10 Reasons to Be Optimistic After Philadelphia 76ers Take First in Atlantic

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10 Reasons to Be Optimistic After Philadelphia 76ers Take First in Atlantic
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Why should Philadelphia 76ers fans be optimistic about their team's fresh look on the Eastern Conference scene early in the 2011-12 NBA season? How dare you be optimistic, Philly fan.

After all, the team hasn't won a title since the 1983 title was won by Philly. And the Phillies, Eagles and Flyers can boast better attendance over the last few years.

I know, the season is just getting underway, but Sixers fan can say: "Hey, forget about it. The Sixers and their coaching staff are providing plenty of reasons for optimism. Now, go make me a cheesesteak and slice me a piece of cake."

What are some of those specific reasons, you ask, for caked-on optimism?

Join me now to find out why the hug-athon, the positive vibrations and the optimism are shining on the 76ers. Lights, camera and action...

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