The Rights To Ricky Sanchez: The Sixers Podcast (Time's Yours)

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. 

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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).

 

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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 rightstorickysanchez@gmail.com.

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A group podcast live from the stage at XFINITY Live! featuring Spike, Max Rappaport, Amos Lee, Godner, Rich Hofmann, and Jim Adair.

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Spike and Mike react to the Lottery and the Lottery Party.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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They traded Nerlens. 

At least they got rid of Ilyasova. 

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** 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. 

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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!

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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."

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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'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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

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?

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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.

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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. 

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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

 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.'

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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. 

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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. 
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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. 

 
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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

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.

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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."

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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.

As well, we talk to Ben Simmon's Mental Skills coach Graham Betchart, Director of Mental Training for Lucid. You can find out about Graham and Lucid's app at this location.

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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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 8:09am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:56am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:39am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

We did it.

Then we did a podcast. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

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.

Follow Elan on Twitter @ElanVino, and visit his site at evhoops.com.

We also discuss what went into our now famous billboard.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:57am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

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.

 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:13am EDT

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. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

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. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:37am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT

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.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is always brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:13am EDT

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.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez Podcast is brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 7:12am EDT

Nobody saw this one coming. Nobody.

We do a late night, bonus Ricky to sort through our feelings.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:46pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

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.

The RTRS Podcast is brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:18am EDT

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.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast is sponsored by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 8:56am EDT

 

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.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 7:04am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT

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.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is proudly brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

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! 

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez Podcast is proudly brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:22am EDT

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.

The Rights To Ricky Sanchez is brought to you by LL Pavorsky Jewelers in Philadelphia!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

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. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

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!

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:46am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

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?

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

What is there to say?

Bad Joel Embiid news.

Embiid, Summer League, Sauce Castillo and Kevin Durant talk in the new Ricky.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

That didn't go as planned.

Do we still trust the process? We talk through it on the night of the draft.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:14pm EDT

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.

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 11:17am EDT

Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Draft Preview With An Actual Ricky

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.

Follow the show on Twitter with our intern Phillip, @RTRSPodcast. And go to rightstorickysanchez.com, because Spike paid $10 for it. 

Finally, this is episode #76 of RTRS, thank you so much for listening. We appreciate it more than you know. 

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

Rights To Ricky Sanchez: Sixers Draft Talk With Bodner, Hot Takes & Dellavedova

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

Rights To Ricky Sanchez: LIVE From The Sixers Lottery Party

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.

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Category:Time's Yours -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT