Philly March Madness: (4) Randall Cunningham vs. (5) Eric Lindros

Philly March Madness: (4) Randall Cunningham vs. (5) Eric Lindros

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.

With the first round completed, we're presenting our second round  matchups with some YouTube clips we feel to be definitive of the  respective athletes' greatness during their time in Philly. If you  think there's another, better video we should have used, we'd love to  hear about that below as well.

(4) Randall Cunningham

(5) Eric Lindros

    Who should advance to the next round?online surveys

First-Round Results:

East Bracket:

(1) Julius Erving (91.8%) over (16) Von Hayes (8.2%)
(8) Simon       Gagne (77.9%) over (9) Seth Joyner (22.1%)
(5) Eric Lindros (70.3%)       over (12) Eric Allen (29.7%)
(4) Randall Cunningham (77.6%)  over    (13)   Shane Victorino (23.4%)
(11) Cole Hamels (82.1%) over  (6)  Mark     Recchi (17.9%)
(14) Tug McGraw (51.1%) over (3) Moses  Malone    (48.9%)
(7)   Darren Daulton (74.0%) over (10) Andrew Toney   (26.0%)
(2)   Chase   Utley (93.5%) over (15) Andre Waters (6.5%)

Midwest Bracket:

(1) Mark Howe (60.2%) over (16) David Akers (39.8%)
(9) Rod       Brind'Amour (73.6%) over (8) Rick Tocchet (26.4%)
(5) Brian Westbrook      (93.3%) over (12) Jayson Werth (6.7%)
(4) Mike Richards (85.1%)     over  (13) Trent Cole (14.9%)
(6) John LeClair (89.2%) over (11)     Clyde  Simmons (10.8%)
(3) Jimmy Rollins (75.8%) over (14) John  Kruk    (24.2%)
(7) Lenny Dykstra (51.9%) over (10) Dave Poulin  (48.1%)
(2)  Allen Iverson (83.1%) over (15) Jeremiah Trotter (16.9%)

West Bracket:

(1) Mike Schmidt (96.9%) over (16) Keith Byars (3.1%)
(9) Wilbert   Montgomery (59.4%) over (8) Jeff Carter (40.6%)
(5) Ron Jaworski   (83.5%) over (12) Bobby Abreu (16.5%)
(4) Ron Hextall (94.1%) over   (13) Andre Iguodala (5.9%)
(6) Mike Quick (59.8%) over (11) Hugh   Douglas (40.2%)
(3) Brian Dawkins (98.3%) over (14) Scott Rolen   (1.7%)
(7) Maurice Cheeks (51.9%) over (10) Eric Desjardins (48.1%)
(15)   Carlos Ruiz (58.9%) over (2) Tim Kerr (41.1%)

South Bracket:

(1) Reggie White (97.1%) over (16) Hersey Hawkins (2.9%)
(9) Troy   Vincent (51.8%) over (8) Curt Schilling (48.2%)
(5) Pete Rose  (85.2%)  over (12) Peter Zezel (14.8%)
(4) Ryan Howard (86.3%) over  (13) Jon  Runyan (13.7%)
(6) Pelle Lindbergh (51.0%) over (11) Keith  Primeau  (49%)
(3) Donovan McNabb (84.5%) over (14) Bobby Jones  (15.5%)
(10) Jerome Brown (51.8%) over (7) Brian Propp (48.2%)
(2)  Charles Barkley (64.6%) over (15) Pat Burrell (35.4%)

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

What a week it's been for Chris Christie. 

After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governer called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."

He can now add being torched by Former Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list. 

"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governer in the country," Rendell said. 

(Three fire emojis).

"In retrospect, the governer's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."

Boom. Roasted.

Watch the full video for more.

We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

Ugh. Joel Embiid may not be perfect.

He may be buddies with Johnny Manziel, at least according to the former NFL hopeful turned party boy.

It all started when Manziel took to Twitter today to talk about doing a free autograph signing for the people of Texas.

The Twitter rant also included this strange line: "No lie.. I was a [bad word] in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."

Hey, owning it is the first step to recovery, right? 

Also, he knows how to get Twitter's attention:

And:

And:

After doing one Google search, there were reports of the pair hanging over the summer in LA. From Busted Coverage:

[Manziel] was tearing up the Warick LA lounge with his Los Angeles friends at a party that included Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, Kendra Wilkinson and Joel Embiid among others.

More to this as we learn it...