ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter joined the John Kincade Show for his weekly hit (8:20 am on Wednesdays) to discuss all things NFL. This was the first time the guys were able to talk to Schefty since the NFL released its 2023 schedule. Schefter had some interesting insights as it turns out the NFL didn’t have just one schedule it relied on, but they actually had two.
“I had Mike North [NFL VP Of Broadcast Planning]… He and the rest of the schedule makers presented 2 different schedules to Roger Goodell last Monday… For whatever reason they picked the schedule that they released. So I didn’t realize they had 2 full schedules they presented. ”
The other big story around the NFL had to do with the sale of the Washington Commanders to Sixers owner Josh Harris. It doesn’t sound like Josh Harris had a coupon.
“You have the sale of the Commanders going on which obviously involves Philly to some extent with Josh Harris buying that team, it sounds like that sale is on track to happening, a record price for a North American team, $6.5 billion.”
The guys also talked plenty of basketball since Schefter is a HUGE hoops head. So they discussed the Sixers collapse, as well as the NBA draft lottery.
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Embiid Didnt Show Up When it Mattered, Here are 12 Guys Who Did
The Sixers have been knocked out in the 2nd round again. But this one hurts more than any of the other ones. Against the Raptors in 2018, you could argue they just ran into a great team and gave them a fight. The Hawks series had the Ben Simmons excuse. Embiid was badly injured in 2022 against the Heat. But this year? To go out like that with so little fight? It was embarrassing. Joel Embiid is a great player. But when the lights shined the brightest he came up small. Embiid did not show up when the Sixers need him too the most.
Just 15 points. The least ever by a player in a game 7 the year they won MVP. Old Man Al Horford locked him up. And Embiid showed no fight in trying to overcome his struggles. James Harden sucked too for what it’s worth. The former MVP looked like he did in games 2 and 3. A Nonfactor. Too scared to shoot, and missed everything when he actually tried to shoot.
The Sixers superstars did not show up. But instead of focusing on how awful they were, let’s bring some joy to our lives instead. Because there actually have been Philadelphia Athletes who showed up when it mattered. Guys who when their teams needed them, they came up big to get the team a win. Who when the lights shined the brightest, they looked their best.
Embiid and Harden failed us. But these 12 guys did not. Of course, there are more than 12. People who were left off the list were not left off because I don’t think they played well. These are just 12 of the first guys who came to my mind who showed up for their teams in the playoffs or even their respective championships when it mattered most.