Monthly Archives: March 2018

Philadelphia 76ers: Playoff Bound!

Entering the 2017-18 season, we already knew the Philadelphia 76ers had talent. Joel Embiid already flashed his obscene upside and Ben Simmons was the top overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, along with several other potential positives.

Having said that, nothing is ever sure, especially when considering the uncertainty with Embiid and Simmons from a health standpoint, as well as the idea that younger teams tend to struggle in the league.

Exceeding Expectations

Fast forward to late March and “The Process” is definitely paying off so far. The Philadelphia 76ers have just clinched a playoff berth, which alone is reason to celebrate considering it’s the first time they’ve done so in six seasons, along with the fact that just two years ago the team only won 10 games. Let that sink in.

The last time the Sixers made the playoffs, their rotation consisted of players like Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner, Andre Iguodala, Elton Brand, Spencer Hawes, Lou Williams and Thaddeus Young — none of whom are presently on the team.

Having just won eight consecutive games, the Sixers are sitting pretty in fourth place at 44-30, just ahead of the Indiana Pacers and right behind the Lebron-led Cleveland Cavaliers. With a healthy JoJo, Rookie of the Year favorite Ben Simmons, a recently returning number one draft pick Markelle Fultz and a solid supporting cast, no one wants to play this team in the first round.


Like the Eagles fans mocked the infamous Viking chant by yelling “Foles!”, the Sixers fans in attendance at Markelle’s first game back put their own spin on it by yelling “Fultz!”

Having missed a majority of the season with a mysterious shoulder injury, the fans were happy to have him back, and he was certainly happy to be back. In just 14 minutes of action, he put up 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting, along with four boards and eight assists. Providing efficient numbers across the board, the team was a successful plus-16 while he was on the court.

No Guarantees

While this has been the franchise’s most successful season in quite some time, it isn’t over, and nothing is guaranteed. Fans should certainly be excited for the playoff run and following seasons for potential championships. Even if they don’t make it to the NBA Finals this season, the team and its fanbase should be proud of how far they’ve come. “The Process” is paying off.

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At Last! Limited Edition Philadelphia Eagles Championship Plaques

The Philadelphia Eagles have cemented their place in history as the 2017 football champions!

Here at Spike’s Trophies, we are known nationwide for producing a wide variety of high-quality custom awards, trophies and plaques in NJ. To celebrate the momentous championship victory, we have produced a limited run of commemorative plaques. Have a look at a few below.

Laminated E-A-G-L-E-S “One Magical Season!” Wood Plaque

  • 13.5″ x 20.75″ on 5/8″ wood plaque
  • Trimmed in Eagles green and silver
  • Actual trimmed Front Page: 20″ x 10″ print size
  • Overall Plaque is 13.25″ x 22.75”

Encased in this plaque is the actual page E25 from the Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Reading “One Magical Season,” the front page shows Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, the game’s most valuable player, hoisting the coveted Lombardi Trophy while confetti falls around him.

Laminated E-A-G-L-E-S “Philly Special!” Wood Plaque

  • 13.5″ x 20.75″ on 5/8″ wood plaque
  • Trimmed in Eagles green and silver
  • Actual trimmed Front Page: 20″ x 10″ print size
  • Overall Plaque is 13.25″ x 22.75″

This plaque contains the actual page E25 from the Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Reading “Philly Special,” this front page shows just one section of the massive crowds the gathered throughout the streets of Philadelphia for their championship victory parade. This item is a must-have for any true Eagles fan.

That’s Not All

These Spike’s Laminated E-A-G-L-E-S Wood Plaques come with full-size, permanently laminated actual front pages (not copies.) We urge fans to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime event with one (or all!) of these limited edition items.

If you live in the Greater Philadelphia area, you should check out our Center City showroom to see our vast collection Eagles-themed plaques in person. If you aren’t near Philly but still love the Eagles, you can order your plaque right here on our website!

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