Him?

Him?

I can't help but take note of the recent insanity being espoused by a large segment of local sports radio, in which certain talk-show hosts on both stations are clamoring that the Eagles should seriously consider trying to make a trade for disgruntled Denver quarterback Jay Cutler, or at least entertaining this notion as not an altogether bad one. (As expected, there is no shortage of callers to parrot these feelings, either.)

Quoth theKrisheim:

just think what would happen if mcnabb did go to denver and won a super bowl with dawkins and buck

spend a minute with that thought...all the sadists would have a field day

Amen. Meanwhile, re: Cutler -- am I missing something here? Just what in hell is so special
about this guy that people would be willing to jettison McNabb and
several draft picks to get him? Last time I checked, Cutler has never
made the playoffs while leading the Broncos (hell, I don't think he's had a
winning season as a starter). And that's while playing in the AFC West, for God's sake! Yes, I have seen his numbers over the last two seasons, and they are quite impressive, without question... but then so were Drew Brees', and neither quarterback took a postseason snap in either 2007 or 2008.

Meanwhile, Donovan McNabb's overall performance has not slid that far down the mountain that I'd consider rolling the dice with someone who in my opinion has yet to prove he's capable of leading a team to the promised land. Well, has McNabb done it, you might ask? Of course not. But he's gotten damned close several times. And his numbers over the last two seasons are as good as any he's had in his career, not counting the gaudy statistics he put up in 2004.

Furthermore, not to sound too insensitive here but Cutler is diabetic, and who
really knows what kind of career length such a medical condition could dictate.

Furtherfurthermore, are we to expect the Eagles front office to
sacrifice selecting the very linemen Cutler would need for
protection? Those comparisons Cutler made between himself and John Elway would bear little substance if he finds himself staring at the clouds five or more times per game.

And furtherfurtherfurthermore, Cutler is by most accounts a whiny, paranoid bitch who has done everything he can to turn
what was once a small, internal rift into a mighty canyon. Yes please, let's bring that sort of personality
on board immediately, where he will be warmly received by both fans and the media. I see nothing that can go wrong with this. SuperBowl XLIV, here we come!

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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Opening week affects MVP odds of Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

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Opening week affects MVP odds of Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

Ben Simmons had himself a historic first week in the NBA and as a result, his MVP odds have changed substantially.

Listed by Bovada on Oct. 10 at 80/1 to win MVP, Simmons is now at 33/1, tied with DeMarcus Cousins and ahead of Marc Gasol, Blake Griffin and Damian Lillard.

Simmons became the first player since Oscar Robertson to produce at least 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in each of his first three career games.

Teammate Joel Embiid had a less successful start to the year, averaging 14.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two games but shooting just 35.5 percent from the field and missing all 10 three-point attempts.

And yet somehow, Embiid's MVP odds have changed from 40/1 to 25/1. He has the same MVP odds as Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis.

Griffin, at 50/1, is a sneaky good bet for MVP. The Clippers are his team now with Chris Paul in Houston, and Griffin has added long-distance shooting to his game, making three triples in each game. Two games in, he's averaging 29.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists. 

If he can stay healthy (a huge if) and lead the Clippers to 52-plus wins in a loaded Western Conference, you'd have to think Griffin would be looked at more favorably in terms of MVP odds than someone on a star-studded team like any of the Warriors or Rockets, if Paul returns from his knee injury within a month and affects James Harden's stats even slightly. 

Giannis Antetokounpo and LeBron James look like the two players most likely to win MVP, but 50/1 for Griffin is good value if you think this is the year he stays healthy. If he didn't have a history of injuries, his odds right now would be closer to those of John Wall (28/1) or Towns (25/1).