The Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Sixers Podcast
The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is Spike Eskin and Mike Levin, and is (mostly) about the Sixers (76ers) and the NBA. We love basketball.
Mind-Bending What Ifs, Hall Of Fame Inductees, Offseason Plans, Jigsaw Elite EightApr 6, 2020 01:23:40
What would have happened if the Sixers never traded up for Markelle Fultz? We discuss the possible and most likely outcomes of the scenario that Derek Bodner wrote about in The Athletic. We give our memories of Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and Kobe Bryant as they’re inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame. The Jigsaw Final Four is set as Mike does the Elite Eight matchups, a new Vallone’s Deli commercial and a mailbag about this offseason, what to do when the quarantine ends, booze, Kevin Ollie, all-time role-players, the best pizza topping combination and a role players.
Knicks Interested In Brand, Thybulle or Milton, And A Whole Lot Of NonsenseApr 2, 2020 01:17:29
A report out of New York says that Leon Rose is interested in hiring Elton Brand as the Knicks general manager, we discuss that, why the Sixers owners are not good sports owners, who we’d opt to trade between Milton and Thybulle if we had to trade one with Horford, we get to the Elite Eight in the Field Of 64 Jigsaws, and the 50% basketball mailbag brings Dario home, figures out who to amnesty, wonders if mead is vegan, and wonders if Spike or Mike would win a one-mile race.
Star Studded Charity Zoomathon Presented by Draft Kings SportsbookMar 30, 2020 05:03:38
Thank you for joining us for the five-hour, first ever, Rights To Ricky Sanchez Zoomathon. If for some reason you want to listen to five hours of it, here it is. Merchandise is available until midnight on Monday, and you can see it at rightstorickysanchez.com/charity. We will accept donations at Venmo Rights-To-Ricky, and PayPal email@example.com. All proceeds benefit the Providence Animal Center, Coded By Kids and Philabundance. Thank you to all of our guests, local sponsors, Kent and Cris who helped Spike with Zoom, and DraftKings Sportsbook who covered all costs.
Guests: Derek Bodner, LL Pavorsky, Zainab Javed, Adam Kornblau, Justin Calgiano (Providence Animal Center), Andrew Sharp, Rich Stouffer, SixersAdam, Eric Shannon, Andrew Unterberger, Don Steele, Abbie Huertas, Sylvester Mobley (Coded By Kids), Ben Jones, Chris Ryan, Alyssa Litman, Adam Ksebe, John Gonzalez
Joel Embiid Obliterates Owners, Sixers Win Simulated Computer Championship During PandemicMar 26, 2020 01:12:40
When the Sixers owners attempted to make every non-contracted Sixers employee making $50,000 or more take a pay cut, Joel Embiid stepped in with a superstar moved and publicly shamed them into changing their minds. We discuss the PR blunder of the century by the owners and team CEO, the Sixers victory in the Yahoo NBA simulated NBA2K playoffs, some huge, exciting additions to the Rights To Ricky Sanchez Charity Zoomathon on March 29th, how you should greet Brad Stevens in a dog park, and how big an asterisk a championship in an empty arena would be.
Make sure you find out more about the Rights To Ricky Sanchez Charity Zoomathon on March 29th here.
Fifty Percent Basketball, It's Time For Us To HelpMar 23, 2020 01:26:09
The Covid-19 offseason continues with a talk about when the NBA will resume and if the players will get their next paycheck, replacing Flip The Switch with the five-hour Rights To Ricky Sanchez Charity Zoomathon (next weekend), and a monster mailbag, including which non-Embiid Sixers player is the most likely to get out of shape, the most controversial basketball fantasy trade of all time, and the meals we’re eating during self-quarantine.
Make sure you find out more about the Rights To Ricky Sanchez Charity Zoomathon on March 29th here.
Kevin O'Connor (Ringer) On Tom Brady, No Basketball, Basketball, And Music He LovesMar 19, 2020 01:19:26
Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer was unbanned because of his beard and sweetness and talked about what he’s doing with his free time, the fact that the Patriots should have kept Jimmy G and traded Tom Brady and then he did a WEEI audition, the Sixers playoff rotation, who his favorite guitar player ever is, up and coming female pop artists, and he has to choose the winners of two matchups of the Field Of 64 Jigsaws.
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Corona-Offseason: Field Of 64 Jigsaws, Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick Podcast AnalysisMar 16, 2020 01:15:26
The Ricky has been social distancing for seven years, we were born for this. In the first episode of the Most Offseason Podcast series we’ve ever done, we talk about what it’s like to be stuck at home (surprise, Spike is fine with it), some analysis of the JJ Redick podcast with Jimmy Butler, and Mike takes part in the first ever Field Of 64 Jigsaws.
You can access a Google Drive version of the Field Of 64 Jigsaws here.
Sixers Win The Last Game Of All Time As Coronavirus Suspends The SeasonMar 12, 2020 01:11:16
This is quite clearly the most ridiculous podcast we’ve ever done, as it was recorded immediately after the Sixers beat the Pistons, and the NBA suspended the regular season. Do we get the OKC pick now? Does Mike have to do Field Of 64 Jigsaws? What percentage of men wash their hands after going to the bathroom and wasn’t the Process always going to end with a new disease that ends the season? We also remember a godfather of the Live Ricky, Bryan Dilworth, who passed away this week.
Everybody Hates The SixersMar 9, 2020 01:04:33
After a loss in Golden State to a G-League team, we discuss why we have an influx of emails, tweets, and reviews talking about how much people hate the Sixers. Mike gives his theory about why we’re going to be watching them for a long time this season, update the status of the OKC pick, we analyze audio from the owners and CEO, decide on who the kinkiest Sixers player is, talk about the firing of Kenny Atkinson, find joy in Shake Milton and the need for him to be the 5th starter, and whether you’ll get a refund for your Al Horford Appreciator shirt.
Tanking To The Top: Relitigating The Process With The First Book About The Sixers RebuildMar 4, 2020 01:15:25
We’ve relitigated The Process on podcast a thousand times, but it’s finally relitigated in book form. The first book about Sam Hinkie’s controversial Sixers rebuild has been written by Yaron Weitzman is called Tanking To The Top, and it’s out March 17th (pre-order here). Yaron joined us to talk about the behind the scenes stories he was able to uncover about Sam Hinkie, Brett Brown, Joel Embiid, and even the Rights To Ricky Sanchez, as well as the backstabbing, controversy, and intrigue.
The Shake Milton Game! Moral Victories! The OKC Pick! Sixers Adam's Big Announcement!Mar 2, 2020 01:06:49
Sure, the Sixers lost to the Clippers, but Shake Milton tied an NBA record for consecutive threes, scored 39 points, and became an instant “he’s going to help in the playoffs guy.” We give an update on the Top 20 Protected OKC Thunder Pick, our new logo, whether we have revisionist history about Sixers front office moves, and a huge announcement from Sixers Adam. Finally, Spike tries to convince Mike to do a field of 64 Jigsaws.
Hello Darkness My Old FriendFeb 27, 2020 55:34
Joel Embiid has a sprained shoulder and is out for who knows how long. Ben Simmons has a back injury that the Sixers are lying about. The Sixers lost on the road to the Cleveland fucking Cavaliers and nobody seemed to care except Kyle O’Quinn, who somehow is still on the team even though he asked to leave. But at least we figured out how the Sixers are so much better at home, and it has to do with electronic rims. We just need to do the process just two or three more times.” - Tony T
Guide To Surviving A Ben Simmons Back Injury and Sixers Ownership and Front OfficeFeb 24, 2020 01:10:14
Ben Simmons had a back injury but the Sixers let him play anyway, and now they not only lost a game to the Bucks but Simmons for likely an extended period of time. We discuss an organizational ethos that is to blame for repeated instances of carelessness with player injuries, what the ceiling of the team without Simmons is, the return of Bryan Colangelo Relationship Advice, and the Sixers’ decision to raise ticket prices substantially for a second consecutive year.
Flip The Switch, the replacement to the Lottery Party is April 11th at Underground Arts and on sale now at this location.
Joel Embiid Has Flipped The Switch, Al Horford As Nick FolesFeb 21, 2020 01:10:38
The Sixers returned from the All-Star break and Joel Embiid answered the call with one of his most dominant nights of the season against the Brooklyn Nets. We discuss Embiid’s night, the impact of the two new Sixers, Josh Richardson and Tobias Harris’ underwhelming nights, and Al Horford’s place on the team. We also discuss Embiid and Simmons’ newfound love over the all-star break, the Sixers as the Thunder, and Horford as Foles.
Flip The Switch, the replacement to the Lottery Party is April 11th at Underground Arts and on sale at 10am on Friday 2/21 at this location. Don’t miss it! It all benefits The Providence Animal Center and Coded By Kids.
Big Announcement: Flip The SwitchFeb 19, 2020 15:43
The Lottery Party is dead. On April 11th, 2020 at Underground Arts, a new party rises from its ashes... Flip The Switch.
Ricky Rewind: Sam Hinkie's Greatest TradeFeb 15, 2020 01:11:48
While the Ricky is off for All-Star break, we're posting some of the older episodes you may have forgotten. Today's is from Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, reacting to Sam Hinkie's trade with the Kings that brought the Sixers two first round pick swaps, a first round pick, and Nik Stauskas. We are not responsible or any bad takes.
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We Never Doubted The Sixers and The Joel Embiid Instagram Jimmy Butler Shushing ControversyFeb 12, 2020 01:06:06
The Sixers beat the Clippers convincingly, and we never doubted that this was possible. This entire season, we’ve all been very positive. Al Horford started the game on the bench, Furkan Korkmaz had the best zero point game ever, and the Sixers go into the All-Star break all smiles. We discuss how seriously you should take the Joel Embiid Instagram Jimmy Butler fiasco (Spike says pretty seriously), an amazing story of Process long distance love, why Philadelphia sports fans are so deranged, and much more.
April 11th, 2020, save the date.
Furkan Korkmaz Is The Best Player In The NBA And Saving The Sixers (At Least For Now)Feb 10, 2020 01:06:06
Furkan Korkmaz is the only player on the Sixers to score 30 points in consecutive games this year, which is amazing and a true joy, but is it enough to make the Sixers not so painful to watch? Hard to say. We talk about Joel Embiid’s game, with a line better than the eye test, their inability to find a way to make use of Al Horford, whether we’re going to want all of this time back when we’re on our death beds, buyout candidate Tyler Johnson, GRIII and Alec Burks taking five days to get to the team, and more.
April 11th, 2020, save the date.
Sixers Trade Deadline Review And Another Horrible Road LossFeb 7, 2020 01:06:50
Another trade deadline passes, and the Sixers say hello to Glen Robinson III and Alec Burks, goodbye to James Ennis, Trey Burke and three second round picks, and then hello to a second round pick. Then they got their asses handed to them in Milwaukee. We discuss how the Sixers did at the deadline compared to the rest of the league, the horrible performance from the team and Embiid against the Bucks, Spike’s opinion about ownership, the comments from Horford and Embiid and the Josh Richardson-led team meeting, and whether all of this is our fault (it is). April 11th, save the date.
Read Sixers Adam’s trade deadline diary and review here.
Important Emergency PodcastFeb 5, 2020 47:33
Given the situation currently, we felt like it was right for us to do an emergency podcast. We’ll be back Thursday after the trade deadline/Bucks game combo.
If You're Gonna Play Hard, Play Hard, If You're Gonna Sit Hard, Sit HardFeb 3, 2020 01:18:08
After the Sixers loss in Boston to the Celtics, we discuss whether the team has the ability and personnel to be able to bring the kind of energy and execution needed to win a championship, why Joel Embiid looks as passive as he does, and whether anything can happen at the trade deadline to remedy it. We go into the SixersAdam Trade Machine to propose and debate three different potential Sixers trades. We talk about Matisse Thybulle’s exclusion from the Rising Stars game and his agent’s comments, a former NBA executive sort of saying the name, and if Zhaire Smith the player is worth more than his value on the open market.
Embiid's Return, Off-Ball Simmons, Trade Deadline Countdown, The Shake Milton GameJan 31, 2020 01:09:14
Joel Embiid is back, but doesn’t look quite right yet, Shake Milton had the Shake Milton game but unfortunately it was in a loss to one of the worst teams in the league. We discuss the questionable defensive efforts on the road, the upcoming trade deadline, Ben Simmons’ play since Embiid has come back, and which Academy Award nominated movie the Sixers would be. We also discuss the passing of Kobe Bryant, and the complexities of idolizing people you barely know. We also play the final Tony Toni Tatone cover song.
Sixers Dominate Lakers, Reintroducing Joel Embiid, What Is The Real Ceiling?Jan 27, 2020 01:16:22
The Sixers dominated LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers on Saturday, bringing to light questions of how to reintroduce Joel Embiid, what the ceiling of the team really is, and what Simmons and Embiid can to do maximize the team’s championship potential. We also discuss 538’s new ranking that has the Sixers as the most likely team to win the Finals, if Shake Milton can be a regular contributor, and what will ultimately determine Burke vs. Neto. We also play some of the newest cover versions of Tony Toni Tatone’s newest hit.
Note: this podcast was recorded before, and without the knowledge of the passing of Kobe Bryant. We offer our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Kobe.
The Best Version Of Ben Simmons Debate, Sixers Depth, Trade Rumors and LeaksJan 23, 2020 01:12:23
It’s better to have both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, but can we see the version of Ben Simmons we saw against the Nets with Joel Embiid in the game? What will it take to bring out the best version of both players, and why is it so hard to have an honest, all encompassing conversation about Ben Simmons? We talk about Furkan Korkmaz’s development, Tobias Harris’ consistency, trade leaks and rumors, and the Toni Tony Tatone Cover Song Contest for “You Don’t F**k Wit’ Me (I Won’t F**ck Wit’ You).
Sixers Trade Machine Fun, Furkan's Arrival, and Joyless WinsJan 20, 2020 01:06:31
The trade deadline is coming! The Sixers Adam Trade Machine is here! The Sixers continue to manage to take just all all of the fun out of basketball, and still win a couple of games, Furkan Korkmaz is the best player on the team, Markelle Fultz had a triple double and a game winner on the road against the Lakers, Mike Scott and Al Horford might be washed, and Sixers Adam makes his first appearance on the Ricky to propose some trade ideas including one for a high level point guard.
Should Brett Brown's Job Be In Jeopardy? Is He Doing A Good Job?Jan 16, 2020 55:35
The Sixers pulled out a win at home over the Nets with a strong fourth quarter, in a game that featured many of the problems and issues they’ve had all season long. Even though it’s after a win, Mike sounds tortured and concerned, as we talk about what the team is, and what they could be. We discuss the job Brett Brown has done this year, what is and is not his fault, and if he could lose his job before the end of the season. Finally, we talk about Joel Embiid’s new shoe and piece in the Player’s Tribune.
Six Biscuits For 20 People: Sixers Road Woes, Trade Targets, Cloning QuestionsJan 13, 2020 01:04:34
The Sixers problems on the road, and creating offense in the half-court continued in Dallas after one of their best first half performances of the season. Can the Sixers adjust with the personnel they have or is a trade necessary? We diagnose the issues on offense and defense, talk about potential trade targets and who might go, and dip into the mailbag for some questions about Elton Brand, cloning Sixers players, Uncut Gems and more.
The amazing “Adopt Don’t Shop” hoodie, with art of Rebel done by @digrupert and “Adopt Don’t Shop” under the Ricky logo will be available on January 18th at our t-shirt store for two weeks only, and then a limited supply in-store at Kinetic Skateboarding. It’s a high quality Independent brand hoodie, and proceeds will benefit Providence Animal Center.
Andrew Sharp Invades The Ricky: Celtics Suck, Embiid Is Hurt, Blowtorches and BulletsJan 10, 2020 01:28:59
Joel Embiid will be reevaluated in two weeks for an injury that he inexplicably returned to the game with. Brett Brown has decided to take a blowtorch to the defensive scheme without Embiid. We’ll discuss how they’ll survive and what we can expect, and if it can secretly be good for Embiid. Oh yeah, that stupid asshole Andrew Sharp is unbanned for one episode to promote his stupid new podcast, Greatest Of All Talk, which you have to pay for?
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Can The Sixers Fix It With This Roster? The Chain Of Sacrifice And AccountabilityJan 6, 2020 01:09:31
Joel Embiid looks miserable, Al Horford looks terrible, and the Sixers are in the midst of a four-game losing streak. The players are talking about accountability, Brett Brown likes their spirit and wonders if they can flip the switch, and everyone is begging Ben Simmons to shoot threes. Is it possible for the Sixers to right the ship in a real way without major roster changes, and who needs to sacrifice and change to make it happen?
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2019 Sixers Year In Review, New Ricky Member, Check In From IndianapolisDec 31, 2019 56:21
What a weird year! We look back at 2019, from the Tobias Harris trade, to the Embiid vs. Karl Anthony Townes fight, to the Jimmy Butler “film room fight,” to the Matisse Thybulle selection in the NBA Draft. From January through December, we recap and look back on all of the craziness. We welcome Sixers Adam as the newest member of the Ricky family, and Spike checks in from Indianapolis and Fly The Process V.
Two Way Night: Haywood Highsmith, Shizz Alston. Blue Coats Coach & General Manager, Process MemoriesDec 28, 2019 45:52
Delaware, where the Process still lives. We spent Friday night in Wilmington while the Sixers were losing a game we all knew they’d lose and having much more fun. We interviewed Shizz Alston, Haywood Highsmith, Blue Coats coach Connor Johnson and Blue Coats GM Matt Lilly in front of the biggest crowd in 76ers Field House history. Yes, everyone got a Jigsaw.
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Sixers Built For Playoffs, Bucks Are Regular Season TrashDec 26, 2019 45:19
Christmas in Philadelphia was a success, as the Sixers ran the overrated, regular season Bucks right out of the building. Giannis was exposed, and Joel Embiid looked like the best player in the NBA. We talk about what we can take from the game in a positive way, and lessons the team should learn moving forward. We also talk about Mike’s three point competition with a Blue Coats player a two-way night, and potential chant instructions for Fly The Process V.
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Furkan Korkmaz On The Ricky, Beating The Zone, Trade TargetsDec 23, 2019 01:08:45
Finally Furkan Korkmaz makes his appearance on the Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast. Spike sat down with Furkan for a half hour to talk about yellow shoes, adjusting to life in the United States, the best moment of his life, and an exceptional TJ McConnell story. We also talk about the win over the Wizards, and the struggles the Sixers continue to have with zone defense, potentially trading for Patty Mills, and the final 20 spots in the Top 100 Sixers of the 2010s.
Trade Season Has Begun, Sixers Sleepwalking And Zoned To Death, Top 100 Sixers of The 2010sDec 19, 2019 44:19
Trade season has opened in the NBA, and there are some former Sixers who are available that could help the current club. What will it take to get them? The Sixers look half-asleep against the Heat and unable to bust their college-style loser zone, and lose their second in a row after a disappointing loss to the Nets. Finally, Mike is sick, so some old Liberty Ballers jokes and references make him feel better. We also discuss the Top 100 Sixers of the 2010s.
Tobias Harris' All-Star Case, Embiid vs. Barkley vs. Shaq, Sixers 4th Quarter StrugglesDec 16, 2019 01:30:20
Tobias Harris has become the Sixers most reliable scorer and an above average defender, what has caused it, and does he have a better All-Star case than Ben Simmons. The net result of the Joel Embiid, his fun factor, and the Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal back and forth. We diagnose the team’s fourth quarter struggles, Spike names his favorite non-Embiid Sixers player, and we asses Elton Brand’s performance as general manager.
Special Guest Anna Horford, Embiid's Fun, Sixers Hinkie AversionDec 12, 2019 01:18:21
To think that we, The Ricky, would welcome Anna Horford, Al Horford’s sister on the podcast shows just how far we’ve come. Anna, younger sister of Al, and host of The Horford Happy Hour podcast, joins us to talk about growing up as Al’s sister, going from Boston to Philadelphia, what it would take to hate the Celtics, and many other Horford related topics. Anna is also brave enough to enter the Jigsaw. We also talk about Joel Embiid’s fun quotient, a Ricky engagement at the game, and a denied Hinkie t-shirt.
Tell Your Agent, Tell Your Family, Sixers Roll With and Without EmbiidDec 9, 2019 01:15:24
The Wizards game never happened. The Sixers obliterated the Cavs in what may have been Ben Simmons’ most dominant offensive performance, and then turned around and beat the Raptors, even with Joel Embiid struggling once again. We talk about Brett Brown’s demand of one three pointer and eight free throws, the malaise that has surrounded Embiid and the difference between him physically in 2016 to today, the consistency of Tobias Harris, Thybulle settling in, and whether or not Spike and Mike are actually friends.
Sixers Quarter Season Grades, A New Process EnemyDec 4, 2019 01:22:14
We give grades to every Sixers player at the quarter-season (!!) mark of the NBA season. We grade them based on our expectations for this season, which does seem to favor Furkan Korkmaz in a lot of ways. We also discuss the newest enemy of the Process, who we will see in Indiana, and whether Joel Embiid “gets away with” a lot of stuff.
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Every Game Is A Nailbiter, Embiid and Simmons Offense, TJ McConnell's ReturnDec 2, 2019 01:43:06
Ways that the Sixers can get Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons opportunities on offense that aren’t post-ups or transition baskets, every single game is a nail-biter that comes down to the wire no matter who the Sixers play, where they play or how they play, Embiid playing in two back to backs, TJ McConnell’s value to the Process and return to Philadelphia, the Norvel Pelle experience, and Tobias Harris settling in to his midrange comfort zone.
Matisse Thybulle's Coming Out Party, What's Up With Joel Embiid?Nov 28, 2019 01:09:37
Joel Embiid had the worst game of his career and then followed it up with one of his best games of the season. Matisse Thybulle took advantage of some playing time given to him because of a Josh Richardson injury and a Furkan Korkmaz roasting to play his best minutes of the season. We talk about the ups and downs of the Simmons and Embiid experience, the fact that Jimmy Butler won’t shut up, and Mike gets mad at an emailer.
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Washed Jimmy Butler Who Just Wants To Win, Gets Roasted By SixersNov 24, 2019 01:22:08
Jimmy Butler, who just wants to win, and works harder than anyone, chose to play with a bunch of sixth men in Miami instead of the Sixers. In his return to to Philadelphia, he was booed lustily, and got his ass kicked by the guy he was traded for, Josh Richardson. Joel Embiid looked like himself, and the Sixers were at their best on both sides of the ball. We talk about Butler’s return, Horford’s good few games, and the first time Brett Brown ever wasn’t nice about someone. We rule on whether to once again ban Kevin O’Connor, talk about the Sixers City Edition jerseys, and the most disturbing Jigsaw of all time.
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Ben Simmons Hits A Three In Sixers Win Over Knicks, Just Like We All Knew He WouldNov 21, 2019 01:03:03
We all knew that Ben Simmons was going to shoot and make a three this year, and he did, from the corner, like a boss. It was Simmons whose defensive frenzy later led the Sixers, who once again made things more difficult than they should, past the Knicks. We discuss Korkmaz vs. Thybulle, Joel Embiid’s Chernobyl syndrome, why Mike doesn’t believe in clutch (even though he believes Mike Scott is), whether Mike Muscala is now a different guy, and one of the funniest Jigsaws of all time.
Are Sixers Issues Effort, Execution, Personnel or Scheme?Nov 18, 2019 01:11:42
After five straight road losses, the Sixers sit at 7-5, with an offense that is often times excruciating, and a defense that isn’t living up to the hype. We talk about how much is personnel, effort, execution or scheme? Will time and adjustments turn them into the championship contender we’d hoped, or will it take a change in personnel? The jigsaw makes its triumphant return, and the Lorenzo Brown mailbag is a comical blend of panic and sadness.
The Therapist Is All Booked Up: Harris' Cold Streak, Sixers Slog, Trade ProposalsNov 14, 2019 01:11:25
Tobias Harris hasn’t made a three in weeks, the Sixers barely beat the Cavs and then lost in Orlando. We discuss the reality of the time it will take for the Sixers to come together, and what problems might not be cured with time. Also, Embiid' playing himself into shape while sitting out games, Brett Brown’s responsibility, Simmons around the rim, the revelation that is Kyle O’Quinn, some panicked emails with trade proposals, and Mike’s old player descriptions.
*Warning: due to a rec league basketball injury (causing a pain killer) and it being 3am EST, Mike sounds very very slow. This is not a technical error.
Sixers Concern Level After West (Worst) Coast TripNov 11, 2019 01:10:12
The Sixers have lost three in a row, their offense seems stagnant and their defense has shown some leaking. We talk about how much concern we should have, the title-readiness of the two young stars Simmons and Embiid, Matisse Thybulle’s first DNP-CD, hot Furkan and Kyle O’Quinn, and the possible of a Butler and Embiid Chernobyl type event. Also, Spike takes us deep into beef-corner with a former football writer.
Pop The Kork(maz), Undefeated SixersNov 4, 2019 01:14:08
Furkan Korkmaz was mad that he wasn’t playing enough so he wanted to be traded, the Sixers then didn’t pick up his rookie option. He became an unrestricted free agent, and no one wanted him, but the Sixers couldn’t find anyone else, so they re-signed him. That’s what made the game winner so sweet. We discuss the Portland game, the Horford screen, O’Quinn passing, and Anfernee Simons. We also talk about whether Embiid should cool it in a number of ways.
Embiid Beats Up "Bi*ch" Towns, Sixers Remain UndefeatedOct 31, 2019 01:12:48
Joel Embiid got into a fight with Karl-Anthony Towns, and then called him a number of names on Instagram and Twitter afterward. Ben Simmons joined in, Al Horford did not, and Mike Scott really enjoyed all of it. We talk about the fight and how it can galvanize the team, the defensive efforts in the wins over the Timberwolves and the Hawks, the team’s evolution on offense, the Korkmaz game, and naming the new Victory Cigar player, as well as Frosty Freeze-Out leader.
Sixers Undefeated With Al Horford Who We've Always AppreciatedOct 28, 2019 01:08:32
Al Horford has been a player that we have appreciated and desired for almost a decade now. He had a huge fourth quarter to cement a Sixers win over the Pistons, and keep the team undefeated through two games. We discuss Horford’s big night, Tobias Harris’ explosive third quarter and how many threes he should shoot per game. We discuss Simmons’ attacking the rim in traffic, how heavy Josh Richardson’s jumper is, and where the Sixers might find shooting moving forward.
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Sixers Mangle The Celtics, Who Are Trash (Enes Kanter Starts At Center)Oct 24, 2019 59:27
It was ugly at the start, but the Sixers, who are on pace to go 82-0, beat the Celtics into submission, 90s NBA style. Joel Embiid only had to play 23 minutes, Josh Richardson was an animal on defense, and Al Horford rang the bell. We talk about the play of each starter, and the bench, which featured Furkan Korkmaz for nearly 20 minutes, Kyle O’Quinn shooting threes, and neither Neto nor Burke till the very end. The Celtics are trash.
Sixers Season Preview and Predictions: Violence At The RimOct 19, 2019 01:36:42
The Sixers start the season as co-favorites to win the Eastern Conference… we’ve come a long way. We wrap up the preseason, and the performances of the stars, as well as Smith, Thybulle, Korkmaz and more. We go over some predictions for the season, and then break down where we think the Sixers end up, and who wins the NBA Championship.
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Ben Simmons' Three, Thybulle's Emergence, Horford's Excellence, NBA vs. ChinaOct 14, 2019 01:23:07
Ben Simmons hit the shot heard round the world, we finally talk about it. Also, Matisse Thybulle’s emergence, Al Horford’s quiet excellence, the multiple quiet tournaments on the Sixers, the NBA vs. China controversy and what is the league’s place in these issues, Neto vs. Burke, Zhaire Smith’s development, and Mike finally gives up on Jonah Bolden.
Sixers Camp Observations With Derek BodnerOct 5, 2019 56:23
Ben Simmons doesn't feel like answering questions about his jump shot, Joel Embiid misses Jimmy Butler, and Derek Bodner says this is the most professional Sixers camp he's ever been to. Today's podcast, taped live at the Sixers Blue and White Scrimmage at the Fieldhouse, talks about the two young stars, the offense with less creation and shooting, and the crunch time five with Derek Bodner of The Athletic.
Sixers Truth And Lies As Training Camp OpensOct 2, 2019 01:10:25
The Sixers had their annual media day and opened training camp, and there were a lot of quotes from every player. We go through big quotes from Embiid, Simmons, Horford, Harris, Brown and more and determine whether the person was telling the truth or lying. We also recap Live Ricky IV, the crowning achievement of the Ricky. Basketball has returned, another offseason survived.
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Brett Brown, Mike Scott, Process Hall of Fame in Live Ricky IVSep 28, 2019 01:49:34
Brett Brown made a surprise appearance at Live Ricky IV, surprised the audience with a gift and we surprised him with an honor. Mike Scott wore a Rights To Ricky Sanchez hockey jersey and was as charming as ever. And Spike, Mike, Ike Reese and Joe Giglio inducted Burnergate, Retweet Armageddon and TJ McConnell into the Process Hall of Fame. Music by the Paul Green Rock Academy.
Simmons Shot vs. Embiid Health, Jadakiss and Okafor Pro Ricky, Fly The Process VSep 25, 2019 35:33
The Lorenzo Brown Mailbag dips into the Sixers lineup with no tattoos, who we've got Twitter alerts for, and what's more important, Simmons' shot or Embiid's health. We also talk about who sounds more confused about the Ricky, Okafor, Jadakiss, Speights or Kirilenko, and announce Fly The Process V, a very special affair.
