Posts Tagged ‘The Spectrum’


In Philadelphia 76ers on February 6, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Courtesy of Mike Norton Cassidy – CHECK IT OUT!!!!

In our post last Wednesday we talked about how important this week was in determining if this 76er’s team could be considered for real or not. Well I think it’s been determined, THE 76ERS ARE FOR REAL, THE 76ERS ARE FOR REAL!!!  The team finishes the week with a 3-1 record beating the Chicago Bulls at home, the Atlanta Hawks on the road and the Los Angeles Lakers at home, while losing to the Miami Heat at home. These are all real good teams and the 76er’s are as good as they are. The win over the Lakers is as big a win as there’s been in Philly for some time and although the boxscore doesn’t look that great they hung in there and played great D-E-F-E-N-S-E again. The BEAT LA, BEAT LA chant by the sold out crowd at the Wells Fargo Center brought back memories of the Spectrum and days gone by. The keys to the game are pretty simple. They played Doug Collins basketball, besides great defense the 76ers commited only 4 turnovers in the  game, a team record. Unbelievable!! The Lakers out rebounded the 76ers by 55-30. The 76ers only had 3 guys in double figure scoring with Lou Williams off the bench with a tremendous 4th quarter and 24 points. Jrue Holiday added 13 and Andre Iguodala added 12. Maybe as important as any stat for the game, as we’ve discussed in every one of our posts the Lakers shot only 42.0% from the field and a 7-24 from 3-point land for 29.2%. It’s still about the defense and fundamentals of the game. For the Lakers, Kobe Bryant scored 28 points, 24 points in the 1st half and was shutdown in the 2nd by Iggy.  Andrew Bynum had 20 points and 20 rebounds and Pau Gasol added 16 points.

You know what, it doesn’t matter!!! The 76ers are for real!!!!!!!



In Stadium Fun on January 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm

JFK Stadium, The Spectrum, Veterans Stadium – Philadelphia – 1972

In my opinion there’s never a bad time to talk about different things with sports over your favorite beverage, whether it be a cold adult beverage or an ice cold Coke or glass of iced tea. A buddy and I got into a great conversation about stadiums that we’ve been to watch games, either professional or college. We were throwing out some pretty neat places. I decided to try to put them all on paper and see how it sorted out. I’ll ask you to click the “comment” button at the bottom of this article and add your list. I bet by the time we get through we will have covered some pretty amazing places and brought back a lot of memories. So her ya go.

College Football

JFK Stadium, Franklin Field, Veterans Stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, Beaver Stadium, Heinz Field, Delaware Stadium, Villanova Stadium, Miche Stadium – Army, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium – Navy, Byrd Stadium – Maryland, The Orange Bowl and Sun Life Stadium – Miami, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – Florida, Doak Campbell Stadium – Florida State, Notre Dame Stadium, Raymond James Stadium – USF, Ohio Stadium – Ohio State, Memorial Stadium – Illinois, Neyland Stadium – Tennessee, Spartan Stadium – Michigan State, Citrus Bowl –  Orlando, RFK Stadium – Washington, Bobby Dodd Stadium – Georgia Tech, Ram Stadium – Shepherd, Kutztown Stadium. There are many other D2 stadiums my son coached in and my nephew played in that I won’t add. I’ve been inside Bryant-Denny Stadium – Alabama, Legion Field – Birmingham Alabama, Jordan Hare Stadium – Auburn, Tiger Stadium – LSU, Michigan Stadium – Michigan and Faurot Field – Missouri but have never seen games there.



Connie Mack Stadium, Veterans Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, PNC Park – Pittsburgh, Memorial Stadium and Jacobs Field in Cleveland Indians, Old Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium in New York, Fulton County Stadium – Atlanta Braves, Tropicana Field – Tampa, Pro Player (Sun Life) Stadium – Miami, The Ballpark at Arlington – Rangers, Wrigley Field – Cubs, Camden Yards – Orioles


Pro Football

Franklin Field, Veterans Stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, Tampa Stadium, Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, Sun Life Stadium – Miami, FedEx Field – Washington, AllTel Stadium – Jacksonville, Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, New Orlleans Super Dome – was in the building but didn’t see a game there.


College Basketball

The only one that matters – The Palestra, Spectrum, The Pavilion – Villanova, O’Connell Center – Florida, John Paul Jones Arena – Virginia, Charlotte Coliseum, Thompson-Boling Arena – Tennessee, Cole Field House – Maryland


Pro Hockey

Spectrum, Wachovia Center, Florida Fair Grounds and Ice Palace – Tampa, Mellon Arena – Pittsburgh


Pro Basketball

Philadelphia Convention Center, Spectrum, Wachovia Center, Orlando Arena, Madison Square Garden – Didn’t see a game there.



Daytona Motor Speedway – Daytona 500 and Firecracker 500, Pocono Raceway – Pocono 500, Charlotte Motor Speedway – World 600, Dover Speedway – Dover 500  

That’s the best I could come up with of the top of my head. I’ll probably think of some place that I missed but that’s it for now. Feel free to “Comment” so everyone can see the rest of the list.  





%d bloggers like this: