Philly May No Longer Have Allen Iverson But They Have Tonex

Philly May No Longer Have Allen Iverson But They Have Tonex

The Sixers are obviously not going to draw a big crowd to many of their home games this year.  Without A.I. suiting up every night, there isn't a real good reason to shell out big bucks for Sixers tickets unless LeBron or .  Tonex is in town Friday night to solve all of those problems: it's Faith and Family Night with the Sixers and Tonex!

The Philadelphia 76ers would like to invite you to participate in our
Faith and Family Night. Enjoy a night of great Sixers action and stay
for a Faith Inspired Post-game concert by Tonex
(right). Please click on the link below to purchase tickets for the
Faith and Family night as the Sixers play the Milwaukee Bucks.

A quick little myspace search returns this Tonex page.  The catchy faith based tunes of Tonex are soon to take over not only Philadelphia, but the entire country.  Right? No?  Well at least you can save $5 bucks on a ticket to the game.  Hopefully Tonex can sing some songs asking God to allow the Sixers to go on a tremendous losing streak in order to secure a good chance in the Greg Oden sweepstakes.  Shouldn't be too hard.

All kidding aside, there must be a niche for this type of music.  Right?  Somebody tell me they've heard of Tonex.

>>Faith and Family Night with the Sixers and Tonex [Sixers]
>>Tonexworld [myspace]

Penn State men's hockey ranked No. 1 for first time

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Penn State men's hockey ranked No. 1 for first time

At 16-2-1, Penn State's men's hockey team is ranked first in the nation for the first time in program history.

The Nittany Lions have improved each of the last four years under head coach Guy Gadowsky. 

Their record by year:

      2013-14: 8-26-2
      2014-15: 18-15-4
Last season: 21-13-4
This season: 16-2-1

Penn State received 30 of 50 first-place votes in the USCHO Division I poll. Denver is ranked No. 2, followed by Boston University, Minnesota-Duluth and Massachusetts-Lowell (see USCHO poll).

Penn State was ranked fourth last week before sweeping Michigan State.

Joel Embiid now as dominant as Henry Sims

Joel Embiid now as dominant as Henry Sims

There are seemingly countless metrics one can use to detail Joel Embiid's supremacy as a Sixer, but perhaps no stats more clearly tell the story of how indefatigable the rookie has been this season than those of his free-throw shooting. Despite ranking just eighth on the team in total minutes, he's already gotten to the line 215 times this season and made 169 of them, about 250% more than the second-most made FTs on the team (Ersan Ilyasova, 65). What's more, his seven games with ten or more free throws attempted is already more than Thaddeus Young (six), Evan Turner (three) or Jrue Holiday (zero) ever had as a Liberty Baller. 

But yesterday against the Bucks saw JoJo hit a new level with his foul drawing. Despite essentially being shut down by the Bucks in the first half -- I can't remember if he even had a single bucket at the break -- The Process eventually imposed his will in Milwaukee in a major way, parading to the line in the second half, ending with 22 points (as well as 12 rebounds and five blocks) on 4-9 shooting, getting to the line an astounding 18 times. 

Who was the last Sixers giant to accomplish such a feat, you might wonder? Well... 

Yes, it's been an impressive season for our double-redshirt rookie, and every game he seems to add another immortal name to his list of historical analogues. But not until now could we afford to mention him alongside the great Henry "Lickface" Sims, two-year Process legend whose 18 trips to the free-throw line on April 4, 2014 totally helped us win that random late-season game against the then-rebuilding Boston Celtics. As impossible as it once seemed, it now appears that soon, Embiid's folk herodom will be as self-evident and undeniable to the Sons of Sam as that of Hammerin' Hank himself. 

Get this guy to the All-Star team already.