Oldest Living American Resides in Phillies Spring Training Home of Clearwater, Which Clearly Means... Something

Oldest Living American Resides in Phillies Spring Training Home of Clearwater, Which Clearly Means... Something

When the Phillies report to spring training down in Clearwater, Florida next month, Chase Utley will be a year older. Ryan Howard and his Achilles will be a year older. Roy Halladay will be a year older. Everyone is going to be older. Life works like that. That's what all of their detractors love to point out. But at least none of them were born in the 19th century like Clearwater neighbor Elsie Thompson who is just about two months away from her 114th birthday, making her the oldest living American and fifth oldest person in the world.

The Tampa Bay Times recently profiled Mrs. Thompson after she became the oldest living American a couple of weeks back.

Born on April 5, 1899, during the William McKinley administration, she
is one of the few human beings left on Earth who drew breath during the
19th century. There are only 14 of those people left — only six are

She even grew up in Pennsylvania and went to high school with Jamie Moyer.

"It's one thing to be 110. It's another thing to be 113," [UCLA gerontologist] Young said.
"If 110 is like being in the major leagues, 113 is like the all-star

I don't really know what any of this has to do with anything Phillies-related. But they are old. And so is Elsie.

>>Clearwater woman is oldest living American [Tampa Bay Times]

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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Nigel Bradham catches a break in loaded gun case

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Nigel Bradham catches a break in loaded gun case

It's been a positive few weeks for Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham.

He had arguably the best game of his NFL career in Week 6 against the Panthers, and he is now no longer facing second-degree misdemeanor charges for a legal issue dating back to 2016, Miami-Dade County court records show.

Bradham had a court date at 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning; he was presumably represented by his attorney. 

TMZ Sports first reported that charges were dropped. 

Bradham, you'll remember, was arrested around this time last year at Miami International Airport for carrying a loaded weapon in a seldom-used zippered compartment of his backpack. 

"How does that happen?" Bradham said last year. "I forgot — it's as simple as that."

He's now off the hook.

"The state had no case against him and they found that it wasn't something he should be criminally sanctioned for," Bradham's attorney, Adam Swickle, told TMZ, also adding that Bradham had a valid concealed weapons permit.

The incident did prompt defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to offer maybe his best quote.

"You do dumbass things," Schwartz said, "pretty soon, you're going to be labeled as a dumbass."

In July, Bradham also avoided punishment for a felony battery charge he faced for an altercation with a Miami hotel worker in July of 2016. This July, he entered a deferred prosecution program to avoid jail time and to stay out of court. 

Without the legal issues hovering over his head, Bradham is playing his best football.