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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Snider: Fans "a little spoiled," A.I. is staying
On Sunday the Washington Post looked at the rumblings, rumors and restlessness surrounding Sixers star Allen Iverson. Ed Snider, whose ownership group runs the team as well as the Flyers, flat out denied there's been A.I. trade talk: "We're not even thinking about doing that. Allen has been an integral part of our organization and there is nobody that we could get that could do a better job than he's doing. He's pound for pound, the toughest player I've ever seen in my life. He can't do it all by himself."

Sixers president Billy King sounded less definite: "You got to look at players like Allen and say, 'We're going to try to continue to build and win while we have them.' And not worry about trading this guy, because sometimes the grass isn't always greener."

"... while we have them"? Read anything into that?

Snider went on to make an intriguing remark about fans: "Philly crowds are a little spoiled, I think. I think they are disappointed in the overall record of the team."

Disappointed, yes. But spoiled? Sure, Philly's had more recent pro-sport successes than Cleveland, San Diego or Buffalo, say, but should we be satisfied with nice playoff runs and exciting players? Or do you need a title before you'll count your blessings? Partake in a poll:

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