Comment of the week sponsored by Smith's Restaurant and Bar

Comment of the week sponsored by Smith's Restaurant and Bar

Before we giveaway another $25 giftcard to Smith's Restaurant and Bar for the comment of the week, I wanted to remind you to mark your calendar's for the January 23rd The700Level.com meetup and Flyers watch party at Smith's right in Rittenhouse in Center City. You can RSVP to the event where fellow Level readers and contributors will drink great beer specials and talk about how awesome the Flyers turnaround has been! It's a Thursday night so you have no excuse not to come hang with us.

This week's winner is a perennial MVP in the comment section, willh888, this time weighing in on the Dom Brown flaunting his Cowboys jersey situation:

flaunt
1. display (something) ostentatiously, esp. in order to provoke envy or admiration

Unless you call what he did modesty.. who knows. By just attending the game in a jersey, he’s being a fan. By tweeting it at 4:30pm well after their win, he’s obviously knows his fanboy pic would poke some nerves. As for being sensitive, you’re talkin’ about sports man. This stuff is all about sensitivity and emotion of the collective. So the next time Dom jogs to a ball in the corner I’m going to tweet him a pic of a segway. Wonder how sensitive he is

And just a reminder that Smith's has $3 Bud Light and Lager drafts during all NFL games including Thursday nights.

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

What is there to say about the Philadelphia Phillies?

In doing my usual postgame perusal of the Internet after their 7-2 loss on Wednesday night, I visited Phillies.com to see what kind of "highlights" they could have possibly posted from another crushing defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.

Thankfully, the first thing that caught my eye was a video titled, "Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby."

It was not Larry Andersen in the Phanatic's arms. Nor me.

And that's the Phillies season in a nutshell.

"You gotta question the parenting skills here," John Kruk said on the telecast. And he's right! What kind of parent would raise their kid to be a Philly sports fan?!?

The Phillies now have the worst record in all of baseball. They're 4-20 in their last 24 games. It's their worst start to a season since 1960.

Even the Phanatic doesn't have enough popcorn to mask all the pain.

If you want to read about the upbeat approach Pete Mackanin is taking, go give this a gander.

"In a long season, these things sometimes happen," Mackanin told reporters. "I remember Atlanta, the first half last year, was terrible. They had a real good second half. I believe we just need to get something going. We're going to put something together. I believe that."

That makes one of us.

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

The future of Villanova basketball just got brighter.

Brandon Slater, a 6-foot-6 wing and highly touted 2018 recruit, told Scout.com on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the Wildcats.

He later made the announcement on Twitter.

Among the 2018 recruiting class, Slater, a product of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, is ranked in the top 30 by Scout.com and top 50 by ESPN.com. He's slated as a four-star talent by both media outlets.

Per ESPN, Slater had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC and Virginia Tech. He is Villanova's first commitment for 2018.

"Going up there it just feels like a second home," Slater said, via Evan Daniels of Scout.com. "It gives me a good vibe. It's nothing like all the other schools. I just feel like a Villanova guy. It feels like PVI. It's already home."

Slater and Villanova head coach Jay Wright expressed their excitement on Twitter.