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Brett Brown's Journey and Biggest Test, Sixers Over/UndersSep 23, 2019 56:55
Brett Brown has had the craziest, most unique run of any coach in professional sports, and he's survived it all. As he embarks upon a season with more expectations than ever, what kind of job has he done, and what does he have to do to be considered a next level coach? We also do another round of Sixers season over/unders, and talk about what an ego-free Sixers team would look like.
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TJ, Brogdon, JaKarr and Oladipo: Pacers vs. Sixers PreviewSep 18, 2019 58:38
With TJ McConnell and JaKarr Sampson in Indiana with the Pacers, there is some true Process history. With Malcolm Brogdon and his stolen Rookie Of The Year trophy, there's a true enemy. We talk about the Pacers prospects for this season, Oladipo's return and fit with Brogdon, Myles Turner's ceiling and more with Caitlin Cooper of Indy Cornrows.
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Sixers vs. Bucks Eastern Conference Preview With Frank Madden of Brew HoopSep 14, 2019 01:34:37
Giannis and Embiid, the Sixers and the Bucks, everyone is thinking that the Eastern Conference will come down to these two teams. We take a deeper look at the Bucks in an awesome episode with Frank Madden of Brew Hoop, where we talk about the Bucks offseason, future, a killer jigsaw and the worst fart Mike ever had, which occurred in a car.
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Sixers In The SI Top 100, The Mike Scott Fight, Get Tattooed At Live Ricky IVSep 12, 2019 01:04:12
The entire Sixers starting lineup is in the Sports Illustrated Top 100 players, we talk about where they landed and if they should have been higher or lower. We discuss the Mike Scott tailgate fight insanity, the conclusion of a Fly The Process Love Story, and tell you how you can get tattooed on stage at Live Ricky IV. If you want to get tattooed, enter at www.rightstorickysanchez.com/tattoo.
Sixers Over Unders, Charles Barkley As An All-Time Sixer, Mike Scott HeadbandsSep 9, 2019 01:00:56
Over/unders are always one of our most popular podcasts. As we move to Sixers season previews, we take on a ton of over/unders, including Ben Simmons threes, Embiid games played, Zaire Smith minutes, Brett Brown aging, and much more. We also discuss where Antonio Brown would fit in the list of Sixers crazy stories, where Charles Barkley sits as an all-time Sixer, and how Mike Scott will deal without wearing the Karate Kid style headband.
Eastern Conference (and Sixers) Preview With John Gonzalez of The RingerSep 5, 2019 01:14:46
The Sixers are the co-favorites in the Eastern Conference, but they are not the only team in the Eastern Conference. Before we dive into team-by-team deep dives, we take a big picture look at the the East with The Ringer’s John Gonzalez. We talk about the Bucks, Celtics, Nets, Pacers, Raptors and Heat. We also guess whether Jimmy Butler will get booed, and pitch Live Ricky IV as a story for John to cover.
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Melo, Hawes and Iso Joe, Sixers Lineups, and Connor Barwin on Simmons, Embiid, and Making The World BetterSep 3, 2019 01:39:39
Carmelo Anthony, Spencer Hawes, and Joe Johnson were all names associated with the Sixers this week. We discuss the hilarity of all of them, potential Sixers non-starting lineups, and whether attractiveness has an inverse relationship to basketball skill. Then Connor Barwin joins us to discuss Thursday’s Make The World Better Foundation concert with Future Island, Strand of Oaks and Hop Along, the potential end of his career, why he’s settled into being a Philadelphian, and Elton Brand, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
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Tas Melas on The Raptors Championship, Kawhi, The Sixers, and The Evolution Of The Starters (TBJ)Aug 23, 2019 01:22:16
The Basketball Jones was a legendary basketball podcast (based in Canada), which became The Starters, a show that had a six year run on NBA TV. Original TBJer (currently called The Free Agents) joined the pod to talk about the evolution of being a Raptors fan, last year’s championship, Kawhi, Vince Carter, the growth from The Basketball Jones to The Starters to today, and the Sixers.Live Ricky IV: Cashed Out with Mike Scott is on sale Friday at noon HERE.
Embiid's Quiet Summer, Richardson's Role, Mike Scott's Ice Cream TourAug 21, 2019 55:03
Joel Embiid’s offseason has been quiet, we talk about that, as well as a big mailbag full of Sixers questions and a lot of other stuff. Josh Richardson’s role on offense and defense, Mike Scott’s Philly ice cream tour, Mike’s thoughts on reality television, which pre-process Sixers events would have been most fun to talk about on the podcast, and a lot more.
Billy King On His Sixers, Nets Tenures and The Current NBA LandscapeAug 19, 2019 01:19:22
Billy King traded for Ricky Sanchez. Also, Billy King was the Sixers general manager from 1998 until 2007, and then the Nets GM from 2010 until 2016, and a lot happened in those years. Drafting Andre Iguodala, trading Allen Iverson, the famous Celtics trade when he was with the Nets, as well as trading for Deron Williams. We talked to Billy about his time as GM of both teams, the current NBA climate, and Elton Brand’s hiring as Sixers GM, and their chances for an NBA title.
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Cashed Out! Live Ricky Guest, Process HOF Inductees AnnouncedAug 15, 2019 58:49
The featured guest at Live Ricky IV will be Mike Scott! We talk about Mike, and the show, which is coming September 27th to the Franklin Music Hall. We also reveal the inductees for the 2019 Process Hall Of Fame, talk about the hiring of Roy Hibbert to the Player Development staff, 538's projection that the Sixers are the most likely team to win the Finals, and what to do in Syracuse.
Andy Greenwald on TV, Emo, Movies and The Sixers Post-ProcessAug 10, 2019 01:41:12
Native Philadelphian Andy Greenwald is living the dream. He went from a media writer and podcaster on Grantland and The Ringer to actually creating his own TV show, Briarpatch. We talked about the new show, his Ringer podcast with Chris Ryan, his emo music book Nothing Feels Good, his attachment to Philadelphia sports and Joel Embiid, creating TV, music and movies in 2019, and whether Andy's jump to TV writer and producer means Mike can be on the Sixers.
Amos Lee On The Sixers, Bruce Hornsby's Iverson Connection, and Life On The RoadAug 5, 2019 01:28:18
Amos Lee is a successful singer, song writer, and is one of only two people to guest host the Ricky in Spike or Mike's absence. Amos joined the podcast to talk about the new pod's new intro song, his thoughts on the Sixers offseason, uniform, and owners, what life is like on the road, Toni Tony Tatone, Vallone's, take listener questions, and an odd connection between Bruce Hornsby and Allen Iverson.
Amos Lee On The Sixers, Bruce Hornsby's Iverson Connection, and Life On The RoadAug 3, 2019 01:28:18
Amos Lee is a successful singer, song writer, and is one of only two people to guest host the Ricky in Spike or Mike's absence. Amos joined the podcast to talk about the new pod's new intro song, his thoughts on the Sixers offseason, uniform, and owners, what life is like on the road, Toni Tony Tatone, Vallone's, take listener questions, and an odd connection between Bruce Hornsby and Allen Iverson.
TJ McConnell Gives His Sixers Memories, Process Hall Of Fame Nominees AnnouncedJul 29, 2019 01:03:07
TJ McConnell was the last player left on the Sixers from the 10-win team (not counting Elton Brand), before he signed with the Indiana Pacers. On the day he leaves Philadelphia, TJ joined us to talk about some of his best moments in Philadelphia, his relationship with Joel Embiid, which Sixer he’ll pick up full court, and his legendary appearance on the Live Ricky at Underground Arts. We also discuss the Sixers signing of Trey Burke and reveal the nominees for the Process Hall Of Fame.
Ben Simmons Jumper Videos, Furkan Korkmaz ReturnsJul 25, 2019 49:35
It's grainy, shaky, workout video season, which is truly when we thrive. We discuss the Ben Simmons workout videos with Chris Johnson, and whether we're in our out (they're leading the podcast so even if we're out, we're in), the signing of Furkan Korkmaz less than a year after he requested a trade, JaKarr Sampson to the Pacers, and Ben Simmons potentially making a toast at Joel Embiid's wedding. It's the offseason. Bryan Colangelo Relationship Advice returns, as does the Lorenzo Brown Mailbag.
Ben Simmons Extension, Kyle Korver Picks The Bucks, Forgotten Sixers Issues, New Theme SongJul 22, 2019 01:23:44
Ben Simmons signed a five-year, $170 million extension, we discuss what the future looks like for the length of the deal. Kyle Korver picked the Bucks over the Sixers, we discuss why, and what the Sixers should do with their final roster spot. We introduce our new theme song, “We Was Right” by Amos Lee and Jaron Olevsky, the Sixers issues that AU thinks we forgot, and the best way to construct a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Also, JJ Redick was lying about not being on social media.
Mike's Summer League Interviews: Zhaire Smith, Matisse Thybulle, John Gonzalez and MoreJul 13, 2019 45:53
Mike made his annual trip to Las Vegas to brave the suffocating heat, people from NBA Twitter and sin to watch NBA Summer League basketball. In a now yearly tradition, this Mike only edition of The Ricky includes chats with Zhaire Smith, Matisse Thybulle, Norvelle Pelle, Shake Milton, Mike's Lakers fan girlfriend Alyssa, Jason Blevins, The Ringer's John Gonzalez, Taylor Misiak and Tony Yacenda.
Sixers Big Picture Thoughts, Process Hall Of Fame, Six Year Ricky AnniversaryJul 11, 2019 01:11:55
Free Agency is mostly over, the draft is over, and the Sixers roster is for the most part, set for the 2019-20 season. We take a big picture look at the Sixers strengths, weaknesses, and questions for the upcoming season, as well as where their most serious competition will come from in the Eastern Conference. We also celebrate the six-year anniversary of the podcast, and give you the chance to submit your nominations for the 2019 Process Hall Of Fame.
Sixers Summer League Analysis, Kawhi Leonard To Clippers ReactionJul 8, 2019 01:12:51
The most important Sixers Summer League team since 2018 took the floor this weekend and react to performances from Zhaire Smith, Matisse Thybulle, Shake Milton, Norvel Pelle, Marial Shayock and more. We also react to Kawhi Leonard’s decision to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers instead of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Mike’s reaction to being in the Summer League earthquake.
Sixers Free Agency Wrap Up, TJ McConnell FarewellJul 4, 2019 01:24:36
TJ McConnell is part of the Process Core Four and he’s no longer a Sixer, so we give him a fitting farewell. We wrap up Sixers free agency with their signings of Raul Neto and Kyle O’Quinn, and put a final stamp on the Tobias Harris signing and trade as well as the Al Horford and James Ennis signings. We also discuss Joel Embiid’s life after JJ Redick, And we also preview Mike’s annual trip to Summer League in Vegas.
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Sixers Trade Jimmy Butler, Add Al Horford, Josh Richardson, Re-Sign Tobias HarrisJul 1, 2019 01:22:18
The Sixers did not run it back. They ran some of it back. We discuss the re-signing of Tobias Harris, the Jimmy Butler trade to the Miami Heat for Josh Richardson, the loss of JJ Redick, and the signing of former Celtic and former enemy Al Horford. Andrew Unterberger’s terrible internet connection kept him off the pod, but Spike’s rage fest about Jimmy Butler made up for it.
Sixers Free Agency Preview and Rumors, Owner David Heller SellsJun 28, 2019 58:21
Free agency for the Sixers and every NBA team begins on Sunday at 6pm. Jimmy Butler may be back, may leave, and be be signed and traded elsewhere. Tobias Harris will take meetings, but also could be back as well. We discuss the possibilities with all Sixers free agents, and the reprecussions of the moves. We also discuss Sixers owner and Ricky fan David Heller selling his stake in the Sixers.
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Sixers Front Office Concerns and Matisse Thybulle Deep Dive With Scout Elan VinokurovJun 24, 2019 01:17:43
How long can the Sixers continue to overpay in trades and devalue margins before it prevents them from having an extended championship window? We talk about their draft night decisions, trades, and comments before and after from the team. Then we have a long conversation with EV Hoops scout Elan Vinokurov on Sixers first round pick Matisse Thybulle, his shooting, and adjustment to NBA defense.
Sixers Trade Up To Draft Matisse Thybulle, Give Away Rest Of DraftJun 21, 2019 56:46
“Give me the 2020 second round, and I’ll make an NBA champion.” - Michael Levin - The Sixers traded up with the Boston Celtics to take a player from the University Of Washington… again. The 76ers exchange the 24th and 33rd picks to select Matisse Thybulle at 20, with the Celtics knowing the they were interested in the defensive standout. To Spike’s dismay, the Celtics took Carsen Edwards with the 33rd pick. The Sixers traded the 34th pick to Atlanta for a future second round pick, and the 54th and 57th picks, which became Marial Shayok, and Jordan Bone, who they also traded.
Big Boards (YouTube And Regular), Celtics Falling ApartJun 19, 2019 01:43:28
Spike and Mike give their official Big Boards, Mike from hours of watching college basketball, Spike from watching highlights on YouTube only. Spike goes over his top ten, and Mike responds with a top 30. Also up for discussion is Kyrie Irving and Al Horford having almost assuredly decided to leave the Boston Celtics to not play in Boston and not play for a coach whose job is always on the line.
Davis To The Lakers and Draft Megapod With NBA Scout Elan VinokurovJun 17, 2019 01:48:55
The NBA Draft is this week, and we deep dive into it all with NBA Scount Elan Vinokurov, talking about what he got right and wrong from last year, who he likes at the top of this year’s draft, and potential selections for the Sixers at 24 and the second round. We also discuss the Anthony Davis trade to the Lakers and its effect on the Sixers, and the NBA Finals. You can find out more about Elan’s draft camps at evhoops.com.
The One Where Mike Eats An AlmondJun 13, 2019 47:52
Would you take a 50% chance on signing an injured Kevin Durant if it meant letting Butler and Harris go? Spike and Mike discuss that question, talk about the rumors involving Anthony Davis and the Lakers and Celtics, who the Sixers might sign if Harris and Butler leave, what the chances are that Ben Simmons has a better career than Joel Embiid, and two listener submitted jigsaws. Also, Mike debates whether or not to eat an almond.
Enemies Of The Process 2019Jun 10, 2019 01:20:32
We’ve made a lot of enemies over the last six years, and most of them don’t even know they’re our enemies. In September of 2017, we did our first podcast ranking the Enemies Of The Process, and we decided it was time for an updated ranking. Andrew Unterberger joins us to figure out which Colangelo is worse, where David Silver ranks, whether Spike’s dad is in the top ten, and where everyone else falls in the top 20. We also talk about the Sixers hire of Ime Udoka as assistant coach.
Maybe Only Run Some Of It Back?Jun 6, 2019 56:58
Spike is having second thoughts about running it back completely, so we discuss the possible problems with doing that. We also discuss the Sixers interviewing Avery Johnson to be an assistant coach, the team’s change atop their medical staff, and figure out which non-playoff starter they would trade a Sixers starter for if they had the chance. We also announced that the Final Lottery Party raised over $16,000 for the Providence Animal Center and Coded By Kids. Thank you!
Kevin O'Connor (Ringer) On The Sixers, NBA Draft, and Being UnbannedJun 3, 2019 01:30:27
After. a long, painful banning, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor joined us to talk about his banning and unbanning, the pain Danny Chau must be going through, the Sixers trades and off-season plans, Ben Simmons shooting with the wrong hand, and we go deep into the NBA Draft to look at Sixers options with their five picks. Donate to Kevin’s fundraiser Dunk On Cancer in honor of his dad at Dunk On Cancer’s site, click on Rights To Ricky Sanchez in the leaderboard and be part of the Ricky pledge group.
One Year Colangelo Burnergate AnniversaryMay 30, 2019 02:06:05
It’s been one year since the Ringer published the article about Bryan Colangelo’s burner Twitter accounts that would later get him fired, only to be replaced by Elton Brand, who he once signed and is on the shirt. We look back at Burnergate one year later, talk about its lasting effects, every crazy detail we can remember, rank the burner accounts, and go over Colagelo’s Sixers resume. We also go around the league with Ish Smith and discuss the Finals, the Timberwolves front office and the Rockets fire sale. Finally, we end the podcast with a replay of our podcast from one year ago tonight.
Derek Bodner on The State Of The Sixers and Embiid's All-NBA CaseMay 25, 2019 01:19:19
Joel Embiid did not make the first All_NBA team, and Kevin O’Connor made a play to get rebanned. We discuss those issues, and then Derek Bodner of The Athletic joined us to talk about this Sixers season, the team’s front office structure, whether the Sixers should bring back the same team, and what their options are if they don’t.
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Sixers Have Free Agency Decisions To Make, NBA Playoffs RoundupMay 23, 2019 01:10:59
Free agency will determine almost all of the 2019-20 Sixers roster, and there are a lot of decisions to make. Spike and Mike dive in on potential contracts and decisions for Tobias Harris, Jimmy Butler, JJ Redick, James Ennis, as well as non-Sixers possibilities. We discuss the NBA Conference Finals, and The Lorenzo Brown Mailbag gives us questions about the worst NBA fans, 2020 free agency, Ben Simmons’ true position, Bryan Colangelo making amends, and a new banning!
The Dawn Of A New Sixers OffseasonMay 20, 2019 01:36:44
The 2018-19 Sixers are but a memory now, and the biggest offseason of our lives (every one of them is) has begun. We take a look at how the season ended, and how we thought each player performed along with what we want to see from them next season (if they’re definitely on the team) and what we think the prospects are for their return in 2019-20. We also recap the Lottery Party and talk to Andrew Unterberger about enjoying things outside of winning and his final thoughts on the Tobias Harris trade.
The Final Lottery Party featuring Chu Chu MaduabumMay 15, 2019 52:12
With the last Hinkie associated NBA Lottery Pick at stake, and the Sixers in the playoffs and contenders for the Eastern Conference, it was a perfect time to end the Lottery Party. Six years of ridiculous came to a close with a live podcast featuring The Sponslorette, the rebanning of Bill Simmons, a Spike poem called "Run It Back," and an interview with Process legend Chu Chu Maduabum. Thank you for the support over the last six years. New pod this weekend.
Quadruple Doink: Sixers Season Ends In Crushing FashionMay 13, 2019 01:01:52
It all came down to a Kawhi Leonard fadeaway in the corner with Joel Embiid all over him, and it hit the front rim, then again, then the back rim a couple of times, and went in. Spike and Mike discuss the final game of the 2019-20 season, the series, and what it means going forward for the players, the coaches, and us. We’ll see you at the Lottery Party Tuesday. We came from losing, this is when we need to be together.
Brett Brown Not Fired, Nobody Traded: Sixers Force Game 7 With RaptorsMay 10, 2019 01:04:48
Ben Simmons wasn’t traded, Joel Embiid wasn’t eating fast food, Jimmy Butler wasn’t being a cancer, and Tobias Harris played like he wanted a bunch of money. The Sixers destroyed the Raptors at the Wells Fargo Center to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. We talk about it. The Lottery Party is Tuesday. Get your tickets!
Backs Against The Wall: Sixers Down 3-2 To RaptorsMay 8, 2019 45:17
In the biggest game of the year, the Sixers come up small in a Game 5 loss to the Raptors. This time, it wasn’t Kawhi Leonard that was the problem, it was everyone else. Joel Embiid was still sick, Ben Simmons and JJ Redick were invisible, and there wasn’t nearly enough from Butler or Harris. The Sixers backs are against the wall, we discuss what they need to change for Game 6.
Somebody Get Embiid Some Purell: Raptors Even Series With SixersMay 6, 2019 54:29
Joel Embiid was sick again, Kawhi Leonard hit shots that made us sick, Tobias Harris missed a lot of open shots, and Jimmy Butler played his ass off. All of that added up to a close game that saw the Raptors pull out down the stretch. The series is 2-2 heading back to Toronto. We also discuss JJ Redick not saying the name.
Ain't No Bitch: Sixers Dismantle Raptors, Go Up 2-1May 3, 2019 01:11:22
Greg Monroe’s missed layup was the most glorious moment of the Sixers’ postseason so far. Kawhi Leonard was robotic in his scoring excellence, but Joel Embiid was dominant on both sides of the court, Jimmy Butler glue guyed all over the place, and the Sixers ran the Raptors off the court. We wish Brett Brown could have been there to see it. We were right.
The Jimmy Butler and Greg Monroe Game: Sixers Even Series With RaptorsApr 30, 2019 51:08
Joel Embiid had a tummy ache, but the Sixers came through with their best defensive effort of the year to even their series with the Raptors at 1-1. Ben Simmons had an elite defensive effort, Jimmy Butler became the fourth quarter finisher, and Brett Brown, who apparently coached the game, made some key adjustments that got the Raptors off balance and led the defense.
Kawhi Leonard Is Ivan Drago: Sixers Lose Opener To RaptorsApr 28, 2019 43:42
The Raptors looked like the sum of all fears for Sixers fans in the opener of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. Kawhi Leonard was a monster on both ends, Pascal Siakam didn’t miss, and the Raptors defense swallowed up Embiid, Butler, and Harris. If the Sixers are going to win in seven games, they’ll have to lose three. We’ll talk about how they can win the other four.
Sixers vs. Raptors Preview, Nets Wrap-Up: Cry About It, Sean MarksApr 24, 2019 01:12:30
The Sixers dismantled the Nets in Game 5, taking the series 4-1, wrapping up four straight after the panic of the first game loss. Joel Embiid looked spry, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler dominated on defense. The Sixers now face the Raptors, who were 3-0 in the season series in games that Kawhi Leonard played in. We look back at the Nets series and ahead to the Raptors.
Jared Dudley Is A Potato In The Rain (The Joel Embiid Game): Sixers Take 3-1 Lead Over NetsApr 22, 2019 54:56
It was the Joel Embiid game, it was the Jared Dudley game, it was the fight game, it was the Jimmy Butler ejection game, it was the Mike Scott hit a huge three game, it was the JJ Redick missed every three until he hit one three game, it was the Boban regression game, it was the Jonah Bolden still might not be playable game. It was the Sixers take a 3-1 lead in the series game. The Nets don’ have any fans.
The Greg Monroe Game: Sixers Beat Nets In Game ThreeApr 19, 2019 59:04
We’ve come so far since the beginning of The Process, and we’ve come so far that Greg Monroe started a game in the playoffs for the Sixers in place of the team’s best player, and they won. Ben Simmons dominated, Tobias Harris exploded, Greg Monroe stood there, Jimmy Butler was steady, all while Joel Embiid sat on the bench. The Sixers lead 2-1.
'Benny From Here' And 'Hard To Get Boban': Sixers Blow Out NetsApr 16, 2019 58:52
Good takes! What a difference a couple of days makes. Ben “From Here” Simmons came in motivated and aggressive, Joel Embiid was hurting but had a monster third quarter, JJ Redick actually made a few shots, Boban Marjanovich hit a few more, and James Ennis saved the season as we all expected him to do. And who coached the Sixers in the second half? The 76ers are once again the best team in the NBA.
Sixers Lose To Nets In Playoff Opener, It's The End Of The World As We Know ItApr 13, 2019 37:03
Well, we’re off to a suboptimal start. It wouldn’t be the Sixers if we didn’t start the playoffs with some ambiguity about the health of Joel Embiid and whether he’d be ready to play, some ambiguous comments from the owner about the coach, and equal parts confidence and fear that this is all going down in flames from all of us. Sixers lose to the Nets, It’s Ricky playoff time baby.
Sixers Playoff Preview And Regular Season RetrospectiveApr 11, 2019 01:04:59
The Sixers will face the Nets in the first round of the playoffs, and the second playoffs of the Rights To Ricky Sanchez era. We preview the series against the Nets, and if it’s an easier path than the Magic. We also look back on yet another crazy Sixers season, and discuss two possible bannings of respected members of the NBA media.
Sixers Sliding DoorsApr 8, 2019 01:11:25
The Sixers finally get back on the winning track, and are getting set for another playoff run. We look at alternate Sixers realities and if you’d feel more confident if fewer trades had been made this season. We also look back at the three year anniversary of the Hinkie resignation, Brett Brown’s multiple 50-win seasons, and some Zhaire, Shake and JaKarr Sampson discussion.
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Flip The SwitchApr 4, 2019 01:01:46
The Sixers are sleep walking through the final couple of weeks of the season, can they flip the switch before the playoffs? We discuss whether the team has enough time together to come together for the playoffs, the final round of the Jigsaw Final Four, Around The League with Ish Smith takes us to MVP, Rookie Of The Year, and Warriors conversation, Bryan Colangelo Relationship Advice, and a very Process mailbag.
Reunited And It Feels So Good (Live From Minnesota)Apr 1, 2019 42:31
The Sixers traveled to Minnesota to play the Timberwolves, and so did we. We discuss the game, Embiid's load management, our meetings with TJ, Rock, and Dario after the game, the chants, and some midwest weirdness. If you're new to the podcast, this one isn't normal for us. This was recorded in front of a live audience sitting on the floor cross legged in a hotel outside of a ballroom eating breakfast.
The SixeretteMar 27, 2019 01:13:23
If all of the Sixers were competing on the Bachelor, who would win? That’s the sort of stuff we tackle after Mike is concerned about the recent malaise, but Spike is not so worried. We discuss Joel Embiid’s dog Klaus saying the name, Zhaire and Shake, a potential Mike Scott tattoo at the Lottery Party, which non-Sixers Philadelphia athlete would be best on the Sixers, the growth of the podcast, how we met and started doing the podcast together, and what Sixers player would win the Hunger Games.
A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A SixerMar 25, 2019 57:49
We can’t muster up the energy to be angry about the loss to the Hawks, so we talk about the Boban three pointer, and the reasons why they were destined to lose it. We pivot quickly into some of Mike’s NBA related takes from the NCAA Tournament so far, a Jigsaw bracket, what would happen if Jimmy Butler’s name was Jiminy, and some proposed Zion Williamson trades if the Sixers ended up with the first overall pick. There’s also discussion of a new addition to the Mike Weber Memorial Banned List.
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Shamrocks, Sixers and ShenanigansMar 21, 2019 01:03:44
Joel Embiid dominated, Jimmy Butler came through in the fourth quarter, and the Sixers beat the miserable, hate each other, hot seat coach having, Kyrie Irving hating, hate to see it, House Of Pain singing, Boston Celtics. We talk about Embiid and Butler’s performances, a surprise banning from our live shows, and Andrew Unterberger talks about which fans hate us the most. Let’s enjoy this one.
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... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The SixersMar 16, 2019 58:55
Happy birthday Joel Embiid! Brett Brown talked for 70 minutes to Zach Lowe, but what did he really say? We discuss Brown’s appearance on another podcast, the Sixers third straight win, why the team’s defense isn’t as good as last year’s, how far back we think Joel Embiid is, how good Zion Williamson is and will be, and who might be some good offseason targets for the Sixers. We also announce a special guest for the Final Lottery Party.
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The End Of The RoadMar 13, 2019 01:02:16
The Sixers sneak by the Cavs lifelessly, but a win is a win, especially after a win. We announce the 2019 Lottery Party details (check them out here), and the fact that it will be the final lottery party. We need you there to give the proper goodbye to the era. We discuss the short-lived Jonah Bolden era, the brand new Zhaire Smith era, Joel Embiid’s return and new dog, and what, in fact, makes Brett Brown a good coach.
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The Worry Police, They Live Inside of My HeadMar 11, 2019 01:08:02
With just a month or so left in the season, do the Sixers have enough time with all of their key players together to be good enough to get through the Eastern Conference? Also discussed are what’s going on with Jimmy Butler, the options the Sixers would have if he doesn’t resign, other players we like watching who have never been Sixers, LeBron passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list. And a new Sixers song from Heemy76.
Let's Talk About Brett Baby, Let's Talk About You And MeMar 7, 2019 51:43
With three minutes left in the game against the tanking Bulls, the Sixers led by 10 points. They lost. We discuss the final minutes of the brutal game, and the final baffling play. We move on quickly to talk about how much of the team’s late game issues are Brett Brown related, and how much recent comments by Josh Harris puts pressure on him. Finally we cast the Process movie, talk about Redick’s haircut, talk bandwagons, and do a listener submitted Jigsaw.
The Sharp Hint Of Intentionally Missed Free ThrowsMar 4, 2019 01:20:45
Here we are in the 17th year of the Process and the Sixers almost swept the Warriors. We talk about the team and Brett Brown’s questionable decisions down the stretch of the game, the emergence of Jonah Bolden and Mike Scott, Joel Embiid’s comments about resting his body, take on some Relationship Advice, the Bryce Harper signing and look ahead to the five biggest remaining games of the season.
Ben Simmons And A Semester AbroadFeb 27, 2019 01:01:32
Just about every Sixer is going to be reevaluated in a number of weeks. Joel Embiid, Furkan Korkmaz, and Boban Marjanovic are healing while the Sixers are playing. We discuss Jimmy Butler’s perceived coasting, the Processy spasticness of Jonathon Simmons, the aggressiveness of Ben Simmons, as well as the chances Ben Simmons makes a decision that turns the NBA on its head, and what it would have been like if LeBron chose the Sixers.
