Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Don't look now ... but the Sixers won again

Our buddy Jon at Passion and Pride (Sixers Kiss Kidd Goodnight) says "most fans are not enthusiastic about the team giving up ping pong balls in the draft this summer". But I'm not so sure the subject isn't a little over blown. I was at the game last nite (myself and a couple of dozen others) and I can tell you nobody there was disappointed with the win.

I don't know what it looked like on TV, but from where I was sittin' ... most of the game was like watchin' paint dry. There were long stretches were neither team scored. The Nets have been in a terrible funk lately and all the Sixers had to do was not wake them up. So a snooze fest unfolded until the final stanza. The Nets tied up Iggy when the Sixers had a shot at winning the game in regulation (every one knew Iggy was gettin' the ball). So the game went into overtime. This time Iggy made the game winning assist (Joe Smith made the shot). Iguodala filled the stat sheet once again; 23 pts, 15 assists; and 7 boards.

It was clear that the Sixers wanted the win more than the Nets. Sometime that's all it takes. The Sixers cash in on another winnable game. "Poof" goes another ping pong ball.

1 comment:

Jon said...

Thanks for the love. It's nice to hear people still want to see a win. I enjoy your writing and would like to have you join me on MVN.com. Your blogspot site isn't giving you the exposure that MVN will. We are setting up to be the ESPN of sportsblogging. I need your help with the Sixers.

1. I write everyday.
2. A few Giants fans came out of nowhere and took the Knicks to our #1 basketball site.
3. I hate New York teams AND strongly dislike their fans.
4. You also might be able to help me out with the college teams too.
5. They promoted me to Basketball Director in January.
5. I think you could still use your blogspot to reference your MVN work (like how you do with phillyfuture), but I'd have to check with the higher ups if that is kosher or not.
6. 700level writes on the Eagles for NFL Fanhouse, so MVN would be
your mainstream connection.
7. Common Marando, it's me Jon! I know you want to take your skills to another level. We want to build it up so we can start PAYING THE WRITERS! Right now, it's all revenue sharing through advertising. I'm not savvy to all that stuff yet because I'm
learning how to build the infrastructure first. I also work for a non-profit, so I'm more about raising awareness than making money. The potential is there to make a career of it.

Would you help? Check these out:
http://mvn.com/nba
http://mvn.com/join
http://mvn.com/aboutus

Holla back!

-JON