SomeÂ small stepsÂ towards the season opener.
1) Dei Lynam will not be Sixers' sideline reporter anymore. She willÂ stay inÂ studioÂ for pregame and post game shows, while a new girl, Jaime Maggio,Â will replace her on the court. Honestly IÂ am neverÂ much caught into these "media gossip" news, I don't care much.
Of course this JaimeÂ clearly has guido roots - and looks cute, see the picÂ - so she will get at least my respect, but I always found Lynam pretty good. There is a latin saying that goes "promuoveatur ut amoveatur", something like "promotingÂ (someone) in orderÂ to move (him)": well, not sure this is the case because the studio job is a better one, I guess. So congrats to both of them for the new role.
2) I purchased my Int'l League Pass subscription. Hope the 150 dollars will be a good investment.
3) on ESPN I found this nice Uni WatchÂ preview byÂ Paul Lukas, covering all NBA teams. Here is what he's saying about the Sixers:
Good news in Philly, where the Sixers have switched to a really nice retro-ish uni set. They've also resurrected their old ball-shaped logo, which will appear on the new shorts. Meanwhile, the team's alternate road uni has been mothballed. Further details here and here.
Welcome aboard, Paul.
Don't mean to brag or anything, but further details, and the complete story ofÂ Sixers uniformsÂ switch(es),Â can be seen here.no comments
Just released via Sixers' official Twitter4guidos:
Announcement soon we've exercised the 3rd-yr contract option for Marreese Speights & 4th-yr contract options for Thad Young & Jason Smith.
Is this really news? Don't think so. Even Billy King wouldn't have screwed this.
We need to keep the young core together and get these guys growing.
We will see more of this:
Few days left before the start of theÂ regularÂ season.
It means there isÂ still time for some (usually wrong) predictions.
SixersÂ hold currently a 5-1 preseason record. I couldn't catch a single game so far, but even if I did, I wouldn't consider that. "Pre" is the key word... so let's not get carried away.
SIXERS4GUIDOS' PREDICTION: 43-39 record
2rd in Division (behind Boston)
7th in Atlantic (behind Orlando, Cleveland, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami)
Unlike last summer, I don't haveÂ great expectations this year: maybe this could beÂ a smart way not to be disappointed at the end.
The best thing would be to see the young guys that form our core continuing in their progressesÂ and the team playing some fun bball.
I think the upcoming oneÂ would be a transition year for Sixers, with a new coach, new system, new starting PG, new starting lineupÂ and key players (Brand, but also Jason Smith)coming off injuries. It would be nice to get to the playoffs and perhaps winning more than the usual two games.
2010 in my book will be mainly a step towards 2011, when we will be (hopefully) major players in the FA market, with Green's and Dalembert's contracts coming off the book (= a 23 million dump).
But then again, I neverÂ saw a prediction about the Sixers becoming true.no comments
This is the kick off !!!
Three years afterÂ the first post of the old site, Sixers4guidos has a new layout, new features, and a new domain.
Basically, it's a brand new blog, that left the old free blogging platform to join the Bloguin network.
It's a huge step up, obviously. I hope thatÂ loyalÂ Sixers4guidos readers will follow us also here, and that new ones will come and join the crew.
I would like to really thank Dave, Derek and Ben @Bloguin for the patience and the huge help theyÂ gave meÂ in setting the new site up. Without them this wouldn't have been possible.
It took a damn lot, and I take all the blame for the delay, but it's blogging time again, finally.no comments