This Game Is Proof (I Know The Sixers Need Embiid)Feb 23, 2019 58:53
Because talking about the Sixers sleepwalking through a home loss to the Portland Trailblazers isn’t a ton of fun, we only spend about ten minutes on it. Then we get to a rare listener submitted Jigsaw that involves sneezing in the sack and being Bryan Colangelo’s personal assistant, a Lorenzo Brown mailbag where we talk about powering up certain Sixers and who would turn back a Pepsi when they ordered a coke, and Unterberger tries to convince us he likes Jimmy Butler.
Alive With The Glory Of BobanFeb 22, 2019 56:35
Boban made the Sixers return to basketball a little less painful without Joel Embiid. Spike and Mike discuss the Heat win, the Sixers time without Joel Embiid, Embiid’s knee issues and time off, expectations for the final 24 games, Jimmy Butler’s interview with Mark Wahlberg, the news on Zhaire Smith and Furkan Korkmaz, and a ruling on the possible unbanning of Kevin O’Connor.
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Best Of The Trade Deadline and All-Star Weekend (Ricky Rewind)Feb 16, 2019 58:55
Since the Ricky is off this weekend, we figured we'd give you some of our best trade deadline and All-Star weekend material through the years.
2/21/14 - The very first Ricky trade deadline. They traded Evan Turner!
2/15/15 - The famous Paul Millap story. Ricky legend.
2/19/15 - The MCW trade deadline.
2/15/16 - The final Hinkie deadline, where Jerry Colangelo talks trash about Hinkie.
2/4/17 - Jahlil Okafor trade rumors.
The Celtics Are Better Without Kyrie Irving and Magic Johnson Is A Bitter LoserFeb 13, 2019 56:46
The Celtics, fueled by being free of their poison-in-the-locker-room point guard Kyrie Irving, were able to squeak by the Sixers once again. We talk about the performance of each Sixers player in the loss, pivot into a Bryan Colangelo Relationship Advice segment about dating a Celtics fan, discuss the Ben Simmons and Magic Johnson controversy, and then take stock of the Sixers at the All-Star Break.
The 76ers Are The Best Team Of All Time And Tobias Harris Is A Hall Of FamerFeb 9, 2019 01:05:21
The new Sixers starting five, that doesn’t have a nickname, had an outstanding debut in beating the Nuggets and Nikola Jokic (who is doughy). Spike and Mike talk about the fit of the new starting lineup, and how the bench pieces fit in as well. Also, how insane it is that Elton Brand is the GM, which dog breed is each Sixers player most similar to, how much does ownership have to do with trade timing, and a historical ranking of trade deadlines since The Process began.
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Post Trade Deadline: Markelle Fultz Gone, Retweet Armageddon Era OverFeb 8, 2019 55:56
Elton Brand’s first trade deadline is over! We discuss how Brand did, Markelle Fultz’s run as a Philadelphia 76er is over, as he was traded to the Orlando Magic for a first round pick, a second round pick, and Jonathon Simmons. We discuss the trade, the rollercoaster ride of Fultz in Philadelphia, as well as the James Ennis trade and how the rest of the Eastern Conference improved.
Sixers Go All In With Trade For Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike ScottFeb 6, 2019 01:10:46
The Sixers went all-in. Spike and Mike react to a huge trade as the team acquires Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott, for Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, Landry Shamet, THE MIAMI PICK, a Sixers 2020 first round pick and two second round picks. They discuss the ramifications on this season, the risks going into the future, and how this was the best timed trade of all time.
It Was The Best Of Times (Sixers), It Was The Worst Of Times (Celtics)Feb 2, 2019 01:25:02
While the Sixers are playing their best basketball of the year and beating the Warriors, the Celtics are falling apart right before our very eyes. It’s a very sad situation. We talk about the Warriors win and Ben Simmons’ play, the case for Joel Embiid as the league’s MVP, the recent Anthony Davis and Kristaps Porzingis situations and how sad it is that the Celtics aren’t looking so hot, upcoming trade deadline targets, and Andrew Unterberger introduces a controversial theory.
I Don't Get Disrespected, I Do The DisrespectingJan 31, 2019 01:15:50
Jimmy Butler fulfilled his dream of playing point guard and the Sixers won in Los Angeles while Brandon Ingram dunked on Corey Brewer but was thinking about Mike the entire time. We’re on the doorstep of the NBA trade deadline and the Sixers may trade the former first overall pick in the draft for a guy who was on the shirt. We discuss the possibility of Brett Brown talking too much, if Ben Simmons is a point guard, and Mike’s girlfriend makes a special appearance to be an insufferable Lakers fan. Good pod.
Nikola Jokic Is Spencer Hawes With A Green LightJan 28, 2019 57:11
Some are saying the Sixers starting lineup against the Nuggets was the worst of the season, and some are saying it was the best. Spike and Mike talk about the continued contributions of the best player on the Sixers, Corey Brewer, recent reports about Jimmy Butler, some trade ideas with the deadline approaching, which former Process era Sixers player we’d most like to have back on the team, questions for Drew Hanlen, and relief over seeing Amir Johnson alive once again in a Sixers game.
Eat It Marco Belinelli! Corey Brewer Saved The Sixers Season!Jan 24, 2019 01:13:08
They never win this game! The Sixers come up with ten straight points for an unlikely win over the Spurs, following a blowout win over the Rockets, both without Jimmy Butler. Spike and Mike talk about the infusion of super weird energy and facial hair from Corey Brewer, the best basketball Ben Simmons has ever played, and a new cohesion with Joel Embiid, the emergence of Small Ball Five Bolden, cocky TJ, and World War Z Wilson. We also briefly discuss possible trades for Mike Conley and Taurean Prince, a very strange Jigsaw, and a possible new slapper of the hardwood.
The Hell Stretch Has Begun and Separating The Process YearsJan 20, 2019 01:20:31
The most difficult stretch of the season has begun, and we talk about what’s gone wrong and what’s gone right. Joel Embiid is playing through an injury, Ben Simmons has turned it up another level, and Jimmy Butler has had one great game and one bad game. There’s a quick recommendation corner, then Andrew Unterberger joins us to separate the three Process years. Finally, we discuss who we’d rather have on a max deal, Jimmy Butler, Klay Thompson or Kyrie Irving.
Celebrate Good Times! Trade Rumors, Rock and Dario Come Home, Corey BrewerJan 16, 2019 01:18:43
The Sixers blew out the Timberwolves from beginning to end, it was a true joy. We talk about the on-court harmony of Embiid, Simmons and Butler, whether it’s the Jonah Bolden game, and the arrival of Corey Brewer. We discuss the homecoming of Dario and Covington, our trip to Minnesota to see them, some trade rumors, and the newest Ringer piece about the Sixers from Chris Ryan and Justin Verrier.
Trades, Trades, Trades, Trades, Trades, Defense and AccountabilityJan 12, 2019 01:07:32
A colorful Ricky discusses the awful loss to the awful Atlanta Hawks, the two-year anniversary of the TJ McConnell game winner and what life might be like without him, what the Sixers might have to trade to get better this season, the prospective Ben Simmons trades that Zach Lowe discussed this week, and Andrew Unterberger proposes some imaginative, impossible Sixers trades before skewering Spike about Jared Leto.
The Culture, The Depth, The Open Roster Spot, The Normal CollarJan 10, 2019 01:01:20
The Sixers split a back to back with the Wizards after a low-energy disaster in Washington DC. The roster is obviously thin, but how much does culture and accountability come into play for the players and the coach. We also discuss the open roster spot, the addition of Haywood Highsmith, playoff positioning, the tough stretch coming up for the Sixers, and rousing editions of Bryan Colangelo Relationship Advice and The Lorenzo Brown Mailbag.
Jimmy Butler Controversy and Process Vs. Present With The War On Drugs' Dave HartleyJan 7, 2019 01:21:00
The Jimmy Butler story and what it means for the Sixers moving forward this season and the offseason, why we’re not having more fun watching the Sixers and instead arguing all the time, Shake Milton’s integration, Jonah Bolden’s defense, Ben Simmons’ dominance, and Spike’s Luka Doncic take with our special guest Sixers fan Dave Hartley of The War On Drugs and Nightlands. Follow Dave on Twitter @nightlands.
Jimmy Butler Contract, Simmons and Embiid Relationship, The West Coast TripJan 3, 2019 01:06:19
The Sixers wrapped up their West Coast road trip at 3-1 with the longest game of all time over the Phoenix Suns. We talk about the wins over the Suns and the Clippers, the Embiid/Simmons brouhaha in Los Angeles and their relationship moving forward, the jumper heard ‘round the world, and the pair’s dominant performances in Phoenix and Los Angeles. We also talk about the options for a Jimmy Butler contract and how that affects the team, organization, and the two young stars moving forward. We also briefly discuss the idea of a Ben Simmons for Anthony Davis trade.
Reasonable Ben Simmons Debate, Small Ball Fives and Sixers New Year's ResolutionsDec 29, 2018 01:11:09
The Ben Simmons fit/trade debate raged on the internet this week, we took a measured, honest look at the fit, the future, and the present with Simmons. We discuss Jonah Bolden’s future as a small ball five surrounded by shooters, the win over the Jazz, bring back the Jorge Gutierrez Recommendation corner to give you some movies and music to check out, get a touching letter in the Lorenzo Brown mailbag, and check in on our Bold Predictions and give some Sixers New Year’s resolutions with AU.
BONUS POD: Spike Reads All Of The iTunes Reviews Part 2Dec 28, 2018 02:25:57
Spike promised that when the Rights To Ricky Sanchez hit 2000 ratings on Apple Podcasts, he'd read all of the reviews from the 1,000 mark until the 2,000 mark. Here it is. It's terrible. It's also brought to you by Kinetic Skateboarding.
No Christmas Miracle In Boston! Also Process Christmas GiftsDec 26, 2018 01:20:48
The Sixers lost (again) to the Celtics, this time with the entire country watching on Christmas. We give our takeaways from the game about Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler and the rest of the roster, the decision to run a dribble handoff to JJ Redick as the final play, how they can make better use of the personnel they have, and the personnel they need. Finally, we go through some interesting Process related Christmas gifts we saw, including Sixers legos, a Fly The Process IV trip, and a Sam Hinkie blanket.
2018 Year In Review: Burners, Brand and BostonDec 22, 2018 01:33:27
2018 was another weird year for all of us, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We go through the biggest things that happened in Sixers and Ricky land throughout the year, and what they feel like in retrospect. Of course we discuss Embiid's All-Star appearance, last year’s playoffs, Burnergate, the Butler trade, Fultz, the confetti game, the Elton Brand hire, and much, much, much more. For even more on the year in Sixers, check out AU’s top 100 moments of 2018. We also debut a new song about the podcast from Philly band Hurry.
Finally, Mike Goes Negadelphia: Can The Sixers Get There This Year? Trade Targets And House HuntersDec 19, 2018 01:00:42
After weeks, months, of being the guy who looks at the bright side of life, Mike was finally broken by the game against the Spurs, a game he shouldn’t have watched. We discuss the Sixers inability to solve the Embiid double teams on post-ups, the thin roster, if any potential trade targets can help, and if they can fix it for this year. We also discuss what their plan should be during free agency, and this week’s appearance on House Hunters International.
A Deep Dive On Sixers Depth, Hilarious Jimmy Butler Quotes, Sad Fultz SagaDec 15, 2018 01:05:23
The Sixers have the least depth of any Eastern Conference contedender. We discuss what the biggest culprits are for them being in this position, if they can remedy it this year, and if it’s worth fixing this year. We talk about the team’s late game offense when Joel Embiid has the ball, some hilarious quotes from a Jimmy Butler interview in GQ, Dave Silver’s latest lie, the sad Markelle Fultz story in the Washington Post, and a brand new Jigsaw.
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Jimmy Butler's Max Contract Groin On JJ Redick's Podcast, Everyone's Groin, Guarding GuardsDec 13, 2018 01:14:20
Jimmy Butler appeared on JJ Redick’s (not on social media) podcast, we discuss the appearance, Butler’s groin, the concerns with giving him a five-year max, the loss to the Nets and the Sixers inability to guard guards, why the Sixers didn’t pick up Furkan Korkmaz’s option, a potential Markelle Fultz trade, go Around The League with Ish Smith to discuss Steph Curry and walking on the moon, and the 2008-2013 Sixers in the Lorenzo Brown mailbag.
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Joel Embiid Rests, But Isn't Happy With His Role, Butler Drops The Headband, Least Favorite SixersDec 8, 2018 01:22:28
Joel Embiid said that he wasn’t happy with taking a night off, or the way he was used. We discuss Embiid’s comments, the Sixers win over the Pistons and the Mike Muscala game, how the Sixers might fill out the rest of their rotation, the latest developments in the Fultz saga and Andrew Unterberger joins and we discuss our least favorite Sixers of all time.
Sixers Fail Their Test Against The Raptors, Another Fultz Update, Covington As DPOY?Dec 6, 2018 01:08:15
The Sixers and the Raptors were in the spotlight of the NBA on Wednesday night, and it was a game for about three quarters. Spike and Mike talk about what they took from the loss, Embiid’s bad game and if it’s related to workload, Simmons’ less-aggressive play, Butler’s scoring outburst, and how the Sixers will fill out the rotation. We also discuss the next stop in the Markelle Fultz saga, the new rules for the Headband Brothers, and what happens if Robert Covington wins Defensive Player of The Year.
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Headbands, Jimmy Butler Super Teammate, Fultz Trade, Ranking The Big Three, Process ReunionDec 1, 2018 01:23:30
Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons are wearing headbands, Jimmy Butler is the best teammate of all-time, and the Sixers have two straight blowout wins. We talk about the team’s play, make our big announcement (Fly The Process is going to Minnesota!), some potential Fultz trades, and Andrew Unterberger helps us figure out where Embiid, Simmons and Butler rank about the NBA’s elite. We also discuss trading TJ for a first round pick, and who should own the rights to “Trust The Process.”
Stealing A Player From Every Team For The Sixers And A Much Needed Easy WinNov 29, 2018 01:09:19
If you could take one player from every NBA team for the rest of the Sixers team, who would it be? Spike and Mike go through the entire league and make their picks. The Sixers had their easiest win of the year over the Knicks, we go over the highlights, and why Joel Embiid had to play 30 minutes. Finally, Spike gives a quick recap of his trip to NASA, and we bid farewell to Kyle Korver, former, future, former Sixer.
Every Game Is A Struggle, Embiid's Minutes, The End Of The Fultz Saga?Nov 25, 2018 01:07:42
The Sixers struggle to win every game they win, and the games they don’t win, they lose. Who’s fault is it?! Why doesn’t Joel Embiid get any days off, why doesn’t Jimmy Butler take more shots, and why can’t Markelle Fultz’s camp leak anything correctly? Also, a very special bonus segment with the Hoagie Hour hosts, Toni Tony Tatone and Tommy From Down The Shore.
Markelle Fultz Emergency Again, Zhaire Smith Lost 20 PoundsNov 21, 2018 01:09:30
Markelle Fultz’s lawyer (agent) today informed the team and the public that he will not be playing or practicing with the team until he sees a shoulder specialist on Monday. Elton Brand and the team seemed surprised by this information. Then he participated in a light shootaround with the team. Also, John Gonzalez says that Zhaire Smith lost 20 pounds due to his allergy and may not play this year. The Sixers!
That's Why They Got Jimmy Butler, Embiid's Journey, Big Two Vs. Big Three, Fultz's Free ThrowsNov 17, 2018 01:12:11
Jimmy Butler plays big in the fourth quarter for the Sixers, we discuss that, fans chanting three different things at games now, Joel Embiid's journey to MVP candidate, Markelle Fultz's newest free throw adventure, the idea of having a Big Two vs a Big Three, and picking our Western Conference Process team.
Jimmy Butler's Debut, Fultz Ditches Hanlen, Bill Simmons Says The NameNov 15, 2018 01:03:24
We discuss Jimmy Butler’s first game with the Sixers, their new starting lineup, and the Jimmy Butler press conference. We also talk about the Markelle Fultz free throw, his split from Drew Hanlen, and Sixers fan reactions and conspiracy theories. Finally we discuss the results of our investigation of Bill Simmons potentially saying the name and becoming unbanned.
Emergency: Jimmy Butler Traded For Robert Covington and Dario SaricNov 10, 2018 01:11:44
The Sixers took a swing, trading Robert Covington and Dario Saric (along with the ghost of Jerryd Bayless) for Jimmy Butler. We discuss the pros and cons of the trade, how we feel it positions them for this year and the future, and this year. We also say farewell to Process legends Robert Covington and Dario Saric, and what they meant to us as Sixers. We also get a bonus Fake Bill Simmons intro, but not used as an intro.
Dario Saric Returns, Landry Shamet Arrives, Sixers Small Ball LineupsNov 9, 2018 01:00:30
Dario Saric returns with a big game, just when everyone was ready to give up on him. The Sixers have a first round pick making a difference, and it’s not the guy we thought it would be. We discuss the Sixers small lineups, the fact that we’ve had just about enough of Drew Hanlen, and whether JJ Redick is or is not on social media.
Grade That Trade! Every Sixers Trade ImaginableNov 3, 2018 56:21
On the very first Grade That Trade episode of the pod, you sent in creative Sixers trades, and we evaluate them based on entertainment, realism, and overall value. Sixers trades for Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker, DeWayne Dedmon, Isaiah Canaan, Kevin Durant, Giannis, Otto Porter, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Korver and more are included.
Simmons' Shooting, Can Fultz Keep Starting, Sixer Wants Out?Oct 31, 2018 52:38
Ben Simmons had another bad game in the Sixers loss to the Raptors, we discuss his play and need for a jump shot, how long the Sixers will be able to keep going with Fultz in the starting lineup, the struggles of Dario Saric, and the team’s lack of switchability on defense. We also come to a verdict on the latest banning controversy, Furkan Korkmaz’s possible trade request, the new City Series jerseys and a potential Kyle Korver trade.
Sixers Lacking Cohesion, Future Vs. Present Balance, Jimmy Butler (Again)Oct 29, 2018 01:25:19
The Sixers don’t look cohesive offensively or defensively, we discuss the reasons for that, the balance they have to strike between the future and the present, once again potential trades for Jimmy Butler, the Sixers history of 30 point scorers since Allen Iverson, and why we’ve been arguing so much. We also debate the banning of a podcast listener, a national NBA writer, and bring back the Jigsaw.
Fultz In Crunch Time, Elton Brand's Nickname, Trading For Kemba WalkerOct 24, 2018 01:23:24
Markelle Fultz had an encouraging first half against the Pistons, but sat out the entire fourth quarter and overtime. Was that the right decision? We also discuss Dario Saric’s slow start, Joel Embiid’s leap this season, JJ Redick (who is not on social media)’s play, Elton Brand’s unbelievable nickname, and take some Twitter questions about Kemba Walker, which Sixers we’d want to date our daughter and more.
Why Markelle Fultz Must Start, The Simmons And Embiid Relationship, Amir Fights BackOct 20, 2018 01:33:45
In one of the best pods in some time, we discuss why Markelle Fultz must continue to start and play a lot for the future of the Sixers, the cheering for him during the home games, the polarizing relationship between fans and Robert Covington, how real the "Simmons and Embiid relationship” issue is, Amir Johnson turning on Kevin O’Connor, and a tribute from Andrew Unterberger to his dad, Glenn.
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Sixers Open Season With A Loss To The Celtics That Feels Familiar, So We Make Fun Of Cus CriseOct 17, 2018 01:07:18
Cus Crise was in full effect, and unfortunately so was Baynes hitting threes, Tatum banking shots, and Brown screaming and staring after getting blocked and banking shots in against Embiid. We talk about the disappointing loss in the opener to the Celtics, and break down how we think every player looked. We also talk about Andrew Unterberger’s bold predictions for the season.
Sixers Season Predictions, Over/Unders, And Bold Prediction DraftOct 13, 2018 01:15:45
Part II of our season preview includes our final season predictions for the Sixers, over/unders about Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, TJ McConnell, JJ Redick, Landy Shamet, Elton Brand and more, and a the first every Rights To Ricky Sanchez Bold Predictions Draft, where we make bold predictions about the Sixers and the NBA, and Andrew Unterberger grades and scores the predictions. There is also the long-awaited Spike “Celtics Take.”
Sixers Confidence Level Ratings For Every Player After PreseasonOct 10, 2018 01:19:17
The Sixers played four preseason games, two of them in China. Based on what we saw, and what we expected, we rate every Sixers player, Brett Brown and Elton Brand on a confidence scale of 0-76. We very briefly discuss the Anthony Davis rumor, very, very briefly.
Sixers Trademark Trust The Process, Fultz's Role, Simmons' Shot, Shamet In The RotationOct 6, 2018 01:11:58
JJ Redick and Landry Shamet shot the lights out in China. We discuss whether they can keep Redick out of the starting lineup, whether Shamet has forced his way into the rotation, if Luka Doncic is too slow to be a star, what Markelle Fultz’s best role is to develop and win, why Ben Simmons hasn’t learned to shoot, the Sixers trying to trademark Trust The Process, and Andrew Unterberger goes in on Franklin.
Markelle Fultz Shoots Threes With A T-Shirt! League Pass Rankings, Redick Or Dario?Oct 3, 2018 01:04:45
Markelle Fultz shot four three pointers and made one of them in an NBA preseason game. This is a big deal. We discuss how optimistic we are at this point for Fultz and his future, and whether his timeline is the same as the rest of the team, and whether he’ll keep wearing that undershirt. We talk about Joel Embiid’s chances at an NBA MVP award this year, whether JJ Redick will continue to come off the bench, and which Sixers player we’d like to be six inches taller.
Fultz And Simmons (Not) Shooting, The Sixers Lineup Puzzle, A Look Back At Elton Brand's Philly MaxSep 29, 2018 01:03:16
The Sixers are once again playing basketball. After a summer of questions about jump shots, both Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons played a game without taking any three pointers, though Fultz did take a couple of 15-footers. We talk about whether we’re encouraged or disappointed by the jumpers, go through Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, and each Sixers player’s performance in the game against Melbourne United. We also take a look back at the context of Elton Brand’s 2008 Philly max and the reactions to it, as well as Brand’s playing career with Andrew Unterberger.
Fultz Shooting Takes, Reexamining Jimmy Butler, Elton Brand Interviews, Live Ricky Wrap-UpSep 27, 2018 01:02:56
We skipped our Markelle Fultz is shooting now takes during the live show because Elton Brand showed up. We discuss the now famous Player’s Tribune video, revisit the idea of adding Jimmy Butler to the Sixers, talk about Elton Brand’s appearance on the Lowe Post, take some Twitter questions and revisit our last ever live show, Live Ricky III.
Dario Saric And Elton Brand Interviews, Process Hall Of Fame Speeches On Live Ricky IIISep 24, 2018 01:43:06
Elton Brand surprised us while Spike was talking trash about him, Dario Saric gave one of the best interviews we have ever done, we had three great Process Hall of Fame speeches, a "Bill Simmons" intro, a great rendition of "Imagine (The Process)" from Felicia Ricci, a weird poem from Spike titled The Book Of The Banned (Ben Golliver, Bill Simmons, Howard Eskin, Doris Burke, Kevin O’Connor and Andrew Sharp get played), two people on dog beds and lots of chanting. Even if you don’t like live podcasts, this one is a must listen. Thank you for coming!
Elton Brand (?!) Is The Sixers General ManagerSep 19, 2018 54:45
Elton Brand is the Sixers general manager now. This has been quite an amazing six years or so hasn’t it? We discuss the hire of guy who is on the shirt, former process Sixer, former Sevens GM, Old School Chevy, all-around good guy Elton Brand. We also talk briefly about Brett Brown’s press availability earlier today.
It’s almost here. The Live Ricky III is Saturday night at the (former) Electric Factory. Dario Saric will be live on stage with us. Join us to give him the hero’s welcome as he finally comes over. It will be awesome. It’s all ages!
SI Top 100 Sixers, Jimmy Butler Trades, Sam Hinkie Side ProjectsSep 17, 2018 01:20:06
We’re less than a week from training camp! We talk about Markelle Fultz reality, the five Sixers in the Sports Illustrated Top 100, whether we’d want to trade for Jimmy Butler, JJ Redick on Zach Lowe’s podcast, and Sam Hinkie’s side projects.
The Ringer's Jason ConcepcionSep 12, 2018 01:16:59
We add another non-banned Ringer staffer to the Ricky guest list with Jason Concepcion, who hosts Binge Mode and NBA Desktop. We talk with Jason about the banned Kevin O’Connor and Bill Simmons, what the Sixers/Process fanbase is like from afar, watching Burnergate from inside of the Ringer, his favorite era of Knicks basketball, Hinkie as the Knicks general manager, mixing sports and culture at the Ringer, and having a dog avatar but not being racist. We also discuss Mike's new show about Ben Simmons and whether he can continue to do the podcast.
Simmons and LeBron, Appreciating Embiid, Agent GMs and Sixers Over UndersSep 8, 2018 58:36
We discuss the Eagles opener and Mike's Nick Foles takes just before getting into the ridiculous general manager search rumors (2:00), how we feel about Ben Simmons hanging out with LeBron (and Bieber) (21:00), we go Around The League with Ish Smith to talk about the LeBron/Durant rap song and whether we'd rather be a great athlete or musician (28:00), Andrew Unterberger's great piece on Embiid, and reflecting on how lucky we are to have him (34:00), Andrew Sharp's worst take ever (42:00), and some early Sixers over/unders (48:00).
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Ask Me Anything: Undoing Sixers Trades, Saddest Nights, TJ and Dario FuturesSep 5, 2018 01:05:58
We left the topics of today's show up to you, and we got some good ones. What moves should the new GM make, what are the futures of TJ and Dario, which Sixers trades would we undo, what were the saddest nights of the Process, who would win a Pavorsky vs. Kornblau fight and more.
Embiid Story Time, General Manager Candidates, Process Hall Of Fame AnnouncementsSep 2, 2018 01:05:16
We discuss the Sixers recently announced general manager candidates (2:00), Joel Embiid's recent piece in the Player's Tribune (11:30), who is Lethal Shooter and which Sixers player is working with him (22:30), the Robert Covington Jae Crowder Controversy (26:30), Around The League With Ish Smith discussing the Manu Ginobili retirement and how he compares to Andre Iguodala (29:30), and the Process Hall Of Fame inaugural class (41:00).
Amos Lee On Markelle Fultz, Sixers Ownership, Hoagie Mouth and My New MoonAug 31, 2018 01:18:45
Amos Lee was the first person ever named Spike or Mike to co-host this podcast. He was also the first and only person to ever construct a song explicitly for the opening of this podcast. Also, Amos Lee is a recording artist loved around the world with a new album out today called My New Moon. Amos joined us to talk about Markelle Fultz, anxiety disorders, Sixers ownership, us ditching his theme song and hoagie mouth. We even got Amos to morph into his alter-ego, Tony, Toni, Ta-Tone and talk about his Sam Hinkie song.
Simmons and Fultz Grainy Footage, Mental Health In The NBA, The GM Situation, Process Hall of Fame BallotsAug 25, 2018 01:28:09
New videos of Ben Simmons and photos of Markelle Fultz are discussed along with their relative chances of real jump shots. The Sixers general manager situation, what is going on and who is leading it? The issue of mental health, depression and anxiety in the NBA. We talk about JJ Redick's "person in a cage story," and reveal our ballots for the Process Hall of Fame with Andrew Unterberger.
The Ben Detrick InterviewAug 18, 2018 01:15:30
Since the last time Ben Detrick came on the podcast, we think you know what happened. Ben joined us to talk about Burnergate, a story that somehow topped every weird story to happen with the Sixers, his favorite moments, some unreported moments, Jerry Colangelo's role, the team's current GMless situation, and what it's like to have hundreds of people change their Twitter profile picture to your face. You can follow Ben on Twitter and listen to his podcast Cookies.
Tickets are going so fast for Live Ricky III: featuring Dario Saric that Ticketmaster told us they've got to buy new servers to handle the traffic. You can buy tickets and make sure you make your vote for Process Hall of Fame on our website before voting ends a week from today.
Mailbag! Sixers As Buddy Cops, Process Enemies and Simmons Vs. FultzAug 16, 2018 01:02:53
It's a MEGA-MAILBAG! We talk about the Live Ricky with Dario (2:00), non-Sixers Process related people playing basketball (9:00), the best Sixers as buddy cops (11:30), the video games we played growing up (14:00), the Process Hall Of Fame (21:00), swapping Sixers bodies (27:00), Ben Simmons as a core Process player (29:00), an NBA player with a third arm (32:00), Fultz vs. Simmons shooting (38:00), better GM Mike or Spike (41:00), what's more likely a trade or a free agent (51:00), beach vs. lake (56:00), Emeka vs. Jahlil (58:00).
General on-sale for Ricky Live III featuring Dario Saric is Friday at 10am! Tickets will go very fast. Go to rightstorickysanchez.com for info!
Important Announcement: He's Coming Over!Aug 13, 2018 10:19
He's finally coming over. Dario Saric will appear at Rights To Ricky Sanchez Live III on September 22nd at the Electric Factory. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, and are only available for newsletter subscribers. Subscribe at the website. General public on sale is on Friday. This will sell out! All ticket information is available at rightstorickysanchez.com.
We're Back! Zhaire's Broken Foot, Process Hall Of Fame Inductions, Sixers Schedule and A Big Announcement!Aug 11, 2018 01:14:15
We're back! We discuss our major announcement (3:00), Zhaire Smith's broken foot (9:00), the official Process Hall Of Fame nominations (24:00), the Sixers schedule and over/under (41:00), the Markelle Fultz question (49:00), listening to podcasts at 1.5x and 2.0x speed (59:00), the Sixers still not having a general manager (63:00), and Demetrius Jackson's two-way contract (67:00).
