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Archive for February, 2007

Great, we still suck !!

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on February 25, 2007

lottery2.jpgYes, be sure of that.

I wanted to write a new post after the win vs NY, that I watched live (=for guidos this means going to to bed at 4 A.M.), but instead I decided to wait some days. Well, it worked because that good game was immediately followed by two terrific (?) losses on the road to some of the worst teams in the League, meaning Charlotte and Milwaukee. Now our 18-38 record (.321) is still the third worst in the NBA, behind only Memphis (15-42, .263) and of course the Boston Tankers (13-42, .236). 

For whoever thought that we were becoming a good team, we have some breaking, good, sweet news: we still suck, guys. Sixers lost five of the last six and are 13-20 after the Iverson trade, in the worst conference of all times…

So don’t worry, we will have tons of ping pong balls at the lottery for sure, and Maurice Cheeks is still our coach. Or, if you prefer, Maurice Cheeks is still our coach, SO we will have tons of ping pong balls at the lottery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Good news before the break

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on February 19, 2007

red_unis_four.jpgOk we have some good news, just before the All Star Game (that, by the way, has won the “Most boring sports event ever” prize).

The first is that Sixers went back to red uniforms, which is something I was really waiting for. Hey, each of us has some fetish passions, right? Well, mine are uniforms and logos (besides foot fetish, I mean… but I’m digressing)… so my opinion about the new unis is: not bad, but not great either. The good thing is that the colour is close to the one we should ALWAYS use, the bad thing is that our current logo still suck. Now if we could only go back to the 1978-1997 logo… but I’m confident we will.

The (four) readers of this Sixers blog perhapes noticed we changed our main colour to red too… and this BEFORE the team uniforms… it’s clear Billy King is an avid reader of Sixers4guidos

The last cool uniforms we had were actually during Iverson’s rookie year. You can take a loot at them by the picture of Clarence “Ricky believed in you” Weatherspoon below. Then, the influence of the hip-hop culture made our marketing jeniuses switch to black (!!??), and even an unbelievable electric blue. I will write again about unis for sure, but right now I’m pretty happy. Still a step in the right direction.

Other good news are the following. Read the rest of this entry »

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I just can’t root against them

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on February 6, 2007

cheeks-lavagna.jpgI can’t help it. I watch them and I want them to win the game. It’s a useless game, and maybe it would be even “dangerous” to win it, but I still root for them. Maybe I will regret it this summer, when someone else will draft Oden, or Durant. But as of now, I am happy to see them win.

That’s what happened this night while I was watching live (damn, those P2Ps are great once you learn how they work !!) the 100-98 OT win vs New Jersey. Our third worst overall record at 16-33 (.327) will probably not last that long, since we won now seven of the last ten games, and our schedule looks good (?) with five more games at home.

But there is still hope for the tankers. Hey, I am a tanker myself, I just “instinctively” happen to root for the Sixers whenever I see those uniforms… but I digress.

The hope for us is Maurice Cheeks. No disrespect for the man, but is he THE DUMBEST COACH EVER?

Flashes from last night’s game: Read the rest of this entry »

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“With the Sixers’ luck…”

Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on February 2, 2007


We won four of the last six games, including yesterday’s 89-78 win at Oklahoma City vs Hornets, for a 15-32 (.319) record, “only” third worst overall, and we keep hearing this BS on the Sixers board.

Negadelphians always complain, and the current reasoning more or less is this: “if we win too many games, we’ll have less chances to get Oden , Durant, Noah” etc at the lottery. It’s mathematics, I know.

But it’s the comment I put on the title that irks me the most. People say that Sixers had no luck in the lottery, so next one will be the same, we’ll get the #15 pick etc etc.

Well, I made a little research, take a look at this: Read the rest of this entry »

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