#AskFakeWIPCaller: A Philly Sports Mailbag

#AskFakeWIPCaller: A Philly Sports Mailbag

With the Eagles on their bye week, the Phillies assembling a squad of over-35 All-Stars and the Sixers completely ruining their future by trying hard and winning, I figured we'd try something different this week: It's the first-ever @FakeWIPCaller Philly sports mailbag.

All of them.

I wish the Eagles' owners had the competitive spirit and commitment to winning of Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder.

No. My ranking of Eagles coaches goes Buddy, Chip,  Vermeil, Marion Campbell, Ray Rhodes, Rich Kotite, Andy Reid.

Donovan has guys?

You said it. I agree with the caller last week who demanded that the Eagles, right now, give Foles the franchise tag.

Only if they have a way to repeatedly ram it into the Braden Holtby statue.

His birthday was a huge distraction during the bye week.

Normally I'd ask for them to wait until the next induction ceremony, but I think the situation calls for a special exception, like the NHL did for Gretzky.

I agree. Andrews was a fat, lazy, embarrassing weakling, and shame on McNabb for picking on him.

Buddy and Dykstra, mostly. And every 65-year-old ex-Flyer with teeth missing.

Other Philly sports takes:

- I was really down on the 2014 Phillies, and didn't see much reason for hope. But now that I hear Ryan Howard lost weight? Game changer. First place is ours.

- Still, disappointing that the Phils lost out on Prince Fielder. Imagine him and Howard in the same lineup…

- So, so nice that Andy Reid's annual November collapse is happening in another city this year.

- According to the Daily News, the Sixers' biggest weaknesses so far this year are depth and defense. So here's hoping for less depth, and less defense.

- I said that line brawl against Washington would turn things around for the Flyers, and no one believed me. Well well well…

- T.O., Shawn Andrews, Freddie Mitchell. Every Eagles player McNabb feuded with his career is either broke, depressed, or in jail. I'm just saying, is all.

- Jon Bon Jovi wants to buy the Buffalo Bills? Wait until he promises them a concert...

- Happy Thanksgiving! It would be my favorite holiday each year if the Cowboys weren't involved.

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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MLB Playoffs: Javier Baez snaps out of funk to help Cubs avoid sweep

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MLB Playoffs: Javier Baez snaps out of funk to help Cubs avoid sweep

CHICAGO -- Javier Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

Jake Arrieta pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning to held the defending World Series champion Cubs close their deficit to 3-1. Manager Joe Maddon got ejected for the second time in this series in the eighth, and a packed Wrigley Field crowd watched Davis get Cody Bellinger to ground into a game-ending double play.

Maddon was heavily criticized for not using Davis during a 4-1 loss in Game 2. This time, the Cubs closer threw 48 pitches to finish the job.

Willson Contreras also homered for the Cubs. Bellinger and Justin Turner connected for the Dodgers, who had won a team-record six straight playoff games.

Game 5 is Thursday, with Jose Quintana pitching for Chicago against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (see full recap).

Tanaka, Yankees blank Astros to take ALCS lead
NEW YORK -- Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 on Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series.

Gary Sanchez hit an RBI single off Keuchel and later homered to help the wild-card Yankees win for the third straight day at home and move within one victory of their first trip to the World Series since 2009.

The teams head back to Houston for Game 6 on Friday night, when Justin Verlander and the reeling Astros will try to regain their footing following an off day and force a decisive Game 7. Luis Severino is scheduled to start for New York.

Just days ago, Houston was up two games to none and appeared to be closing in on its second World Series appearance. But the Astros, like defending AL champion Cleveland before them, have been unable to put away these poised Yankees, who improved to 6-0 at home in this postseason in front of their cheering, chanting fans (see full recap).