Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Back to the drawing board for the Sixers but the Phillies are champs!

The acquisition of one player does not a contender make.

If the Philadelphia 76ers thought that the mere addition of Elton Brand vaults them to the top of the East standings then the Toronto Raptors with their own off-season addition of Jermaine O'Neal, looked more fluid today.

The Raptors convincingly beat the 76ers 95-84. Just when Philly made a run, they went through three consecutive possessions where Igoudala missed an ill-advised trey, Reggie Evans committed an offensive goaltending violation that nullified two Philly points, and Andre Miller got stripped by Jose Calderon.

One the Toronto business end, Jason Kapono made a bunch of clutch treys to send the boobird Philly crowd next door to watch the Phillies try and win the World Series. The funny thing was just as the crowd was exiting, they were playing the Theme from Rocky (Gonna Fly Now).

Well, it must have been for them Phillies who phinally did it!

Congrats to the Phillies! The first city triumph since the 76ers in 1983!

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