'Uniform Monitor' Ranks Flyers Orange and Black as Best Unis in Sports

'Uniform Monitor' Ranks Flyers Orange and Black as Best Unis in Sports

NFL.com has a ranking of the best uniforms in all of U.S. sports in the year 2012 as judged by their resident expert on the subject known as the "Uniform Monitor." The Philadelphia 76ers crack the list at No. 31, with the Iverson-era unis taking some criticism but the current look being appreciated for its timelessness. The Iggles and Phils come in at No. 50 and No. 51, respectively. He's a fan of the throwbacks to the 1960 season the Birds wore for one game last season. We can't argue.

Perhaps the surprise of the whole list though? Philadelphia's hockey team was the best in all the land (in a list, about the closest we get to bragging rights, I guess).

Here's what he has to say about your Philadelphia Flyers and their trusty orange and black:

1. Flyers: In the name of full disclosure, I am not a Flyers fan --
matter of fact, they're my least favorite team in sports -- but dang if
those orange and black getups don't sing like Kate Smith in the Spectrum
before a playoff game. They're paradoxically straight out of the 1970s
and timeless all at once. Kudos, you dirty creeps. Might this be the
only thing you win for another century.

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

In case you haven’t heard, the Sixers traded big man Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks before Thursday's deadline (see story).

While Noel's former teammates were saddened by the trade, including Joel Embiid, the rookie big man is already looking forward to squaring off against his friend.

The Sixers face Noel and the Mavericks on March 17 at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

BOX SCORE

Jackson Kent and Tom Vodanovich combined to score 31 points and James Madison held off Drexel late to secure a 70-64 victory Thursday night.

The game could be a preview of a first-round match-up in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. With one game left in the regular season, James Madison (9-21, 7-10) is the No. 7 seed and Drexel (9-21, 3-14) has locked up the No. 10 seed. Those seeds meet in the first round, with the winner facing the No. 2 seed in the second round.

Sammy Mojica hit a 3-pointer with :32 left to get the Dragons within four, 66-62, but Shakir Brown and Joey McLean each hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

Kent hit 6 of 11 from the floor and tallied 16 points with eight rebounds to lead the Dukes. Vodanovich added 15 points.

Kurk Lee and Mojica both scored 18 points off the Dragons' bench.