Utley Signs 85 Million Deal Leaving Phillies Fans Elated

Utley Signs 85 Million Deal Leaving Phillies Fans Elated

Chase Utley will be wearing a Phillies uniform for many years to come.  Philadelphia fans couldn't be more excited.

The deal is for 7 years making Utley a Phillie through 2013.  This was step one in locking up one of the best infields this city may ever see.  Jimmy Rollins and Chase got their long term deals, now all eyes will surely turn to the potential payday The Big Man at first will receive.

I liked Ruben Amaro Jr.'s take.

"We view Chase as not only a great second baseman but also one of the
top 10-15 players in the game," Phillies assistant general manager
Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He's a hard-nosed, full-throttle player who
exemplifies the spirit of Philadelphia. He is tailor-made for this city
and we couldn't be happier to lock him up for years to come."

The Phillies got this one right.

>>Utley agrees to 7 year, $85 million extension [ESPN]

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.

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• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
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• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
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• Other various projects as assigned


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Eagles fans, get Malcolm Jenkins that petition on Pete Morelli

Eagles fans, get Malcolm Jenkins that petition on Pete Morelli

The online petition to ban Pete Morelli from officiating Eagles games is rapidly gaining signatures.

Count Malcolm Jenkins for one.

"I would definitely sign that petition if it came across my desk," Jenkins said with a laugh to NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark on Monday at the safety's Blitz, Bow Ties and Bourbon charity event.

The Eagles beat the Panthers, 28-23, last Thursday night despite a significant discrepancy in penalty yards. It was a game officiated by Morelli's crew — and you can see why that's notable by clicking right here.

"We felt like a lot of those were ticky-tack, or weren’t good calls," Jenkins said after the game. "For us, adversity is nothing new for us. We just kind of strap up and keep playing, and hunker down. We continue to play aggressively, that is the biggest thing. We don’t want that to take away our aggression, or our ability to make plays. So we just go to the next play."

What about the next signature? 

Eagles fans just need to get that petition to Jenkins' desk.