Philly (Sports) Today: The Good News (Sixers), Bad News (Eagles-Cowboys) Edition
The Birds' loss, ahem, hurts, but at least Embiid, Harden and the rest of the Sixers are looking good.
From the Oh Phooey Sports Desk …
Just a weekend wrap-up post, and then we’re off for a week of winter break. Have the happiest of New Years, youse guys. Stay safe, and here’s hoping for better resolutions in 2023. —Sandy
Good news first: The Sixers are coming off a perfect 7-0 home stand, having beaten the Lakers, the Hornets, the Kings, the Warriors, the Raptors, the Pistons and the Clippers—and having come from as many as 20 behind in that last one.
James Harden had 21 assists in Friday’s game. Here’s how he celebrated:
And as for his triple-doubles?
21 AST (career-high)
James Harden becomes only the 8th player in NBA history to record 70 triple-doubles. pic.twitter.com/VJRXmjrbW6
— NBA (@NBA) December 24, 2022
Oh, and then this happened!
On Christmas Day, the team headed north to play the Knicks. Whatcha wearing to the game, James?
Bad news next: Do you know what Eagles fans had for dinner on Christmas Eve? TURNOVERS. THEY HAD TURNOVERS. AND IT SUCKED.
Cardiac Cowboys WIN!
– Dak balled out
– Defense made HUGE stops late, but issues remain
– CeeDee Lamb is a star
– Where's the pass rush?
– NFC East hopes alive
– Ground game bad
— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) December 25, 2022
It’s not like nothing good or fun happened as the Eagles took on the Cowboys in Dallas.
A Josh Sweat pick-6???
— The Philadelphia Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) December 24, 2022
But in the end, all we can say is:
— jolicoo (@FreddieJ13) December 25, 2022
On the plus side, we’ve got a whole mess of Pro Bowlers. Eight Eagles made the list announced last week — the most of any team in the league. Headed for the game in Vegas — if (and that’s a big if) they’re not prepping for the Super Bowl — will be, in alphabetical order, A.J. Brown, Landon Dickerson, Jalen Hurts, Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce, Haason Reddick, Miles Sanders and Darius Slay. Nine Birds were named as alternates: James Bradberry, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Javon Hargrave, Rich Lovato, Jordan Mailata, Isaac Seumalo, DeVonta Smith and Josh Sweat.
The Flyers also played.