Roy Halladay Takes On His Old Squad Today in Toronto

Roy Halladay Takes On His Old Squad Today in Toronto

Athletes usually down play their return to the city they spent much of their career bleeding for, and Roy Halladay is no different in his highly-anticipated return to Toronto this afternoon.

"I feel like it's any other start," Halladay said. "It's been long enough for me where that's not really something that's in the forefront. Obviously it's the first time back, but I don't really anticipate anything different than any other road start."

Not surprisingly, the start is hitting those in Toronto a bit harder, with many fans using the opportunity to wax nostalgic on Roy's years with the organization.

From the Torontoist.com:

Besides the aesthetic appeal, the joy Jays fans derived from watching Halladay pitch for the better part of the last decade came from the sharing of a secret, known only to the rest of the team’s fanbase and to those in the dugouts and clubhouses of the league’s other 29 clubs: Halladay was flat-out better than everyone else in the game.

And he was ours.

But yours no longer. Now Roy is a Philadelphian and all is right with the world.

We suspect Roy will open up and share a bit more about how meaningful a return to Toronto is following the game, especially once he dominates the Blue Jays.

1:07 start time from Toronto.The Phils take on right-hander Carlos Villanueva (5-1, 3.15)

>>Doc Comes Home At Last [Torontoist]

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.