In somewhat of a plesant surprise, the Phildelphia 76ers have been 21st by ESPN the Magazine in their annual professional sports rankings. The 76ers come in ahead of the Phillies (49), Flyers (55), and Eagles (73). The rankings are based upon bang for the buck, fan relations, ownership, affordability, stadium experience, players, coaching, and title track.
The Sixers have seen a significant surge in popularity since bringing on new ownership and acquiring center, Andrew Bynum. It has been a while since they have stolen headlines from the Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers. The Sixers came in at 58 in last years Ultimate Standings rankings.
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