Now that the 2014 NFL Draft is over, the offseason is headed straight towards the annual period that I like to call The Dead Zone. It's the time of year where the only thing to look forward to is training camp.... which is still about two months away. Sure, there will be OTAs and minicamps, and BGN will have those fully covered. But for now let's take a break from the Eagles (gasp) and focus on something really important that's taking place this week: the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery.
As you may be aware, there is actually a basketball team located in Philadelphia called the 76ers (or the Sixers). I just so happen to write about them on occasion for SB Nation sister site Liberty Ballers. To make a long story short, the future of the Sixers franchise will largely be decided by some ping pong balls on Tuesday night. So since this is pretty important, the Liberty Ballers and The Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast (consisting of Spike Eskin and Michael Levin) are throwing an NBA draft lottery party at Miller's Ale House and you're invited. I'll be attending along with the majority of the BGN crew, so you should definitely come out and join in on the fun. (Just don't call me a sell out.)
The long-awaited Liberty Ballers and The Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast (RTRS) NBA Draft Lottery Party will be held at Miller's Philly Ale House, located on Roosevelt Boulevard at Grant Avenue in Northeast Philly, on May 20th!
Festivities should be getting started around 7pm -- with the lottery and a conference finals game that night, we anticipate a good time for the entire night.
Why Miller's? For one, they're gracious enough to allow people from the internet to show up to a place IRL and meet on a Tuesday to watch not Adam Silver open a bunch of envelopes. But, more importantly, they run a great place which has all the amenities we need. The location is accessible, on a major road and very close to I-95, with plenty of parking for anyone who wants to go. Underage people can attend as well with no issue, though don't go and expect to drink. The internet will not be your bad influence, this time.
Miller's also has plenty of food and beverages, and plenty of space, which means we hope to get a ton of people to show up and have a good time. It has everything we need. Bring your friends and your family, maybe not your framily though, and meet us. I'll certainly be there. So will a majority of the LB staff writers. Come say hi to Spike, the Jakes (and maybe you, too, could become a source!), the six other people who listen to the Ricky, and anyone else who may show up, and join fellow Sixers fans in celebrating one of the most joyous or crushing days of the year!
We're working on getting some giveaways and other event thingies together. Odds are there will be a few cameras recording the bar's reaction to the lottery drawing. Hopefully it will be celebratory.
Miller's Philly Ale House
9495 E Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19114
See you there!