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Help Me, Doctor! I’m a Philly Sports Fan

Back in May, as the Sixers were a few games away from snagging the best regular-season record in the Eastern Conference, sportswriter John Gonzalez took […]

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Squires: The Last Boys’ Club

He never said it in so many words, but here’s something I learned from my dad when I was a kid: Act like you own […]

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Meet Philadelphia’s Most Infamous Snitch

Benny Martinez is sitting in a dimly lit booth, giving me some serious side-eye. This is the first time we’ve met. He doesn’t trust me. […]

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Playmaker: The Rise Of Brandon Boykin

On the basketball court is where Al Boykin first really took notice. Big brother was a high school sophomore and had grown accustomed to having to […]

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28 Amazing New Ways Philly Doctors Can Save Your Life

You don’t want to be sick—but hey, if you are, thank God you’re in Philadelphia. Nowhere in the country—in the world—can you find a more […]

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The Madness of John Chaney

HOW YOU START IS HOW YOU FINISH. The old man loves little sayings that capture the whole deal, and he sprinkles them through practice on […]

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Lost in Translation

Joey Vento started a big brouhaha by demanding that his customers order in English. But the reason why he did runs deeper than you might […]

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The End of the Tank Job: Why the Sixers Stopped Trying to Lose

At the time, it seemed that a punch in Boston was the end of The Process. Sam Hinkie, the general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, […]

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In Search of Milton Street

It has come to this: sitting in my Chevy Cavalier on a soupy August day, staked out in front of the home of T. Milton […]

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And Starring Michael Smerconish, as Himself

MICHAEL SMERCONISH IS on the toilet. It should be noted here that Michael Smerconish is not actually on the toilet, as in sitting on the […]