It seems like the only logical move at this point. The Phillies are 1-6 and Vincente Padilla has more wins than the entire Phillies teams. Firing Charlie Manuel isn't the only move which needs to be made. The Phillies have to go BIG and by big I mean metaphysical in their next hiring. They need to bring in someone who hasn't only lost his marbles, but is a legend in this town.
If you don't agree with me, just watch tonight's episode of HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumble:
Out of Left Field
Darren Daulton spent 14 major league seasons behind home plate and was
a three-time all-star, as well as playing for the Philadelphia Phillies
in the 1993 World Series. Now, the athlete affectionately known as
"Dutch" concerns himself with out-of-body experiences, vibrating
energy, and the limitations of linear time. Daulton arrived at this
metaphysical crossroads after several arrests for drunk driving and
domestic abuse, and a three-month stretch behind bars. But the former
catcher says he previously had inklings of his otherworldly connections
when he played against the Cubs at Wrigley Field and stroked a line
drive that he describes as being hit by someone else. In collaboration
with Sports Illustrated, correspondent Mary Carillo drops in on
Daulton, who resides in Florida, and believes that on Dec. 21, 2012, at
11:11 a.m., he will achieve a "higher level of consciousness."
A higher level of consciousness is exactly what Phillies fans are looking for, except Sid, who has reached that level long before the rest of us.
Position Title: Intern
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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
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.
About NBC internships
Carson Wentz is in his second NFL season, but he could already be on his way to his first MVP award.
At least, he's now the favorite.
The Eagles' starting quarterback is now the favorite to win this year's NFL MVP award, according to Bovada. Wentz is just ahead of Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.
Here's the top five:
1. Carson Wentz: +175
2. Alex Smith: +200
3. Tom Brady: +400
4. DeShaun Watson: +1,000
5. Russell Wilson: +1,200
Basically, this means that a $100 futures bet would win $175. Since Wentz pays out the least, he's the favorite.
It's no surprise Wentz and Smith are atop this list. They have both led their teams to 5-1 records (tops in the NFL) through six games.
Wentz has completed 60.9 percent of his passes for 1,584 yards, 13 touchdowns, three interceptions and a passer rating of 99.6. He's well on his way to becoming the first Eagles quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season.
The last (and only) Eagles player to win an MVP came during the 1960 championship season, when quarterback Norm Van Brocklin took the award.
The last player to win the MVP award in his second NFL season was Kurt Warner in 1999. But Warner had a long road to get to the NFL and was 28 years old in 1999. Wentz is just 24.
Vegas isn't alone with the Wentz hype. According to Dick's Sporting Goods, the Eagles' quarterback has the best-selling jersey of all NFL players. In another few months, those people might have the jersey of an MVP winner.