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Sixers fans rejoice at strangest chapter in The Process yet

Sixers fans rejoice at strangest chapter in The Process yet

What a strange state of affairs with the basketball team in Philadelphia, am I right?

The Sixers are coming off of one of their most successful seasons in decades but the franchise just cut ties with their president and general manager heading into their biggest off-season in recent memory and the fans are, perhaps justifiably, rejoicing.

How weird is all of that?

Taken individually piece by piece, most of it makes sense. While the investigation and decision to part ways with Bryan Colangelo may have taken longer than many would have preferred, I believe they landed on the correct decision.

The damage was done. The team needed a clean slate at GM. But looking at it through a different lens: the Sixers now have to start a search for a new general manager just weeks before the draft and free agency. That is an ostensibly awful situation to be in as an organization.

But the fans’ rejoicing can’t simply be about this Twitter fiasco and its outcome. There were long-building reasons for the fanbase’s distaste for the Colangelo family. The nepotism, the pushing out of the fanbase’s “Once and Future Darklord” Sam Hinkie, the handling of the Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor trades. There was a lot there fans didn’t care for.

Could Brett Brown step in and hit home runs in his interim role? Sure. Josh Harris praised Brett’s role in luring JJ Redick last offseason. Brown may not even need to hit home runs. A couple of singles and doubles could take this team to the next level.

A good contingent of the fanbase never cared for the Colangelo regime either and argued that the Sixers’ recent success was thanks in large part to the work of Sam Hinkie years ago.

Perhaps this ugly fiasco could be a blessing in disguise, ending one regime that many never even cared for, and the Sixers could be poised to land an even better general manager that actually stays on the job for years and years of winning.

They do have two superstars in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons plus team-friendly deals on a number of role players and cap space for potential game-changers.

That’s an enviable new job for any want-to-be general manager. And potentially the team’s next superstar.

But man, this was certainly a strange and unpredictable part of The Process.

More on Colangelo's resignation

• Josh Harris doesn't rule out possible Sam Hinkie return

• Harris reveals results of investigation

• Colangelo releases bizarre statement on his resignation

How Sixers actually benefit from Colangelo mess

I believed Colangelo, too — and he still had to go

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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