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%)

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

MIAMI -- Mike Trout sprained his left thumb stealing second base Sunday, and the Los Angeles Angels took a thumping without him, losing 9-2 to the Miami Marlins.

Trout yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst in the fifth inning. He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game, but was replaced in the sixth. X-rays were negative, and there was no immediate timetable regarding his return.

The reigning American League MVP was 0 for 2 when he departed with the Angels trailing 4-2. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337 (see full recap).

Aaron Judge hit first-career grand slam in Yankees' win
NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge hit his first career grand slam and the New York Yankees took full advantage of Oakland's shoddy defense Sunday in a 9-5 victory over the Athletics.

Michael Pineda (6-2) tossed six innings of three-hit ball to win his third straight start. Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter each had an early sacrifice fly as the AL East leaders scored five unearned runs and took two of three in a well-pitched series.

Judge connected with two outs in the third for his 16th home run, tying Mike Trout of the Angels for the big league lead. The drive landed in the right-field seats, not far in front of The Judge's Chambers cheering section installed by the Yankees for the start of this 4-2 homestand.

Khris Davis hit his 15th home run for the A's, who committed two more costly errors to raise their season total to 49. They began the day with 10 more than any other team in the majors.

The fielding failures put starter Andrew Triggs (5-4) in tough situations. He went six innings and gave up one earned run (see full recap).

Miguel Gonzalez loses perfect game in seventh, but pitches White Sox to win
CHICAGO -- Miguel Gonzalez took a perfect game into the seventh inning, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Sunday.

Melky Cabrera and Matt Davidson also connected, helping the White Sox take three of four in the series. David Robertson got two outs for his seventh save.

Gonzalez (4-5) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings while snapping a five-start losing streak. The right-hander struck out six and walked none.

Gonzalez retired his first 18 batters before Andrew Romine led off the seventh with a hard one-hop liner to shortstop Tim Anderson, who couldn't field the ball cleanly and was originally charged with an error. Alex Avila followed with a single into to right field, and Romine's ball was later changed to a hit (see full recap).

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone, but not forgotten … as long as Sixers superstar center Joel Embiid has his way.

On the one-year anniversary of Harambe's death, Embiid remembered the slain gorilla on Instagram with the caption: "Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe."

The Instagram post was accompanied by a picture of Harambe along with a longer message and acquired over 22,700 likes within the first 37 minutes of its posting.

Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe

A post shared by Joel "The Process" Embiid (@joelembiid) on

There are some factual errors in Embiid's post, however. The picture stated that Harambe "would've been 18 today," which was posted Sunday.

Harambe's birthday was May 27, 1999. He would have been 18 years and one day old Sunday.

This was not Embiid's first participation in the Harambe Internet meme.

Regardless, the tragic killing of Harambe, a popular male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, sparked outrage and then Harambe became an Internet meme.