For years the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers were the laughingstock of the league, with its record-breaking losing records, culminating with an amazing 10-72 for the 2015-20156 season. But they put that mediocrity to good use with the NBA’s system of rewarding the worst run, most pathetic franchises, and now the 76ers have a group of super-talented young stars to be that could take the team to challenging for a league title very soon. The NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in recent times have been a good but not great team, with some years better than others and with a recent low point coming just the season before last, when they had a down turn in performance at several skill positions. They quickly remedied all of that with the drafting of last year’s number one quarterback prospect and in bringing
in established talent at both the running back and wide receiver positions. And then there are the Phillies.
After winning the National League East five consecutive years, the combination of aging stars and little in the way of minor league talent that could be transitioned to, lead to five consecutive losing records, including a 99-loss season in 2015. But the Phillies have rejuvenated their farm system, and combined with a couple of excellent trades, now appear to be on the verge of emerging as a new power in the league. Continue reading