The Philadelphia Phillies want to know what the fans think of their TV and Radio announcers. In an email today, they ask the fans to participate in a quick survey.
Dear Phillies Fan:
We are aware that you may have already received a survey invitation
from the Phillies within the past month; however, we would like to ask
for your help once again on a very important issue.
Below, you'll find a link to a survey about the Phillies TV and Radio broadcasts.
This survey will take just 2-3 minutes to complete, and will provide us
with valuable feedback as we continue to plan for 2008. We would
greatly appreciate it if you could take a few minutes out of your day
to click on the link below and respond to this brief survey.
I think this survey would be much more effective -- and highly entertaining -- if the Phillies were to post the results online. Could you imagine watching the Phillies trying to justify keeping Gary Matthews in the booth after a 4% approval rating?
In other Phillies news, Pat Gillick doesn't seem ready to have an amazing off-season.
"I don't know that [third base] is going to be addressed," Pat Gillick
said as the annual general manager meetings got under way yesterday at
the posh Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress resort. "We'll go with [Wes] Helms
and [Greg] Dobbs. Because we're going to concentrate on pitching. If we
go in any direction, we're going to concentrate on pitching.''
Let's see. You probably aren't going to address third at all and if you go in any direction, you're going to concentrate on pitching? What do you mean if? IF? IF!?!? Ugh.
Position Title: Intern
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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.
About NBC internships
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.