Sixers Even Series 2-2 | Phils Drop Series to Mets | The Farzy Show 5/9
*sigh of relief* Welcome back to The Farzy Show with Marc Farzetta, talking about the Sixers evening the series with the Heat 2-2 and discussing all things about your Philadelphia Sports Teams from the Steven Singer Studio sponsored by Destination Retirement.
To start the show, Marc cannot help but gush over the Sixers’ play in Games 3 & 4 of the Conference Semifinals against the Miami Heat. On the other hand, the Phillies lose another series to the New York Mets and tease you with their wins, but the lack of consistency wains on the Phaith of Phillies Phans. Farzy cannot help but stress that Joel Embiid is on the “Tough Philly Athlete Mount Rushmore.” Embiid is LITERALLY playing with a broken face and torn ligaments and just got out of concussion protocol. The comparison of Aaron Rowand slamming into the centerfield wall and doing a press conference all black and blue is akin to Joel Embiid’s resilience. Joel Embiid is up there with Brian Dawkins, Chase Utley, and Jason Kelce.
Then, on the Rothman Orthopedic Lockerroom Report, Farzy looks at the postgame interviews of Doc Rivers and Joel Embiid. Both believe they need to make their shots, and how many threes will dictate the game. Embiid feels this is not their best basketball, and they have more to grow. James Harden believes that he “took what the defense gave” him and “he made some shots.” Marc concurs that they should take what the defense gives them!
Bam Adebayo was supposed to be better than anything the Raptors were able to throw out against Joel Embiid, but even he cannot stop “the Process.” However, Joel Embiid is not 100%. His free throws and his three-point shooting are not as on as usual. Despite this, the Heat have no answer for him in the paint.
Tobias Harris received an elbow to the throat with no flagrant foul at all! It is egregious how bad flagrant fouls are judged nowadays. The referees did nothing, and they played on. In that postgame press conference, Harris’s voice was raspy, but Farzetta could not tell if he sounded like Vito Corleone or an R&B singer.
Next, The Steak and Main sponsors the chat check on Social Media, answering all the fans’ comments and concerns about Philly sports. Joe Girardi looks lifeless and is looking to get fired at this point. This Phillies lineup looks like it should mash, but the consistency is not there yet. Fans feel that the Miami Heat fear the “Embeard.” Joel’s presence influenced the game heavily. Suppose James Harden doesn’t do what he did last night with consistency? He is not worth the massive extension.
Finally, on the Morning Rush, brought to you by Sky Motor Cars, Sixers Game 5 against the Miami Heat tip-off at 7:30 pm in South Beach. Let’s not shoot 16% from behind the arc. The Phillies head West to play the Seattle Mariners with a 9:40 pm start time. Ranger Suarez is on the bump.