Lunchtime Extras: D-1 Yankees Offering Werth A Scholarship?

Lunchtime Extras: D-1 Yankees Offering Werth A Scholarship?

7. If this whole "trade" thing doesn't work out and Donovan McNabb winds up an Eagle next year, will he demand another financial apology? Not sure who negotiates Florio's salaries, but generally the employer that tried to dump you doesn't turn around and hand you a raise. [PFT]

6. Among the notable cuts as the Phillies trim down to their 25-man roster was John Mayberry Jr. With his demotion back to Triple-A, the 26-year-old outfielder may have missed his opportunity to ever catch on with the big league club. [Beerleaguer]

5. It hasn't been the most confident of times for the Flyers, but they're still making noise as we come down the stretch. They still have a team that's capable of winning a playoff series or two, even if they were to wind up as the eight seed playing playing the Capitals. Oh, and something about a bridge being for sale. [Sporting News]

4. The Sixers are finding results from an unlikely player: Jason Kapono. Their current two-game winning streak (!!) coincides with Kapono's recent catapult into the starting lineup, a far cry from the abysmal beginning to his season when he was glued to the bench. [Burlington Co. Times]

3. Surefire way to start an unwarranted political debate on The Level: President Barack Obama will throw out the first pitch at this year's Phillies Nationals home opener against the Phillies.[Daily News]

2. Win or lose, most fans are simply happy Philadelphia has a pro soccer team. Dave Zeitlin watched the Union's inaugural game from the Dark Horse Pub, where the feeling after the game was upbeat. And drunk. Maybe just drunk... [CSN]

Even in the final minute, when the outcome was all but assured, a chorus of “Philadelphia” and “Uuuuuuuuuuu” chants echoed through every room in the pub with fans even applauding after the game ended. 

Imagine that. Cheers after a loss.

1. Jayson Werth's luncheon and on-field conversation with Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson has sparked a mild case of paranoia. Paul Hagen suggests the Yankees are using Mr. October as a means to recruiting the free agent-to-be over to the dark side. Werth says Jackson is an old family friend, saying what they spoke about was their business. It's certainly not impossible as it seems to stay under the umbrella of the rules regarding tampering, but it sounds like it would an unnecessarily early step to take. [Philly.com]

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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Yo! Rocky Balboa has a message for Eagles fans

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Yo! Rocky Balboa has a message for Eagles fans

If anyone knows about an underdog from Philadelphia finding that storybook ending, it's Sylvester Stallone.

The man who personified the Philly attitude as Rocky Balboa posted a message to Eagles fans on his social media.

Sly is wearing a custom "Stallone" Eagles jersey in the video and tells viewers he's a diehard Birds fan. He shouts out the great Timmy Brown as his favorite player as a kid. 

"I got the ring, I got the jersey, I got the will, I've got the optimism that the Birds are going to fly triumphant over Philly tonight!" Stallone says.

"Keep punching, Philly."

​The original Rock also shared an image of the Rocky Statue near the Art Museum decked out in Eagles gear.

"Now here is a statue that REALLY knows how to dress like a WINNER!!!!! I have tremendous respect for Tom Brady and the Patriots, but “… It’s about how much you can TAKE and keep moving forward! That’s how WINNIN’ is done!!!!” EAGLES BY KNOCKOUT!!!," the caption says.