MetsPhillies: Is This A Rivalry Or What?

MetsPhillies: Is This A Rivalry Or What?

Things didn't exactly improve a whole lot for us Phillies fans over the weekend.  Sure, the Phillies finally got that first notch in the win column, but they failed to capitalize on RISP opportunities on Saturday and Sunday and flew north with that one lonely notch waiting for some company.  One win in the first week of the season certainly wasn't what we were looking for.

%&^$ The Mets, originally uploaded by Cavalier92

The Rivalry Begins.  It's unfortunate for the Phillies that after one week, they're already looking up in the standings with the Braves being 4 games up on them.  That team from New York is looking down at us.  Jayson Stark sets the table for today and the future.

That moment every member of the Queens Division of the Jimmy Rollins Fan Club has waited for since January finally arrives Monday.

Phillies-Mets at Shea. Where it's always a Phillies lovefest, but especially this year.

Yeah, this year could be extra special -- because you might
actually get to witness a phenomenon that was probably bound to bust
out sometime or another in Mets history, if you were just willing to
wait about 45 leisurely years:

A real, live rivalry with that team down the turnpike.

Let's hope.  One of my best friends in college was a Mets fan and at the time I didn't even realize I was supposed to hate the Mets.  I even rooted for them against the Yankees in the Subway series.  In the years since that time, I've learned better.

It has all the necessary ingredients of a great rivalry.  Young stars who will play each other for years, close locales, passionate fans, and basically two sports cities who have no love for each other.  The Mets are the reigning NL East champs, the Fightins are the ones who need to step up and turn this thing into a rivalry.  You can't have one of those if you break your neck from looking up so damn much.

It all starts today in the beautiful ball park up there in Flushing.  Our man Cole Hamels goes up against John Maine.  First pitch at 1:10.  And so it begins.

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


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


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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Eagles fans, get Malcolm Jenkins that petition on Pete Morelli

Eagles fans, get Malcolm Jenkins that petition on Pete Morelli

The online petition to ban Pete Morelli from officiating Eagles games is rapidly gaining signatures.

Count Malcolm Jenkins for one.

"I would definitely sign that petition if it came across my desk," Jenkins said with a laugh to NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark on Monday at the safety's Blitz, Bow Ties and Bourbon charity event.

The Eagles beat the Panthers, 28-23, last Thursday night despite a significant discrepancy in penalty yards. It was a game officiated by Morelli's crew — and you can see why that's notable by clicking right here.

"We felt like a lot of those were ticky-tack, or weren’t good calls," Jenkins said after the game. "For us, adversity is nothing new for us. We just kind of strap up and keep playing, and hunker down. We continue to play aggressively, that is the biggest thing. We don’t want that to take away our aggression, or our ability to make plays. So we just go to the next play."

What about the next signature? 

Eagles fans just need to get that petition to Jenkins' desk.