It Was a Miserable Night for Philadelphia Sports
It was not a good night to be a Philadelphia sports fan.
First off, the Sixers lost. That’s not necessarily news, but this was a game they might have been able to win! They led the hated Celtics by as many as nine points in the first quarter, but eventually lost 101-90. The record for most losses to start a season is 18. The Sixers are 0-11.
Meanwhile, Tony Wroten fired back at Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, who said the University of Kentucky basketball team would beat the Sixers this year. I see no reason we can’t make this exhibition happen — it might be a chance for the 76ers to actually get a win.
Then the Flyers lost 2-0 to the Rangers. After the game, general manager Ron Hextall was irate at the team’s effort.
Ron Hextall can be heard screaming from changing room. "That's f—ing embarrassing! Jesus f—ing Christ!" and slammed door.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) November 20, 2014
Hextall denied yelling at the team, but said he was “very disappointed” in the Flyers’ performance. The Flyers are 7-8-2, three points out of a playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division.
Things were not any better in the college ranks. Saint Joseph’s lost to No. 13 Gonzaga 94-42. At one point the Hawks were down 60-11. Joe’s made just 3 of 28 shots in the first half. For the game, Gonzaga out-rebounded the Hawks 54-26.
It was the worst loss in Saint Joseph’s history. “It was a lesson learned in how to play,” coach Phil Martelli said afterward.
Even though they lost Sunday by almost as many points as Saint Joseph’s did, the Eagles are 7-3 at least!