Philly Fans are Fickle

Philly Fans are Fickle

I received this email from the world's greatest commenter and human, Sid, regarding the post the other day on whether you would prefer an Eagles or Phillies playoff game:

Hey one of you guys need to write up a whole post dedicated to the fact that everyone picked going to a phillies playoff game over going to an eagles playoff game. That’s pretty crazy considering fact that when the phillies lose everyone gives up on them, but if they go to the playoffs everyone is going to love them?

I am a bit shocked at the responses as well. I think I was the only one to pick the Eagles.  I suppose it has to do with the Eagles being a playoff team year after year in recent memory.  One of the reasons I didn't go with the Phillies was due to my experience at the final game of the Houston series.  The Phillies made an incredible comeback to take the lead in the 8th and Billy Wagner came in to close it out in the 9th.  In other stadiums around the league the fans would be on their feet for the entire 9th inning, especially with Billy Wags throwing heat.  I was standing in the 6th row behind the Stros dugout and people were annoyed at me for standing and clapping.  I don't see the passion in Phillies fans that I see in Eagles fans.

I've never seen anything like 4th and 26 or last years NFC Championship, but then again, I've never seen a Phillies playoff game.

Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

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Temple surrenders late lead in 81-74 loss to No. 20 Cincinnati

BOX SCORE

CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half, rallying No. 20 Cincinnati to its ninth straight win, 81-74 over Temple on Wednesday night.

The Bearcats (16-2, 6-0 American Athletic) trailed by six points before Washington made two one-handed shots during a decisive 17-5 run that put them ahead to stay. Cincinnati led by as many as 13 points.

The Bearcats extended their best winning streak in three seasons and completed a series sweep of the Owls (10-10, 1-6), who were sloppy with the ball.

Troy Caupain had 18 points for the Bearcats, including seven free throws in the closing minutes.

Shizz Alston, Jr., led Temple with 25 points for the second game in a row, matching his career high.

Obi Enechionyia made a 3-pointer, a dunk and a 15-foot jumper as Temple opened a six-point lead at the start of the second half, its biggest of the game. Washington then led the decisive run by scoring on two shots near the basket.

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Temple: The Owls have been prone to bad first halves, but that wasn't the case this time. They led 28-26 at the break despite having nine turnovers and no offensive rebounds.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have won their last 19 home games, their longest such streak since taking 19 in a row from March 2, 2013 through Feb. 15, 2014. Their last home loss was 77-70 to Temple in their league opener last season.

Poll implications
A ragged win over a struggling Temple team won't much help the Bearcats. They don't play a currently ranked team until next week, when they host crosstown rival Xavier, which is ranked No. 22.

Up next
The Owls have a week off before hosting Memphis next Wednesday. They split their series last season, with each team winning at home.

The Bearcats play at Tulane on Saturday. They beat Tulane 92-56 at home on Jan. 1.

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

You can play with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in NBA Jam

He’s on fire.

Ever wonder what it would be like to play NBA Jam with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons? Well now you can.

Thanks to a roster update, spotted by Kotaku, you can now have the fun of matching up Embiid with Simmons, or Embiid with Nerlens Noel or even the more daring combination of Jahlil Okafor with Noel.

Here’s what the player ratings look like for all of the aforementioned players in this reboot of one of the more popular games in the early-90s.

In addition to current NBA rosters, the game also gives you the ability to play with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Kanye West, and yes, even Harambe.

So fire up your computer and match up your favorite two Sixers, or politicians.