LEARNING FROM HISTORY

Posted by: Jake Fischer
04/26/13 9:54 am EST

Growing up in the late 90s and early 00s, I developed an affinity for the Cartoon Network program, Ed, Edd n Eddy. The animated show featured three boys who wrecked havoc on their parents and really just lived their daily lives in their cul-de-sac kooky pandemonium.

Thus, when the 76ers, who were then led by Chairman Ed Snider and General Manager Ed Stefanski, fired former head coach Eddie Jordan, I wrote a crafty blog post that constructed a conspiracy on how Ed Stefanski and Eddie Jordan in 2010 (who had been friends from their days with the New Jersey Nets) worked to derail this dilapidated organization.

Now, looking back on my adolescence, and knowing what I now know about the NBA, I realize that the only legitimate conspiracies in the League only involve officiating and injuries.  However, I still truthfully believe that the Ed, Ed and Eddie era of the Sixers set back this organization to where they are now.


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NETS SOUTH ?!?

Posted by: Philadunkia
08/12/10 10:53 am EST

Yesterday, the 76ers continued their odd, borderline incestuous relationship with the New Jersey Net franchise by hiring Rod Thorn as the new “President” of the franchise. 

Yahoo.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the story last night via his Twitter account and now several news sources have confirmed the hiring.  The Sixers will be holding a press conference later today.

Apparently Thorn will move into the organization as general manager Ed Stefanski’s direct boss.  Stefanski worked for Thorn for six seasons in the New Jersey Nets organization. 


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COMCAST’S STEPCHILD

Posted by: Philadunkia
03/19/10 11:12 am EST

If you follow the Philadelphia sports scene then you know that the 76ers and Flyers are both owned by Comcast-Spectacor, the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm that is part of the multi-billion dollar, cable services and communications conglomerate known the world over as Comcast.  It also holds that if you are a fan of Philly sports you also are most likely aware that Ed Snider is the Chairman of Comcast-Spectacor and the almighty executive power behind  the 76ers and Flyers.

It’s no secret in Philadelphia that between his two sports franchises, Snider’s favorite son is the Flyers and the 76ers come in a distant second.  We can’t say we blame Snider for his love affair with the black and orange and his heavy involvement in the organization, not at all.  You see back in 1966, Snider single handily convinced the NHL to expand to Philadelphia and then gave birth to the Philly franchise by using his home as collateral on a loan that helped create the Flyers.  Snider’s obvious favoritism towards the Flyers is something 76ers fans have come to expect and accept over the years.

However, it now is becoming readily apparent that Snider’s latest slight of our beloved Sixers probably cost the team the 2009-10 season and for that we are taking Mr. Snider to task.     


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“LOST” ENOUGH FOR YA ?!?

Posted by: Philadunkia
03/11/10 11:29 am EST

On Wednesday Kate Fagan had a story in the Inqy which said sources told her that 76ers head coach Eddie Jordan will be fired at the end of the year and those same sources indicated to Fagan, “that Jordan could be fired before this season ends – if it becomes obvious he has lost the team…”  Of course the higher ups inside Comcast-Spectacor are denying that any such decision has been made, but since Fagan has always been a solid sports journalist, we’re going to roll with her version of this story.  

So with that thought in mind and with the 102-87 beat-down the Bobcats gave the Sixers (23-41) last night fresh in our heads, our question to Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider and his right hand man Pete Luukko is, “How much more lost do the Sixers need to appear before you fire Eddie Jordan?”


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