Casual Friday Sixers Links: Survivor: Tank Race

Not a reality TV star - Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

We'll bring the links, you bring the discussion. Casual Friday open thread discussion fun for everyone! In this week's edition of Casual Friday, prospect news, Pellies panic, and Cliff Robinson follows in the foot steps of former baseball player Jeff Kent, former quarterback Gary Hogeboom, and former NFL head coach Jimmy Johnson.

Welcome to another edition of Casual Friday Sixers Links!

Housekeeping:

There have been no more editions Colonial Classics Race since the epic first one. This saddens me to know end, but at least my dreams now have three less mascots haunting it. UPDATE: Swami87 in the comments has provided us with this update: "Justin, fear not, there was another Colonial Classic race against the Heat last Friday. I couldn't tell you who won because frankly i wasn't paying attention that much but I do remember those three "mascots" running around the court." Squeeeeeeee.

• Missing you, Brandon Davies. Get well soon, buddy. We'll miss your unique brand of tanking comedy.

• I brought up to everyone in the LB email threads how attractiveness is viewed through the golden ratio. This may explain why I'm single.

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BEST OF LIBERTY BALLERS:

76ers' Sunday Morning Shootaround: Gotta Go To Mo's - Roy Burton
The picture of Thad from the 2006 McDonald's All-American Game is positively adorable.

Sixers on pace to be youngest NBA team ever - Michael Levin
*Phillies joke*

Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker May Eschew 2014 NBA Draft, Sam Hinkie - Michael Levin
Come close to me.......this may shock you......are you ready......okay here goes......18-19 year-olds love college.

Tank Horizon: New Orleans Pelicans trying to move Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans - Jake Fischer
We're at TANKCON4. Just a little blip on the radar. Do not worry. Yet.

2013-14 Mid-Way Season Recap: Sixers Smartly Stumble
They're tearing away into relevancy.

Brett Brown is the Best Brown - Michael Levin
Click through, read the entire interview at Grantland. It's fantastic.

WigginsWatch: The Weight is the Hardest Part - Matt Carey
From the FanPosts section....I wish I was this good of a writer.

SIXERS AND OTHER BASKETBALL-RELATED LINKS:

'Survivor: Cagayan': New cast includes former NBA All-Star (and recent North Korea visitor) Cliff Robinson - Entertainment Weekly
If Cliff Robinson in Cagayan is half as funny as Jeff Kent in the Philippines or Gary Hogeboom in Guatemala, this is going to be can't miss TV. (P.S. I am a long-term Survivor fan, it being one of the few TV shows I watch that are not sports related; come at me, Levin!)

Youngbloods: Rookie Power Rankings for 1/23/2014 - Sonics Rising
I'm not usually one to care about awards but I may cry tears of joy if MCW wins rookie of the year.

Sixers, Brett Brown putting in the extra work - CSN Philly
Every time I read a Brett Brown quote I become more and more convinced he will be the guy leading the Sixers when they reach the playoffs again.

The 7 most desperate NBA teams as the trade deadline approaches - SB Nation
Not mentioned: The Sixers. Mentioned: A few teams the Sixers have had their eye on as of late.

Royce White: His Last Sports Interview - The Nation
There is *A LOT* in here, so much so that I had to read through it twice. Royce talks basketball, Hinkie, and playing in the NBA with a mental illness, and it is a must read.

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REMINDER - RULES OF THE THREAD: As long as you keep it clean (no cursing and please remember to bathe in the ocean if you find yourself playing Survivor while threading) and respectful, it's fair game. It's your thread - use it as you see fit.

Now, discuss! Happy Friday!

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