Clarence Weatherspoon Lived in Brett Farve's Dorm

Clarence Weatherspoon Lived in Brett Farve's Dorm

With the lockout in full effect, the Sixers and their website have to fill the need for content somehow. Luckily for us, they're running a series of alumni interviews with some fan favorites from over the years.

Today, Sixers.com provides a real nice Q&A with the Spoon, Clarence Weatherspoon.

First, a few random facts from my childhood. I was into collecting sports cards. For some reason I was more into basketball and football cards rather than the traditional baseball cards. I had baseball cards too, but not nearly as many.

There were two players whose cards I stock piled for reasons not entirely clear. No. 1 on my list of cards was legendary Detroit Lion RB Barry Sanders -- perhaps my favorite athlete as a kid. I had over 200 of his cards, including the coveted 1989 Score rookie.

But No. 2 on my list was a little bit stranger. For reasons I'm not at all sure of to this day, I had upwards of 100-125 Clarence Weatherspoon cards.

Totally random.

And with that, here's a highlight from the Sixers' Q&A:

S.C:Did you ever hang out with Brett Farve while you were both at Southern Miss?

CR: We lived in the same dorm; Van Hall was the
athletic dorm so we had meal tables there for training. We always had
great sports programs. Southern Miss is a school that can produce great
football, baseball and basketball players.

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.

Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.

The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.

Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).

Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.

The Coyotes have won four of their last six.

Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.

Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.

After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.

Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.

"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.

"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."

Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below. 

Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.