The Nik Stauskas Interview (Ricky Rebroadcast)Aug 8, 2018 45:28
We're back live on Saturday! There will be a huge announcement. Just an enormous announcement. No sarcasm. Until then, the final Ricky Rebroadcast comes from October 14, 2015, when we interviewed Nik Stauskas.
Hanging With Spencer Hawes and The Michael Carter-Williams Trade (Ricky Rebroadcast)Aug 4, 2018 02:21:47
It's a double today!
September 18, 2013 - Mike tells the story about when he hung out at a bar with Spencer Hawes.
February 19, 2015 - The day after the Sixers trade Michael-Carter Williams and KJ McDaniels.
The Rights To Ricky Sanchez will return live next week.
The Night They Drafted Okafor (Ricky Rebroadcast)Aug 1, 2018 57:11
June 25, 2015 - The night the Sixers drafted Jahlil Okafor. This was one of the saddest Ricky podcasts ever. Fun to relive. The takes!
The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is on a two week vacation.
The Fight About Evan Turner vs. Dion Waiters At The Trade Deadline (Ricky Rebroadcast)Jul 29, 2018 54:31
February 19, 2014 - As the first Sam Hinkie trade deadline approached, Spike and Mike discussed what the team might get for its established players. This led to one of the most famous Spike vs. Mike fights, the "Evan Turner vs. Dion Waiters" fight.
The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is on vacation for two weeks.
The Paul Millsap All-Star Episode (Ricky Rebroadcast)Jul 27, 2018 01:08:49
February 15, 2015 - This episode has come to be known as the "Paul Millsap Story" episode. The original description was as follows: Spike did go to All-Star practice (thanks to his lovely wife), so we talk about that, the Sprite Slam Dunk, the Hawks All-Star failures, Patrick Beverly, Kenny Smith, Zach LaVine vs. Dario, Bob and Nerlens in the Rising Stars game, the failed NBA After-Dark takeover, Evan Turner's game winner, make fun of Charles Barkley, and much, much more!
The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is currently on a two week vacation, so we're posting classic episodes.
The Jrue Holiday Trade (Ricky Rebroadcast)Jul 25, 2018 01:00:59
June 29, 2013 - This is a rebroadcast of the very first podcast Spike and Mike ever did together. It was recorded just after Sam Hinkie's first draft as Sixers GM, when he traded Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel and a second first round pick. Two weeks later, Spike and Mike would record the first ever "Rights To Ricky Sanchez."
The podcast is on a two-week vacation. We'll be back stronger than ever?
Kawhi, Bjelica, Simba, TLC, Morey, Richaun are Out, Muscala, Bolden Are InJul 21, 2018 01:30:07
Spike and Mike discuss the Sixers GM search and the pursuit of Morey (8:00), not getting Kawhi (34:00), being spurned by Nemanja Bjelica (50:00), Kyle Korver (55:00), trading Anderson and TLC and giving away Richaun Holmes (15:00), acquiring Mike Muscala and signing Jonah Bolden (1:19). And Andrew Unterberger joins the pod to help us announce the first nominees for the Process Hall Of Fame (1:02).
The Ricky will be taking a two week vacation starting NOW! It's been a crazy six months and we need to charge up for a really offseasony August. Thanks for everything so far this year. We'll be back in a fortnight with Process Hall Of Fame voting, a Live Ricky announcement, and a new t-shirt.
Embiid Gets Fultz To Drop Williams, Dario The Shark, Summer League CinderellasJul 15, 2018 59:23
On an early Sunday morning podcast, Spike and Mike discuss the Sixers Cinderella run in the Summer League and the Korkmaz game-winner (0:00), Markelle Fultz reportedly dropping Keith Williams because of Joel Embiid (19:00), and a Lorenzo Brown mailbag (32:00) featuring questions about Furkan's ceiling, a Summer Sixers TV show, Dario Saric as a shark, and keeping your own superstars.
Mike Goes To Summer League (featuring Jonathan Tjarks, Jonah Bolden, James Herbert and more!)Jul 12, 2018 01:14:17
Mike went to Summer League and recorded almost the entire thing. Here's his first opportunity to be a real journalist.
Before that, they talk about rules at the blackjack tables (2:00), the Markelle Fultz/Drew Hanlen video (7:00), Josh Harris' comments about the GM search (11:00), and the play of Jonah Bolden, Cam Oliver, and Zhaire Smith (19:30). Once Mike takes over in Vegas, he talks to The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks (31:15), goes into the Sixers postgame press scrum with coaches and players (37:00), NBA Internet's Brian Schroeder(40:00), former Sixers Director of Digital Content Charlie Widdoes (46:00), Ricky Stan and CBS Sports' James Herbert (51:00), Derek Bodner and Rich Hofmannwho do not have a podcast (59:00), and a female Lakers fan (72:00).
Summer League (Pop The Kork), State Of The Sixers, and The Process Hall Of FameJul 7, 2018 01:14:41
We're coming to you live from Las Vegas Summer League! Well not live, it's a podcast, and we're not both at Summer League, but Mike is. We talk about the Furkan (00:00) the other Sixers performances so far (16:00), and Andrew Unterberger joins the podcast to talk about the final free agents and the overall state of the Sixers (39:00), the Process Hall Of Fame in celebration of the Five Year Anniversary of The Ricky (56:00). We end the pod talking about Markelle Fultz (62:00).
Sixers Trade For Chandler, Summer League Approaches, Trade TargetsJul 4, 2018 01:18:32
The guys discuss the Wilson Chandler trade (00:00), the Sixers offseason as a whole so far (12:00), whether the NBA is really better when the Lakers are good (19:00), the Sixers GM search (26:00), leftover Kawhi trade discussion (41:00), go Around The League with Ish Smith to discuss the Lakers, Warriors and Wizards (44:00), Jimmy Butler and other trade targets (54:00), preview the Las Vegas Summer League (65:00), and end the show with a July 4th Jigsaw.
Spurned By The King, Lebron James Chooses The Lakers Over The SixersJul 2, 2018 46:14
Emergency pod! After a 48 hour frenzy that made it seem like the Sixers might get LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, that particular dream ended tonight as James signed a four-year deal with the Lakers. Spike and Mike talk about the ramifications and Spike sort of lays into James.
As well, there's a before and after podcast (before LeBron signed and after) with Mike and his Lakers fan girlfriend Alyssa that is at the end of this pod.
NBA, Sixers Free Agency Day PreviewJun 30, 2018 01:14:37
At midnight on Friday, the NBA Free Agency period will officially begin (sort of, you still can't sign anyone but they can talk and everyone will announce deals). We go through the available free agents and talk about the likelihood of them becoming Sixers, as well as the possible destinations for LeBron James. We discuss the strong reaction to Mike's CJ McCollum trade, and talk to Andrew Unterberger about his article about the Sixers doing nothing, and the five-year anniversary of The Ricky.
Also, we banned someone from the pod.
Kawhi Leonard Trade Rumors, Free Agency and Fultz VideosJun 28, 2018 01:03:49
The Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes is on, and it seems like the Sixers are in the middle of it. We talk about prospective Kawhi trades and the likelihood he winds up in Philadelphia. Free agency starts on Saturday night, so we preview that, and discuss the most recent Markelle Fultz empty-gym videos. We also hit the Lorenzo Brown Mailbag. Sorry about this weekend. Spike's fault.
Sixers Draft Recap: Sixers Pick Up Zhaire Smith, Landry Shamet, Shake Milton and PicksJun 22, 2018 01:24:26
The Sixers surprised us all by doing what everyone expected, picking Mikal Bridges. Then they did what not of us expected by trading Bridges to Phoenix for Zhaire Smith and a 2021 Miami Heat first round pick.
Then there was some trading, some picking, some more trading and then a little more picking. We recap the night!
The State Of The Sixers Heading Into The Draft With John GonzalezJun 19, 2018 01:43:29
Mike and guest host John Gonzalez talk about the state of the Sixers going into the draft, including why and how they still don't have a general manager. The huge question mark of Markelle Fultz is one that the Sixers must have some clarity on before they make their pick on Thursday. They weigh the pros and cons of moving up, and potentially taking on the Chandler Parsons contract, as well as LeBron/Kawhi/Paul George dreaming. Also, BurnerGate gets revisited and of course some Hinkie talk.
Kawhi Leonard Rumors and The Ringer's Danny Chau Talks NBA DraftJun 16, 2018 01:09:07
Finally... Danny Chau is on the Ricky. The guy who wrote about Farewell Evan on Grantland when he was just an intern, and then became a valued member of the now disbanded Retweet Armageddon Congress, draft lover, Ringer employee and food guy Danny Chau joins us to talk about the upcoming NBA Draft and his adjacent relationship to Sixers fandom. We also discuss the new rumors about Kawhi Leonard and whether the Sixers can trade for him.
Draft Preview With NBA Scout Elan Vinokurov, More Possible Sixers Front Office UpheavalJun 14, 2018 01:35:35
We're glad to release our annual podcast with NBA Scout Elan Vinokurov to discuss the Sixers options at #10, #26 and in the second round. We also discuss the rumored possible upheaval in the Sixers front office, the lack of GM rumors so far, and the contract options that the team picked up for TJ McConnell and Richaun Holmes.
NBA Draft Big Board, YouTube Big Board, General Manager Big Board, and Colangelo EulogyJun 9, 2018 01:55:06
Now that Collargate has subsided, the Ricky is in true offseason form. Mike reveals his NBA Draft Big Board, Spike reveals his YouTube Big Board, they both reveal the first drafts of their Sixers General Manager Big Boards, and Andrew Unterberger of If Not, Pick Will Convey As Two Second Rounders, bids a final farewell to Bryan Colangelo. Also, Spike gives his newest take that he's been 'workshopping,' this time about an NBA broadcaster.
Beat It, Bryan! Ownership Does The Right Thing, Sixers Fans Help Unseat ColangeloJun 7, 2018 41:58
It took long enough, but all's well that ends well. Bryan Colangelo resigned from his position as President and General Manager of the Sixers after an 'investigation' proved that his wife tweeted team secrets on several different Twitter accounts. Colangelo continues to deny he knew anything about the accounts. Weird! This one's a victory lap.
Sixers Refuse To Do The Obvious, The Colangelo Controversy Is Ruining The OffseasonJun 7, 2018 53:27
Somehow we're in the ninth day of this, and the only people who don't know that the right move is to move on from Bryan Colangelo is the Sixers themselves. We try to keep our sanity, discuss what could be causing the delay, and decide what happens if they don't fire him.
The Burner Controversy Continues, Find A New SlantJun 2, 2018 01:28:22
We are in the fifth day of the Bryan Colangelo Twitter fiasco, with no communication from the team. We discuss how we think the situation should and will progress, the guy in San Francisco with the t-shirts, the reports and speculation, and The Americans finale.
We've got a new shirt. This is self explanatory. Always go FULL DETRICK. Get it here.
We'd like to be clear that this was our (Spike's) idea, and Tanner Lowry's design, and Ben Detrick did not have anything to do with its creation or promotion.
We told Ben about it, and of course he thinks it's hilarious.
Bryan Colangelo's Twitter Burner AccountsMay 30, 2018 01:04:38
At one time, long, long ago, the Markelle Fultz story was the weirdest one in the history of the Sixers. Not anymore! Thanks to Ben Detrick and The Ringer, Bryan Colangelo's (supposed) burner Twitter accounts is definitely the weirdest. This might be our post anticipated podcast of all time.
Hinkie Speaks, Redick Speaks, Embiid Dunks On Some GuyMay 26, 2018 01:09:35
Today's podcast is admittedly pretty meta! We discuss Sam Hinkie's appearance on the Invest Like The Best podcast, including his long view approach to marriage and asset management approach to children, JJ Redick's appearance on a Ringer podcast of a banned personality, Joel Embiid's appearance on a Philadelphia playground to dunk on a regular guy as well as his appearance on the All-NBA Second Team. We also discuss Run The Jewels' decision to favor the Ricky over the Super Bowl.
Thanks to local singer Felicia Ricci,who recorded the video of Embiid dunking on some guy, for coming on and telling us about seeing it and her run-in with Meek Mill while getting a manicure.
We announced on the podcast that this year's Lottery Party raised $18,100 for Justice Rescueand the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Thanks for your part in this!
Covington and Embiid Make All-Defense, Galaxy Brain Draft Analysis, Non-Premier Free AgentsMay 24, 2018 01:03:38
We celebrate Robert Covington's selection to the NBA All-Defense team, and Joel Embiid's second team selection. We dig deep into the Lorzenzo Brown mailbag to discuss some galaxy brain draft analysis, non-premier free-agent targets, and a listener upset with a non-ban. There's also the return of the Jigsaw.
Sixers Future Vs. Celtics Future, Kawhi Trade Rumors, Lottery Party RecapMay 19, 2018 01:17:38
Ah, the offseason. It feels like home, doesn't it? We talk about the respective futures of the Sixers and the Celtics, start to look toward the draft and free agency, discuss perspective trades for Kawhi Leonard, and recap the Lottery Party. We also include Eliza Hardy Jones' "Imagine The Process."
The 2018 Lottery Party Featuring Robert Covington, Pablo Torre, Amos Lee and Mike WeberMay 16, 2018 01:02:12
Look, is this the most coherent, technically sound Ricky you're ever going to hear? The answer is no. There's a lot of yelling and craziness but it's fun to relive if you went, and to hear and actual wedding take place on our podcast. And the guest lineup is pretty crazy, it's like we're a big deal! Finally, listen for no other reason than to hear the ovation Robert Covington got, Spike being a jerk about not being able to hear himself and Mike's Jason Kelce speech.
Lottery Party t-shirts on sale until 8pm Wednesday.
Good: Lottery Party PreviewMay 14, 2018 22:05
The 2018 Rights To Ricky Sanchez Lottery Party is almost upon us! On this mini-bonus pod we run down some important details, give you some tips and instructions, and basically wonder why this is all happening.
Disclaimer: sorry the sound quality is a little less than normal, Spike deleted it the first time we did it so we had to go old school.
See you at the party!
Keep Ya Head Up: Season In Review, Pivot To Offseason, The Ricky AwardsMay 12, 2018 01:18:29
The 2017-18 Sixers exceeded the expectations of anyone who isn't a maniac or perhaps a parent of one of the players. We go back and talk about the things and players that surprised and disappointed us most. We hand out the annual Ricky Awards as well; everyone is eagerly anticipating who will win TJ McConnell of The Year. And we pivot to the offseason, as If Not, Pick Will Convey As Two Seconds writer and star Andrew Unterberger joins us to discuss his piece about this summer being the best ever.
The Lottery Party is TUESDAY, Robert Covington WILL be attending, Pablo Torre WILL be marrying Lauren and Zeke, and the event IS sold out, and we'll be releasing a podcast on Monday about the party.
Over Now: Sixers Season Ends In Gave Five Loss To CelticsMay 10, 2018 01:03:41
Now we remember what it's like to lose. The Sixers looked like they might get blown out as the first half ended, but they TJd, Joel'd and Dario'd their way back into the game. It wasn't enough and the first Process Playoff run ended. We talked about what went wrong and right in the series.
We'll do a season in review this weekend, and see you at the Lottery Party.
Alive: TJ McConnell Leads Sixers Away From EliminationMay 8, 2018 01:16:59
The Sixers' backs were up against the wall, so they called a man who they knew could get the job done; TJ McConnell. Brett Brown started McConnell, who played 39 minutes and led the Sixers past the Celtics, and sent the series back to Boston.
Don't Look Back In Anger: Sixers Go Down 3-0 To CelticsMay 6, 2018 01:12:07
The Sixers had a shot to win this one, like they had a shot to win the last one, but weren't able to get it done. There was Embiid trying to end the lives of Baynes and Horford, another great TJ game, but no win. There's no anger or mopeyness here, but a podcast of perspective, reflection, some honest realities, and a look at the game itself. One of our best!
Down In A Hole: Sixers Go Down 0-2 To Celtics As Simmons DisappearsMay 4, 2018 01:00:27
It seemed like we might get the Process dream, a win led by Robert Covington and TJ McConnell. So close, but yet so far. Ben Simmons had the worst game of his career, Brett Brown decided not to call a timeout, and in the cruelest of finishes, Al Horford hit a big bucket. Can they still win the series?
A Total Disaster: Sixers Lose Game One To CelticsMay 1, 2018 55:25
The Sixers lost an ugly one to the Celtics in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. When we say ugly, it was mostly the Sixers who were ugly. Bad defense, missed shots, questionable decisions from the coach, just a disaster all around. Mike is pretty mad, it's one of his best performances.
Our greatest t-shirt ever, "Process Or Die," is available right now for a limited time on our website.
It's Boston! Sixers Celtics Eastern Conference Semifinals PreviewApr 29, 2018 01:12:20
The Sixers are playing the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, and we've got a full preview in the only way we know how to do it.
Playing the Celtics is a true revenge series for the Sixers. Maybe not for the Sixers, but for us. Several our of nemeses are Celtics adjacent, whether it be Danny Ainge, Bill Simmons, or the banned Kevin O'Connor. Not to mention Donnie Wahlberg.
We also announce the winners of the Lottery Party wedding!
Too Good! Simmons, Embiid, Redick Help Sixers Dispose Of HeatApr 25, 2018 01:10:20
The Sixers not only finished with the third seed in the Eastern Conference, and finished the season with sixteen straight wins, they beat the Heat in five games. We're feeling good and smug about the whole thing. We look back at the series and toward the rest of the playoffs.
The FINAL, and we mean FINAL batch of Lottery Party tickets are on sale Wednesday, April 25th at 10am. There will be no more tickets after this. Get them at our website.
30 For 30: How Did The Sixers Win That Game?Apr 22, 2018 01:07:20
The Sixers never, and I repeat, never win that game. The Heat came to play, and the Sixers did not, for three quarters or so. Ben Simmons made plays on offense, Embiid dominated on defense, and they got some key contributions from some role players. This is the second golden era of the Ricky. We're here for this
Sixers Win, Joel Embiid Returns, Playoff Dario, Playoff TJApr 20, 2018 01:04:29
Joel Embiid went from doubtful, to probable, to starting, to playoff Embiid. It was glorious. The Sixers had to fight to win this one, and we saw a little playoff Dario, playoff TJ, and playoff Justin Anderson as well. We discuss the win, as well as Robert Covington's play, and the general chippiness of the series.
Sixers Go Cold, Wade Gets Hot, And Joel Embiid Is AngryApr 17, 2018 56:27
The Sixers lost a game for the first time in a very long time, and the playoff series vs. the Heat is knotted up at one game each. We'll talk about the Sixers going cold from three, Dwyane Wade's revival, and the chances that Mike Weber is to blame for all of this.
Sixers Dominate Heat In Playoff Opener, Process Hero Confronts Silver In Stands, The Kevin O'Connor BanApr 15, 2018 01:06:31
The Process Era Philadelphia 76ers are undefeated in the NBA playoffs. Much to Dave Silver's dismay, the Sixers cleaned it up after a messy first half and demolished the Heat in the opener their first round playoff series. We discuss the game, and the vibe before, during and after it. As well, we talk about Hero Of The Process, Academy Award nominated screenwriter Mike Weber confronting Silver in the stands about The Process.
We've also announced the finalists of the Lottery Party Wedding contest! Please go to rightstorickysanchez/weddingvote to read their stories and cast your vote!
Sixers Heat NBA Playoff PreviewApr 12, 2018 01:03:53
In June, we'll celebrate five years of the Rights To Ricky Sanchez. This is the first podcast we've ever done previewing a playoff series for the Sixers. Let's look at Heat vs. Sixers. We all love the offseason Ricky, but we're glad to wait for it this year.
A side note: the Lottery Party is happening regardless of whether the Sixers are in the Eastern Conference Finals or not. Let's get there first then worry about it!
Too Good Sixers Streak Past LeBron, Ben Simmons Dominates, Sam Hinkie Resignation Two Years LaterApr 7, 2018 01:30:14
LeBron James, who could possibly join the Sixers next season as a bench piece, was not able to top the Embiidless Sixers, who won their 13th straight game. We discuss the streak, the Sixers chances in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the JJ Redick podcast mailbag he did on The Ringer, the two year anniversary of Sam Hinkie's departure, the Sixers new snake logo and the continued state of tanking in the NBA.
The Lottery Party wedding prize just got better! The winners will now get an all-expenses romantic getaway for two for three nights to the beautiful Riu Palace Reviera Maya, in Riveria Maya Mexico thanks to Apple Vacations. You'll also have the chance to have an Academy Award nominated screenwriter help you write your vows. You have until midnight on 4/11 to enter to get married at the Lottery Party. You can do that on our website
If you want your Lottery Party t-shirt by the Lottery party, you have to order by 8pm on April 23rd. The super-high quality, amazing tribled, screen printed, t-shirts designed by Tanner Lowry are available by clicking any one of the four below. Our profits from the sales of the shirts are donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Justice Rescue.
Joel Embiid Broke His Face On Markelle Fultz's Shoulder, Sixers On To The Next OneMar 31, 2018 01:13:54
Joel Embiid breaking his face on Markelle Fultz's shoulder is, as Mike put it, a little too poetic than we're comfortable with. We discuss the the injury, the Sixers surviving without Embiid for at least the rest of the regular season, Markelle Fultz's progression, Mike's appearance on The Ringer, and we talk to Mike's dad who is an eye doctor about Embiid. Not too surprising that Mike made his appearance on the Ringer and then we have his dad on the pod immediately afterward.
We also announce the big contest for the 2018 Lottery Party! GET MARRIED AT THE LOTTERY PARTY. That's right! All of the information is right here.
Markelle Fultz Emergency PodcastMar 27, 2018 39:18
Markelle Fultz is back. Here's a podcast.
Order the Lottery Party shirts. You need to order by 4/23 at 8pm to get delivery in time for the Lottery Party. Get them on our website. They're super soft triblend t-shirts. You'll love them.
How Far We've Come: Sixers In The Playoffs (Almost), Brett Brown Coach Of The Year CandidateMar 25, 2018 01:17:40
It seems like just yesterday the Sixers were trying to avoid becoming the losingest team of all-time while we argued that it was the right thing. Here we are with the team at 42-30, and as the team "nobody wants to play in the playoffs." We talk about the journey from there to here, Brett Brown as a possible coach of the year candidate, and the team's recent win streak. We also discussion the notion of restitution from national media from the last five years.
Oh by the way, the Lottery Party sold out in a few hours. We thank you so much. There is a possibility of more tickets. We'll keep you informed. The new Lottery Party shirts are SWEET and available at our website.
Robert Covington InterviewMar 20, 2018 15:55
One of the Children Of The Process, Robert Covington, joins us for a short interview to preview his appearance at the 2018 Lottery Party. We purposely did not ask him about much basketball, as we're saving that for his appearance at our live show at the Lottery Party. We did get him to talk Hinkie banner, Brogdon booing, TJ in practice and skipping the Eastern Conference Finals.
Lottery Party presale is 3/21 if you're getting the Ricky Newsletter, and 3/23 for the general public. Hit our website for details.
Sixers Winning Even When They Play Poorly, Clutch Time Simmons, Covington's Revenge, Lottery Party AnnouncementMar 17, 2018 01:08:35
The Sixers didn't really play very well at all this week and still went 3-1. We talk about what it's like to be on the other side of tanking, the return of Big Shot Bob Covington, Eagles chants at Sixers games, the Brett Brown coaching tree, what to do with Ben Simmons at the end of close games, and the rotations going into the playoffs. Also we announce a HUGE Lottery Party guest and all ticket details!
Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, March 23rd at 10am (go to rightstorickysanchez.com for the link), but if you get The Only Ricky Newsletter, you'll get a password for the special presale which will start on Wednesday, March 21st at 10am.
Should Embiid Rest? Possible Playoff Matchups, Lottery Party Details, Fly The Process RecapMar 11, 2018 01:20:18
Joel Embiid has gone from not playing in any back to backs and resting what seemed to be once a week, to playing every single game. His play is slipping, does he need a night or two off? We go through the possible playoff matchups, discuss Chris Ryan and John Gonzalez's LeBron and Hinkie podcast, wrap up Justice For Joel and Fly The Process, and Adam Silver's decision to try and save college athletes.
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Sixers Rolling! LeBron Coming? Checking In From Fly The ProcessMar 4, 2018 01:19:06
The week in Sixers has taken a turn for the better, after a dead-legs loss to the Wizards and a heartbreaker to the Heat, a ho-hum win over the Cavs in Cleveland and a comeback victory over the Hornets has the team primed for revenge in Milwaukee, along with 400 maniacs at Fly The Process. We discuss the newest turns in the LeBron to Philly saga (and the billboard that wasn't as good as ours), the addition of Ersan Ilysova, recap the first day of Fly The Process in Chicago. We also talk a bit about Josh Harris' recent exploits.
Trading For Kawhi, Signing LeBron, Sixers Dominating In FebruaryFeb 26, 2018 01:23:23
What a week! The Sixers continue to make February the new January (shoutout Casey), and have now won seven in a row. We talk about the hot streak, what it would take for the Sixers to obtain Kawhi Leonard, whether the rumblings about LeBron mean anything, go Around The League with Ish Smith for playoff reform and tanking fines, and discuss who we're going to boo at Bus The Process III.
The Lottery Party is May 15th and tickets will be available in March. Keep listening for details!
Sixers At The All-Star Break, Derek Bodner On The Fultz SagaFeb 18, 2018 01:29:37
The Sixers go into the All-Star break red-hot, at 30-25, with Embiid and Simmons participating in All-Star weekend. We talk about Dario Saric's amazing season and the other reasons for the Sixers success at the break, the comeback against Miami, and TJ McConnell's triple double.
Also, Derek Bodner of The Athletic (subscribe at the athletic.com/rtrs for a 25% discount), joins us to talk about his report about Markelle Fultz, that suggests Fultz began to change his shot before his pre-draft workouts, and what it's like to report on the Fultz saga.
Colangelo Talks Markelle Fultz and Trade Deadline SilenceFeb 11, 2018 01:23:43
Remember the good old days, when the NBA trade deadline was the second most fun day of the year for us (second to the NBA Lottery obviously)? Well, it's not anymore. We've traded some wins for drama at the deadline. We discuss the Sixers quiet deadline, and the already-legendary Bryan Colangelo press availability that happened on Friday.
Come see Spike and TJ McConnell at Time After Time Watches at the Bellevue Hotel on Tuesday 2/13 from 5pm till 6pm. Meet TJ!
Come see Spike and Eric Slick of Dr. Dog appear on the Kevin McDonald podcast at the Philly Improv Theater on Friday, 2/16 at 8pm and 10pm. Get tickets at foreverdogpodcasts.com.
Trade Deadline Primer, JJ And TJ Say The Name, Embiid's First Back To BackFeb 4, 2018 01:04:37
JJ Redick had TJ McConnell on his podcast this week and said the shit out of the name as we continue our takeover of the Ringer from the inside. We get you ready for the trade deadline for the Tyreke Evans Trade Deadline Primer, discuss Malcolm Brogdon's fear of the process and discuss Joel Embiid's first ever NBA back to back.
Black Mirror Goes Process With Hang The TJ, January Domination ContinuesJan 28, 2018 01:27:03
There is simply no better team in sports than the Sixers in January. We discuss the week in games, including a season sweep of the Spurs, the recent great play of TLC, a long-overdue edition of Around The League with Ish Smith, some trades from the Lorenzo Brown mailbag, and finally the long promised discussion of the Black Mirror episode Hang The DJ as a metaphor for The Process.
Embiid The All-Star, Simmons' Chances, Trades For Walker, HoodJan 20, 2018 01:45:14
Joel Embiid is an All-Star starter in 2018, soak it in. He's starting an All-Star game before Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, and most surprisingly Doug McDermott. We discuss the greatness of Embiid, whether Simmons will make the team, and if the Sixers should be in on trying to trade for Kemba Walker or Rodney Hood. We also touch on the Markelle Fultz situation, the Process Echo Chamber, and the current struggles of Robert Covington.
Ricky Mailbag: Fultz's Form, The London Loss, Panic TradesJan 14, 2018 01:06:03
Only one game since the last podcast, and it sucked, so we get into a mailbag that addresses the concerns over Markelle Fultz's jumper, panic deadline trades, whether we have to change the name of Operation Shithole, and more!
The Sixers Own January! Ben Simmons Dominates, Markelle Fultz Videos & What Would Sam DoJan 7, 2018 01:02:12
We thought January 2017 might be as good as it gets, but what if January 2018 might be as good as it gets? We recap the wins over the Spurs and Stan Van Gundy, dip into the Lorenzo Brown mailbag for a question about Sam Hinkie and Ben Simmons, and discuss the new videos of Markelle Fultz shooting.
Saturday (January 6th) at midnight is the DEADLINE to reserve your seat on Bus The Process III. We're going to Chicago, then Milwaukee, to see the Sixers play on ESPN.
2017 Year End Sixers and Ricky RetrospectiveDec 31, 2017 01:24:52
Let's relive some of the best and worst moments of 2017 for the Sixers and the Ricky. There is a lot of stuff in here you won't believe is just this year.
Thank you to everyone for your support in 2017. It's been great. See you at the Lottery Party!
Bus The Process III: Operation Shithole reservations close for good on 1/6/18, don't get left out!
