Dec 312010
2010--What a Difference a Year Makes

By Tony Fryckberg: 2010 was a banner year for Philadelphia sports. No championships, but if a city had a better year without winning one, I’d like to hear about it. A year ago, we were all bitching because that idiot Ruben Amaro Jr. traded away our beloved Cliff Lee for Philippe Aumont and 2 autographed [More…]

Sixers come up short in Boston

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Dec 222010
Sixers come up short in Boston

December 22 Philadelphia Inquirer: BOSTON – The 76ers needed to beat a lot of things on Wednesday night: the explosive energy inside a sold-out TD Garden, the emotional impact of their embarrassing loss a night earlier, and, of course, the Boston Celtics themselves. While the Celtics hadn’t lost since last month, the Sixers were only [More…]

Sixers win fifth in a row at home

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Dec 082010
Sixers win fifth in a row at home

December 8 Philadelphia Daily News: “THE CARROT was dangled by the coach, and the 76ers ran after it as if ending a hunger strike. Coach Doug Collins told his players before last night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers that if they won, he would give them today off. Their performance showed just how much an [More…]

Dec 062010
Jodie Meeks grabbing his chance with Sixers

December 6 Philadelphia Daily News: “It wasn’t just recently that 76ers guard Jodie Meeks caught coach Doug Collins by surprise. It was long before Saturday’s impressive, 26-point, seven three-pointer effort in a 109-91 win over the Charlotte Bobcats that Collins thought Meeks could help his team. “He really caught me by surprise in Orlando [in [More…]

76ers top Bobcats behind Meeks

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Dec 052010
76ers top Bobcats behind Meeks

December 5 Philadelphia Inquirer: “In an effort to get another shooter on the floor, 76ers coach Doug Collins decided this week toguard Jodie Meeks into the starting lineup. On Saturday at the Well Fargo Center, the move paid off. Meeks got the Sixers headed toward a 109-91 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats by scoring 20 [More…]

Dec 042010
Sixers lose to Atlanta, 93-88, after faltering at the end

December 4 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Friday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks was the 76ers‘ best-played loss of the season. And their most painful. Not a happy description for a team needing victories of the legitimate kind, not the moral. But they’ll have to settle for moral. After leading by double digits for most of the [More…]

Dec 042010
Sixers beat writer Phil Jasner dies at age 68

December 4 Philadelphia Daily News: “PHILADELPHIA basketball is less a sport than it is a community: past and present, college and pro, the people and their stories woven together. Phil Jasner, the premier chronicler of that community, as well as one of its most cherished members, died last night at age 68. A Daily News [More…]