Francisco Elson Gone: Frozone, We Hardly Knew Ye (Again)

It is with great sadness that I write the Sixers have parted ways with former All-World player and Frozone lookalike, Francisco Elson. Buried deep underneath a Tom Moore article about Evan Turner's decreasing playing time (worth a read), we get the following tidbit:

The Sixers allowed journeyman center Francisco Elson's second 10-day contract to expire, trimming the roster to 13. Elson had two points in 16 minutes spanning five games as a Sixer.

And while tears flow freely down my face and onto my keyboard, I'll do my best to remain unbiased and journalistic in my approach to this sad news, as always.

I'll remember all the good times we had with Frozone more than how terrific he was on the court during his second tenure in Philadelphia. That time he made Aaron McKie a macaroni picture of a naked Tony Battie. When he fit fifteen regulation-sized basketballs in his mouth just to make Andres Nocioni smile. The day that he and Thaddeus Young only spoke in The Incredibles quotes.

Frozone, your contributions on the court will greatly be missed. The Sixers will have to find a way to replace his stat-filling 2 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 block, and 1 steal in the lineup. It seems unlikely they'll be able to match his production.

But the good news is that we'll see you next year when the Sixers bring you in for a third tenure, what is sure to be your best yet.

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