offerings, but Kingery on the other hand …

In the eighth inning, Mets reliever Jerry Blevins was called on to hit for just the fourth time in his 12-year MLB career and he delivered with an RBI single off the soft-tossing rookie infielder. 

After the game, Blevins took to social media to make a joke about his first hit.

Mets fans had some fun with the moment, too.

While Dodgers fans, just didn’t get it.

The Phillies went on to win the second game of the twin bill, aided by a solo home run from Kingery. The Phils also gained a half-game on the Atlanta Braves in the standings, so we can have a laugh at this one.

Congratulations, Jerry, it’s a line drive off Kershaw in the box score.

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