For Jonathan Levin, one Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl win is not enough. The city has had its share of near-misses on both the hardcourt and the Astroturf, and when the Eagles went home from Minneapolis with the Super Bowl trophy, it was like a curse […]
For Jonathan Levin, a Philadelphia native, the movie franchise Rocky is the perfect tribute to his home city. The entire series portrays Philadelphia at its grittiest – an industrial city of immigrants from all corners of the world, with residents that would do anything possible […]
One of the most vivid childhood memories for Jonathan Levin was Philadelphia 76ers games, when his whole extended family would occupy a whole row at the old Spectrum and cheered on the likes of Moses Malone and Julius Erving as they led the team to multiple playoff appearances. As a college student and young professional, he’d later get his own tickets to see Allen Iverson and his legendary cross-overs. It’s safe to say that for Jonathan Levin, Philadelphia is the ultimate sports city.
Jonathan Levin and Philadelphia kept the faith during the mediocre years of the mid-2010s, when “The Process” was still fodder for late-night talk shows and podcasts, but it seems that Sam Hinkie’s gamble – that of trading proven pieces for high-potential lottery picks – is starting to pay off.
At the start of November, the 4-4 76ers are sitting at sixth place in the Eastern Conference, three and a half games behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and the resurgent Bucks, and just half a game behind the even more surprising Pistons. They have yet to face the tougher Western Conference teams, such as the Warriors and Nuggets, but have at least performed as expected against the lower-tier teams in their conference.
It’s also interesting to note, Jonathan Levin says, that the Philadelphia roster has been healthy for the first eight games of the season. In previous years, they had to contend with Joel Embiid playing limited minutes, Ben Simmons struggling to come off injuries, and Markelle Fultz being out and coming back with a funky-looking jump shot. The chemistry is not yet there, but should improve as the season progresses. It should also be fun to see how role players such as Dario Saric will find their niches in the shadow of the Sixers’ Big Three. If the team keeps its core healthy, it shouldn’t be far-fetched to see the Sixers making a deep playoff run in a conference that has only a few legit stars.
Jonathan Levin Gives 3 Reasons to Watch Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz This Season We all know that Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz was phenomenal in his sophomore season as a pro. While it’s truly unfortunate that his season was cut short due to needing reconstructive […]
Jonathan Levin on Why to Watch the Philadelphia 76ers This Season The NBA has never had such stacked talent, and the Philadelphia 76ers has some of the best names in the league on our roster. Last year we enjoyed an unexpected playoff run and look […]
Jonathan Levin on Why to Watch the Philadelphia Eagles this Season
The Philadelphia Eagles are going to have their fair share of challenges this season, but this simply means opportunity for players besides Carson Wentz to take the reigns and steer us into the playoffs — which we’re still projected to make a run in this 2018-2019 season.
Below are some reasons in particular that you should be looking at the green and silver this season.
Because we’re returning champs!
The Eagles are coming off of an amazing Super Bowl victory, snatched from the Patriots. That means we’re heading into the 2018 season with full steam.
We’ll get everyone’s very best game.
When you’re the reigning champ it’s no secret that every team you face the next season is going to give you their very best game. Teams both in the NFC and AFC are going to throw everything they have at us for all 16 games of our schedule.
We Have an Exciting, Difficult Schedule
Which means it’s going to be a difficult road to the playoffs — which makes for compelling viewership. We’ll face the Cowboys, Jaguars, Rams, the Texans — all of which are projected top 10 power ranked teams.
Signs Point to Carson Wentz Starting As Early As Week 3!
We know the Carson Wentz reports have been all over the place lately, but we DO know that Wentz isn’t playing in Week 2. Nick Foles will continue to start as quarterback, but Wentz is rumored to be game-ready by week 3!
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Jonathan Levin’s 5 Greatest Philadelphia 76ers Players The Philadelphia 76ers have had some of the NBA’s greatest players of all time on their roster. That’s why it only makes sense to list the top 5 greatest Sixers of all time, spanning the decades from now […]