We Were Right Before Christmas: Live Ricky II (featuring Chris Ryan)Dec 23, 2017 01:12:14
We discuss Joel Embiid's injury, the people who were wrong, do some Adam Silver slam poetry, ask Chris Ryan about Bill Simmons a lot, talk to Jake Pavorsky about why he left us, say Markelle Fultz will be better than James Harden, and do a really out of control Q&A with the guys from BGN Radio and Larry Poff.
Thanks for coming!
Let's Talk About Brett Brown, Ben Simmons and The Live RickyDec 22, 2017 55:25
The Sixers lost again on Tuesday night, and again to a bad team. Back to back losses to the Bulls and the Kings (without Joel Embiid) have people out for Brett Brown blood. We talk about how Brown has done this year and what responsibility he has to fix what's wrong. We also discuss Ben Simmons' decision to take six shots in last night's game.
The live Ricky is FRIDAY! Tickets are $18 if you get them before Friday, and $20 on Friday.
Joel Embiid's Minutes, ESPN's Failure, Paul George Trade, NBA Rule ChangesDec 18, 2017 01:13:26
Joel Embiid was great in the three overtime loss to the Thunder, but played 49 minutes, and 88 minutes in the last two games with a sore back. Is this too much? Would you trade for Paul George knowing he's a free agent? ESPN did a whole day on the Sixers and din't say the name, some Bryan Colangelo Relationship advice and Around The League with Ish Smith.
Amazing news, the first 200 people into Friday night's live Ricky, We Were Right Before Christmas, will get the incredible Allen Iverson Philly Word Art print, featuring all of his stats from his MVP Season. You'll also see a live BGN Radio pod, Larry Poff (he's our baby), the Ringer's Chris Ryan, and get a photo with Jake Pavorsky. First 150 people also get a $150 LL Pavorsky gift card (off a purchase of $500 or more) and there ARE KORNBLAU T-SHIRTS.
Embiid Dominates, ESPN Day, Colangelo's Resume, Sixers Sneaker WarDec 14, 2017 01:05:55
The losing streak is over! Somehow, the Sixers find a way to get it done in Minnesota. We talk about Embiid's performance, and the feature written about him by ESPN. We discuss ESPN Sixers Day, and dive into the mailbag to discuss a potential sneaker war on the team. We also argue about Bryan Colangelo's moves so far.
Simmons vs. Ingram, Embiid vs. McConnell, NBA On-Court FashionsDec 11, 2017 56:51
Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram met again, and Ingram got the better of it this time. How does that matchup look moving forward? We look at what went wrong in the home losses this week, and a rousing mailbag including a potential fistfight with Joel Embiid and TJ McConnell.
Another thanks to Run The Jewels for agreeing to allow us to use the song "Legend Has It" as our new intro song. Listen to their music, buy their stuff and let them send you push notifications.
Jah Freed, See Ya Sauce, Music SurpriseDec 8, 2017 01:09:06
It's been 300 days since Mike ended the podcast correctly. All it took was Trevor Booker, a second round pick, and Nik Stauskas to get it done. We react to the life and times of Jahlil Okafor the SIxer, and bid a fond farewell to the living pick swap, Nik Stauskas.
There has also been an update on Markelle Fultz.
We also welcome brand new intro music to the podcast, give a big welcome to our friends (maybe one day) in...
Sixers At The Quarter Season Mark, Awards, Grades, PredictionsDec 4, 2017 01:17:12
It might seem a little excessive to do awards, grades, and predictions at the quarter-season mark of an NBA season, but to us it seems perfectly reasonable. We'll grade out all of the Sixers players, coach, and GM, as well as give out some normal, and some strange awards.
We announced this week that The Ringer's Chris Ryan will join us on stage at We Were Right Before Christmas on December 22nd, and BGN Radio announced that Larry "He's Our Baby" Poff will join them on stage. It's really turning into the biggest, most insufferable, inside joke holiday party in history. Get tickets at the "in advance" price of $18 now!
Ben Simmons Free Throw Controversy, Adam Silver The Snake, Sixers Win AgainDec 1, 2017 35:49
Hack-A-Simmons? InBentional Fouls? Whatever we're calling it, it happened against the Wizards and there was a big argument about it. We discuss that, Embiid's defensive dominance, and Adam Silver the Snake. We also announce our first special guest for We Were Right Before Christmas, tickets available on our website! They are $18 until the day of the show, when they become $20.
LeBron To Sixers Redux, Comfortable Wins, And Comparing AssistsNov 27, 2017 01:35:56
Thanksgiving has passed, so has Black Friday, so we kick off Super Saturday by rehashing the LeBron to the Sixers story, worrying a touch about Ben Simmons' elbow, discussing the two comfortable wins over Portland and Utah, open up the Lorenzo Brown mailbag, and who would win in a one-possession battle, TJ or TJ?
The second Live Ricky is happening on December 22nd at Underground Arts with our friends in BGN Radio. We have some special guests planned and we're looking forward to partying deep into the holiday night with you. Tickets are $15 through Monday then they go up to $18, so don't wait!
Special Announcement!Nov 24, 2017 08:03
This is just a short note to let you know about a very special announcement, the second live Rights To Ricky Sanchez. It's taking place on December 22nd, and all of the great information is in this podcast or on our website rightstorickysanchez.com. A new full podcast is coming on Saturday.
Covington's Contract, Embiid's Explosion, Bill Simmons' Apology and The Warriors GameNov 20, 2017 01:45:47
A lot to cover on this week's podcast! We've got a Robert Covington extension (victory for The Process), a Joel Embiid explosion (victory for The Process), a half-assed admittance of being wrong by Bill Simmons, and we discuss the tale of two halves that was Saturday night's Warriors game.
We also introduce some new segments named for former Sixers.
Ricky Rebroadcast: Sam Hinkie InterviewNov 17, 2017 35:24
In honor of Joel Embiid's performance against the Lakers, Ben Simmons' trascendence, and Robert Covington's contract, we're reporting our October 3rd, 2013 interview with Sam Hinkie. We were all so young and innocent. We'll be back this weekend!
Sixers Swap A Win For A Loss In SacramentoNov 11, 2017 01:07:42
Sacramento, home of Sam Hinkie's greatest swindle, is where the current Sixers win streak ends. We talk about the Utah and Sacramento games, the torturous interview with Jerry Colangelo, Joel Embiid's load management, Markelle Fultz's left handed jumpers, and our baby, Robert Covington (he's our baby).
The Sixers Are Streaking! And Jahlil Okafor Is Still Here!Nov 5, 2017 01:17:50
The Sixers beat the Mavericks. Then they beat the Rockets. Then they beat the Hawks. THEN THEY BEAT THE PACERS! What is going on?! It's possible the Sixers are too good, and it's here to stay. We talk about the amazing play of both Simmons and Embiid, the growth of Robert Covington, the new starting lineup, and of course, TJ McConnell. We also dive into the never ending Jahlil Okafor fiasco.
Ricky Mailbag: Bathing With Sixers, Spin Moves, And Bartender ColangeloOct 29, 2017 01:17:19
Everything has been awfully serious and sometimes depressing over the last week, so we decided to lighten the mood with an all-mailbag Ricky. We picked creative questions. We'll talk about getting into a hot tub with Sixers, all-time spin moves, seeing John Gonzalez naked, some Jigsaws for Mike, running over Lou Bega, and more.
If we didn't get to your question, we will next time! Or the next time! We will do more of these.
Heartbreaking Loss or Moral Victory? And The Markelle Fultz FiascoOct 26, 2017 01:01:36
Just as we all predicted, the Sixers had a lead in the fourth quarter and lost to the Rockets. Are we at the point yet where we can start being mad at losses like this? We discuss the TJ McConnell game, the performance of the young stars Simmons and Embiid, and Brett Brown's coaching decisions down the stretch.
We also discuss the most Sixers controversy of all-time, the Markelle Fultz injury-non-injury-what's-wrong-with-his-shot fiasco.
Time To Panic! Or Not Panic!Oct 22, 2017 01:21:54
Playoffs! Five seed! 45 wins! The Sixers start 0-3 against the Wizards, Celtics and Raptors and nobody is happy (especially the new people!). We go through the games and tell you exactly how much you should be panicking.
We discuss the Markelle Fultz situation and how to fix it, the play of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, and if this is, in fact, the moment.
Sixers Open With A Moral Victory (Loss) To The WizardsOct 19, 2017 48:48
They came, they saw, they played basketball. We discuss the Sixers opening night loss to the Wizards with an old school Sleepy Mike.
Thanks to everyone who came out to hang with Spike and Marks at XFINITY Live!
Remember, Bus The Process III is on sale now. Reserve your spot before we fill up. It's three nights in Chicago (March 2nd-5th), with our bus trip going to Milwaukee on Sunday, March 4th for the Sixers game against the Bucks (which will be televised on ESPN).
Live Ricky With TJ McConnell, Derek Bodner, and John GonzalezOct 7, 2017 01:28:07
We did it! The very first live Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast!
TJ McConnell joined us, and was just the best. We can't explain how great TJ was. Wait till you hear it. We were also joined by The Athletic's Derek Bodner, who showed up without a paywall, The Ringer's John Gonzalez, who walked here from Los Angeles, and SportsRadio 94WIP's Jon Marks (who was there but not on the pod), who is now one of us.
Thank you for coming and for supporting us. It means the world to us.
We Have Basketball! Recapping The First Sixers Preseason GameOct 5, 2017 36:38
It happened! We have actual basketball to talk about it. We survived another offseason.
In a bonus midweek podcast, we talk about the game, Ben Simmons Markelle Fultz, and the rest of the guys.
HEY BY THE WAY, THE LIVE RICKY IS ON SATURDAY! You're lucky, there are still some tickets left. Godner will be there. Gonzo will be there. Friggin TJ McConnell will be there. Click the link below for tickets.
TJ McConnell Guests, Sixers Training Camp Wrap Up, Lottery Reform & Bigs PreviewSep 30, 2017 01:16:12
We wrap up Sixers training camp, preview the bigs rotation for the Sixers this season, discuss teh NBA's fake solution to tanking, recap Andrew Sharp's argument with Ben Simmons, and TJ McConnell guests (ever so briefly) to preview next week's live-on-stage Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez Radio (not the podcast) will return Wednesday night at 6pm on SportsRadio 94WIP, as well as the Radio Dot Com app and the TuneIn app (both available from the App Store and Google Play).
Very limited tickets remain for the LIVE RICKY! TJ McConnell joins as, as well as Derek Bodner and John Gonzalez. The event is October 7th at Underground Arts in Philadelphia. Tickets available on our website.
What's Up With Joel Embiid & Sixers Wings Season PreviewSep 23, 2017 58:35
Joel Embiid is not cleared for five-on-five basketball, as Brett Brown and Bryan Colangelo confirmed this week. What they weren't able to confirm is when he will play, and how much he'll play. What's going on here?
We also preview the Sixers wings rotation for the 2017-18 season.
Still some tickets left for the LIVE RICKY! It's October 7th at 4pm (doors at 2:30pm) at Underground Arts. We'll be joined by none other than Sixers point god TJ McConnell. There will be no autographs, but you can get a picture with TJ. We'll also be joined on-stage with GODNER, The Paywall, Derek Bodner. Tickets available at rightstorickysanchez.com.
Sixers Guards Preview & Ben Golliver on The S.I. Top 100Sep 16, 2017 01:33:00
We're just two weeks from camp. It's time to get down to business. On today's pod, we break down the Sixers guards for this season (with wings and bigs to come in subsequent weeks). We also discuss the newest S.I. Top 100 with Ben Golliver, as well as talk to him about how much he hates Andrew Sharp.
In case you didn't hear, we'll be doing the first ever Live Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast, and Sixers hero TJ McConnell will join us. It's October 7th at Underground Arts in Philadelphia. Go to our website for details.
Pod Save The Process with Dan PfeifferSep 9, 2017 01:14:11
The 'liberal agenda' of the Rights To Ricky Sanchez can be denied no more! Dan Pfeiffer of Crooked Media's Pod Save America joins the podcast to talk about selling out and cheering for the Warriors, whether he is still actually a Sixers fan, and his rather large podcast.
We also make a special announcement about Rights To Ricky Sanchez personnel.
Enemies Of The ProcessSep 3, 2017 01:16:06
We've spent a lot of time over the last four years creating enemies, some who aren't even aware that they're enemies. Thanks to the great Andrew 'Sauce Castillo' Unterberger, we go over the list of the top Enemies Of The Process of all-time. It's a good one.
We also discuss the Celtics trade and fan behavior.
Sixers Sideline Reporter Molly Sullivan FrenchAug 26, 2017 01:11:39
We've all watched a lot of Sixers for the last four years, and it hasn't always been easy. But once in a while, even if you don't tell anyone, you can skip a game. You can scroll through Twitter or watch the new Black Mirror trailer while you watch. Molly Sullivan French has not had that option.
Along with the rest of the TV team of Marc Zumoff and Alaa Abdelnaby, Molly has had to not just watch, but concentrate on every Sixers game since she's arrived.
We also discuss Rights To Ricky Sanchez Radio on 94WIP.
Reserve your seats now for Bus The Process III, they are going fast!
Bucks The ProcessAug 20, 2017 01:11:08
If you thought there's nothing to talk about on a Sixers podcast in August, you'd be wrong. We discuss the schedule (along with all of the nationally televised games), Bus The Process III, Mike's new TV show, the NBAPA Awards, and the MVP and Rookie Of The Year odds for 2017-18. We also squeeze in some relationship advice.
Bus The Process III: Operation Shithole is on sale now. We're going to the March 4th game against the Bucks in Milwaukee, and staying in Chicago for a few days. Please reserve your seat now so you don't have to come crying when it gets sold out.
As a bonus, we include the audio of the worst press conference of all-time, Doug Collins' post-game presser on February 26, 2013, following a loss to the Orlando Magic
ESPN's Kate Fagan & Ben Simmons Airport FracasAug 13, 2017 01:12:22
Kate! Kate Fagan, who still exists in the depths of our hearts as our Eddie Jordan/Doug Collins era Sixers beat writer favorite (we remember Deep Sixer), joins the podcast to talk about her new, excellent book, What Made Maddy Run, and her time in Philadelphia.
We also discuss the Sixers playing on Christmas, and Spike's weird online exchange with Ben Simmons about his consumption of morning Chinese food.
Ask Me Anything & Sixers Week In ReviewAug 7, 2017 01:20:07
We discuss the slow week in Sixers news (including Embiid not being cleared for five-on-five), and do a mostly non-basketball 'Ask Me Anything' with questions we pulled from both Reddit and Twitter. Thanks for all of the questions and for supporting the true off-season Ricky!
Tony Wroten The Legend and Trust The Process OriginatorJul 30, 2017 01:15:13
It was bound to happen. That's right, the great Tony Wroten joined us on the podcast. He's the best. He discussed Embiid, iPhone screens, slapping the hardwood, Team WHOP and more. Thanks Tony!
We were also joined by our friend Ange Goldstein. Check out his new show on MTV, Vidiots, Thursdays at 8:30pm. Also check out his podcast, "Sorry I've Been So Busy."
Spike Reads All Of The iTunes ReviewsJul 28, 2017 04:00:51
We promised, and we delivered.
Spike promised for months that when we hit 1,000 5-star reviews on Apple Podcasts and iTunes, he'd read every accompanying review.
Over four hours of recording later, it's done.
Also, big news, TONY F'N WROTEN will be on the podcast this weekend.
Lebron James, Kyrie Irving To The Sixers! And A Twitter MailbagJul 23, 2017 01:00:15
First this week, it was pretty much confirmed that LeBron James is coming to the Sixers. Right? But then, after requesting a trade, it became pretty obvious that Kyrie Irving is coming to the Sixers. Well we can't have both, right? We discuss both situations, as well as dig in to a deep Twitter mailbag.
Summer Sixers Come Home, And Weird AnnouncementJul 15, 2017 01:11:37
The 16-week Summer League schedule has finally ended, and we're ready to talk about the highs and lows. Most of these guys will never wear a Sixers uniform again, but some will, so we get into it.
We also discuss the new NBA rules regarding timeouts, the Sixers paid-waiting list for tickets, Joel Embiid's visit to the MLB Home Run Derby, potential chemistry issues with the Sixers, whether Fly The Process will go to London, brag about the other guys in the NBA Draft we were right about, and finally, a really weird announcement.
Thanks for the kind words about last week's show (for those who gave us kind words).
Not Again: Markelle Fultz Injured At Sixers Summer LeagueJul 9, 2017 01:15:53
You can spare us the jokes. Spare us the snide remarks about karma or that this is the reason you always said guys shouldn't play in Summer League.
Markelle Fultz has what is reported as a high ankle sprain. We whine about it for a while, and talk about the progress of the players during Summer League.
Just What We Needed: Sixers Sign JJ Redick And Amir JohnsonJul 2, 2017 01:09:14
Almost everyone would have been really alright with, perhaps very encouraged by, a one-year deal for JJ Redick. Almost no one thought Redick would signed a one-year deal. He did!
The Sixers signed Redick to a one-year, $23 million deal, and Amir Johnson to a one-year, $11 million deal.
We discuss the signings, and other news around the league, including Danny Ainge almost getting someone else.
Sixers Free-Agency PreviewJun 30, 2017 59:29
It seems like just last week the NBA Draft was here and the Sixers were completing a trade for Markelle Fultz. It actually was last week.
The NBA never sleeps, and we're back for a free agency preview that will probably sound really stupid within 24 hours so listen right away.
We'll be back when something happens.
Got 'Em! Sixers Draft RecapJun 23, 2017 44:31
It actually happened! The Sixers drafted Markelle Fultz and have a real, full young core.
We discuss the pick, the night, whether Anžejs Pasečņiks is actually Blark, Joel Embiid signing the Sam Hinkie banner, and the second round selections and sales.
Sixers Draft Preview And Retweet Armageddon RecapJun 21, 2017 01:07:13
The drama that is normally reserved for draft night took place earlier this week. That's a good thing. We're aware that the Sixers will take Markelle Fultz with the first pick in the draft. That's great!
We do some YouTube Big Boarding with the second round, bask in the glory of Retweet Armageddon's success, John Gonzalez's Ringer piece, talk about Fultz and the potential starting lineup, and prepare for Thursday night's draft.
We'll be back after the draft is over on Thursday night.
Gloating With Godner: Derek Bodner Guests, Sixers Get Markelle FultzJun 18, 2017 01:23:21
We spend a long time incoherently gloating about all of it, and our guest, Godner himself, Derek Bodner, joins us.
We discuss the trade, Fultz's workout, free agent implications and Retweet Armageddon.
Support great writing and the best Sixers beat in town by subscribing to Derek's site derekbodner.com. It's the cost of a cup of coffee per month, and it's worth a lot more than that. Support Derek.
You can also follow Derek on Twitter @DerekBodnerNBA.
EMERGENCY PODCAST: Sixers Close To Trade With Celtics For Markelle FultzJun 17, 2017 44:42
In the biggest trade since he who will not be named, the Sixers appear to be set to send a package of still unknown picks to the Celtics for the first overall pick, with which they will select Markelle Fultz.
Here's a late night podcast reacting to the news. As a reminder, we'll still have Derek Bodner (Godner) on Sunday to discuss the draft.
We love you. Thanks for listening!
Sixers Draft Preview With Liberty Ballers' Marc Whittington And SB Nation's Ricky O'DonnellJun 11, 2017 01:28:33
The NBA Draft is less than two weeks away. Crazy that we're here again, right?
We're a day late this week, but we're giving you two experts for the price of one. Liberty Ballers' own Marc Whittington (who is blind) joins us, as well as SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell. The guys give their best picks for the Sixers, and keep Mike satiated with some second round picks.
NBA Scout Elan Vinokurov On Sixers Draft ProspectsJun 3, 2017 01:22:31
We're NBA Draft as all get-out right now, with guests every week until the draft to tell you who to like and who not to like.
This week we've got NBA Scout Elan Vinokurov, talking the top of the draft and the Sixers at #3, and lots of guys Mike loves and Spike has never heard of in the second round.
We also discuss Klay Thompson trade rumors, Jerry Colangelo's interview on 94WIP, the war with Andrew Sharp and Open Floor, and the NBA Finals.
The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor & Sixers Trade PossibilitiesMay 27, 2017 01:10:52
Our countdown to the NBA Draft continues with The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor. Make sure to follow Kevin on Twitter and check out The Ringer's Draft Guide. You can also hear Kevin on The Ringer NBA Show.
We also discuss the possibility of the Sixers trading the #3 pick, Otto Porter rumors, Lonzo Ball's refusal to work out for the Celtics, and more (not that much more).
First Sixers YouTube Big Board, JJ Redick RumorsMay 20, 2017 01:12:22
It's Big Board season! For Spike, it's YouTube Big Board season, and for Mike, it's "watch the games" Big Board season. Spike debuts his YouTube Big Board
We also discuss the "JJ Redick to the Sixers" rumors.
IMPORTANT: if you took any great pictures at the Lottery Party, please, please, please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post Lottery All-Star Podcast From XFINITY Live!May 17, 2017 44:06
A group podcast live from the stage at XFINITY Live! featuring Spike, Max Rappaport, Amos Lee, Godner, Rich Hofmann, and Jim Adair.
Post Lottery Party Podcast With Spike And Mike, Sixers Get #3 PickMay 17, 2017 51:11
Spike and Mike react to the Lottery and the Lottery Party.
Lowry To Sixers Rumors & Lottery Party RetrospectiveMay 14, 2017 01:07:34
There eighteen Kyle Lowry to the Sixers rumors. We discuss the odds and the potential reaction of him coming here. We also discuss the Ben Simmons videos, and Furkan Korkmaz's desire to "come over."
We recap the first three Lottery Parties, and preview this year's bash.
Big Baller Sixers MailbagMay 6, 2017 01:01:44
We're 11 days from the Lottery Party. 11 days! We talk about the big day, and take a ton of Sixers questions from Twitter.
We Own The Sixers (And NBA Free Agency)Apr 29, 2017 01:11:23
We look forward to the Lottery Party (18 days away!) and what it means to us and you (and the Hinkie banner ceremony). We discuss the NBA Awards and Awards Show, and look ahead to Sixers free agency.
Lottery Party Planning, NBA Playoffs, Amos Lee Guest HostsApr 22, 2017 01:10:36
Description:We lay out the schedule and details of the 2017 Rights To Ricky Sanchez Lottery Party, and take a quick glance at the NBA playoffs to find out how many triple doubles everyone has. Also, Mike is away on some important business so we have a guest, last-minute co-host, Mr. Amos Lee! We also touch on some comments from Sixers ownership about whether they're dumb or not dumb. If you're planning on getting a Lottery Party shirt, you have to order by May 1st to get it in time for the party.
The Rickys: Sixers Season AwardsApr 15, 2017 01:00:45
We did it! We made it to the end of another Sixers season, the first in the Colangelo Era. We discuss the Ben Simmons injury clearance, and give out end of season awards for Most Valauble Sixer, Least Valuable Sixers, The Slap The Hardwood Award, The Best Trade Of A Valuable Asset For A Fake Pick Award and many, many more.
The Sixers' Longest YearApr 8, 2017 01:07:40
Topics today include, the Orlando White Board Incident and Dario for Aaron Gordon, the tankapalooza victory for the Sixers with the Lakers win over the Kings, the year since Sam Hinkie's resignation, Luwawu-Cabarrot's April, the Markelle Fultz visit, and Ben Simmons perhaps has grown two inches (also maybe he hasn't).
The Rights To Ricky Sanchez theme song is produced and performed by Amos Lee and Jaron Olevsky, and available on our SoundCloud page.
Sixers Playing Out The String, Would Hinkie Ever Be A King?Apr 1, 2017 01:18:01
Do what all the cool kids are doing! Get a torn meniscus!
The Sixers are playing out the string in the most tanky way they can, sitting Robert Covington for the remainder of the year with a torn meniscus. Is it really torn? Are they just trying to lose? Who knows anymore!
We discuss Covington, the team playing out the remainder of the season, Okafor sitting the rest of the year, the rumor that the Kings want to talk to Sam Hinkie, the idea of Hinkie the free-agent, the final days of tanking, and Mike's new show.
Ricky Reddit AMA, Sixers Announce Embiid Surgery, Dario Keeps Cookin'Mar 25, 2017 01:13:23
Has Mike changed his stance on Dario's Rookie Of The Year campaign? You must listen to find out.
We also discuss being #TooGood, Embiid's surgery, and take as many AMA questions from Reddit as we possibly can.
The Rights To Ricky Sanchez theme song is by Amos Lee and Jaron Olevsky and available on our SoundCloud page.
The Lottery Party is sold out, but we will release a LIMITED number of tickets for download at 10am on 5/15. T-Shirts are available on our website.
Process Madness: A Field Of 64 SixersMar 19, 2017 01:10:03
We talk about the brand new Lottery Party t-shirts, Sam Hinkie's coded order for us to wear all black at the party, and Nerlens' return with the big win over the Mavericks
We discuss Joel Embiid's recent doctor visits, as well as a steaming hot take from Spike about something.
Finally, we produced a bracket of 64 most-process Sixers, and Mike goes through and determines the winner. The bracket is available on rightstorickysanchez.com.
Rookie Of The Year Rant, Noel Or Covington, Sixers Season DoldrumsMar 12, 2017 01:09:52
Mike said that he has a rant about the Rookie of The Year all loaded up. We see how that goes.
We also get the scoop on Mike's new TV Show Trial and Error, discuss if you'd rather pay Covington or Noel, discuss a new article about Robert Covington. Nerlens in Dallas, what the hell is The Process and some questions from Twitter.
The Lottery Party tickets are nearly gone, if you can believe that. All details including a link for tickets as well as entering the great LL Pavorsky Engagement Ring Giveaway are at rightstorickysanchez.com.
Embiid Done For The Season And Lottery Party DetailsMar 4, 2017 01:06:09
The Process Is Dead! Long Live The Process! Get your Lottery Party tickets at rightstorickysanchez.com
On January 20th, Joel Embiid landed funny on his knee in a win over the Portland Trailblazers. At the time, Embiid was making a case for an All-Star berth, and the Sixers finished the month 10-5.
Just six weeks later, Simmons is out for the season, Embiid is out for the season, Nerlens Noel got traded for a fake draft pick and everyone is mad at the Sixers front office. How did we get here?
We also discuss the win over the Knicks and whether Justin Anderson is good or not.
Ben Simmons Done For The Year And Sixers Win AnywayFeb 25, 2017 01:11:40
As Mike predicted to save his own sanity the minute the injury happened, Ben Simmons will not play for the Sixers this year. Bryan Colangelo announced this during his Friday press briefing, though our friend John Barchard announced it several hours earlier.
We discuss the press conference, Simmons sitting the year, the continued knee troubles for Joel Embiid, and the Sixers as the Indians from Major League.
We also talk to Dr. Marc Legere, about the Simmons and Embiid injuries. Dr. Legere is a nationally recognized Chiropractic physician specializing in soft tissue and sports injuries. Dr. Legere has worked on hundreds of professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL who are suffering from injuries around the body.
Sixers Trade Deadline: Farewell Nerlens NoelFeb 24, 2017 01:05:47
They traded Nerlens.
At least they got rid of Ilyasova.
Derek Bodner Guests, Ben Simmons' Foot, Dario's ROY ChancesFeb 19, 2017 01:04:52
** There is no "Who Is Paul Millsap" All-Star Party at XFINITY Live! tomorrow. All good but we had some logisitical issues. The Lottery Party however is ON ON ON for XFINITY Live! on May 16th. **
If anyone was drunk on the success of the Sixers this year, the last two weeks have likely sobered you right up. We discuss the timeline and confusion of the Ben Simmons situation, the big Jahlil Okafor trade confusion, Bryan Colangelo's place in said confusion and Dario Saric's chances for Rookie Of The Year.
Our guest today is Derek "Godner" Bodner, the best Sixers beat writer in the city of Philadelphia. We get Derek's thoughts on the above situation and of course discussed his newest venture in which you can subscribe to Derek's writing.
Derek is a fantastic writer and deserves your support. For just $3 a month, you get all of his writing, a daily Sixers email (which includes a mailbag question) and an excellent Sunday column. This, my friends, is how we escape the entire internet just being news aggregation, and create some actual news. You should do this.
The Sixers / Embiid Injury Fiasco And Countdown To Okafor TradeFeb 13, 2017 51:09
An abbreviated podcast as we wait for the Jahlil Okafor trade.
We talked about the Joel Embiid injury and dancing, the TJ McConnell game-winner and we countdown to the Okafor trade.
A new podcast coming when the trade happens!
Embiid's Injury, Okafor Trade Rumors & Sixers Process Retrospective With Ben DetrickFeb 5, 2017 01:30:39
Joel Embiid is sitting out with a knee injury that he played against Houston with. We go over conspiracy theories and just what is going on with The Process' knee.
We discuss trade options for Jahlil Okafor and the rumor that Richaun Holmes is in demand.
And the long awaited appearance of Nerlens Noel Twitter leader and father of Alt-Process Ben Detrick of Cookies Hoops, The Ringer and The New York Times.
Embiid Got Screwed, Enemies Of The Sixers, Who Is Paul Millsap?Jan 28, 2017 01:14:41
It's a LIVE RICKY. Well they're always recorded live, and you always listen when it's recorded, but this time we were in the same room when it was recorded. Mike calls this a "live Ricky."
