Rhode Island – neither a road, nor an island. Discuss.
Yesterday, the NFL took a personnel day. And if you’re an Eagles fan, it was a disappointing one. The Panthers made their move, and it wasn’t pretty for our Birds – by resigning Gross, and franchising Peppers, they took away two very interesting options.
Ah, what might have been...
Alas, that was not all. Continue reading
Other than the playoffs, this is my favorite part of the NBA season – the trading deadline. Who will go where, which moves will shape the rest of the season, what move will be a horrific flop, how many unrealistic trades can I get myself excited about after I make the money work on ESPN’s Trade Machine?
The possibilities are endless.
Except, of course, if you’re the Sixers, and you are quickly approaching a vital decision for both the remainder of this season, and the foreseeable future. That decision?
What the hell do you do with Andre Miller? Continue reading
By now, you’ve probably heard that Elton Brand is done for the year. This couldn’t be a worse development, no matter how you slice it. For those of you who don’t think he can fit into the Sixers’ style and want to see him traded – well, that’s out now, isn’t it? For those of you who think we need to give him more time for evaluation – irrelevant, now isn’t it? And for those who think that Brand can fit with this team and make it much better – guess you’ll have to wait until next year to find out, huh?
Excuse me – just a case of the Sports Depression. My first relapse since the NFC Championship Game. Continue reading
Let’s be honest – one of the most exciting things about basketball is trade rumors, concocting trade scenarios, etc. Now, I’m not going to go all Bill Simmons on you and play Monday Morning GM, but I couldn’t help but raise the old brow when I heard Jody Mac say that he read Chad Ford mention, during a live chat, that the Sixers could deal Brand.
Chad Ford: Yes … from what my sources around the league are saying, Brand is available. The question is, given how poorly he’s played this year and his huge contract, does anyone want him?
Chad Ford: I’ve wondered about a Rasheed Wallace for Brand swap but doubt Joe D wants to invest that much money right now on Brand
Whoa. Continue reading
Oh boy. Elton Brand dislocated his shoulder, which might open up an entire can of worms. Why, you ask?
Ah, the old can of worms: an excellent choice for those looking to add a bit of protein to their diet.
Well, what happens if the Sixers start winning? What happens if they revert back to the style they were playing last year, and achieve success doing so?
The answer to these questions, my dearest Watsons, is elementary: the Sixers’ biggest free agent signing in years will be perceived to be a bad move.