It’s Superbowl day, and congratulations, you’ve made it to another one. Just a couple of years ago, Nick Foles and Brandon Graham and the rest of the boys beat up on Tom Brady and made you proud. And all you have to do today is pick out some special snacks and beverages. That’s it. No other responsibilities. Joel Embiid and one of his best friends, Justin Anderson, watched that game and did their best to soak up the experience and stored it in their memory so they could try to deliver a title to the city and force local police to grease dem poles so nobody climbs them in sheer delirium.
Here are some essential Sixers questions I have today with Nick Foles in mind.
1) What happens to all of the other parts of chickens if we all eat wings today? Is there a discount on legs? Should we be frantically trying to get a discount on lesser used bird parts today?!
Here’s what you do. Call Mr. James Leggett, and ask him for some of his special recipes today. But at least see if there is a discount on not-the-wings today in case everyone else is ordering wings. When they zig, you zag like a small-ball or an all power forwards lineup. Brilliant. I’m getting hungry already.
The Sixers featured this restaurant and I have not had a chance to eat there but I really would like to.
2) How many picks would the Sixers have to give up if they wanted Zach LaVine, while (of course) keeping Ben Simmons? Would it look like the Jrue Holiday package Milwaukee executed? Three picks, maybe Danny Green?
I’m not sure. I’m thinking that if Zach told Chicago he would like to go, (he did say he’d love to play with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid recently) and expressed that he would not stay long term in Illinois, then maybe they’d explore a trade. Chicago would have between this current trade deadline and the next one in a year to avoid losing him for naught. Is LaVine good now? Would that make this team contenders? Would closing lineups featuring LaVine and Tobias Harris be good defensively? Would that even matter?
3) Is Seth Curry ok?
It’s hard not to love Seth “all cotton” Curry, as Marc Zumoff might say. He’s super likable. He literally and figuratively never misses. I’m trying to picture him missing a shot and I’m blanking. Not sure I can recall. It’s been reported he’s still dealing with remnant or lingering COVID-19 fatigue, but he did play yesterday. I very much hope he’s on the road to recovery and is feeling better. He was just beginning to develop a two-man game with Embiid that reminded us of JJ Redick, except he’s not super old.
4) Is Ben Simmons annoyed so many of us wanted to trade him?
Forgive us Ben. You appear here to have harrassed James Harden with your winsgpan. Enjoy the Superbowl with your cute but also lethal looking puppies. We’re extremely happy you’re here. Forgive us, we are not worthy.
Post some Instagram videos of your scary cute dogs enjoying the snow please Ben.
SIXERS VS NETS BREAKDOWN— Kevin Rice (@TheKevinRice) February 7, 2021
The Big 3 working off one another
Ben Simmons must keep this level of play
Tobias as the high volume "glue guy"@Liberty_Ballers #Sixers #BenSimmons #Embiid pic.twitter.com/5B04pZQVFk
Some great defense from Ben Simmons ends with an emphatic slam pic.twitter.com/JUucQcQqtj— Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) February 7, 2021
5) Why are the Sixers so good at home even when they don’t have us fans in the arena?
I’m not sure? You tell me. That’s all I got for now, enjoy the game. Nick caught it. Tom dropped it. The Eagles won. The Sixers are looking to bring the next parade. Today is the perfect reminder of what it takes to be a champion. While the broadcasts pepper you with “Is Tom Brady the GOAT” chatter, at least know, his case is one less ring strong because of your boys. And that Joel and Ben soaked it up and are planning on the same.