The NBA and its coaches decided that the world would rather see Paul Millsap in the All-Star game than Joel Embiid. This is not a world we want to live in. We discuss the Embiid All-Star snub, the TJ McConnell Rising Stars Challenge snub, who we believe the enemies of the Sixers (us) are, this week's games, and take some questions on Facebook Live on the Rights To Ricky Sanchez page.
Rock's Revenge, Are The Sixers Too Good?Jan 23, 2017 01:07:34
We often talk about Retweet Armageddon, and getting online retribution for the anti-Process takes over the last few years. But within the Process-folks, there was a lot of anti-Brett Brown and Robert Covington discussion, is it finally time to walk that back?
We also discuss the limited playing time for Chasson Randle, Joel Embiid's chances at being a backup All-Star, Bryan Colangelo's recent interview on the TV broadcast, the Sixers career of Mo Williams, and whether or not the Sixers are #TooGood.
Sixers Win Total Projection, Bus The Process Wrap-Up, Retweet Armageddon Congress ResultsJan 16, 2017 01:09:14
Bus The Process was a fantastic success. ESPN said the name, Joel Embiid almost said the name. Comcast Sportsnet said the name, and nobody got injured. We wrap up the evening.
We also talk about Embiid's growth, TJ's game-winner, and what our new projections for Sixers wins is.
Finally, we reveal the winners of the Retweet Armageddon Congress listener vote.
Farewell Hollis, Embiid The All-Star, Ben Simmons' Arrival and Trading For Jimmy ButlerJan 8, 2017 01:11:22
It was a very sad day for The Process, as Hollis Thompson was released this week. We reflect on the career of the most Process player (arguably) of the Process era.
We also discuss Joel Embiid's All-Star bid, TJ McConnell's starting spot, a potential trade for Jimmy Butler, the wins over the Wolves and the Nuggets, the Joel-Noel pairing, Ben Simmons' potential return, and announce the finalists for the listener spots in the Retweet Armageddon Congress.
For the listing of the candidates and your chance to vote for the in-town and out-of-town candidate (once per day), scroll down in this post below the podcast.
Also, if you're going on Bus The Process 2, check Thursday's pod for instructions. If you're not going on the trip, but want to say farewell while we salute Hollis Thompson, join us at XFINITY Live! from 1pm till 3pm on 1/14.
Bus The Process Instructions And Information (And Hollis Thompson Farewell)Jan 6, 2017 08:42
This is not a full podcast, it's just instructions and info for Bus The Process 2. Also, we'll be doing a farewell party and salute to Hollis Thompson before the buses leave at XFINITY Live! on 1/14/17 from 1p till 3p. Half price apps and $3 drafts. You can even come if you're not going on the bus trip.
Embiid Endorses Nerlens & Ask Me AnythingDec 24, 2016 01:12:54
Since our last podcast, nothing changed with the Nerlens Noel situation and the Sixers, and everything changed. Bryan Colangelo spoke, and Joel Embiid spoke *out*, saying that he'd like to give the Twin Towers experience a try with Noel instead of Okafor. We also discuss Alt-Process leader Ben Detrick's piece on The Ringer suggesting possible trades for each.
Finally, we took some questions from our friends at r/Sixers, for the first ever Ricky AMA.
We also play the brand new song from Process Truster and actual musician, John Vincent, called "Chu Chu The F**kin' Legend."
Sixers Experiment With The Triple Towers, Retweet Armageddon Congress RevealedDec 17, 2016 01:02:32
For the first time ever, Joel Embiid said he did not trust the process. Coincidentally, that was the first time that Jahlil Okafor started along side him. And then it got even less fun when Nerlens Noel returned against the Lakers and only played eight minutes. We talk about the Triple Towers experiment, Jerryd Bayless' wrist surgery and subsequent missing of the season, the "return" of Ben Simmons to the court, and recap the week's games.
We also reveal the original members of the Retweet Armageddon Congress.
Nerlens Returns, Sixers Quarter Season Grades, Bus The Process, Amos & JaronDec 11, 2016 01:17:58
They said it would never happen! Well, Spike said it would never happen. It looks like Nerlens Noel is going to return to play for the Sixers. We'll discuss how he'll fit. We also recap the week in Sixers, give out some quarter-season grades, talk about Bus The Process II (F*ck Andrew Sharp), the Retweet Armageddon Congress, and the new Ricky theme song by Amos Lee and Jaron Olevsky.
You heard us right! There is a Bus The Process II, on January 14th, to Washington D.C. to see Sixers vs. Wizards. For just $85, you'll get the bus down to D.C. (yes there is an option for those who live there and don't need the bus), a ticket to the game, snacks on the bus, a commemorative t-shirt from Cheesesteaktees, your picture on center court, and you'll shoot a free throw on the court after the game. Go to THIS LOCATION for all the details and purchase tickets from Phans Of Philly. It's going to be a lot of fun.
A huge, unreal thanks to Chef Olev And Sammos Hinklie, also known to the world as Amos Lee and his keyboardist/musical director Jaron Olevsky for the new Ricky theme song "Stay A Believer (Trust The Process)," a song written and recorded for Process Trusters everywhere (also I just named the song). Amos, in case you haven't heard, is from Philadelphia and a huge Truster Of The Process (read this great profile on Amos and the Sixers by Jason Lipshutz at Billboard). You can buy Amos' new album 'Spirit,' which is great. His entire library is great. Thanks Amos and Jaron!
When Should Retweet Armageddon Happen? Plus, A Hinkie Long-ReadDec 4, 2016 01:05:44
Joel Embiid is playing basketball, Dario Saric is a Sixer in Philadelphia, and the Sixers won the lottery. So it's time for Retweet Armageddon, right? Not so fast. We take your suggestions on when the online day of reckoning should happen, talk about the new Sam Hinkie long-read in Sports Illustrated, discuss the losses to the Cavs, Raptors and Magic, and the debut of the twin-towers lineup with Embiid and Okafor.
Also we talk about the Sixers as compared to The Ship Of Theseus, thanks to Sean Carroll.
The Week In Sixers And Twitter QuestionsNov 27, 2016 57:39
We recap the week in Sixers, including the double-overtime loss to the Grizzlies, the Embiid-less obliteration by the Bulls, the win over the Heat, and Robert Covington's sorta-break out of his slump. We also briefly preview the Cavs game, and take a ton of questions from Twitter.
Is Stauskas For Real? Why Aren't Sixers More Clear On Embiid? What About Bob?Nov 20, 2016 01:00:54
Somehow, someway, Nik Stauskas is playing like a man possessed. Somehow, some way, Robert Covington has forgotten how to shoot. We those things, the win over the Wizards, the matchup with the Timberwolves, and the Sixers decision to rest Joel Embiid at home.
The Sixers Win In November!Nov 12, 2016 01:31:22
For the first time in a few years, the Sixers won a game before December. To put that in perspective, the last time the Sixers won a game before December, that Sixers team had Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes on it.
We do talk about the election for the first 45 or 46 minutes. It is spirited but we still love each other and you. You can skip past it if you've had enough.
We discuss the win over the Pacers, the near-win over the Pacers, the return of Robert Covington to the land of the living, the Joel Embiid podcast with Woj, JoJo's rest and the early success of the Los Angeles Lakers. Also, the newly discovered controversy regarding Bryan Colangelo.
Sixers Have No Wins, No GrantsNov 7, 2016 01:10:46
Here we are, winless and arguing about Brett Brown's late-game coaching. Is it a product of a young, flawed roster, or is it time to hold Brown accountable? Sounds familiar.
We discuss Brown's coaching and the chances he makes it through the year, the greatness that is Joel Embiid, the Jerami Grant trade, the Nerlens Noel rumors, Robert Covington's shooting struggles, Jerry Colangelo's stepping down at USA Basketball, and more!
Pablo And Jojo: ESPN's Pablo Torre Talks Sixers, Embiid, The ProcessOct 29, 2016 01:09:40
'Trust The Process,' is a little phrase that we're all probably a little sick of and proud of at the same time.
When we look back at where it started (in this context at least), we can whittle it down to this; Tony Wroten said it, Pablo Torre wrote it, we ran with it, Joel Embiid perfected it.
It's been a long time coming, but we've finally got ESPN's Pablo Torre on the podcast to talk about his original Hinkie article, where it all went, and how awesome Joel Embiid is.
Sixers Season PreviewOct 22, 2016 01:20:21
The season begins this week, and we look ahead and make our predictions for the 2016-17 Sixers. How long will Nerlens Noel be on the team? How much longer will everyone fight about it? How many games will they win? Will Ben Simmons play at all? Will Hollis Thompson shoot 40% from three? How long will it take us to make a lewd joke about Jerryd Bayless' wrist soreness?
And finally... Joel Embiid?
Joel Embiid Actually Sixers & Test The ProcessOct 9, 2016 01:30:50
Joel Embiid really played a game! Then he played another one! And he looked good! We discuss Embiid's debut, his embracing of his new nickname, and how everyone else on the team looked in the first two games.
Then, we're treated to a game of TEST THE PROCESS! Boy, this will be embarrassing. Spike and Mike compete against each other in a round of trivia hosted by none other than Andrew 'Invented Sauce Castillo, The Nickname Not The Guy,' Unterberger. You can follow the great Andrew Unterberger on Twitter @AUGetOffMyGold. You can read his work and his questionable opinions about music at Billboard.
Deja Vu: Ben Simmons Breaks Foot, Sixers Break CampOct 1, 2016 01:11:06
Hey, here we are again! We discuss the news about Ben Simmons, make up scenarios, and help you get through it. Let us know if you find out who is helping us get through it.
We also talk about Nerlens Noel's comments at camp, and what the Sixers lineup may look like now.
Sam Hinkie's Resignation LetterSep 29, 2016 42:17
Many asked us to post the audiobook version of Sam Hinkie's resignation letter separately. So here it is!
Page 1: Michael Levin
Page 2: LL Pavorsky
Page 3: Max Rappaport and Jim Adair
Page 4: Spike Eskin
Page 5: Sean Carroll
Page 6: Spike Eskin
Page 7: Andrew Goldstein
Page 8: Ben Detrick
Page 9: Michael Weber
Page 10: Michael Levin
Page 11: Michael Baumann
Page 12: Eliza Hardy Jones
Page 13: Spike Eskin
Sixers Open Practice Facility, Embiid Debut LoomsSep 26, 2016 01:03:21
There is no theoretical physicist, acclaimed writer, or audiobook on this week's Ricky, just some riffing about the Sixers.
We talk about Bryan Colangelo's appearance on The Vertical Podcast, the opening of the new practice facility, NBA2K 17, the 20 man roster, Vegas' over/under for the team, and Joel Embiid's upcoming debut. We also discuss Sam Hinkie's follows on Twitter.
The Week In Sixers & Hinkie Resignation Letter All-Star AudiobookSep 19, 2016 01:29:43
It's been two weeks, so we have a lot to talk about. Also, it's the offseason, so we're committed to doing something pretty different or absurd in each podcast.
First, we discuss Sam Hinkie's Twitter awakening, Allen Iverson's Hall Of Fame speech, Brett Brown's press lunch, the return of Elton Brand, and the various Embiid media of the week.
Then, we provide you with something incredible and ridiculous. We've recorded and put together an audiobook of Sam Hinkie's resignation letter. The various pages are read by us, LL Pavorsky, Max Rappaport and Jim Adair, Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald, Sean Carroll, Andrew Goldstein, Ben Detrick, Mike Weber, Michael Baumann, and Eliza Hardy Jones. This is an all-timer.
Sixers Things: Sixers Fan And Theoretical Physicist Sean CarrollSep 4, 2016 01:17:44
Our offseason of intelligence soldiers on with Philadelphia native and Caltech Theoretical Physicist Sean Carroll.
We talk about what he thought of Hinkie's departure, Noel vs. Okafor, and what it's like to be a theoretical physicist AND a Sixers fan.
We also talk about the multiverse, his new book The Big Picture, and whether or not we're living in a simulation.
Chuck Klosterman: The Sixers, The Process, And Chuck's New BookAug 26, 2016 01:09:06
Hey, Spike here, I'm writing the intro to this one.
I've long said that Chuck Klosterman writes like I would want to write if I was smarter. He's my favorite writer of all time.
We were lucky enough to have Chuck on the podcast for an hour (!!) to talk about the Sixers, The Process, Sam Hinkie, Chip Kelly, and of course his new, awesome book, 'What If We're Wrong? Thinking About The Present As If It Were The Past.'
All The Right Moves: Grading Every Sam Hinkie Sixers TransactionAug 20, 2016 01:15:30
Many people ask us, "when are you going to get over it," and the answer is always "never!" At the very least, it's "not yet."
Because it's August and there's not much else to discuss, on today's Ricky we grade every single transaction of the Sam Hinkie era of Sixers basketball. We also briefly discuss the reported delay in the construction of the new practice facility.
Sixers Schedule Release, Dario & Sergio In The OlympicsAug 15, 2016 01:13:08
We're so sorry, we were off, but it was Spike's fault. We return with thoughts on Dario and Sergio in the Olympics, the Sixers schedule, Mike Weber asking the president about the Sixers, and a brand new relationship advice and Jigsaw.
Sixers Offseason Doldrums, Dave Spadaro And Relationship AdviceJul 31, 2016 01:22:40
It's undoubtedly the offseason. Not the "draft, summer league" sort of offseason, but the "check in on Eagles training camp, talk even more about Jahlil Okafor, celebrate the signing of Dion Waiters, discuss the change in the Analytics Department, and do an extended relationship advice" sort of offseason.
Thanks to Dave Spadaro, host of the Eagles Live Podcast, for checking in from Training Camp.
And thanks to the wonderful Eliza Hardy Jones, who donated her song "Couldn't Leave You" as the Relationship Advice theme song.
Joel Embiid, Sixers SaviorJul 25, 2016 01:05:49
Somehow, some way, Joel Embiid has managed to do things over the last two years to keep us hopeful and excited, even when he hasn't been able to play a game for the team. This week was no different. We talk about Embiid's new practice dunk video, and his social media tribute to Sam Hinkie.
We also discuss the remaining available free agents, the signing of Cat Barber, the return of Relationship Advice, and Jerry Colangelo's friend at The Undefeated.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Hello Dario, Farewell Chu Chu, Sixers Gain One And Lose OneJul 17, 2016 01:16:59
Dario Saric is officially a Sixer. We talk about what it means, and gloat in the glow of Sam Hinkie. Also, farewell to forever Sixer Chu Chu Maduabum.
Also, a tearful goodbye to Christian Wood, some long-promised hot takes on Adnan Syed's recent court victory, wrapping up Summer League, what not to do at the movies, and talk of an off-season return of "Relationship Advice."
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Summer Sixers And Ben Simmons' Mental Skill Coach Graham BetchartJul 9, 2016 01:16:44
Ben Simmons is really, actually a Sixer. Look at him dropping dimes and refusing to shoot. He's everything we hoped for. We talk about Simmons' performance, the 'rise' of Christian Wood, TJ McConnell's haircut, and that guy on the Sixers who looks like he's an accountant.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Free Agency, Hollis Vs. Canaan, ESPN's Jordan BrennerJul 2, 2016 01:19:14
In this episode, we talk about NBA Free-Agency, the signing of Jerryd Bayless and the Sixers activity, the decision to renew Hollis Thompson, but send Isaiah Canaan packing, the hiring of Jim O'Brien, and we talk to ESPN's Jordan Brenner (@JordanBrenner) about his article about Sam Hinkie, and why he didn't say the name of our podcast.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Draft Redux And NBA Free Agency PrimerJun 26, 2016 54:01
Now that we've had 60 hours to digest it, we revisit the draft and and to appropriately grade the job Bryan Colangelo has done.
We address the Sixers prospects in free-agency, and the (still) present glut of big men.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Draft Simmons, Luwawu, Korkmaz! Hinkie Died For ThisJun 24, 2016 01:00:58
A bittersweet draft, for sure. We got everything we wanted, Ben Simmons, Timothe Luwawu and Furkan Korkmaz. But we wish Sam Hinkie was here to have it with us.
We discuss the draft, the flurry of trade rumor activity beforehand, and the roster construction for the Sixers moving forward.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Joel Embiid Hype And Final Sixers Draft Prep With NBA Scout Elan VinokurovJun 18, 2016 01:07:52
We discuss the new pictures and video of our savior Joel Embiid, figure out what teams would want Jahlil Okafor, and talk to NBA Scout Elan Vinokurov for some final thoughts on the NBA Draft.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Dario Wherefore Art Thou? Talking Sixers With The Ringer's Chris RyanJun 12, 2016 01:09:31
Dario's maybe not coming! We might not have any more information than we did a week ago, but we've got to talk about the prospects of Dario Saric maybe not coming over this year.
We also take some questions from the BRAND NEW Rights To Ricky Sanchez Facebook page.
Finally, The Ringer's (and The Watch podcast, and After The Thrones) Chris Ryan (@ChrisRyan77) joins us, to tell us if he secretly hates Andrew Sharp, if Bill Simmons is trolling us, and whether he's back being a Sixers fan.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Noel Teague Trade Rumors And Sixers (76ers) Draft CountdownJun 4, 2016 01:18:32
Thank you rumor mill! If there's anything that screams "Sam Hinkie is gone," loud and from the rooftops, it's a rumor that the Sixers are considering trading Nerlens Noel for a year of Jeff Teague.
We break down the trade rumors, speak with SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell about his thoughts on the draft and what the Sixers should do, celebrate the YouTube Big Board's influence on the draft (hi Marquese Chriss!) and talk about a process moment with a big-time musician.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers (76ers) Draft Big Board With Derek Bodner & Okafor, Noel TradeMay 28, 2016 01:26:00
It's Big Board season!
Spike debuts his YouTube Big Board for 2016, Mike waxes poetically about Timothe Luwawu, and Derek Bodner joins the show to talk about who the Sixers should take at #1, who they should take if they get another top-five pick, and who may be available with the 24th and 26th picks.
We also talk about which big man the team should trade (Noel or Okafor).
And of course a long, heartfelt farewell to Mike D'Antoni.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Basking In The Glow Of The Process Championship (Sixers, 76ers)May 21, 2016 01:04:37
It's the weekend, and we still have the #1 pick.
We talk about basking in the glow of the victory, the media coverage of the party, the persistent rumors about Mike D'Antoni, Simmons vs. Ingram (get ready for a month of this!) and our schedule leading up to the draft.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Post Lottery Party, Sixers Have #1 PickMay 18, 2016 43:42
We did it.
Then we did a podcast.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Lottery Party Preview & Sixers Trade RumorsMay 14, 2016 01:07:24
It's finally here, the Rights To Ricky Sanchez / Liberty Ballers 2016 Lottery Party at XFINITY Live!
We've seen the numbers, and there are going to be a heckuvalotta people there. We want to see you.
We talk about the party, the week's news, and whatever other nonsense we think of.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Hire Ned Cohen And Marc Eversley, Lottery Party LoomsMay 7, 2016 01:19:30
The Sixers hired some guys!
Bryan Colangelo hired a guy whose name is Ned and is almost impossible to find on the internet. It seems like he's flirting with us. We discuss the hiring of Cohen and Eversley, what Bryan Colangelo actually does, Mike D'Antoni's interview in Houston and what that means for Brett Brown, and we take Twitter questions.
The Lottery Party is REALLY REALLY CLOSE.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez Podcast: NBA Scout Elan Vinokurov And The BillboardApr 29, 2016 01:03:38
One of our most popular podcasts ever was with NBA Draft scout Elan Vinokurov, so we're RUNNING IT BACK! Elan comes on the show to talk about what he (and we) got wrong and right about the 2015 Draft, and take a look at some of the bigger questions for the 2016 draft. Elan was nice enough to offer to come on twice this year, so we'll have him on closer to the draft to get into some of the nitty gritty.
We also discuss what went into our now famous billboard.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Free Agent Targets & NBA PlayoffsApr 23, 2016 01:11:17
People have asked a lot of times, so we go over every possible free-agent target the Sixers could have this summer.
We also discuss the current NBA playoffs and give our predictions, discuss Bryan Colangelo's appearance with Derek Bodner on Sixers Beat, once again talk about the snakiness of Jerry Colangelo, take some Twitter questions, and cryptically hint at something we won't discuss.
All in all, a pretty full show.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: It's All Over! Sixers Season Awards And GradesApr 16, 2016 01:04:23
In the first podcast not about what a disaster the Sixers organization is since Sam Hinkie stepped down, we give out some grades for the season, as well as our season awards, including LVP, MVP, and Lickface Of The Year.
We also discuss the rumors of Brett Brown's dismissal, Bryan Colangelo's denial, and Jerry Colangelo's all-around snake-in-the-grassedness.
We're a month till the Lottery Party kids, let's do this.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Picking Up The Pieces In Process & Sixers LandApr 11, 2016 01:00:41
What a week it's been for The Process. It's pretty funny that our group is seen as small, but "The Process" and its proponents seem to have captured the ongoing narrative for an NBA team for the better part of three years.
In any case, this episode was recorded "live," as Mike says, when in really means "when we're both in the same room." We discuss our feelings on the week, a few days later, the home court finale, which we both attended, the Josh Harris presser, the upcoming Lottery Party, and the future of the team and the podcast.
In case you were wondering, the Lottery Party is STILL ON, and will now be more massive than ever.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Farewell To The Process, Sam Hinkie Leaves SixersApr 7, 2016 01:02:35
Not much to say here.
There will still be a Lottery Party, which will be Sam Hinkie Appreciation Night.
We will look to add Sam's name to the shirt.
Thanks for listening to our podcast. You guys are the best.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Have Five Chances To Win OneApr 3, 2016 01:15:52
On some level, winning only nine games this season would be appropriate. If you're going to be bad, you might as well be all-time bad.
On another level, giving people one last chance to take shots at the team is something we'd probably all like to avoid.
We discuss the final five games, the loss to the Pacers, Villanova's big win, Buddy Hield's disappearing act and place in the draft, Sam Hinkie squatting 500 pounds, and take a boat load of Twitter questions.
We're almost there, gang.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Future Sixer, D'Angelo Russell & Odds The Sixers Win AgainMar 31, 2016 01:03:45
It's sort of perfect that the scandal (?) involving D'Angelo Russell, also involves Swaggy P. This has Sixers written all over it.
We discuss the always-was-going-to-happen Okafor for Russell trade, the recent reports about Sam Hinkie's future with the team, the odds the Sixers win again this season, Nerlens Noel's sadness, and basically an hour of Elton Brand and Carl Landry talk.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Ricky's Greatest Hits, The Sam Hinkie InterviewMar 27, 2016 42:57
Mike is celebrating his anniversary with the wonderful Alyssa, and driving up to the Bay Area to watch the Sixers play the Warriors. Spike is suffering from the worst allergy attack in the history of allergies.
We will do a full podcast this week. While you wait, here is the Sam Hinkie interview we did in October of 2013, that many new Ricky listeners have never heard. It's funny to hear what we thought then, and what we think now. Sam was great, and this is still one of the best pods we've done.
Until later this week, keep on processing.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Process Over Hinkie Over Sixers? And A Big Board!Mar 21, 2016 01:20:35
A pretty big week for The Process, I think we'd all agree.
We talk about the #BusTheProcess trip and reaction, the Ricky basketball game at the Center, Max Rappaport's deep dive on the Trusters in Complex Mag, Kevin Durant's inevitable signing with the Sixers, Brett Brown on the Zach Lowe podcast, Mike's big board, Joel Embiid back in Qatar, TJ vs. Ish, and if the Sixers will win again this season.
The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is always brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Tie The Sixers, Okafor Out For The YearMar 13, 2016 01:08:37
The Sixers won a game! Unfortunately it may have come at a high cost, as we give an update on Robert Covington's injury.
We discuss the big win, the loss of Jahlil Okafor for the rest of the season, the very Process article from Tom Haberstroh, and tie up some odds and ends!
The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is always brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Ricky Night At The Sixers Wrap-Up, Bad Defense Down The Stretch MalaiseFeb 29, 2016 51:28
Deadspin said we have Stockholm Syndrome, Max Rappaport got like a thousand retweets, we confused other fans and most of the beat writers, and a bunch of Process Trusters refused to chant "Let's Go Sixers" on the big screen, to the confusion of one Christian Crosby. It was a successful RTRS Night at The Center.
We wrap up the evening's highlights, talk about the (probably fake) Dennis Schroeder trade, and try to figure out why the Sixers stink so bad again.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Trade Deadline Wrap-Up, Lottery Party AnnouncementFeb 21, 2016 01:11:48
The Sixers made a franchise-altering trade at the deadline once again, acquiring Joel Anthony and a second round pick.
We discuss the trades, and non-trade of Jahlil Okafor, announce the 2016 Lottery Party location, and talking about how you actually get to the moon.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Trade-Deadline Preview And All-Star Wrap-UpFeb 16, 2016 01:12:28
The trade deadline is Thursday! We discuss possibilities, Jerry Colangelo's weekly mean comments about Sam Hinkie, and a wrap-up of the NBA All-Star Weekend.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Sixers Trade For Blake Griffin EditionFeb 7, 2016 01:09:37
The Sixers maybe inquired about trading for Blake Griffin! Maybe not! But let's talk about that.
Also Jerry Colangelo's final say, and a bunch of other stuff.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Mid-Season Awards And Joel-Hans EmbiidJan 31, 2016 01:18:13
It's been a couple of weeks. We're sorry! We're back!
This episode features a quick wrap-up in the week(s) in Sixers, mid-season awards, and a celebration and discussion of Mr. Joel Embiid.
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Rights To Ricky Sanchez: An Orchard Summer For The SixersJan 17, 2016 01:00:15
Sam Hinkie said that the Sixers may grow their orchard this Summer.
Jerry Colangelo doesn't know Dario Saric's name.
We made a Joel Embiid t-shirt.
The Sixers almost beat the Bulls.
It's been a week in Sixers, we talk about it.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Sign Elton Brand And Win Another GameJan 10, 2016 01:18:22
What a week in Sixers! They signed Elton Brand, may add Shane Battier, won a game against the Timberwolves, and got crushed against the Hawks.
Spike watched a college basketball game, and Mike loves Brandon Ingram.
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Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Dads Gone WildJan 4, 2016 51:56
The Sixers got crushed by the Clippers, and Jahlil Okafor's dad and Kendall Marshall dad went nuts.
We discuss the Sixers dads going nuts, the win over the Kings, Ish Smith's role, and what's wrong with Robert Covington.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Merry Ishmas From The SixersDec 29, 2015 56:23
The Sixers got Ish Smith, Mike D'Antoni, and a win.
We talk about the trade, the win, the Okafor War, the MCW trade (again) and the release of Spike's favorite Process-Era Sixer, Tony Wroten.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Is This Rock Bottom For The Sixers?Dec 20, 2015 01:02:26
How many times have we asked this question in the last three years?
"Are they too bad?"
How many times is too many times to ask that question?
We talk about the state of The Process, the D'Antoni hiring, the state of the team, the return of Kendall Marshall and Tony Wroten, the development of Jahlil Okafor, and which guards should stay or go.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Kendall Marshall Returns, Sixers To Hire D'Antoni?Dec 12, 2015 54:38
So much has changed for the Sixers in the last week. They hired Jerry Colangelo, extended Brett Brown, Sam Hinkie was on the way out, now he's here for the long haul, Kendall Marshall returned to save the day, the team is maybe hiring Mike D'Antoni, and now Woj is getting all the Sixers scoops. The Sixers are the most interesting terrible team in sports history.
We discuss all of this, plus the current state of the team on the show.
RTRS Night at the Sixers is happening! We will all sit together and do Hinkie chants and horrify people (politely) on February 26th against the Washington Fuck Andrew Sharps (Wizards). Tickets are just $23. To buy them, go to sixers.com/promo, and type in the promo code RTRS. We will look to schedule a meetup for beers somewhere before or after the game.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Hire Jerry Colangelo, Send Processers Into TizzyDec 8, 2015 41:52
Nobody saw this one coming. Nobody.
We do a late night, bonus Ricky to sort through our feelings.
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Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Get A Win, Add Tony WrotenDec 7, 2015 01:07:26
What a strange week for the Sixers. They become the focal point of the basketball world for one night as Kobe Bryant returns, they get their first win, another video is released of Jahlil Okafor fighting, Sam Hinkie isn't talking (who would have guessed!), Tony Wroten returns, the Sixers blow another close game, and the pitchforks are out.
Just how we like it! We get into all of those things, the LL Pavorsky Holiday Party, and finally, the way to identify true Trusters Of The Process.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Are 0-17 And Jahlil Okafor Is Fighting PeopleNov 29, 2015 01:12:13
The Sixers are -0-17... again.
They're clearly playing better, but is it enough? Of course we discuss Jahlil's Okafor's (two) fights, Brett Brown's late game struggles, the resurrection of Robert Covington, and if there's ever been a group of fans more eager to see Tony Wroten and Kendall Marshall.
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Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Start 0-12, Still Trusting The Process?Nov 21, 2015 39:25
The Sixers got to 0-12 with a bang, with a listless, poor effort against the Indiana Pacers. We've been here before, but is it worse this time?
We discuss the trusting of the process, the sold out Phans Of Philly bus trip to Brooklyn, whether Brown or Hinkie could have done anything differently, and a Sixers fan who wants a secret tattoo.
The RTRS Bus Trip to Brooklyn is SOLD OUT. Two buses, and another large group who lives in New York will invade the Barclays Center on March 15th. If you bought tickets, thanks so much and wait on details from Phans Of Philly. We are an unbelievable bunch of weirdos.
