Philly March Madness: (2) Chase Utley vs. (11) Cole Hamels

Philly March Madness: (2) Chase Utley vs. (11) Cole Hamels

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 coninue to send us your personal stories
and rememberances 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.


(2) Chase Utley

Games Played: 1006

Home Runs: 177

RBIs: 650

HBPs: 125

Average OPS: 894

All-Star Apperances: Five ('06-'10)

Playoff Appearances: Four ('07-'10)

World Series Appearances: Two ('08 & '09)

World Series Championships: One ('08)


(11) Cole Hamels

Games Started: 149

Win-Loss Record: 60-45

Average ERA: 3.53

Average WHIP: 1.176

All-Star Appearances: One ('07)

Playoff Appearances: Four ('07-'10)

World Series Championships & MVPs: One ('08)

    Who should advance to the next round?customer surveys

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 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.