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Philadelphia sports radio director says Denver shouldn’t be allowed to have home games

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Someone pass me some oxygen.

No, I’m not having trouble breathing in our crisp, thin Colorado air. I need to catch my breath after laughing at a ridiculous hot take from a Philadelphia sports radio director, tweeted last week.

“Remember when watching tonight’s game that the home court advantage in Denver is unfair and unreasonable considering the physical disadvantage that the visiting team has,” wrote Spike Eskin of WIP radio. “Denver should not have any home games if we insist on giving them pro teams.”

Eskin went on to compare Denver sports venues to a fictional pressurized arena where only the away team has trouble breathing. Wait, what?

First off, in any sports event played in Denver, both teams play on the same field, breathing the same air.

Sure, living and training at altitude can be an advantage. But the same can be said for freezing temperatures on the East Coast. Or cold, rainy weather in the Pacific Northwest. Or hot, humid conditions in the South.

Are we going to outlaw home games in those regions, too?

I suppose you have to consider the source.

Eskin’s tweetstorm aimed at Denver flared up late last week as he took aim at Nikola Jokic, the man who terrorized the 76ers in a dramatic comeback win.

“Honestly Jokic should be ashamed of himself,” Eskin wrote. “Not everyone has to be a specimen but he looks like he took his new contract right to the buffet the entire offseason.”

That wasn’t the buffet line Jokic was dining on, Spike.

It was your Sixers.

Daniel Boniface, The Denver Post


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