FredEx, the Sultan of Slot, the Slot Machine, Freddie "Hollywood" Mitchell got the boot over the weekend. We were in Chicago so we got the news via our blackberry, but the Daily News headline of "FredExed" seems to say it all. Poor Freddie let his mouth get in the way. I actually enjoyed Freddie as late as his Frohawk days, but the whole Superbowl ordeal was unfortunate. Anyway, Bye Bye Freddie, we will always remember 4th and 26. (unfortunately that's about all you ever did.)
Even the Soccer peeps are making fun of him.
Link: SI.com - Writers - GRANT WAHL: Dempsey, Revs top Power Rankings - Monday May 9, 2005 4:16PM.
So, Clint Dempsey, you're the hottest player in MLS, Sports Illustrated wants to interview you for a story, and you can pick any dining establishment you want, all expenses paid.
"Why don't we meet at Dunkin' Donuts?"
You might recall that ex-Eagles receiver Freddie Mitchell stuck SI's Peter King with a $449 dinner tab during the NFL playoffs. For the record, Dempsey -- the surging New England Revolution midfielder who leads MLS in scoring -- ordered a blueberry muffin (cost: $1.42).
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
Another old friend is joining the Phillies' coaching staff as a guest instructor in Clearwater this spring.
Bobby Abreu will make his coaching debut, while Larry Bowa, Brad Lidge, Charlie Manuel, Dan Plesac and Mike Schmidt will all be back to assist in spring training.
Gabe Kapler has a lot of experience on his side as he prepares for his first camp as a major-league manager.
Abreu was a polarizing player in these parts, drawing criticism from fans for a perceived lack of hustle and not nearly enough praise for hitting .303/.416/.513 in his nine seasons with the Phils. He was one of the most complete players in the game during his peak from 1998 to 2006.
The Phillies' first workout with pitchers and catchers is Feb. 14 in Clearwater. Full-squad workouts begin on Feb. 19.