Philly March Madness: (1) Julius Erving vs. (4) Randall Cunningham

Philly March Madness: (1) Julius Erving vs. (4) Randall Cunningham

Over the next few weeks at The700Level, we'll be posting poll matchups as part of our Philly March Madness competition.
Examine the cases of the two
fine Philadelphia athletes below, and
cast your vote at the bottom as to which you
think should advance to the next round.
And as always, feel free to explain your
selection and/or debate the choices in
the comments section.

Please continue to send us your personal stories
and remembrances of the various Philly athletes suggested to
700fantasy@gmail.com. In the meantime, take a read through some of the
relevant career stats amassed by these legendary athletes during their
time in Philadelphia.

  
(1) Julius Erving

Games Played

: 836

Points Scored: 18,364

Points-Per-Game Average: 22.0

All-Star Games: 11 ('77-'87)

All-NBA First Teams: 5 ('78, '80-'83)

Post-Season Appearances: 11 ('77-'87)

Finals Reached: Four ('77, '80, '81, '83)

Championships: One ('83)

MVPs: One ('81)


(4) Randall Cunningham

Games Started: 107

Passing Yards: 22,877

Passing Touchdowns: 150

Rushing Yards: 4,482

Rushing Touchdowns: 32

Post-Season Appearances: Five ('88-'90, '92, '95)

Pro-Bowl Seasons: Three ('88-'90)

Pro Footballs Writers Assocation MVPs: One ('90)

    Who should advance to the next round?survey software

Second-Round Results:

West Bracket:

(1) Julius Erving (80.4%) over (8) Simon Gagne (19.6%)
(4) Randall  Cunningham (65.6%) over (5) Eric Lindros (34.4%)
(11) Cole Hamels  (78.6%) over (14) Tug McGraw (22.4%)
(2) Chase Utley (95.9%) over (7)  Darren Daulton (4.1%)

Midwest Bracket:

(1) Mark Howe (52.2%) over (9) Rod Brind'Amour (47.8%)
(5) Brian  Westbrook (58.9%) over (4) Mike Richards (41.1%)
(3) Jimmy Rollins  (72.7%) over (6) John LeClair (27.3%)
(2) Allen Iverson (90.5%) over  (7) Lenny Dykstra (9.5%)

West Bracket:

(1) Mike Schmidt (95.3%) over (9) Wilbert Montgomery (4.7%)
(4)  Ron Hextall (84.8%) over (5) Ron Jaworski (15.2%)
(3) Brian Dawkins  (96.8%) over (6) Mike Quick (3.2%)
(15) Carlos Ruiz (59.2%) over (7)  Mo Cheeks (40.8%)

South Bracket:

(1) Reggie White (91.0%) over (9) Troy Vincent (9.0%)
(4) Ryan Howard (77.5%) over (5) Pete Rose (22.5%)
(3) Donovan McNabb (72.8%) over (6) Pelle Lindberg (27.2%)
(2) Charles Barkley (79.5%) over (10) Jerome Brown (20.5%)

Carson Wentz named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

Carson Wentz named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week

As Carson Wentz rolls out of bed, he wins an award. Brushes his teeth, wins an award. Eats breakfast, award.

This time, the Eagles' rookie quarterback has been named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Steelers in a 34-3 Week 3 win.

Against the Steelers, Wentz completed 23 of 31 passes for 301 yards, two touchdowns and a 125.9 passer rating. He beat out Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott, Browns CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun and teammate Wendell Smallwood.

This is the second time in three weeks that Wentz has been named the NFL Rookie of the Week.

Here are the awards Wentz has won so far this season:

- NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 1
- NFC Offensive Player of Week 3
- NFC Offensive Rookie of the Month for September
- NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 3

Wentz won't have any chances to win more awards this weekend as the Eagles are on their bye. They'll play again on Oct. 9 in Detroit.

Tonight's lineup: Howard batting 5th with Herrera batting 3rd

Tonight's lineup: Howard batting 5th with Herrera batting 3rd

Ryan Howard is batting fifth to begin his final series with the Phillies.

The 36-year-old first baseman, who has donned red pinstripes for 13 seasons, did not play in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Braves, but he is expected to start all three games against the Mets this weekend.

The Phillies have a lot of speed at the top of the lineup, even with Roman Quinn likely done for the season. Cesar Hernandez leads off with Freddy Galvis and Odubel Herrera right behind him. The trio lead the Phillies in steals with a total of 59 this year. Herrera has 25 while Hernandez and Galvis each have 17.

If you're wondering, Howard has not stolen a base this season, but he was caught stealing once. He hasn't stolen a base since June 26, 2011, before his Achilles injury. He only stole more than one base in a season in 2008, when he swiped eight bases.

Cameron Rupp returns to the lineup at catcher. He'll bat right behind Howard, followed by Jimmy Paredes and Aaron Altherr in the corner outfield.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Jimmy Paredes, LF
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Alec Asher, P

And the Mets lineup:
1. Jose Reyes, 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
4. Curtis Granderson, CF
5. Jay Bruce, RF
6. T.J. Rivera, 2B
7. Lucas Duda, 1B
8. Rene Rivera, C
9. Robert Gsellman, RHP