I have been to countless live sporting events dating back to when I was 5 years old.  I never, ever caught a homer, a foul ball, a ball thrown into the stands. or even a hot dog fired into the crowd. I’ve never caught a puck that went over the glass or had an NBA player fall into my...
"He is one of the best general managers I have ever dealt with," NBA Agent Chris Patrick told Sixers Front Office, referencing his experience working with former general manager, Sam Hinkie. "He was punctual, he always called me back, and I have dealt with general managers who were not punctual or professional." On April 6, 2016, Hinkie stepped away from...
TLC, what did we do to deserve such disrespect? Did someone hurt you? As you all know, former first round pick Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot has been traded to Oklahoma City as part of a three-team deal that also included Justin Anderson being sent to Atlanta in exchange for Mike Muscala. Despite showing occasional flashes, TLC was never able to earn himself significant...
{Editor's Note:  Brian has created his "Trade Value Power Rankings" as a way of cataloging the various assets that the Sixers hold. Like all valuations, some will stay very consistent, while others swing in value wildly. Discussions of these rankings will appear on "The Burner" podcasts, as well as on our Twitter account, and updates will be regular. Additional...
Welcome, class. With the new Supreme Court law giving states the right to legalize sports betting, people can finally bet on sporting events without being in Las Vegas - something none of us could do before. Just kidding. Last year, it was estimated that illegal sports betting took a handle of $150 billion (yes, billion with a “B”), while Nevada...
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...
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...