Prior to Philadelphia 76ers home games, the ringing of the bell has taken on a life of its own. Various celebrities and athletes have been handed the ceremonial privileges, but how did we get here? "That whole day was surreal," said Game Presentation Coordinator, Dan Sieck. "The coolest moment with the bell was most definitely when Meek was released...
On the morning of Sunday, July 15, former Flyers' goaltender Ray Emery went on a swimming trip to Lake Ontario with friends and drowned, his life tragically cut short at the age of 35. Emery spent two stints with the Flyers: first in 2009, then two seasons from 2013-2015. In those few years, the goalie known as “Razor” endeared himself...
We were kind of a big thing this weekend, and we expound on that.
Philadelphia 76ers' star center Joel Embiid was the lead voice in convincing Markelle Fultz to discontinue his training relationship with Keith Williams, a source close to the team told Sixers Front Office on Friday night. Leading up to the 2017 NBA Draft, Williams was the man who was in charge of the development of Fultz. Now, Markelle is working with...
Should Markelle Fultz be a starter at the beginning of the season?   (Photo: Sixers Sense) By now we all know the Markelle Fultz injury, yips, broken jumper, whatever you want to call it, saga has been one of the most complicated situations in recent NBA history. Why can't he shoot anymore? How does someone forget how to shoot after being so efficient...
This morning John Boruk typed some words and published them to the internet concerning Claude Giroux and his position on the ice. Boruk thinks that a move back to center would benefit the Philadelphia Flyers and Giroux. How he came to this conclusion using the points outlined in his piece are puzzling. For reference, here are Boruk's lines: https://twitter.com/Bear_DrinkLots/status/1017168499758764032 https://twitter.com/Bear_DrinkLots/status/1017167916729536513 Boruk - 1. The Flyers are...

Being Shady

In today's world, the old rule of the land, innocent until proven guilty, no longer applies. In the age of instant information and large scale social interaction, guilty until proven innocent is the lay of the land. Yesterday in Philadelphia, two camps emerged on social media as allegations arose on Instagram about crimes LeSean McCoy may be in conjunction...
While a few of the top-5 players in the league have changed teams in recent years, it’s not the best idea to put all of your chips on signing them in the free agent market. Those players don’t have to sign where it necessarily makes the most sense for them basketball-wise. When you look at the top-5 players in...
I am sure most people who read this have had some experience in their professional careers with the insanely exciting Annual Objective Setting and Review process.  For those of you that haven’t, there is typically some variation of goal setting at the beginning of each year at the individual, department and corporate levels.  At the end of...
On February 4, 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl. They beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in one of the greatest games ever played, doing so with backup quarterback Nick Foles at the helm. Several records were set during Super Bowl LII, including most yards gained in an NFL game by both teams combined (1,151 in total), the...
What Ron Hextall has done in the four years since becoming the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers is only a few notches short of incredible. Handed the keys to a cash-strapped, prospect-depleted team with minimal hope for Cup contention, Hextall drafted and maneuvered his way to where we are today: a team built for both current competitiveness and...
It’s July and that means three things: Fireworks, hot dog eating contests and the MLB trade deadline. Usually this is a time for Phillies fans to concoct dream scenario trades, selling off the little value they had for top-10 prospects; however, for the first time in what seems like forever, the Phillies should be buyers. Conditions are perfect for...