A Personal Thank You
Before I get going, here is AU on "Now What?" for the Sixers, here is Sixers Adam eulogizing the last decade of Sixers basketball, and here's the pod from after the game.
What assholes the Sixers are.
It’s amazing to think, as the Sixers were getting run off the court in Boston, how an inch here or there in Game 6 could have yielded a different result. A Melton three goes in at the right time, or that Harden stepback in the 4th (who are we kidding though), and the legacies of Embiid and Harden are changed maybe forever. But those are the breaks, and that’s sports, and we get to live with the embarrassing result as we all get roasted online for the next two days. The fucking Sixers, making us the main characters on Twitter for the day.
All of that said, I’m glad you’re with us, and we all have each other. As we approach the ten-year anniversary of the podcast, I couldn’t be more proud of what we’re a part of, thanks to you. It’s unlike anything in the history of sports, for better or for worse. Thank you, I mean that. You showed up, even if Joel and James did not.
A bunch of people are like, “are you going to end the podcast now?!” Buddy, if the Sixers disappointing us would end the podcast, we’d have been done years ago. We live on disappointment. This is our fuel. Misery makes us go. Besides, more time now for COVEN talk. I hate the Sixers but I love the podcast.
Thank you as well to our amazing Team Ricky, who make the entire thing really click. Sixers Adam, AU and MOC, who are without question, the best Sixers writing core in existence, and truly capture what it means to be here, now, doing this. Abbie for the amazing art, that sets us apart from everyone else visually (and in our hearts). Zo for the newsletter, the Top 10s, and the brutal honesty when necessary. Tanner for designing the shirts that we have to explain to everyone. And last, but not least, fucking CJ, who we’ve fired numerous times, but still manages to be there for the start of every pod, and gets greeted at the start of every voicemail and email.
Finally, our partners (sponsors). Truly part of the community, friends, and people we trust. Thank you for believing in us. In alphabetical order: Big Barker, BodyBio, Briggs Auction, Draft Kings Sportsbook, Kinetic Skateboarding, Kornblau & Kornblau, Adam Ksebe, LL Pavorsky Jewelers, MortgageCS and of course, Stateside Vodka.
Talk to you later this week. Fuck Boston, fuck Al Horford, but most of all, fuck the Sixers.
PS: It was truly amazing seeing PJ Tucker hit all of those threes in the first quarter yesterday. I’m focusing on that for the day.