Tag: Philadelphia 76ers

Big Ben Tuesday: NBA and NHL Scorching Takes and Finals Predictions

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I enjoyed Eb’s Hot Takes yesterday. But it wasn’t enough, I need more cowbell. Buckle in for Ben’s Scorching Takes. NBA Parity and the Celtics The four teams with the best pre-season odds to win the NBA title remain are the four teams standing. The Rockets were tied for fourth with OKC and San Antonio […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Clint Frazier, LeBron James, Philadelphia 76ers, Matt Harvey

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WEST PITTSTON, PA – Covering the New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, I see a lot of crazy takes on Twitter. Like, even crazier than mine. But the funniest part, and I saw a tweet the described this aspect of the Yankee fanbase perfectly, but the Yankees could win 161 games in a […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Villanova, Yankees, Brandon Drury, Philadelphia 76ers, LA Rams

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CLIFTON PARK, NY – What a weekend. Opening Day and the Final Four in a span of three days, it doesn’t get much better than that. The New York Yankees started their season on Thursday and haven’t stopped playing yet. It’s great. Sure, there are 162 games in all and many think the beginning of […]

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Memo to Adam Silver: Mark Cuban Tanking for Dirk Nowitzki Is NBA’s Fault. Here’s Fix.

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SPANISH HARLEM – The other day I read an article that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to teams in the league warning that tanking will not be tolerated. Former General Manager Sam Hinke started this trend when he openly stated that the Philadelphia 76ers would look to rebuild through the draft. Hinke knew […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: The 12 Taeks of Christmas

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Merry Christmas! And for those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas, Happy Holidays! I appreciate all of you who have taken time away from family, the pair of PA-centric NFL match-ups and the full slate of Christmas Day in the NBA to read my thoughts. So I promise, I will not disappoint. Time for Ebs’ […]

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NBA Christmas Schedule, Slumping Yankees, Abby Hornacek, NFL, NHL Hopes

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NEW YORK, NY – The NBA schedule was released yesterday. I know what you’re thinking. Different Matt? Leading with NBA basktball? Yup. Wonders never cease. What struck me about the schedule was that the Christmas schedule includes a real doozy. The Knicks and 76ers will face off on Baby Jesus’ birthday in what is sure […]

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Cheesy Bruin’s 50 Year Sports Retrospective

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MARLBORO, NY– Today marks the first day of my 50th year on this earth and when you get to be this age you pretty much think you’ve seen it all if you’re a sports fan. Not that I consider myself a know-it-all, but a sports fan my age has witnessed some of the G.O.A.T. in […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Yankees Bullpen, Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Cubs, Jacoby Ellsbury

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PNC FIELD, MOOSIC, PA – As I sit here watching Jacoby Ellsbury’s rehab assignment continue, I gave some serious thought on what I should write about today. It’s the quietest part of the year for sports. There’s baseball, and that’s it. But, I think I have a few topics to discuss. Here’s the latest batch […]

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Kids Fight The Power, NBA Draft News, Las Vegas Golden Knights Jersey

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – Okay… if you come on here, you know the drill. If you don’t, here’s the scoop: From me you get a Song of the Week before we get to the Sports Stuff.  But today, we’ve got some Political Stuff too. Relax, it’s not about Trump or Clinton. It’s about Kids […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia 76ers, Chris Hogan

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – I know most of you are probably on the edge of your seat with anticipation for my thoughts on the Super Bowl matchup. You’ll have to wait another week. Yes, I know I was wrong picking both the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers to be victorious on Sunday. But I can’t […]

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