76ers Playoff Games
The 76ers received 29% of the vote which means that roughly 60 people voted for them. It’s been fun to watch MVP caliber basketball from Joel Embiid when he actually plays. Ben Simmons still can’t shoot a jumper, but he’s the best defense player in the league! Tobias Harris has played much better than last season and overall this is the best Sixers team we’ve seen in some time.
I think the Sixers will make it far into the playoffs and I can see why people voted for this over anything else. The Sixers are by far the best team in Philly right now. Now only if they’d bring Big Shot back…
Phillies Opening Day
This one gets my vote 100%, however, it only received 25.1% of the vote. I grew up watching Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels, and the rest of that squad that won five straight division titles. The Flyers were a great team in 2010, but the Phillies were, and still are, my favorite team in the city.
This year the Phillies are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Opening Day provides a hope that we’ll have a red October once more.
Last year the Phils’ had one of the top five offenses in baseball and they’re looking to run that back again in 2021. One thing they’re not trying to run back is the absolutely horrendous bullpen. They’ve brought in Archie Bradley and Jose Alvarado to help fix that. The starting pitching still remains a little bit of a question mark. Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler will most likely have good years. Zach Eflin will most likely have a decent year too. The problem is Matt Moore and Chase Anderson. One lefty in both the starting rotation and bullpen? That’s not going to play…
Sorry Harry, but have you seen the Mets and Braves? I don’t think we even have the best lineup in the division. The optimist in me still thinks we somehow have a shot at the wildcard though!