The 2018 Lottery Party Guest Is...
The Only Ricky Newsletter
This week on the Ricky, the boys shock the world and discuss actual Sixers basketball - 3-1 this week! - including Brett Brown's rotations and how he's tinkering with them leading up to the playoffs. That includes a shockingly interesting disagreement on whether to take Simmons out in crunch time free throw situations or keep him in there to sink or swim. Listen to that here if you're stubbornly not already subscribed.
But more importantly than all that is a huge Lottery Party update. Tickets to the 2018 Lottery Party -- ALL AGES, $5 this year, all proceeds to charity -- will go on pre-sale in the coming days exclusively to people subscribed to this very newsletter, so be on the lookout for that. And the boys announced it in this weekend's pod, but I will steal their thunder I teased in the subject line and reveal that #33 in your playbooks, #333333333333 in your hearts, Robert Covington, will be the guest at the live pod during the Lottery Party at XFinity Live. More details in the pod, and even more right here.
Also just wanted to say thank you for subscribing to this newsletter, which will ultimately be the medium I use to overthrow Spike and Mike. Instructions for their demise will be delivered to your inboxes when the time is right.
The Athletic - Rich Hofmann has a Q&A with Justin Anderson, who should not be skating by unscathed with what he says about Malcolm Brogdon and last year's ROY award.
ESPN - A very cool feature from Kevin Arnovitz on the Sixers food culture led by chef JaeHee Cho, with many accompanying pictures of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot looking French and foody.
The Athletic - If I could sneak in one Phillies piece, Meghan Montemurro with a very cool oral history of how the Phils acquired Jake Arrieta. Philly is a destination now!