One More and Then We Get to Play the Clippers: Sixers Without Iverson in Beantown

One More and Then We Get to Play the Clippers: Sixers Without Iverson in Beantown

The Sixers embarked upon another losing streak on Wednesday against the Cavaliers (though they were a couple LeBron daggers away from escaping with the upset), one which we hope will not last quite as long as the last one, but which will quite likely at least be extended to two tonight against the Celtics in Boston. Making an already difficult evening even more trying will be the loss of Allen Iverson, who after getting his left knee drained twice this week, is now officially a DNP for tonight. We hope/pray for AI's quick return, and as of now, he is listed as a probable for tomorrow night's significantly more winnable game against the Clippers at home.

One of the bummers about Iverson's injury is that Coach Jordan doesn't get to continue tinkering with his new small lineup, which saw Iverson and Holiday pair in the backcourt with surprisingly effective results--Iverson's offense is slowly coming around, and Holiday has been an absolute monster on D, holding conscienceless scorers Monta Ellis and Mo Williams to a combined 5-22 shooting over the last two Sixers games. (None too shabby on the other end, either--a career-high nine dimes against Cleveland, with just one turnover).

Facing a sizeable, powerful Boston front line (Garnett/Perkins), it's probable that Jordan will go back to starting Brand and Dalembert together tonight, with 'Dre moving back to the two-guard, although the return of Marreese Speights (14 points in his comeback performance) might see him get thrown into the mix somewhere as well. Expect to see alot of Willie Green tonight, as well. (How I long for the days that I never have to say that combination of words again--get well soon, Sweet Lou).

Ignoring the price tag, I kind of like Elton coming off the bench--dunno if it's the motivation of playing for starter's minutes or just the weaker bench competition, but he's looked much stronger the few times he's been moved to a backup role, shooting a combined 10 for 14 in his last two games. He and Sammy don't mesh particularly well together anyway, and we gain a good deal of speed and fluidity on offense playing them one at a time. (Might be interesting to try starting Elton without Sammy next time around, though--long as we have the luxury of a 6-20 record and the decreased expectations that go with it, may as well throw shit against the wall to see what sticks).

7:00 tip from the Not-Garden.

The Phillie Phanatic got an awful makeover

The Phillie Phanatic got an awful makeover

The 2017 Philadelphia Phillies look quite a bit different than the team that trotted out on the field last season.

One constant, however, is the Phillie Phanatic who brings his A-game every single year for most of our lives.

His consistency is remarkable.

Until now!

In a new promo video, the Phanatic attempts to get a makeover at the hands of shortstop and stylish dude Freddy Galvis.

The only problem is: if you're going to give the Phanatic dreadlocks -- and really, this sounds like a great idea to me -- you have to give him GREEN dreadlocks.

You'll notice they give him a 'fro at the end which is greeted with approval and it matches.

Carson Wentz talks Derek Barnett, that Cowboys hat and crazy Eagles fans

Carson Wentz talks Derek Barnett, that Cowboys hat and crazy Eagles fans

Carson Wentz has had a whilrwind few days in Philadelphia as the city hosts the 2017 NFL draft.

He took some time between posing for selfies with Eagles fans and messing with Dallas Cowboys fans and hitting trick shots on live TV to talk about his busy week with CSNPhilly's Danny Pommells.

Obviously that pesky Cowboys' fan was a topic of interest.

"He was coming up and was getting booed. I was like, 'I can't take this picture.' So I nicely took his hat off and set it down and took the picture. He was cool with it. It was all in fun," Wentz said.

Carson also spoke about the record-setting Philly crowd and impressive atmosphere on Day 1 of the draft

"It was crazy. I didn't know what to expect being at the Draft Experience. The fans just kind of all circulated, it was nuts. That's Eagles fans. So much passion."

As for the Birds' first round pick Derek Barnett? Wentz had to look him up just like many Eagles fans.

"I watched some film of him. He's a dynamic player. He can really turn that corner and bend around that corner. I'm happy he's on our team I'll tell you that."

"I've heard he's a hard-working kid so that will serve him well," Wentz said.

The NFL Draft Experience continues on Friday and Saturday and is free for all fans.