Despite being a five-time Pro Bowler, a Super Bowl champ with the 49ers, and in the minds of some a fringe Hall-of-Famer, for many, Ricky Watters will forever be remembered for this moment of ignominy. On September 3rd, 1995, in his very first game as an Eagle, Watters short-armed a pass from QB Randall Cunningham to avoid getting plastered by a Tampa Bay defender. His self-preservation tactics drew boos from the crowd, but the real blunder came after the game, as Watters was asked about the incident in the press conference. "I'm not going to trip up there and get knocked out," offered Watters by way of explanation, before asking the four-word rhetorical question that would drew the ire of millions of Green-Bleeders: "For who? For what?"
Watters, oft considered to be something of a loudmouth, endeared himself to few with his me-first remarks, especially as he had not had time yet to build up any sort of credibility with Eagles fans. Coach Ray Rhodes voiced his displeasure at Watters' half-stepping, saying "You've got to make the plays that are presented to you. If you've got to take a lick, you've gotta take a lick." Former Eagles running back Keith Byars tut-tutted Watters's behavior as well. "He doesn't know anything about
Philadelphia," explained Byars. "He just made himself a living hell for a long time." The Inquirer even had a catchy name for the whole mess: "Wattersgate."
Luckily for Ricky, he was able to turn things around somewhat with a couple highly productive years in Philly, making appearances in both the playoffs and the Pro Bowl in his first two seasons. But so unlikely is it that he will ever shake the stigma of "For Who, For What? that Watters has even come to embrace it, even using the phrase as the title for his 2002 autobiography.
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.
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The Kings aren't happy with Joel Embiid.
They placed some blame on the Sixers' big man for their 23-point loss Thursday night.
How was Embiid at fault for a game he didn't even play?
Well, the Kings felt the wrath of Karl-Anthony Towns.
Let's just say Embiid may have fired up Towns after he embarrassed the Timberwolves' big man on Instagram the night prior (see story). In Embiid's defense, Towns was the instigator (see story).
Nonetheless, Towns went off on the Kings for 30 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, five blocks and a plus-22 rating, leading the Timberwolves to a 119-96 win.
"I came to be an assassin tonight, not a basketball player," Towns said after the victory. "I wanted to try to be as active as possible and just disrupt the game as much as possible as well."
Way to go, JoJo.