Believe It: Nick Foles details his journey to Super Bowl MVP


After the Eagles beat Minnesota in January, Nick Foles spoke about his failures in the final two weeks of the regular season. People knew Foles could play football effectively at the highest level, but after the performance against Oakland on Christmas night followed by a dud of a first quarter in Week 17 against the [...]

Lean on Pete – Yes, there are spoilers.


It wasn’t about the relationship with the horse. It was never about that. Charley needed somebody, anybody. It’s lonely, his life. He has his dad. He never knew his mom. He has an aunt, too, but he hasn't seen her in years after Charley's father, Ray, and her had a falling out. He had friends, [...]

Not Much Is Better Than Music: A Playlist


It’s always refreshing to hear new music. During college I tried to expose myself to new artists on a regular basis. For an unexplainable reason I lost that briefly. This year I’ve reverted in a major way, discovering the likes of Caroline Rose, MorMor and Let’s Eat Grandma. There’s nothing like hearing a song that [...]

76ers Summer


NBA Summer League for the 76ers begins Friday night against the ever familiar Boston Celtics. In previous summers watching rookies like Jahlil Okafor and Ben Simmons play could be categorized as the highlight of the actual season. It's different now, after winning 52 games, but there are three first rounders, all guards, the 76ers drafted [...]

The Five Movies of 2018 I Enjoyed Most (So Far)


Typically, I do this careful exercise at the end of the year. But, thanks to Movie Pass, I've already watched close to 20 movies (even Uncle Drew) this year. Somehow, begrudgingly, I missed You Were Never Really Here. Outside of that blunder, I've seen all sorts of movies ranging from Game Night and Isle of Dogs to [...]

“We Are Star Hunting…”


Brett Brown inspired a ton of confidence during his presser following the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft Thursday night. "We are star hunting," said the man who couldn't foresee being in this position five weeks ago. In what's most likely his only draft as "final decision-maker" for the 76ers, Brown made a statement, [...]

General 76ers Thoughts


I'll try to make a concerted effort to write often about the 76ers in the coming weeks. This off-season, for a team with six draft picks and cap flexibility, has a monumental sense of importance. It could be helpful to have a general manager in charge, but there really wasn't much of an option. Moving [...]

Bryan Colangelo: What A (Not Very) Long (Most Definitely) Strange Trip It’s Been


A man will lose his job. A job he frankly didn't deserve in the first place. Since last Tuesday’s The Ringer report linking Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo to five “burner” accounts, Twitter has been ablaze, inviting detectives posing as users to dig deeper into the accounts, which led to the discovery [...]

Philadelphia 76ers: Falling Short, and Moving Forward


Facing Boston in the second round felt like a true lose-lose situation. Win and everybody says Boston wasn’t at full strength. Lose and everybody mocks this prematurely anointed 76ers squad. The hype felt out of control. Everything seemed to be happening so fast. One week, the 76ers take out the Miami Heat, becoming Eastern Conference [...]