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Sixers now offering ticket waiting list and 3-tiered membership program

Sixers now offering ticket waiting list and 3-tiered membership program

Philadelphia basketball fans haven't seen the Process translate into wins on the court just yet but they're trusting it will.

Following years and years of losing, the Sixers finally showed some promise last season, including a wildly exciting month of January. Toss the addition of 2017 No. 1 overall draft pick Markelle Fultz and high-priced free agent JJ Redick to the mix and anticipation for the 2017-18 season is high.

So much so that season ticket plans for the upcoming season have sold out and the team has employed an interesting new waiting list program.

"The Philadelphia 76ers announced today details for its 'Club 76' Official Fan Membership Program," the team said in an official release. "After recently selling out of Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017-18 season. The three-tiered Membership Program includes benefits such as a priority position on the Sixers Season Ticket Member waiting list, guaranteed access to the team’s individual ticket pre-sale, exclusive partnership and promotional offers and an opportunity to secure future NBA Playoff tickets. Access to a position on the waiting list is free as a member of Club 76; fans interested in a priority waiting list position, premier access to tickets or additional benefits may join 'Club 76 Elite' and 'Club 76 Priority.'"

The initial level is free to join but the "Club 76 Elite" and "Club 76 Priority" are $76 and $176 to join respectively. The membership will last for one year and, depending on level, include a pair of Sixers' T-shirts and/or New Era baseball caps in addition to other unique ticket-purchasing opportunities like playoff tix if the team makes it (!).

It's a far cry from being able to purchase an entire row of tickets at the Wells Fargo Center for mere dollars. If the Process hasn't translated to wins just yet, it's certainly winning at marketing the hype of hope.

You can read all the fine print on the different membership levels here.

The Phillie Phanatic got a date with a Dodgers reporter, spilled all over her

The Phillie Phanatic got a date with a Dodgers reporter, spilled all over her

The Phillie Phanatic is nothing if not persistent. 

When he has his big bug eyes set on something, he goes to great length to make it happen.

So it was with great joy we got to see his wooing of Los Angeles Dodgers' reporter Alanna Rizzo paid off on Thursday -- at least in the short term.

Prior to today's matinee with the Dodgers, the Phillies broadcast showed the Phanatic setting up a lovely, romantic setting on the field at Citizens Bank Park for a date with Alanna.

"He knows exactly how to get to a ladies' heart," Phillies play-by-play man Tom McCarthy said.

But then the Phanatic had to go screw it up like the goof that he is and spilled his beverage all over his date.

We're hoping that Phyllis does not see this clip, for everyone's sake. But part of us thinks it may have all been a ploy to punk the opposing team's media member. Maybe the Phanatic is smarter than we all think and had that up his sleeve all along.

"Do they have to put him in a cage when they take a flight," John Kruk wondered aloud.

Good question.

New York media talking head loses his mind over Giants' awful offensive line

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New York media talking head loses his mind over Giants' awful offensive line

Can't say we're super familiar with the work of Don La Greca, whose bio says he's a co-host on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say he's either a total joy to listen to or absolutely a chainsaw to your ears.

One or the other, tough to say.

But it's hard to argue with the impressiveness of the rant he went on regarding the New York Giants offensive line the other day.

The stats he quotes are just hard to argue with in any capacity.

Regardless of how you feel about advanced stats, I thinkk we can all agree the Eagles D-Line is gonna go all Pythagoras on the Eli this weekend.