In today's morning links we hear from the Philly born Morris twins, both of whom would like to be drafted by the Sixers, a statue meant to honor concrete Chuck Bednarik has been put on hold, Americans apparently do like soccer and the Sixers have some stuff for you to do this summer.
Lynam: The Morris Twins Would Like To Play In Philadelphia
"That would probably be the best thing that ever happened," Marcus said, cutting off the sentence before the question could specify his name or Markieff’s. "Going and playing in your hometown, where you grew up with the people who watched you come up through the years and watched you play basketball through the years and representing, as well as having a Philadelphia jersey on, would definitely be special."
Statue for Penn, Eagles football great Bednarik on hold | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/03/2011
The next legendary Philly athlete to be so honored is likely to be Penn and Eagles great Chuck Bednarik, a former center and linebacker who is called the last of the 60-minute men. If and when the necessary money is raised and the oft-discussed project is completed, the Bednarik statue would be placed at Franklin Field as the centerpiece of a proposed sports museum that includes a large mural that pays tribute not only to the Quakers' football past, but to the days when the Eagles also called the 116-year-old stadium their home.
Fox Scores With Champions Leauge Final
The 2011 UEFA Champions League Final was the highest-rated and most watched in U.S. history. FOX Sports' coverage of the game combined on Fox and Fox Deportes drew a 2.1 household rating and 6 share, drawing an audience of 4.2 million viewers nationally, and easily topping last year's match by 75% and 91%, respectively.
The 76ers are not among the East's elite teams - phillyBurbs.com : London Balling
Did someone say they were?
SIXERS: Sixers Tip-Off "76 Days of Summer" - 6/1/2011
Mark your calendars, because the Philadelphia 76ers tip-off "76 Days of Summer" with a full slate of activities for fans of all ages, including Sixers Dancer Auditions, the team’s annual Beach Bash, more than 40 Summer Hoops Tour stops and much more.