The Sports Guy Ranks NBA Players

The Sports Guy Ranks NBA Players

Complete with Andrew Toney reference, the SportsGuy ranks the value of players in the NBA and three Sixers made the list:

161. Chris Webber
Would anything be more entertaining than C-Webb's getting injured in
the playoffs, followed by a Kings-Sixers Finals and the first-ever
Double Ewing Theory? I think about these things.

107. Andre Iguodala
Officially replaced Kirilenko as "The Guy You Don't Want Guarding You
Under Any Circumstances." And he's only a rookie. That reminds me,
here's another idea for an All-Star Weekend Event: The Miller Lite
Kapono-Iguodala Challenge. You have eight contestants, each of whom has
to choose ones of two options:
A. In five minutes, score as many baskets as possible against Andre Iguodala.
or ...
B. In 45 seconds, score as many baskets as possible against Jason Kapono.
(Which option would they choose? Who would win? See, this is why I should be running All-Star Weekend.)

2. Allen Iverson
Forget about the year he won the MVP – that was a good team with some
blue-chippers on it. This year, they threw another new coach at him,
six new teammates, stuck him back at point guard ... and he responded
by playing 42-45 minutes a night, setting everyone up and throwing his
body around like a pro wrestler. By the way, have I mentioned yet that
his team sucks? I mean, really, REALLY sucks? It was like watching
Stephanie persevere with that crummy Ulong Tribe on "Survivor," only
for 82 games. Absolutely his finest season.

(Also, with the pounding he takes game after game, AI is starting to
move into my person pantheon for "Guys I Will Always Remember
Watching." I mean, this has been going on for like 10 years – he keeps
getting knocked down, keeps getting up, keeps ripping teams' hearts
out. Throw in his insanely intense interviews and he's a solid No. 2
choice. Plus, he's the new Clubber Lang – I don't think he's cracked a
smile in six years. Any time he's being interviewed by Stephen A.
Smith, I always feel like the world is about to end or something.

I have no idea what the Survivor refference is about, but It's nice to see A.I. getting some respect.

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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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).