In light of the Eagles' shocking signing of Michael Vick, I thought I'd spend this glorious Friday talking about something that's hardly ever mentioned.
Forget about talent, for a minute. Forget about contender or not. Forget about the luxury tax. Forget about the youth movement. Clear your mind of all the superfluous noise and think about the roster the Sixers have cobbled together for a second. Is there a single guy on the team who you have any kind of philosophical problem rooting for?
The answer should be no. Sam Dalembert says and does silly things sometimes, but when it comes right down to it, he hasn't caused a lick of trouble off the court, in fact, he does quite a bit of charity work.
While it may not put bottoms in the seats, the Sixers have really done an excellent job of signing and drafting quality character guys in a time when those guys seem to be the exception rather than the rule. We all want to root for a winner, and I do believe this team is headed in that direction, but it's awfully nice to have a group of good guys to root for as well. At least when I'm watching a basketball game with my son I won't have to explain things like dog fighting, vehicular manslaughter, steroids nor accidental discharges of firearms to him.