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Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers At 0-9Nov 14, 2015 01:12:07
Remember last year right around this time? We do! Boy, this feels familiar.
We talk about when the Sixers might win, and how much it matters that they haven't, the discussion of vets vs. Christian Woods, Okafor's struggles, some amazing listener emails, some love letters to Nerlens, Stauskas' three-point shot, and Rodney Carney on the Sevens.
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Rights To Ricky Sanchez: TJ McConnell, Nerlens Noel And The SixersNov 8, 2015 01:02:14
Three losses, but three good losses! This is "The Process."
We talk about the growth of Nerlens, the TJ McConnell revelation, whether or not Hollis Thompson is good, some normal Okafor talk, and would we trade for Derrick Rose.
The RTRS Podcast is presented by LL Pavorsky Jewelers.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Open Season With Mixed ResultsNov 1, 2015 01:03:14
Hey, Jahlil Okafor looked great! But they can't score any points! But Nerlens looks like he's on another level! But can Brett Brown coach offense?! But Sauce Castillo hit a three and the crowd went nuts!
There were some mixed results in the first week of the 2015-16 Sixers, and we break it all down as we saw it.
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Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Season Preview And Brooklyn Bus TripOct 24, 2015 01:10:17
WE MADE IT!
We're through another Sixersy off-season, and are fired up for another Sixersy actual-season.
We do predictions, over-unders, briefly discuss the stupid Sports Illustrated article, and much, much more.
Go on the RTRS Bus Trip!
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Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Guard Nik StauskasOct 14, 2015 41:46
Nik Stauskas lived up to his Twitter word!
Sauce became the first active Sixers to appear on the Ricky, and what an appearance it was. The charming Stauskas talked about The Process (TM), Brett Brown, the most surprising Sixer, his amazing nickname, slapping the hardwood and willingly Jigsawed. Thanks Nik!
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Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Sixers Played Two Games!Oct 10, 2015 01:08:18
We saw our first glances of the 2015-16 Sixers this week, and the results were... mixed.
We talk about our first thoughts on the Okafor/Noel frontcourt, the Canaan/anyone backcourt, and just what Furkan Aldemir might be good at, and announce our big interview and bus trip details.
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Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Break Camp, Set To Start PreseasonOct 5, 2015 57:58
Could it be? Actual Sixers basketball is coming!
We break down the happy training camp, what we're looking for on Tuesday night, who the hell Dragan Bender is, opine on Pierre Jackson, talk about the potential bus trip, and take Twitter questions.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez Podcast: Bennett, Wallace, Not Sixers! Sauce Agrees To RickySep 28, 2015 44:35
A big week in the world of future-former Sixers.
Anthony Bennett wasn't claimed, Gerald Wallace was waived, and Paul George seemed a little grumpy.
As well, Nik Stauskas agreed to come on the Ricky.
All of this, as well as some Twitter questions, Spin's fraudulent 50 Greatest Fictional Songs list, and Brett Brown's interview.
Also, watch Mike's new show, The Grinder!
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: A Week Till Sixers Training CampSep 20, 2015 01:04:27
We're a week (approximately) out from Sixers training camp, thank goodness nothing else big happens today in Philadelphia sports!
We predict who may make the roster, talk about the death of Moses Malone, the possibility of Allen Iverson in the Basketball Hall Of Fame, take a bunch of Twitter questions, and salute two Sixers employees who are no longer Sixers employees.
09.05.15 - Sixers Sign Kendall MarshallSep 5, 2015 01:07:03
The podcast is back. We thank the natives for being restless and impatient. We'll be back on schedule now.
The Sixers signed a point guard! By signing Kendall Marshall and trading for the contract of Gerald Wallace, the team has now acquired everyone they were supposed to during this era of Sixers basketball.
We talk about Marshall, and catch up on everything we missed, including Embiid's surgery, Hinkie's telephone conference about it, Nerlens Noel's rank by Sports Illustrated, the legacy of Daryl Dawkins and Lil B's signing with the 87ers.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Schedule Breakdown & Bone GraftsAug 16, 2015 01:05:22
We break down the Sixers schedule, game by game, Joel Embiid will finally have surgery, discuss the Liberty Ballers Sixers Trade Value series, make up possible trades to kill the time until October, and take some Twitter questions.
By the way, the Ricky isn't going anywhere. We promise.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Finally Trade For Gerald WallaceAug 1, 2015 01:01:47
Welcome home, Gerald Wallace.
In a move that Sixers Nation has been predicting for what seems like a decade, the Sixers obtained future former future Sixer Gerald Wallace and his contract in a trade for Jason Thompson that seems hilariously insignificant and significant.
We talk about the trade, Joel Embiid's surgery delay, who the point guard will be and battle over updside.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Summer League Review, Wilbekin, And The End Of Trust The Process?Jul 20, 2015 01:00:51
Summer League was great! It was horrible! It was greatly horrible!
Winners and losers from Summer League, updated Embiid thoughts, hot dog sandwiches, four-year Hinkie specials, Scottie Wilbekin and maybe the end of Trust The Process?
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Crushing Joel Embiid News For The Sixers And The ProcessJul 12, 2015 01:00:58
What is there to say?
Bad Joel Embiid news.
Embiid, Summer League, Sauce Castillo and Kevin Durant talk in the new Ricky.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Hinkie Strikes Again, Sixers Get Sauce CastilloJul 3, 2015 01:09:57
One day, we see a crack in our trust in the process.
The next day, we wake up to maybe one of the most one-sided trades we've ever seen.
WELCOME TO PHILLY, SAUCE!
We break down the trade with the Kings, our more tempered draft reactions, NBA free agency, the Jimmy Butler meeting that never happened, a summer league primer, and a new rallying cry.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Hold Me, Sixers Select Jahlil Okafor And 50 Other Centers In NBA DraftJun 26, 2015 50:42
That didn't go as planned.
Do we still trust the process? We talk through it on the night of the draft.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Defcon Sixers! Final Big BoardsJun 24, 2015 01:16:45
Forget about setbacks, buyouts and all that nonsense. The NBA Draft is in 48 hours.
Spike and Mike give their final big boards, and do it without a guest for once. Rest in
peace to the great Harvey Pollack. He will be missed by many.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Draft Countdown and NBA Scout Elan VinokurovJun 21, 2015 01:11:00
The draft is just days away, and we haven't had any setbacks. Things are just not healing as quickly as we'd like them to.
We recap the week in Sixers, including the new uniforms, Spike's fight on WIP, and the lack of updates on Joel Embiid. Then the guys have real life NBA Scout Elan Vinokurov, founder of EV Hoops on to explain what the life of a scout is like, his relationship with NBA teams, and his thoughts on any potential Sixers. They also give their last thoughts on the NBA Finals, including Andre Iguodala's Finals MVP Award.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Joel Embiid Had A Setback, Sixers Fans In PanicJun 15, 2015 55:32
This is what we had written for the podcast that was supposed to be recorded on Friday.
Well, maybe they want Dario now.
There are some rumors that the Sixers would like Dario Saric to come over to the NBA this season. Are these rumors for real? Who knows, but let's talk about them anyway! We also discuss the team's decision to not say "Wells Fargo," Andre Iguodala, NBA Finals MVP, Spike's run-in with Brett Brown, and our ever-changing-for-n0-reason Big Boards for the NBA Draft!
My how plans have changed. Thanks Woj! Joel Embiid had a setback.
What does it all mean? How should you feel? Is it all over? Do you trust the process? Why did Spike have a mental breakdown on Saturday night? Is it related to the fact that he can't turn his air conditioning off?
It's all in today's Ricky.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Draft Preview With An Actual RickyJun 6, 2015 01:01:14
The draft is two and a half weeks away! Spike and Mike discuss the NBA Finals, go over their big boards, and talk about the NBA Draft with SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell. Follow him on Twitter @SBN_Ricky.
Finally, this is episode #76 of RTRS, thank you so much for listening. We appreciate it more than you know.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Draft Talk With Bodner, Hot Takes & DellavedovaMay 26, 2015 01:21:42
One month before the draft, and we're YouTube central over here on the Rights To Ricky Sanchez.
We talk about getting the Ricky some respect, the NBA Playoffs, some recent Philadelphia media Sixers #HotTakes, and of course, get deep into the Hezonja love with Derek Bodner, as well as every other player who the Sixers may take at #3.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: LIVE From The Sixers Lottery PartyMay 22, 2015 34:37
Who'd have guessed, two years ago when we started The Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast would be doing a live version, that barely anyone could hear, in a packed Buffalo Wild Wings, in front of hundreds... (deep breath through nose) AND HUNDREDS of the pod's supporters? No one would have guessed that. You'd be a moron to have guessed that.
But it happened, and it sounds, well, it sounds like it sounds. It's a funny listen. You hear people boo Doug Collins and Howard Eskin. You hear people chant "asshole" at Andrew Sharp. And you hear Mike and I sort of try to do a show, and then eventually give up.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Lottery Party Wrap-Up #OneSixElevenMay 20, 2015 46:54
The Sixers did not get #OneSixEleven, but the Lottery Party was a huge success. Spike and Mike wrap up the party and what it means for the Sixers to get #3.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Draft Prospects, #OneSixEleven, And Tweet BagMay 10, 2015 01:03:56
Finally, a talk about the draft on the Ricky that involves two people! Spike has finally watched a bunch of YouTube, and has some barely informed opinions.
We go over who the Sixers may pick in the draft, take some fantastic Twitter questions, talk about the current NBA Playoffs, Bill Simmons' exit from ESPN, a jigsaw and more!
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Former Sixers In The PlayoffsMay 3, 2015 01:04:48
The podcast is a SWEET one. Of course, we talk about Marcus Mariota. We discuss the NBA R.O.Y. vote, the social media dude from the Rockets getting canned, the loss of Chad Iske, the NBA playoffs and former Sixers still playing, the reports that the Sixers like D'Angelo Russell, Dario Saric and some Twitter questions.
There is now a DEADLINE to order the #RTRS and Liberty Ballers Lottery Party T-Shirts. We're doing this so we can be assured we'll have your T-SHIRT at the party.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Year-End Awards And GradesApr 19, 2015 01:06:55
Another season in the books, and it was one of the best in the last decade, perhaps the best. The fact that we're saying that about a team that won 18 games says a lot about a lot of things. We'll let you decide what those are. We give out year end awards, including Team MVP, The Ricky Sanchez Award, Lickface Of The Year, and much more (including a rap song by Hollis Thompson).
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Lottery Party Details And Sixers Twitter Q&AApr 12, 2015 01:11:16
First of all, the RTRS/Liberty Ballers Lottery Party is ANNOUNCED. It's 5/19 at Buffalo Wild Wings in the Northeast.
The t-shirts are amazing and are available for $5 for pickup at the party.
On today's Ricky, we take a bunch of questions from Twitter, a TANKATHON update, Spike goes in on Liberty Ballers commenters, Mike reveals which questions he wanted to ask Brett Brown and didn't, and some talk about Bill Simmons recent Sixers writings.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Head Coach Brett BrownApr 5, 2015 46:05
When you think about it, when you really think about it, the only thing of any value in the NBA that is in any way associated with New England is Brett Brown. And he's all ours.
We were lucky enough to have the 2014-15 NBA Coach Of The Year on the Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast. He was as charming as you'd imagine.
As an aside, we will have ALL Lottery Party details, as well as t-shirts sales up and running this week. The shirts are bananas, and the party will be bananas. May 19th at Buffalo Wild Wings at 9701 Roosevelt Blvd in the Northeast.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez Podcast: All Hail The Nerlens (Sixers)Mar 29, 2015 01:30:05
The Nerlens Noel Rookie Of The Year push is in full force. WHY NOT US?! WHY NOT NERLENS?! An update on the Lottery Party T-Shirts, how Ish Smith has made the Sixers better, an update on MCW, a hot take about Brett Brown, the Clippers are annoying, Sixers Nerd Armageddon, Twitter questions, a draft update, an AMAZING Tony Wroten story, and a Wrestlemania Preview with Ange Goldstein.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Ish Smith's Revenge & Sixers Beat BoogieMar 15, 2015 01:07:00
What a week it's been for Ish Smith! Spike and Mike tackle Ish's revival, his stats vs. Michael Carter-Williams, some Twitter questions, Nerlens Rookie Of The Year momentum, wins over the Kings and Hawks, Mike's big board, Glenn Robinson III, some quick lottery party updates, and perhaps the most awful Jigsaw of all time.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Final 20 Games, And F*ck Andrew Sharp AgainMar 8, 2015 52:07
Only 20 games left in what is widely considered the best Sixers season in over a decade. They only have to go 12-8 to match Mike's prediction of 25 wins. This episode includes T-Rob's per minute explosion, Nerlens Rookie Of The Year hopes, a little Ish and Isaiah talk, and Embiid's now internet famous between the legs dunk. Also perhaps a little Andrew Sharp ether and some lottery party details.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Welcome T-Rob, F*ck Andrew SharpMar 1, 2015 01:07:22
The Sixers won a game! Ish Smith took over! Jason Richardson is an NBA player. Nerlens Noel is shooting all the free throws. What?! All of that, and going in on #RTRS arch rival, Andrew Sharp. Another early plug, the 2015 #RTRS/Liberty Ballers Lottery Party is May 19th at Buffalo Wild Wings in the Great Northeast. It's going to be legendary.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Trade Deadline Part IIFeb 23, 2015 46:49
A trade deadline so big it deserved a second mini-podcast. We're here, where's Eskin?
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: 2015 Trade Deadline, Sixers Go BonkersFeb 20, 2015 01:20:16
IT'S BEEN REAL GUYS. CYA-KJ-MCW. We thought it would be a quiet trade deadline. WE WERE WRONG. We announce the 2015 RTRS/LB Lottery Party. Nowhere in our wildest dreams could we have imagined that the Sixers would do something as extreme as trading the rights to Cenk Akyol, even for Always-Gonna-Be-A-Sixers Javale McGee. Another day, another first round pick. AND CHU CHU!
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: A Very Sixers All-Star WeekendFeb 16, 2015 01:02:45
Spike went to the All-Star game! Not really.
Spike did go to All-Star practice (thanks to his lovely wife), so we talk about that, the Sprite Slam Dunk, the Hawks All-Star failures, Patrick Beverly, Kenny Smith, Zach LaVine vs. Dario, Bob and Nerlens in the Rising Stars game, the failed NBA After-Dark takeover, Evan Turner's game winner, make fun of Charles Barkley, and much, much more!
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: J-Rich's Return And Sixers Trade Deadline PreviewFeb 8, 2015 01:10:20
Another podcast, another day for hot takes on the Hawks! Oh, but it's a Sixers podcast, so the topic list is long. Included are Tim Frazier's debut, a Rights To Ricky Sanchez Birthday Present, some early info on the 2015 Lottery Party, looking ahead to the trade deadline, the NBA After Dark live podcast takeover, the Sixers legwarmers, the return of Hollis Thompson, Nerlens' free throws, the new mascot and, why not, Evan Turner.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: A Tony Wroten Temporary Farewell (Sixers)Jan 31, 2015 01:02:00
We have a lot to catch up on! Spike and Mike talk Wroten's ACL, #PointJaKarr, Larry Drew II, some Super Bowl / NBA Prop Bets, and Mike's new USB mic!
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Will The Sixers Trade MCWJan 17, 2015 51:04
We're back! The original Sixers podcast talks MCW trade rumors, the Oscars, who would you trade for Stauskas, and of course, some firey hot takes.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers ResolutionsJan 3, 2015 57:53
Just kidding! No New Year's Resolutions here. But we do discuss the possible Jason Richardson return, Mo Speezy's vendetta against Doug Collins, MCW's struggles and Team Chill Part II.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: A Very Sixers ChristmasDec 25, 2014 01:07:24
Spike, Mike and a very special guest discuss the win over the Heat, gifts for the Sixers, and KJ's mom.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: A Sixers Farewell To Brandon DaviesDec 14, 2014 48:58
We bid a fond farewell to Brandon Davies, start a war with the NBA After Dark podcast, and bathe in the glory of Big Shot Bob Covington.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Listener Sixers Questions And Big Shot Bob CovingtonDec 7, 2014 01:04:47
Mike got Skype so the podcast sounds great! We talk about Big Shot Bob Covington and take a million questions about the Sixers from Twitter.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Sixers Are Undefeated World ChampionsDec 5, 2014 31:34
They won. We celebrate.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Will The Sixers Ever Win? And Wroten Vs. MCWNov 29, 2014 01:02:04
It's a Black Friday edition of the Ricky! We take Twitter questions, talk MCW vs. Wroten, give progress reports on every player, and give some great Black Friday deals.Today's sponsor is Michael Baumann's awesome book Philadelphia Phenoms: The Most Amazing Athletes To Play In The City Of Philadelphia, a WONDERFUL gift for the sports fan in your life.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Lose By 50!Nov 15, 2014 49:39
Quite a return for Michael Carter-Williams!
We discuss the Sixers big third quarter win over the Mavericks, the return of MCW , the (probable) arrival of Robert Covington, the Tony Wroten All-Star campaign, who Malcolm Thomas was, as well as some firey hot takes on Derrick Rose and the Spurs.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Davies, Wroten, and The Year Of The RickyNov 8, 2014 58:16
Find out why this season is the Year Of The Ricky! We talk Wroten, Davies (!), KJ, Nerlens, MCW, LRMAM and Chris Johnson. We talk a little bit about the Cavs struggles, and get to a Jigsaw.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Season Preview And Spike Wedding ReviewNov 1, 2014 52:44
Finally, Spike and Mike get the season of RTRS off to a blazing start, reveling in the departure of Arnett Moultrie, basking in the glow of Tony Wroten, and discussing Spike's wedding and honeymoon. Also, a wedding themed Jigsaw! We're back, thanks for waiting.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: El Richard Goes GlobalSep 19, 2014 30:46
Spike and Mike talk about a HUGE moment for The Ricky, the FIBA tournament, Joel Embiid's tweets, Tinder, the NFL and Fan Since 09.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Farewell, Thaddeus YoungAug 24, 2014 50:17
It seems like Thaddeus Young's final year + in Philadelphia has produced more trade rumors about one Sixers player than I ever remember. Finally, Thad gets to leave the Sixers rebuild, and will go to... Minnesota's rebuild. He must be thrilled.
On today's RTRS, Spike and Mike talk about the Thad trade, Mike's step-down at Liberty Ballers, and my tribute to Andrew Bynum this week.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Rights To Pierre JacksonJul 25, 2014 44:00
We talk about the signing of Pierre Jackson, Joel Embiid's Twitter, the idea of Dion Waiters on the Sixers, Mike's experience at the Vegas Summer League, Lebron's Decision 2.0, Evan Turner's contract (LOL!) and Jordan McRae. There will also be a brand new JIGSAW.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Nerlens And The Summer League PhenomsJul 11, 2014 53:27
The Sixers are RUNNING the Orlando Summer League. Who needs Lebron? We discuss Nerlens, Casper, and the the rest of the roster, preview the Las Vegas roster, and weigh in on THE DECISION II.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: NBA Draft Part 2 (You've Been Hinkied)Jun 28, 2014 53:38
Spike and Mike discuss the most Sam Hinkie draft of all time, Embiid, Saric, and the real Blark.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: NBA Draft Special Part 1Jun 26, 2014 36:34
Spike and Mike discuss their thoughts going into Thursday night's NBA Draft. Part 2 will be released on Friday morning. Happy Hinkie Day.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Joel Embiid's Foot Ruins EverythingJun 21, 2014 53:47
Spike and Mike talk about how Joel Embiid's injury affects the draft and the Sixers, Wiggins-PCOM-Sixers-Press-Gate, the idea of trading MCW and drafting Exum or Smart, the Finals, hot takes, and new JIGSAW.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Who Do The Sixers Get At #3?Jun 6, 2014 53:20
A international prospect looks like he'll get into the top three of the 2014 NBA Draft, and the Sixers might have a real shot at what could be a transcendent player, if he drops to three. We break down the chances that the Sixers might luck into the hottest international prospect since Yao Ming, talk Big Boards, potential trade partners, the laughable Phil Jackson, and the NBA Finals.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Lottery Reactions And Party Clean UpMay 26, 2014 53:27
Spike and Mike talk about the Lottery Party, having #3 and #10, trade scenarios, and a new JIGSAW. Oh, by the way, Mike is live and in person. Go to valeriedshop.com and buy stuff.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Lottery PreviewMay 19, 2014 45:20
Spike and Mike talk about Tuesday's lottery and lottery party (COME!), the combine, Boozer and Thad trades, and did we mention the party?
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Lottery PaaarrrrttyyyyyMay 9, 2014 48:47
Spike and Mike discuss the Liberty Ballers / RTRS Lottery Party (at Miller's Philly Ale House on the Boulevard, come!), MCW's injury and award, the draft big board, the NBA playoffs and a pre-lotto JIGSAW.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Season Wrap Up, Lottery, Weekend EditionApr 27, 2014 01:04:32
Spike and Mike grade the Sixers for the season, talk about lottery nerves, the draft big board, listener questions, and a brand new JIGSAW.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: We're Back!Apr 11, 2014 52:26
After a couple of weeks off, El Richard is back. We talk real plus/minus, MCW's improved play, the status of both first round picks, say farewell to James Nunnally and pay tribute to meeting an RTRS fan in publc.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The 26ersMar 29, 2014 44:27
There is nothing left to lose (except for 10 more games). Spike and Mike deliver the worst Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast ever.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Tony Wroten's Exploding ShoesMar 21, 2014 59:59
Spike and Mike talk about the losing streak, when they could win, James Nunnally, potential Sixers draft picks, Tony Wroten's shoes, Sam Hinkie's trip to the airport with Evan Turner, Twitter questions and a brand new JIGSAW.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: 36 In A Row!Mar 15, 2014 54:59
Spike and Mike talk about Bill Simmons' piece on the Sixers, whether they can really lose 36 in a row, Evan Turner on the Pacers, and who the hell Darius Johnson-Odom is. Also two JIGSAWS!
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: From 'Too Good' To 'Too Bad'Mar 5, 2014 56:17
Has a team ever been considered both 'too good' and 'too bad' in the same season? Spike and Mike discuss the losing streak, the new players, and hopefully some other stuff instead of the Sixers.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Second Round Pick ParadiseFeb 22, 2014 55:03
Spike and Mike discuss the Sixers four draft day trades, what they got for Turner and Hawes, and BJ MULLENS! Also, two new Jigsaws.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: OMG TRADE DEADLINE!Feb 20, 2014 48:13
Spike and Mike talk about Spike's untimely death if Evan Turner doesn't get traded, what they (he, Hawes, Young) might get traded for, the story of Kevin Grow, a new JIGSAW and some special offers. #SpecialOffers
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: To Doug, Love Mo SpeezyFeb 13, 2014 48:00
Spike and Mike talk about the two legendary Sixers losses this week, a bunch of trade stuff with a week until the deadline, some HOT TAKES, and a brand new Jigsaw.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Gang's Still HereFeb 7, 2014 51:21
Spike and Mike discuss the fact that the Sixers have yet to make a trade, Arnett Moultrie-gate, the heat checks of Elliot Williams, Tony Wroten's ceiling, the state of the tank, and how many points World B. Free could score right now. There is a new eiditon of THE JIGSAW, and the full version of "Trade Me, Oh Trade Me."
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Trade Me, Oh Trade MeJan 31, 2014 10:27
An abbreviated podcast this week, as we had a computer error. Spike and Mike talk about Evan Turner's game winners, Liberty Ballers commenters, Dante Exum and more. They debut a new Sixers song (thanks Steve!), and a new JIGSAW! We're sorry for the computer problem. We suck.
The Degenerate: Super Bowl Picks And Prop BetsJan 29, 2014 51:58
Fantasource and Spike give their Super Bowl picks, and go over some prop bets. Fantasource gives his prop bet winner of the year.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Brett Brown... The BestJan 25, 2014 52:43
Spike and Mike talk about their love for Brett Brown, the trade prospects of Young, Turner and Hawes, the Brandon Davies (!!!) injury, Dewayne Dedmon, and a brand new JIGSAW.
94WIP Show: January 16, 2014Jan 17, 2014 02:47:04
Is it time for the mobile quarterback "can't win the Super Bowl" myth to die? Why do the Phillies think you're stupid? Also, Ange Goldstein joins the show to talk about the WWE Network, the Hulkster, Daniel Bryan and Nick Lachey.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers PotpourriJan 16, 2014 47:34
Spike and Mike cover a bunch of topics in Sixers-land. Included: potential trades, the losses to the Pistons and Knicks, a Nerlens Noel update, the injury to Jrue Holiday, the upside of MCW, Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown, potential lottery picks, and a brand new JIGSAW.
The Degenerate: NFL Playoff Tease And Ric Flair Prop BetsJan 11, 2014 36:13
Fantasource gives a three team tease, discuss some playoff props (including one involving Ric Flair), and go over last week's results.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: To Keep Or Trade Thaddeus YoungJan 10, 2014 49:22
Spike and Mike recap the Sixers impressive losses to the Wolves and Cavs, discuss the Thaddeus Young trade rumors, the Sixers and Devils deal with that poker place and the likelihood of the Sixers moving, and two brand new JIGSAWS.
Time's Yours: Eagles 2013, Missed Opportunity Or Glad For The Future?Jan 7, 2014 51:53
Spike and Lee discuss the Eagles loss to the Saints, and the season as a whole. Chris Johnson Jr. brings it with the final Warm It Up of the season.
The Degenerate: NFL Playoff Tease And Playoff PropsJan 4, 2014 35:42
There are only four games this weekend, but sixteen potential teaser bets, so Fantasource has a three team tease for this weekend. Spike and Fantasouce also go over this weekend's NFL prop bets.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Dealing With Sixers BoredomJan 4, 2014 46:50
Spike and Mike talk about dealing with the Sixers and boredom, Thaddeus Young's resurgence, and whether any of the players will make the All-Star team. The JIGSAW was cut because Spike got called to host a radio show. Sorry!
Time's Yours: Down With Dallas, Bring On The SaintsDec 31, 2013 48:30
Spike and Lee discuss whether they believed the Eagles would lose the game, Nick Foles' performance, Chip Kelly's decisions, and the defense's inability to get pressure. Is Chip Kelly the coach of the year? And Chris Johnson has a thrilling Warm It Up as usual.
Time's Yours: Bring On The CowboysDec 24, 2013 37:35
Does Lee finally admit the Eagles are good? Does Spike finally admit Nick Foles is good? What vegetables will Chris Johnson serve at Christmas dinner?
The Degenerate: NFL Three Team Tease And Super Bowl OddsDec 21, 2013 30:11
Fantasource gives out an NFL three-team tease for this weekend, Spike gives out his "gut" tease, and they discuss value in Super Bowl odds.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Santa Sam Hinkie And Sixers DefenseDec 19, 2013 53:43
Spike and Mike talk about Sixers trade rumors, defensive struggles, why you shouldn't watch every game, and get to some Twitter questions. There is a new edition of THE JIGSAW as well.
Time's Yours: Eagles Fall Apart Against The VikingsDec 17, 2013 50:34
Spike and Lee continue their weekly debate about whether or not the Eagles are "good," discuss Chip Kelly's coaching decisions, the performance of Nick Foles and just how bad Patrick Chung is. Chris Johnson warms it up with questions about quarterbacks, Chip's future, and baseball.
The Degenerate: NFL Three Team TeaseDec 14, 2013 37:04
Fantasource looks to get back over .500 with another NFL three team tease. Spike gives his uninformed "gut" three teame teaser, and some interesting late season and AFC/NFC trends.
94WIP Show: December 11th, 2013Dec 12, 2013 02:39:31
94WIP Show from Wednesday, December 11th. Raised Eagles expectations, thankful for the hiring of Chip Kelly. Howard Eskin invades the show to start a brief fight. Mark Saltveit, author of The Tao Of Chip Kelly joins the show to talk about Chip's influence on defense and the ceiling of the offense. Finally, Tailgate Fan's Nick Stevens joins the show to talk about the best tailgates in the country.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Trade Time ComingDec 12, 2013 52:47
Spike and Mike talk about the Sixers finally getting bad, Spike admitting how much he can't stand Evan Turner, and who is getting traded, when, and for whom. Also a new edition of THE JIGSAW.
Time's Yours: Eagles Beat Lions, Win Fifth StraightDec 10, 2013 43:40
Spike and Lee talk about the Snow Bowl, the Eagles playoff prospects, if Kelly can win coach of the year, and Nick Foles. Chris Johnson Warms It Up with three questions that really nails Lee.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Kendall Marshall And JigsawDec 7, 2013 54:16
Mike gets his dream of talking about Kendall Marshall at length on the podcast. Spike and Mike talk defense, trades, MCW, take some Twitter questions and introduce the newest segment of the podcast, THE JIGSAW.
The Degenerate: NFL Three-Team TeaseDec 6, 2013 31:35
Fantasource is back on the winning track, and Delco's #1 handicapper gives you another three team tease in the NFL. Spike also gives his unresearched, 'gut' three-team tease. Fantasource also recaps some futures bets he made prior to the NFL season.
Time's Yours: Eagles Lions PreviewDec 6, 2013 48:00
Spike and Lee talk about the Eagles second half issues, if maybe they're actually good, and preview the Lions game. They also try to figure out how many of their remaining four games they'll win. A very special Warm It Up Chris looks and Donovan McNabb and Johnny Football.
