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Those two were sweet (happy 2007, guys)

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on December 27, 2006

iguodala_dunk_vs-boston.jpgEvery twelve losses it may happen to win a game. When that happens, it’s sweet. It’s so sweet that players may even gather at midcourt after the game to celebrate. Celebrate the win that “lifts” you up at a 6-19 record? Yes…

And you know why? First it stopped a streak that was becoming more than embarassing. Second, it came vs. Boston (98-83), that kicked our butts just four games before, at the Wachovia Center. Third it came vs Boston in a sellout Banknorth Garden, in front of 18.000 Celtics fans. Fourth, it came vs…Boston.

Now it might take some more time before Igoudala turns into a second coming of the Boston Strangler, but as for now, we are glad he dropped a career high 31 in Beantown. Well done, Dre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Back from the past

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on December 22, 2006

larry_brown_rinco2.jpgFirst it was a whistle, then a breeze; now it looks like it’s going to be a wind.

The news everyone of us was waiting for is about to materialize: 3 years and 4 coaches later Larry “fresh air” Brown is ready to be back as part the organization. Officially, this time.

If you are a typical Negadelphian, and you perhaps might think this move sucks, well… you are right. Just take a look at Brown’s smirk here left !

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Good trade Billy King. Now you can go

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on December 20, 2006

andre_miller-arton21093-240×240.jpgSo it’s Andre Miller, Joe Smith and two first round picks. That’s what Billy King managed to obtain from the Nuggets for Allen Iverson . Great? So-and-so? Bad? We say ok, good trade.

A solid player, who was an all star some years ago and can give us a nice contribution immediately and in the two years remaining on his contract, Smith’s 7 millions expiring next summer and two (late, probably) more picks in what it’s supposed to be one of the best, deepest drafts ever, in which the Sixers will likely have three calls.

We say “likely” because today nobody thinks that we will make the playoffs, even if Boston, currently pacing the Sad-lantic Division at 10-13 (.435) , is only five games ahead of our poor 5-18 (.217). And just to complete the outlook, keep in mind also that the last spot for the postseason today would belong to Miami, ranked 8th at 11-13 (.458) while we are writing this. That’s a 5.5 games distance, with 59 games to play !!!

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Posted in Allen Iverson, Andre Miller, Billy King, Management, Sixers | 5 Comments »

Finally – Part 2

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on December 18, 2006

gold-wedding-ring-781655.jpgSpecial contribution by JT ‘Sixerguy’ 
Part 2 of a 3 parts series (part 1)

Tom created the Sixers in his image of and had all the fans virtually connected in a network.  He bought popular message board forums, from Prospero, and somehow swindled to buy just the Sixers board from

He took over the team when it was in management disarray of current Congressman William ‘Billy’ King of the 38th district of Pennsylvania and from uninterested hockey owner Ed Snider.  Tom in his years at saved up enough bandwidth to create his own Internet Television station just for the 76ers.  He shoved out the corporate pigs, Comcast, and gave everyone in the world the free chance to watch their beloved Sixers without having to pay $80 a month for shitty cable or for the international people, not at all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Talking about “fresh air”

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on December 16, 2006

booka_page_022_image_0001.jpgThink for a second about “fresh air”. Concentrate on the concept for a minute, please. What does come to your mind? Green fields? Cherrytrees? Beautiful young girls in bikini? New explosive basketball talents? An innovative, charismatic, self-assured coach in his forties?

Well, keep this images in your head ’cause according to this article Sixer’s new breeze of fresh air might be a bit older and, frankly, a bit stinky. More like backwater than a mountain lake, to be honest.

Yeah, fellas, while looking at the future the Sixers decided to rely upon the past. Which means, dear guidos, that the good ol’ Larry‘s back with us, apparently consulting Billy King on how to rebuild the team and get the best out of Iverson.

The funny thing is this new job (for which we don’t know yet if Larry gets paid or not: we got some ideas, though…) is – his agents words – “fresh air”. To Brown, of course. But to us?

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What we need to get

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on December 13, 2006

jeff-foster.jpgWhat to get in the inevitable Iverson trade is up to Billy King. That’s scaring, I know.

But I am a blogger, not a general manager (that’s why both this blog and Sixers suck, by the way) so this is my wish list:

A first round pick is MANDATORY. If King doesn’t get this, fire him immediately, and send him to Italy as next webmaster of Sixers4Guidos.

Actually some rumors are currently talking about the possiblity to land even two picks (from Denver), That’s too good to be true, won’t happen.

We need a rebounding, athletic PF/C who can board and finish. Jeff Foster (in the picture, from the 50’s) would be the best solution. I am a self proclaimed Foster groupie. He won’t come, though. But you got the point. A younger PJ Brown (or even PJ Brown himself…), a Jamaal Magloire, an Antonio Mc Dyess. Stromile Swift anyone? Well no, he’s the Dalembert of the power forwards, we would get a ban from the NBA for shortage of intelligence.

Then we would need a combo PG/SG capable to bring the ball upcourt and shoot it. A Delonte West/Juan Dixon/Earl Watson/Chris Duhon type of player. Telfair, Foye? Uhmm…

What we absolutely DON’T need are: 1) players with long contracts, 2) players with bad contracts 3) swingmen.

So expect a package of Kenyon Martin, Antoine Walker and Mike Dunleavy jr in a Sixers uniform soon.

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Guidos love Sixers more than AI

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on December 13, 2006

allen-iverson-b-n.jpg1) Thanks for everything 2) All the best 3) Let’s move on 4) Go Sixers !

To sum it up, these are my feelings about the Allen Iverson case. You all know the facts so no need to repeat it for the 198.000th time. Here we want to express our standpoint about the facts. Just for your information, I am writing this post without knowing where he will land, rumors are countless and we won’t follow them. Let’s wait for new facts, again. 

1) I loved Iverson as a player. A Sixers player. No, please don’t come up with the lame “groupie” stuff. I am old enough to know basketball and to realize when you are watching a great player. And Iverson is a great player. Not a leader? How come a player that carries a team with George Lynch and Tyrone Hill as starting forwards to the NBA finals, not be a leader?

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Posted in Allen Iverson, Management, Sixers, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

The picture of our season

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on December 11, 2006

kevin_ollie1.jpgKevin freaking Ollie taking the last shot (!!) and getting blocked by the 6’0 Jameer Nelson (!!!!!!).

That’s how the Orlando game ended (86-84), and that was the most logical (?) way to lose a game that we deserved to lose for the reasons I’m going to tell.

The loss – seven straight, 14th of 16 – puts us at the bottom of the Sad-lantic division, with a 5-14 record (.263%). The fact that we are 2 games away from the top of the same division it’s so embarasssing that we wouldn’t even comment right now.

Same for the Iverson case, we will talk about it later, now we want to focus on the team. I mean, the playing team. 

So here are some more random thoughts about the Orlando game:

1) Why in the hell Ollie gets 38 minutes… what’s the purpose of Ollie playing 38 minutes, to bring the ball in the other court? Read the rest of this entry »

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