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Dead Letters: Sixers Beat Warriors Edition

Dead LettersWelcome to Dead Letters, the feature in which we reprint our favorite reader mail. We should take this moment to remind you that all emails to Deadspin and its editors and writers are on the record unless otherwise specified. Now for your letters.

This past Saturday, the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors blew a 24-point lead to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, needing a last-second Harrison Barnes three-pointer to dispatch the Association’s most consistently-pathetic team. In a season full of Warriors blowout wins, allowing that kind of Sixers comeback is embarrassing—and we poked fun at Golden State with a tongue-in-cheek post titled “Sixers Beat Warriors 105-108.”

Despite what we thought were clear indications that the text of the post was in jest, several hundred readers felt the need to inform us that we were wrong. Most came as comments on the post; many came as angry tweets; a few dozen arrived in my inbox. Here are a few of those emails.

Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 20:01:52 -0800
From: Isaiah Commander


Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 06:20:17 -0800
Subject: Warriors didn’t lose
From: Jim Silk

You’re a freaking idiot. The Warriors didn’t lose. Maybe you should get a job as a weatherman as they’re wrong all the time too.

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 02:28:08 -0500
Subject: Warriors win
From: Oscar Cashaw

Warriors beat the Sixer’s. Your article has it wrong

From: Mikedillon
Subject: Sixers “beating” Warriors
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 19:38:59 -0500

Sent from my iPhone Slow Saturday ?!

From: “rechizmar”
To: <>
Subject: 76ers did not win!
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 19:41:37 -0500

[no message]

Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:48:19 -0800
From: Gary Moore

You might want to check the score of today’s game again. Really?

Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:54:47 -0800
Subject: check the score and ur writing. u are wrong..Warriors win
From: David Chritton

[no message]

Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 22:53:19 -0800
Subject: Warrior game
From: Calprodesigns

Better double check the score. By the way, Harrison Barnes made the three pointer to win it. He’s a Warrior if you didn’t know.

From: Ken
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:54:59 -0800
Subject: Sixers beat the warriors 105-108
To: “” <>

What game were you watching?

Sent from my iPhone

From: Allan Lundberg
To: “” <>
Subject: did_you_even_watch_the_game?
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 01:06:54 +0000

Sent from Windows Mail

Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 20:30:43 -0600
Subject: Change your story please... smh
From: Vash The Stampede

The Warriors won by Barnes hitting the 3 with virtually no time on the clock. Thanks

Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 18:49:23 -0800
Subject: Warriors vs. Sixers
From: robert jacobs

So which is true. Did the warriors win or lose. Your story is contradictive.

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 01:24:09 -0800
Subject: Good evening
From: chad piva

I think your story is wrong? The warriors beat the sixers yesterday bro? Everything in the story seems to be right except you put the sixers won the game?

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:48:16 +0000 (UTC)
From: yolanda richardson
To: “” <>
Subject: You got it wrong

I’m reading your article on the warriors game last night am i tripping or did you say the warrior lost last night.

Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:27:42 -0800
Subject: Wrong information
From: Marcus Mitchell

The Warriors beat the sixers 108 105. You published an article saying sixers beating golden state. Thank you.


From: Curtis Gorath
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:33:21 -0800

You fucked up the score on the Warriors bud

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