Sixers Fans Now Must Trust the Collar!

I’ve fairly certain that I’ve seen Markelle Fultz play more than 99% of the Delaware Valley. When my partner goes to bed from October through March, I usually end up watching West Coast college hoops until 1 a.m. Most of the time I’ve placed a bet on the games. Last year, I bet quite often and successfully against Washington, probably between 10-12 games.

Do I think Markelle Fultz was the best player in this draft? No. Did he give me WOW moments like Lonzo Ball? Not really. Do I think he’ll be able to get to the rim at will like De’Aaron Fox? No. Did I see Fultz take a lackadaisical approach to defense and lose track of his man more than a few times? Yup.

That being said, I’m geeked for this coming season.

I bought into Sam Hinkie and have written numerous times about the courage I think Hinkie possessed by coming to Philadelphia and admitting he was going to lose like no one lost before and it was for the betterment of the franchise. And now, I’m buying into Bryan “The Collar” Colangelo.

Colangelo thinks Fultz is the best fit for Sixers and I’ll take him at his word.

Can the kid shoot? Yup. Does Fultz use his body to create shots instead of relying on a quickness that seemed to be lacking at times? Yes. Is he the perfect complement to Ben Simmons at the point? If Colangelo says so, then yes!

One of my greatest childhood memories is when I was eleven. The Sixers had won the Championship against the Showtime Lakers. Mo Cheeks DUNKED the ball with one second on the clock and a celebration ensued. We took turns imitating Cheeks’ final play and celebration the next day at the Juniata Park Boys N Girls Club, only we did layups instead of a dunk.

I, like the vast majority of the Delaware Valley, anxiously await another Sixers’ Championship. Even though it’s been a bad few years, the Sixers still have the 3rd most all-time wins in NBA history. It’s about time the franchise returns to the elite levels of the NBA.

We Trusted the Process. Now, it’s time to Trust the Collar.

10-9-8-76ers!

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Phillies fan on Jump Around Cam for 3 minutes. To see the full 3 mins visit your fave site jawnville.com #philly #jawn

Phillies fan on Jump Around Cam for 3 minutes. To see the full 3 mins visit your fave site jawnville.com #philly #jawn

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3 Minutes of Phillies Fans Dancing, Kiss Cam & More

It’s hard to believe, but the Phillies lost another one last night to the Boston Red Sox. Boston pitcher Brian Johnson left in the middle of the 3rd inning with shoulder discomfort. Hector Velasquez, just called up from AAA, came into the game in emergency relief. Velasquez was given as much time as necessary to loosen up.

While he loosened up on the field, the Phillies decided the only way to entertain the fans was a 10-minute aerobics exercise class. The JUMP AROUND CAM was utilized for the duration of Velasquez’s warm-up period accompanied by the music of House of Pain’s Jump Around, Kris Kross’ Jump, and LMFAO’s Sexy and I Know It.

Here is the final three minutes of the JUMP AROUND CAM. Digital zoom on iPhone makes it a little grainy, but doesn’t take away from bored Phillies fans dancing, jumping, and flipping out on the Phanavision jumbotron.

Oh….here’s the Kiss Cam, as well, where one dude goes for it.

And then there’s this dude. Nice jersey and sandals. VIOLATION!

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Another day on South Street #philly #jawnville

Another day on South Street #philly #jawnville

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What bar am I in? #philly #jawnville

What bar am I in? #philly #jawnville

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HERE’S WHY THE 76ERS SHOULD STAY AT 3RD PICK

Sixers fans, have we never heard “A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush?

Social medial and talk-radio is abuzz with talk of trading the #3 pick to Sacramento for their #5 and #10 picks.

Two top-ten picks in return for moving two spots sounds enticing. Should it be?

NBA.com did a piece that looked at the odds of getting an All-Star with picks 1 through 8 from 1980 through 2014.

Here is their data:

Pick 1 – 77%
Pick 2 – 34%
Pick 3 – 49%
Pick 4 – 29%
Pick 5 – 31%
Pick 6 – 20%
Pick 7 – 20%
Pick 8 – 11%

Clearly, aside from the top pick, the #3 overall pick has the greatest chance of finding an all-star in the NBA. The number might drop to 47% with Okafor breaking tradition, but it’s still early and I’d still take that 47% over 31% at pick 5 or even worse odds with the 10th pick.

Another study by 82games.com looked at the picks from the years 1989 through 2008 and determined the odds of a star player, role player, bust, etc. Their research corroborated the above-referenced data wherein the #3 overall pick has high enough success rates that the 76ers should stay where they are.

Here are 82games.com historical odds for finding a Star Player, Solid Player, Role Player, Deep Bench Player, Bust, or DNP at different picks:

Pick Star Solid RoleP DeepB Bust DNP
1 70% 25% 5%
2 60% 25% 15%
3 85% 10% 5%
4 60% 30% 10%
5 60% 15% 10% 15%
6 25% 30% 30% 15%
7 30% 40% 25% 5%
8 35% 15% 15% 35%
9 30% 10% 35% 20% 5%
10 35% 25% 25% 10% 5%

Again, as with the data previously discussed, the #3 pick has far better odds than picks 5 and beyond.

Also worth noting, odds of striking out and finding a bust or deep bench player statistically do not show up until picks 5 through 10.

No thanks.

The historical data is clear. The 76ers should stay at #3 and take the best player available among Fox, Ball, Jackson. Done deal.

Plus, I don’t really want to give the Kings those odds to hit a home run. They need to suck through 2019 so they’ll have tons of ping pong balls in the 2019 draft when the Sixers get the Kings first round pick.

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#PhillyBarQuote "I love jalapeños so much" #philly #jawnville jawnville.com

#PhillyBarQuote "I love jalapeños so much" #philly #jawnville jawnville.com

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Nancy From Nightmare on Elm Street Digs Yards

Went to a screening of Nightmare on Elm Street III Saturday night as part of the Wizard World weekend. During the screening, the director and a few actors provided live commentary. Then, Don Dokken, lead singer of Dokken who did theme song for part III called Dream Warriors, did an acoustic set.

Don actually sounded pretty good after all these years.

The biggest news of the night is that Heather Langenkamp, Nancy in Nightmare on Elm Street I and III, was a fan of Yards Brewing’s IPA. We may or may not have done a shot or two of bourbon before this photo with the IPA on display.

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A Day in Jawnville: West Philly Porchfest 2017

Saturday was a perfect day in West Philly as the 2nd annual West Philly Porchfest was a monumental success. What is Porchfest? Basically, it’s like Lollapalooza, but instead of different stages there are different porches. This year there was over 70 porches throughout West Philly that had over 100 bands playing live throughout the day. It’s the ultimate DIY music festival brought together by some talented and dedicated volunteers.

Porchfest has worked itself into a Top 10 annual Philly event. What’s better than wandering the streets of West Philly with friends and listening to all kinds of talented Philly artists/bands? Oh, it’s free to attend and anyone can play. Love all around!

If you missed this year, put it on your calendar for the first week of June next year.

Anyway, this is a bit of what it looked and sounded like:

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