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Sixers to wear gray 'Rocky'-inspired alternate jerseys

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Sixers to wear gray 'Rocky'-inspired alternate jerseys

The internet was buzzing Monday with images of the 76ers potentially wearing a gray alternate jersey during the 2018-2019 season.

Those rumblings were confirmed Tuesday and there's quite a story behind them.

The Sixers will, in fact, be wearing a gray "City Edition" jersey on Nov. 9 and it's inspired in part by Philly's most iconic fictional character and his sweatsuit, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

Lowe spoke with both the Sixers and Nike about the process behind the new jersey design:

Nike had been toying with the idea of a new uniform in the shade of heather gray, says Wil Green, design director for Nike basketball. They considered heather uniforms for a few teams. When the Sixers objected to multiple "Rocky" looks, both sides wondered if they might find common ground on a singular "Rocky"-inspired jersey that would reference the gray sweatsuit Stallone wore in the training montage from the original film -- perhaps the most famous of all "Rocky" scenes. (Seriously: If you can watch that scene, with Bill Conti's "Gonna Fly Now" surging in the background, without getting goosebumps, I'm not sure we can be friends.)

But here's the best part. Many of the Sixers players donned the final jersey for photo opportunities and the story behind T.J. McConnell wearing it is truly fantastic.

He posed in a meat locker with a gray sweatsuit on and bloody hands between hanging frozen meat. Just like Rocky Balboa did.

McConnell volunteered for meat locker duty. "If we're gonna do this, I want to go all out," he recalls telling team officials. "I want to be in the meat locker."

A true lunch pail kind of guy willing to get his hands dirty among the meat.

The most notable thing about the new "City Edition" uniforms is the lack of text on the jerseys. No "Phila," no "Sixers," nothing. Just the 13 stars logo around the player's number. The images obtained by ESPN also show the Sixers' "Ballin' Ben" logo on the shorts along with some red, white, and blue piping accents.

No press release has been released by the team at the time of this posting, but you can read more about the unis from Lowe.

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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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