Fans aren’t ready to give up on Nerlens Noel, but the Sixers already have

BY PAUL MANCANO – Last night, in the third quarter of one of the Sixers’ more embarrassing home losses of the season, fans began to get restless. The Sixers and the Pelicans were trading buckets with little resistance to start the second half. The lax defenses that have become trademarks for both teams this season were leading to easy buckets on both ends. Philadelphia couldn’t cut the lead to single digits as the minutes ticked away. Frustration set in. Continue reading

The Moosecast Returns

Since our most recent Philly Moosecast, the Sixers played an entire season, Sam Hinkie was pushed out and replaced by Bryan Collangelo, Steph Curry won the first ever unanimous MVP Award, the Sixers won the NBA draft lottery, and Andrew Bynum appeared at the NBA Finals as a blonde.

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Philly’s Sports Teams are Experiencing a Promising Resurgance

BY PAUL MANCANOIf winning cures all ills, losing causes them. And in 2015, the four major Philadelphia sports teams all caught something bad, and incredibly contagious.

By December, the regime of Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, once sparkling and promising, lay in shambles, and the Super Bowl dreams of August quickly turned to nightmares. The team lacked competitiveness from the start of the season, and an overhauled roster gave the fans few players to trust. Kelly’s failures in overseeing player personnel blurred with his failures as a play-caller, and the end result was dreadful.

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Philly Moosecast #6 – Jah’s (Jaws) on the Floor

It’s the preseason, which means it’s time to prematurely and presumptuously postulate. In this Moosecast, Paul Mancano and Joe Leonard touch on more than one terrible Philadelphia sports team. Which one is it? There are too many to choose from. Continue reading

Philly Moosecast #4 – Snitches Get Stitches and TMZ Videos

The Summer Sixers may be dead and training camp may be months away, but Paul Mancano and Joe Leonard are here to comment on a newsworthy July for the 76ers in the latest Philly Moosecast.

Was Joel Embiid’s foot bone really re-broken? Can the Celtics escape from mediocrity? What would be a good nickname for Scottie Wilbekin? The answers can only be found here. Plus, they introduce the newest Sixers hashtag, #ImNotADoctorBut. Check out our fourth Philly Moosecast, and be sure to listen to our first three podcasts while you’re at it: Continue reading

Philly Moosecast #3 – Embiid is Dead, Long Live Okafor

The pain continues for Sixers fans as the news came down Saturday that Joel Embiid will undergo a bone graft surgery and miss the entire 2015-16 season. But as Hinkie taketh away, Hinkie also giveth in the form of an awe-inspiring night from Jahlil Okafor.

Paul Mancano, Joe Leonard and new Moose Kevin Rowley break down a very confusing 24 hours. #They Sleep.

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With All Eyes on Okafor, Others Fight for Roster Spots

BY CONNOR McGLYNNPhiladelphia 76ers assistant-turned-summer-league-head-coach Billy Lange said from the beginning of team practices in late June that his team’s performance would not be judged on wins and loses. Rather, the two-year NBA coach is using the time to make sure his group of new players develop their skills and adjust to life in the Association. With that in mind, unless you like to watch grown men throwing up airballs and playing as recklessly as elementary school kids, chances are you haven’t watched any summer league action, or any Sixers basketball in the past two seasons for that matter. It’s OK. You’re covered. Continue reading