The Degenerate: Thanksgiving Three Team TeaseNov 28, 2013 27:55
Fantasource drops a little knowledge and gives an NFL three team tease for this week, Spike gives his "gut" three team tease, and we both try not to lose again.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Eric Snow InterviewNov 27, 2013 53:22
Spike and Mike talk to former Sixers guard Eric Snow about his current job as Director of Player Development at SMU, his time with the Sixers and Cavs, and the current state of the college and NBA games. We also ask him if he fell asleep on the air.
The Degenerate: NFL Three Team TeaseNov 23, 2013 39:07
Fantasource tries to battle back to .500 with another three team tease, Spike gives his own "gut" three team tease, and Fantasource finally explains the story behind his avatar.
94WIP Show: November 20th, 2013Nov 21, 2013 02:36:57
Topics include: Are the Eagles an actual good team? Is the NFL as good as it was 10 years ago, and will it be as popular as it is in ten years? A-Rod gets a raw deal and fights back. Finally, poeple insisted I talk about whether the Sixers should trade Evan Turner.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: MCW-Free And The Trade WindsNov 21, 2013 39:02
Spike and Mike discuss the MCW-free road trip, the play of Wroten, Davies and Morris, potential trade scenarios involving the Rockets and Knicks, and take some questions from Twitter.
Time's Yours Podcast: Are The Eagles Good?Nov 19, 2013 47:48
In the NFL, there are good teams, there are bad teams, and there is a big group in the middle. Have the Eagles elevated themselves to the bottom rung of the top level? Spike and Lee discuss, and Chris Johnson asks some pressing quarterback questions.
The Degenerate: How To Generate Your Own TrendsNov 16, 2013 47:18
Fantasource gives his NFL three team tease for the week, and explains how you at home can generate your own trends in any sport.
94WIP Show: November 13th, 2013Nov 14, 2013 02:35:48
Topics include: Chip Kelly as a coach of the year candidate, Nick Foles as the worst QB in the NFC East, the disturbing and disappointing state of the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Sixers surprising win over the Rockets. Guests include Mike Levin of Liberty Ballers and Howard Eskin.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Evan Turner Trade GameNov 14, 2013 00
Spike and Mike talk about whether or not, and when to trade Evan Turner. They talk about the monster night of college basketball and the pro prospects and overreaction to the play of Parker, Wiggins and Randle. Finally, they discuss the week in Sixers basketball, including the double overtime thriller against the Cavs.
Time's Yours: Eagles Vs. Packers, Let's Be Fair To FolesNov 12, 2013 46:30
Spike and Lee discuss whether Spike is being unfair to Nick Foles, the improved play of Riley Cooper as well as the Eagles defense, and three questions from Chris Johnson in Warm It Up Chris.
The Degenerate: NFL Three Team Tease And How The Lines Are SetNov 8, 2013 35:30
Spike and Fantasource give you a new NFL three team teaser, and Fantasource explains how sports books come up with the lines in games.
Comedian Mike Bocchetti of The Artie Lange ShowNov 8, 2013 47:02
Spike talks to comedian, actor, freedom fighter, and announcer for the Artie Lange Show Mike Bocchetti about his upcoming comedy gigs at the Valley Forge Casino, working with Robert De Niro and Artie Lange, and his upcoming web series, Tubbyman.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The First Week In SixersNov 6, 2013 54:03
Spike and Mike recap and amazing first week of basketball for the 2013-14 Sixers, evaluate the players so far, and profess their love for Tony Wroten.
Time's Yours: Eagles Vs. Raiders (Foles Gold or In Foles We Trust)Nov 5, 2013 50:36
Seven touchdown passes! Chip Kelly's back baby! Is Nick Foles the quarterback of the future? No, this is not the podcast we did after the Bucs game, but it sure seems like it.
The Degenerate: NFL Three Team Tease And Super Bowl OddsNov 2, 2013 48:50
Fantasource is back, baby! A winner on last week's three team teaser brings the season record to 3-1. Spike and Fantasource give an NFL three team teaser and go over the latest Super Bowl odds.
94WIP Show: October 30th, 2013Oct 31, 2013 02:53:26
Somehow, the Sixers steal the show! 10pm until 2am, right after the Sixers shocking win over the Heat. Michael Levin, Chris Vito, Tzvi Twersky and Howard Eskin join the show. A little Eagles stuff in there as well.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Season PreviewOct 31, 2013 52:39
It's a tanktastic Sixers season preview with Spike and Mike. They discuss what to watch for this season, some over/unders, and Spike's breakfast with Sam Hinkie.
Time's Yours: What's Going On With Chip Kelly?Oct 29, 2013 50:50
Spike and Lee discuss how Michael Vick was ever a choice to start that game, Chip Kelly's questionable decision-making during the game, Matt Barkley's play, and Chris Johnson returns with his own segment. Oh, and maybe it's Tebow Time.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Pour Out A Little LiquorOct 26, 2013 57:12
Spike and Mike discuss the Sixers cuts of Royce White, Vander Blue, Khalif Wyatt and Mac Koshwal. Brett Brown's comments about Nerlens Noel are discussed. They thank David Aldridge for the best #RTRS mention over. Finally, Spike and Mike play "Doug Collins Quotes," and give some relationship advice.
The Degenerate: Three Team Tease Plus NBA Awards OddsOct 25, 2013 44:44
Delco legend Fanatasource gives his weekly three team tease in the NFL, and rates it four out of five Bazaars. Spike and Fantasource also talk NBA MVP, Rookie Of The Year, and Rebounding Leader odds.
Time's Yours: Eagles Vs. Cowboys And Nick FailsOct 21, 2013 44:24
Nick Fails, get it! How about Nick FoLOLes? Spike and Lee talk about the Eagles loss to the Cowboys, discuss Michael Vick's state of mind, do three observations from Chris Johnson, and discuss Steve Eskin.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Two Weeks Till SixersOct 19, 2013 44:06
Spike and Mike talk about the Sixers preseason losses to the Nets and Bobcats, Allen Iverson, the Iverson Sixers vs. the Lebron Cavs, and which of the currents Sixers they'd buy stock in. They end with some relationship advice from Mike.
The Degenerate: NFL Three Team TeaseOct 17, 2013 34:40
Fantasource is back with his 2-0 three-team-teaser record to give another one for this weekend's NFL action. We also decide on a Delco rating scale for the Fantasource teasers.
94WIP Show: October 15th, 2013Oct 17, 2013 02:49:30
The quarterback controversy is in full swing, and Spike is still on Michael Vick island. ESPN's Bomani Jones joins the show at the 15 minute mark, and the official Chip Kelly Expert of the Spike Eskin Show, Tony Granieri joins the show at the 85 minute mark.
Time's Yours: Eagles vs. Bucs And The Nick Foles BandwagonOct 15, 2013 38:43
It's Nick Foles fever! Do you have it?! Spike and Lee (Chris still MIA) discuss the QB controversy, who we think will start against the Cowboys, who should start against the Cowboys, and if it's ok that Spike wanted Foles to fail
94WIP Show: October 9th, 2013Oct 11, 2013 02:40:45
Spike's 94WIP show (sans commercials) from Wednesday night, October 9th, from 10pm until 2am. It was Nick Foles vs. Michael Vick night, and it got a little intense. Howard Eskin stops by for some comic relief.
The Degenerate: Three-Team Tease + NBA OddsOct 10, 2013 40:41
It's The Degenerate with Spike and Fantasource! Coming off his three team teaser win last week, Fantasource gives another NFL three team teaser, discuss NFL 20 point favorites, and go over NBA Championship odds.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Preseason Fever, Catch It!Oct 10, 2013 53:14
Spike and Mike discuss the play of the Sixers in their first preseason games, even though Mike hasn't seen either of them. To end the show, Spike peppers Mike with sound clips of Doug Collins.
Time's Yours: Eagles Vs. Giants And The QB ControversyOct 7, 2013 48:10
Spike and Lee mourn Chris' absence from the podcast this week, but still pull it together to talk about Nick Foles vs. MichaelVick, Josh Freeman, just how bad the Giants are, and why you shouldn't compare real life shootings to Breaking Bad if you work for a TV station.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers GM Sam F'n HinkieOct 3, 2013 35:24
I don't know what else to say. On today's #RTRS we talk to Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie. Rate us well on friggin iTunes.
The Degenerate (Gambler) With FantasourceOct 3, 2013 35:21
The first edition of The Degenerate! Every week Fantasource will give you an NFL three-team teaser, and this week we discuss some NBA season win totals.
Time's Yours: OMAHA! Where'd Chip's Balls Go?Sep 30, 2013 51:57
Spike, Lee and Chris talk about the Denver game, and why it seems like Chip Kelly has lost his balls. We annoy Lee with Howie Roseman clips, and close with a discussion of the Breaking Bad finale (we warn you).
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Laura Flynn-Wroten--Carter-WilliamsSep 28, 2013 47:47
In the last Rights To Ricky before Sixers training camp begins, Spike and Mike take some listener questions about what we can expect from MCW and Nerlens, who else to keep an eye on, break some Sixers news and give relationship advice.
Breaking Bad's Laura Fraser (Lydia Rodarte-Quayle)Sep 28, 2013 09:50
Spike talks to Laura Fraser, who plays Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, about her character, the end of Breaking Bad, and whether Todd has any chance with Lydia.
Time's Yours: Number Five Will Always Love YouSep 20, 2013 51:00
Spike, Lee and Chris discuss the return of Donovan McNabb and Andy Reid, as well as the Eagles gross, ugly loss to the Chiefs.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Eccentric Sixers And Spencer HawesSep 19, 2013 52:00
Spike and Mike recap the exciting conclusion of #HanginWithSpencer, talk about the Sixers place in NBA Rank, and discuss the latest Andrew Bynum news.
Time's Yours: Eagles, Chargers And Kaepnernick?!Sep 17, 2013 53:20
Spike, Lee and Chris talk about the Eagles loss to the Chargers, Nate Allen, Vick's play, why they don't have Colin Kaepernick, and whose face Lee wants to spit in the most.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Boobie Cartier Backcourt IISep 13, 2013 41:59
Description:Spike and Mike talk about the progress of #HanginWithSpencer, the possible acquisition of Roddy, Boobie, Duhon or Cartier, rooting for bad guys, and the newest Sixers assistant coach. WHEW.
Time's Yours: Holy Crap, Eagles vs WashingtonSep 10, 2013 43:55
Description:Spike, Lee and Chris talk about the Eagles win over Washington, the frenetic pace of the offense, whether Vick can stay healthy, and predict the Chargers game.
Time's Yours: Eagles Season PreviewSep 5, 2013 01:01:47
Description:Time's Yours is back! Spike, Lee Russakoff and Chris Johnson preview the Eagles season, Lee goes off on Howie Roseman, and we talk about butting in line at the movie theatre.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Hangin' With Mr. HawesSep 4, 2013 56:19
Description:Spike and Mike talk about Royce White, take some Twitter questions, and discuss Mike's lifelong dream of hanging out with Spencer Hawes
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Twerking With Tony WrotenAug 29, 2013 46:06
Description:Spike and Mike discuss Brett Brown's first impressions, Tony Wroten and the construction of the Sixers roster, Sam Hinkie's moneyball and Miley Cyrus.
Time's Yours: Wrestling Talk With Ange GoldsteinAug 23, 2013 01:04:10
Description:WOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Former WWE Creative Team member and long-time Spike Eskin Show guest Ange Goldstein checks in to talk about the role of babyfaces and heels in wrestling, and Wrestlemania in Philly.
Time's Yours: Catching Up With Kate FaganAug 16, 2013 49:27
Description:Talking with former Sixers beat reporter Kate Fagan about her job with ESPN, the media landscape, reading the comments and John Starks.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Brett Brown, Devils Head CoachAug 14, 2013 52:57
Description:Spike and Mike talk about the hiring of Brett Brown, the possible purchase of the Devils, Meek Mill and perhaps acquiring Andre Miller.
Dion Waiters And Meek MillAug 13, 2013 12:07
Description:Dion Waiters and Meek Mill come by to talk about rap, basketball, the Dream Chasers Summit and Kendrick Lamar.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: When Will They Win Five Games?Aug 7, 2013 57:59
Description:Spike and Mike talk about drunk driving, Greg Oden, Montell Jordan, the Sixers coaching search, Mike's tryout with a Sixers scout and when the team may hit five wins.
WIP Show 08.05.13 1am HourAug 6, 2013 45:04
Description:Ange Goldstein previews Summer Slam, and I flip out on some caller about Evan Turner. Good times!
WIP Show 08.05.13 12am HourAug 6, 2013 40:32
Description:More A-Rod! Really! And Riley Cooper, a civil discussion, enters the show.
WIP Show 08.05.13 11pm HourAug 6, 2013 43:44
Description:Jimmy Kempsky of Bleeding Green Nation joins the show to talk about the Eagles QB battle, and even more A-Rod! Howard Eskin tries to start trouble, but is thwarted.
WIP Show 08.05.13 10pm HourAug 6, 2013 42:06
Description:My four hour attempt at telling people they're being unfair to Alex Rodriguez begins.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Rights To Nafis The BarberJul 31, 2013 54:05
Description:Spike and Mike talk about the Pistons hilarious trade for Brandon Jennings, the Sixers coaching search (we guess), Evan Turner, and Spike's haircut with Nafis The Barber.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Selective Endpoints And Arbitrary DeadlinesJul 24, 2013 50:23
Description:Spike and Mike Levin of Liberty Ballers talk about Sam Hinkie's silence, the role of the media in sports, and Spike's battle with the WIP Morning Show. Also, the Sixers coaching search.
WIP Show 07.23.13 11pm HourJul 23, 2013 44:51
Description:Jonah Keri of Grantland joins the show to talk about Ryan Braun, and the Phillies. Howard Eskin shows up to start trouble.
WIP Show 07.22.13 1am HourJul 23, 2013 48:14
Description:WIP Show for July 22nd, 2013. 1am hour.
WIP Show 07.22.13 12am HourJul 23, 2013 41:47
Description:Jimmy Kempski of Bleeding Green Nation comes on to talk the first day of Eagles training camp.
WIP Show 07.22.13 10pm HourJul 23, 2013 39:24
Description:94WIP Show, 10pm hour.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Laying Pipe For BenoJul 17, 2013 49:41
Description:Spike and Mike Levin discuss the available free agent guard options for the Sixers, coaching candidates, and the rest of the league, including the NYETS.
Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Get Young and HandsomeJul 10, 2013 01:03:45
Description:Spike Eskin and Mike Levin discuss the week in NBA Free Agency, the Sixers hiring of Scott O'Neil and the trade for Royce White. And of course, Andrew Bynum.
NBA Free Agency w/ Mike Levin of Liberty BallersJul 3, 2013 47:28
Description:Episode 1A of the unnamed podcast. Spike and Mike talk about Twitter etiquette, NBA free agency, and just how handsome Sam Hinkie is.
07.01.13 WIP Show 1am HourJul 2, 2013 49:38
Description:Mike Levin of Liberty Ballers dot com joins the show to talk Sixers and NBA Free Agency.
07.01.13 WIP Show 12am HourJul 2, 2013 46:24
Description:Tzvi Twersky of SLAM Magazine joins the show to talk about the Sixers and NBA Free Agency.
07.01.13 WIP Show 11pm HourJul 2, 2013 44:38
Description:Lee Russakoff joins the show to talk Phillies, and Howard Eskin joins the show to argue.
07.01.13 WIP Show 10pm HourJul 2, 2013 42:01
Description:94WIP Show from July 7th, 2013, 10pm hour. Talking Chase Utley, Ruben Amaro and the Sixers.
Sixers Huge Trade Talk With Mike LevinJun 28, 2013 54:55
Description:Spike and Mike Levin of Liberty Ballers talk about the Sixers huge trade of Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel.
2013 NBA Draft Preview With Derek BodnerJun 24, 2013 59:36
Description:Derek Bodner of Draft Express and Liberty Ballers previews the draft overall, and from a Sixers perspective.
Wrestling Talk With Tommy Dreamer And John MorrisonJun 21, 2013 52:12
Description:Tommy Dreamer and John Morrison stop by to talk House Of Harcore #2.
06.20.13 94WIP 12a-2aJun 21, 2013 01:33:17
Description:Talking about NBA Finals Game 7
06.20.13 94WIP 10p-12aJun 21, 2013 01:14:02
Description:Papelbon, the best NBA starting five of the last 30 years, and James Gandolfini.
NBA Finals Game 6 With Rich HofmannJun 19, 2013 49:31
Description:Spike and Rich discuss Heat vs. Spurs Game 6, the refs, Lebron James, and the performance of both coaches.
06.07.13 Basketball Analytics With Vasu Kulkarni of KrossoverJun 7, 2013 56:41
Description:Vasu Kulkarni joins the podcast to talk about basketball analytics, his company and how they help high school and college basketball teams, and his goal of measure basketball IQ and hustle.
06.04.13 NBA Finals Talk With Rich HofmannJun 4, 2013 01:05:40
Description:Talking with Rich Hofmann of Liberty Ballers and QuarterPounderNoCheese.com about the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, the Finals and Lebron of course.
Mike Kelly Interviews New Politics, Part 2Apr 4, 2013 35:26
Description:Mike Kelly of Philly band Just Fuck interviews New Politics after a recent show.
Mike Kelly Interviews New Politics, Part 1Apr 4, 2013 36:49
Description:Mike Kelly of the Philly band Just Fuck interviews New Politics after their recent Philly show.
03.27.13 1am HourMar 28, 2013 59:50
Description:Finishing up with Ange about the WWE, and finishing up talking about Roy Halladay and La Salle.
03.27.13 12am HourMar 28, 2013 59:51
Description:WRESTLEMANIA SUPERSHOW! Ange Goldstein is in studio to preview Mania, and take us behind the scenes of the WWE.
03.27.13 11pm HourMar 28, 2013 59:51
Description:Corey Seidman joins the show to talk Phillies over/unders, and Howard Eskin stops by to argue about Lebron James.
03.27.13 10pm HourMar 28, 2013 59:51
Description:Josh Verlin joins the show from Los Angeles to talk about La Salle basketball.
03.20.13 1am HourMar 21, 2013 59:50
Description:Clif Duquette joins the show to talk about his book about Iverson and the Sixers, and the legendary Fan Since '09 joins the show to talk about the Adam Aron summit.
03.20.13 12am HourMar 21, 2013 59:50
Description:Josh Verlin of City Of Basketball Love joins the show to talk Big 5 teams in the Tournament, and Moe Koltun of RotoAnalysis with fantasy baseball tips.
03.20.13 11pm HourMar 21, 2013 59:50
Description:Howard Eskin stops by to rant and rave.
03.20.13 10pm HourMar 21, 2013 59:50
Description:Tony Granieri joins the show to talk the Eagles QB situation, Chip Kelly, Geno Smith and EJ Manuel.
03.06.13 1am HourMar 8, 2013 59:50
Description:Ange Goldstein joins the show to talk about Paul Bearer, Wrestlemania and the Iron Sheik Roast.
03.06.13 12am HourMar 8, 2013 59:50
Description:Made Up Trade Hour!
03.06.13 11pm HourMar 8, 2013 59:50
Description:Howard Eskin joins the show to talk about his nonsense, and Moe Koltun joins the show to talk about the Sloan Sports Conference.
03.06.13 10pm HourMar 8, 2013 59:50
Description:Russ Lande joins the show to talk about the NFL Draft.
02.20.13 1am HourFeb 21, 2013 59:52
Description:Mike Levin of Liberty Ballers joins the show to talk about the NBA trade deadline.
02.20.13 12am HourFeb 21, 2013 59:43
Description:Ange Goldstein joins the show to talk about Wrestlemania and Jack Swagger's arrest.
02.20.13 11pm HourFeb 21, 2013 01:00:00
Description:Bill Baer joins the show to talk about the Phillies and how many games they'll win.
02.20.13 10pm HourFeb 21, 2013 59:52
Description:Kate Fagan joins the show to talk about her job with ESPN and sexism in sports culture.
01.03.13 1am HourJan 5, 2013 01:00:07
Description:Michael Levin of Liberty Ballers joins the show for an extra long time to talk about Na Brown, John Starks, and a little bit of Sixers.
01.03.13 12am HourJan 5, 2013 41:59
Lee Russakoff joins the show to give his fairwells to Andy Reid, and Anthony from Big Charlie's gives his impressions of Reid.
01.03.13 11pm HourJan 5, 2013 59:53
Description:Jordan Raanan of Bleeding Green Nation joins the show to talk about how awesome Chip Kelly is.
01.03.13 10pm HourJan 5, 2013 59:54
Description:Chip Kelly, Andy Reid and Sixers-palooza kicks off.
Farewell Andy ReidDec 31, 2012 38:39
Description:The man who this podcast is named after, will be leaving as Eagles coach. We pay tribute to him.
Top Fives Of 2012 Part 8Dec 28, 2012 29:57
Description:Jake Pavorsky gives the top five Eagles moments of 2012, and Matt Plunkett gives the top five things to look forward to in 2013.
Top Fives Of 2012 Part 7Dec 28, 2012 29:58
Description:James Wagner gives the top five national sports stories of 2012, and Jake Pavorsky gives the top five Eagles moments of 2012.
Top Fives Of 2012 Part 6Dec 28, 2012 29:57
Description:Stephen McDonald gives the top five Flyers moments of 2012, and Derek Bodner gives the top five Sixers moments of 2012.
Top Fives Of 2012 Part 5Dec 28, 2012 29:57
Description:Lee Russakoff gives the worst five Philly sports moments of 2012, and Stephen McDonald gives the top five Flyers moments of 2012.
Top Fives Of 2012 Part 4Dec 28, 2012 29:58
Description:Jake Kurz joins to talk the top five WWE superstars from 2012, and Mike Dick gives the top five Philly athletes from 2012.
Top Fives Of 2012 Part 3Dec 28, 2012 29:58
Description:Warren Croxton joins to talk about the top five Philadelphia sports moments from 2012, and Jake Kurz joins to talk the top five WWE superstars from 2012.
Top Fives Of 2012 Part 2Dec 28, 2012 29:58
Description:Bob Sharpe joins the show to talk about the top five Phillies moments of 2012, Ethan Giles joins to talk about the top five national athletes from 2012.
Top Fives Of 2012 Part 1Dec 28, 2012 29:57
Description:Bob Sharpe joins the show to talk about the top five Phillies moments of 2012.
The Story Of Molly BeauDec 17, 2012 49:20
Description:The sports outlook is so bad, we've decided to name this one after the only good thing that we have to look forward to in 2013, Lee's daughter.
Nick Foles: The Future Or A Doofus?Dec 10, 2012 53:04
Description:Spike, Chris and Lee talk about the Eagles win over the Bucs and emergence of Nick Foles.
12.05.12 1am HourDec 7, 2012 59:55
Description:Roy Burton joins the show to talk some Sixers
12.05.12 12am HourDec 7, 2012 59:55
Description:Ange Gold is on the show to talk about WWE, CM Punk's injury, and the Prime Time Players.
12.05.12 11pm HourDec 7, 2012 59:55
Description:Michael Baumann talks Phillies offseason options, and Howard Eskin stops by to be ridiculous.
12.05.12 10pm HourDec 7, 2012 59:55
Description:Moving on from the Eagles, Phillies off-season.
Walking Dead Mid-Season FinaleDec 3, 2012 25:38
Description:Chris and Spike discuss the Walking Dead mid-season finale and the future of the show.
Eagles Lose, Washburn FiredDec 3, 2012 40:11
Description:Spike, Chris and Lee discuss the Eagles loss and Jim Washburn's firing.
The Walking Dead Didn't Suck SundayNov 27, 2012 18:44
Description:What was that guy's deal in the woods? What is the Governer writing in his notebook? Chris is getting screwed by Fios.
The Eagles Lose, We LaughNov 27, 2012 53:20
Description:Because we're all out of tears, Spike, Chris and Lee laugh about the Eagles situation, and try to figure out what the Sixers future may look like.
Walking Dead Recap: Everything Is BoringNov 19, 2012 10:26
Description:Spike and Chris finally agree on the prison and the governer.
Eagles Get Worse Again, And Bynum Is BowlingNov 19, 2012 56:50
Description:Didn't think it could get worse? It sure did. We talk Eagles and Bynum.
Dallas Sucks, But So Do The EaglesNov 12, 2012 43:05
Description:Lee, Chris and Spike talk about the ugly loss to the Cowboys, bachelor parties and the Sixers.
Monday Night Disaster In New OrleansNov 6, 2012 44:55
Description:Didn't think it could get any worse? WRONG! Spike, Lee and Chris discuss the Monday Night loss in New Orleans.
10.30.12 1am HourNov 1, 2012 59:58
Description:Eagles meltdown part four and Sixers preview with John Finger.
10.30.12 12am HourOct 31, 2012 59:58
Description:Eagles meltdown part three, Sixers preview with Mike Levin.
10.30.12 11pm HourOct 31, 2012 59:58
Description:Eagles meltdown part 2.
10.30.12 10pm HourOct 31, 2012 59:58
Description:Eagles meltdown part 1.
10.16.12 1am HourOct 19, 2012 59:58
Description:Moe Koltun from RotoAnalysis joins the show to talk fantasy football, and the end of Juanapalooza.
10.16.12 12am HourOct 19, 2012 59:56
Description:Andy Greenwald joins the show to talk Walking Dead, and Juanapalooza rolls on.
10.16.12 11pm HourOct 18, 2012 37:36
Description:Former Eagles center Jamaal Jackson joins Spike to talk about Castillo and the Eagles offensive line.
10.16.12 10pm HourOct 18, 2012 59:58
Description:WIP show from October 16th, Jordan Raanan joins Spike to talk about the hiring of Todd Bowles.
10.16.12 9pm HourOct 18, 2012 59:58
Description:WIP Show from October 16th, the day Juan Castillo was fired.
Detroit, The Boiling PointOct 15, 2012 35:51
Description:Lee, Chris and Spike discuss the Eagles Lions disaster at the Linc.
Fumble-itis In PittsburghOct 8, 2012 40:37
Description:Are the Eagles good, terrible, or meh? Who knows. Spike, Lee and Chris discuss.
Freeze The KickerOct 1, 2012 43:04
Description:Lee, Spike and Chris talk about the Eagles big win over the Giants.
Arizonageddon For EaglesSep 24, 2012 44:41
Description:Boy, that game sucked. Let's talk about it!
Time's Yours Week TwoSep 17, 2012 40:03
Description:Spike, Lee and Chris wrap up the Eagles vs. Ravens game, talk replacement refs, fantasy football, and Arizona.
Time's Yours Week OneSep 13, 2012 38:51
Description:It's back! Lee, Spike and Chris talk Vick, Reid, Browns, Ravens and Hershey Park.
08.30.12 1am HourAug 31, 2012 46:25
Description:Moe Koltun of RotoAnalysis gives Fantasy Football Advice.
08.30.12 12am HourAug 31, 2012 38:36
Description:Sheil Kapadia joins the show to predict the Eagles 53 man roster and talk Trent Edwards mania.
08.30.12 11pm HourAug 31, 2012 24:57
Description:Wrapping up the Rollins fiasco and the final Eagles preseason game.
08.15.12 1am HourAug 17, 2012 47:12
Description:A preview of WWE Summer Slam with Ange GOldstein.
08.15.12 12am HourAug 16, 2012 41:18
Description:Mike Levin of Liberty Ballers apologizes to Adam Aron. Eliot Shorr-Parks joins the show to talk about Eagles training camp.
08.15.12 11pm HourAug 16, 2012 36:37
Description:Roland Lazenby joins the show to talk about Andrew Bynum. Ryan Petzar joins the show to talk about being a Phillies fan when they're terrible.
08.15.12 10pm HourAug 16, 2012 34:43
Description:Sheil Kapadia joins the show to wrap-up Eagles training camp.
07.25.12 1am HourJul 26, 2012 46:18
Description:Ange Goldstein joins the show to talk about WWE Raw 1000.
07.25.12 12am HourJul 26, 2012 42:36
Description:Andy Greenwald of Grantland joins the show to talk about Breaking Bad.
07.25.12 11pm HourJul 26, 2012 35:30
Description:Sheil Kapadia joins the show to talk about Eagles training camp.
07.25.12 10pm HourJul 26, 2012 39:09
Description:CSN's Ben Davis joins the show to talk about the Phillies and the Cole Hamels contract.
07.10.12 9pm HourJul 11, 2012 42:31
Description:Lauren Cheney joins the show to talk about the 2012 Women's Olympic Soccer team.
07.10.12 8pm HourJul 11, 2012 44:10
Description:Andre Iguodala joins the show to talk about the 2012 Olympics, and Mike Levin from Liberty Ballers comes on to talk Sixers.
07.10.12 7pm HourJul 11, 2012 45:33
Description:Bob Cooney and Dei Lynam call to discuss the Sixers trade for Dorell Wright, and Bob Rigby calls to discuss Philadelphia Union.
07.10.12 6pm HourJul 11, 2012 39:08
Description:Corey Seidman joins the show to talk Phillies and the Reading home run derby.
06.07.12 1am HourJun 9, 2012 45:57
Description:Johnny Goodtimes joins the show to talk about the most underrated athletes in Philly sports history.
06.07.12 12am HourJun 9, 2012 43:08
Description:Andy Greenwald discusses Grantland and Mad Men, and Ange Goldstein talks WWE.
06.07.12 11pm HourJun 9, 2012 37:36
Continued talk with Michael Baumann, and Lee Russakoff joins the show to talk Phillies and Lebron.