Philly March Madness: (2) Charles Barkley vs. (3) Donovan McNabb

Philly March Madness: (2) Charles Barkley vs. (3) Donovan McNabb

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.


(2) Charles Barkley

Games Played: 610

Points Scored: 14,184

Points Per Game Average: 23.3

Rebounds: 7,079

Assists: 2,276

Average FG%: 57.6

Rebounding Titles: One ('87)

All-Star Appearances: Six ('87-'92)

All-NBA First Teams: Four ('88-'91)

Post-Season Appearances: Six ('85-'87, '89-'91)


(3) Donovan McNabb

Games Started: 142

Win-Loss Record: 92-49-1

Passing Yards: 32,873

Passing TDs: 216

Average QB Rating: 86.5

Rushing Yards: 3249

Rushing TDs: 28

Pro Bowl Appearances: Six ('00-'04, '09)

Post-Season Appearances: Seven ('00-'04, '08-'09)

NFC Championship Game Appearances: Five ('01-'04, '08)

Super Bowl Appearances: One (XXXIX in '04)

    Who should advance to the next round?Market Research

Third-Round Results So Far:

East Bracket:

(1) Julius Erving (81.9%) over (4) Randall Cunningham (18.1%)
(2)     Chase Utley (76.5%) over (11) Cole Hamels (23.5%)

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

If healthy, Ryan Howard is expected to start all three games in the Phillies' final series of the season Sept. 2-4 at home against the Mets.

He might also start the entire Braves series.

The Phillies' final six games are all against right-handed starting pitchers: Julio Teheran, Mike Foltynewicz and Josh Collmenter in Atlanta; Robert Gsellman, Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard with the Mets. That could mean six starts for Howard before his time with the Phillies expires.

Howard's batting average has been below .200 for practically the entire season, but he's been much better since the All-Star break, hitting .259/.325/.598 with 11 homers, five doubles and 25 RBIs in 123 plate appearances (see game notes). He went 0 for 6 in his last two starts but homered in each of his two previous starts to reach 23 for the third year in a row.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup Tuesday against Teheran:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, LF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P

Matt Kemp is out of the Braves' lineup.

1. Ender Inciarte, CF
2. Adonis Garcia, 3B
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Nick Markakis, RF
5. Tyler Flowers, C
6. Jace Peterson, 2B
7. Dansby Swanson, SS
8. Mallex Smith, LF
9. Julio Teheran, P

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Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman solidified his hold on Executive of the Year Tuesday when he re-signed guard Darrell Greene to the practice squad and released JaCorey Shepherd from the practice squad. Shepherd was signed on Wednesday when Greene was previously released.

The Eagles were undefeated with Shepherd on the practice squad this year.

But they're also undefeated with Greene on the practice squad.

Roseman did not return messages requesting comment about Shepherd's seven-day stint with the Eagles.

Once Roseman realized he had actually NOT signed Lito Sheppard, the deal was voided.

The Eagles don't play this coming weekend so we were hard-pressed for any actual news.