It's not everyday that you find one of the Eagles beat writers ripping into the front office. The media has no problem attacking Donovan McNabb or Jevon Kearse for not performing well but when it comes to the guys making the decisions, they seem to get a pass more often than not.
That changed yesterday when the Trenton Times' Mark Eckel unloaded on Tom Heckert and the staff he brought along with him for setting this team up to lose. Whether you disagree with the points made in the article or not, Eckel at the least does a good job pointing out the few good decisions made under the current regime as well as the laundry list of bad ones.
Heckert wouldn't know talent if it walked into his
office, and it would have to walk into his office since
he never leaves the building.
See, all the great general managers of our time, Ron
Wolf, George Young, Bobby Beathard had it wrong. You
don't go out to college campuses and meet players and
coaches to judge talent. You stay home, watch TV and make
sure the big fellow gets his lunch on time.
At least he's doing that last thing well, because
the big fellow hasn't missed many lunches.
>>Eagles' flop is Heckert's responsibility [NJ.com]
Oh, man. Remember that time Joel Embiid did the Dream Shake?!? And then that time he did the crossover. And when he was pumping the crowd up on his way back down the court after drilling a three ball?!?
Well now you don't have to just remember it. You can watch it all again.
Our friendly video team cut together a video featuring every single minute of JoJo's action in his NBA debut. Sadly, he was on a 20-minute restriction, but that didn't stop Brett Brown from getting him out there for a couple of extra minutes.
Enjoy. And as Dario Saric would say, "I love him so much."
If reading is more your thing, check out Jess Camerato on Embiid's debut and Andrew Unterberger on The Process being secured.
Sevyn Streeter, the performing artist who claimed Wednesday that the Sixers replaced her for the national anthem because of her intent to wear a jersey with the words "We Matter," signed a contract that prohibited political statements, according to CBS3's Jan Carabeo.
Per the report, Streeter was offered an alternate shirt and told she could wear her own shirt in the stands after the performance.
"I was angry, extremely, extremely angry and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart," Streeter told The Associated Press. "Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that."
The Sixers didn't directly confirm or deny the allegation but responded with the following statement:
"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."
This statement is consistent with efforts being made throughout the NBA calling for action over gestures, as detailed in a feature in B/R Mag.
“I’m past the gestures,” Carmelo Anthony told B/R Mag. “I’m past that. It’s all about creating things now and putting things in motion. So, that’s what I’m on. I’m trying to get guys on board with that and help them understand that — enough of the gesturing and talking and all of that stuff — we need to start putting things in place.”