I preemptively came out and said the Phillies "Goosebumps" campaign was going to stink before I ever saw the spots, based solely on their past track record with slogans such as "Red Means Go" and commercials of players frolicking in the grass, etc. After viewing the spots on Phillies.com, my opinion hasn't changed much with the exception of one great commercial. Other than being disturbed by the young teenager (if that) at the end of this spot coyly state that "Chase Utley makes me feel all tingly", the other noteworthy commercial featured Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel stepping up to the plate -- from which side can be debated. Kudos to Big Charlie and the Phillies for this one, finally a commercial we can laugh at.
I have a feeling that if the Phillies start off hot and get out to an early lead in the division and stay there for a portion of the summer, Philly fans may actually "ya know, like" start to embrace Charlie Manuel.
>>Phillies Goosebumps Commercial feat Charlie Manuel [Real Player]
>>All 6 Goosebump Commercials at Phillies.com [Phillies.com]
Andrew Bogut, we hardly knew ye.
After coming over from Dallas as part of the Nerlens Noel trade, Bogut is already thinking about his next move.
With the Sixers expected to buy out Bogut's contract, the former No. 1 overall pick will look to sign with the Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon.
The Sixers swapped Noel for Bogut, Justin Anderson and a top-18 protected first-round pick — which will likely turn into two second-round picks — last Thursday.
With LeBron James begging the front office for help, the Cavaliers are also expected to sign Bogut's former Dallas teammate Deron Williams in Monday, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.
AMHERST, Mass. -- Zach Lewis scored a career-high 37 points, including six three-pointers, and Massachusetts pulled away from La Salle 84-71 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak.
Lewis, whose 37-point effort was the best for any player in the Atlantic 10 this season, hit nine of his 16 field goal attempts overall and was a perfect 13-for-13 at the free throw line. Dejon Jarreau added 20 points and four three-ponters for UMass (14-15, 4-12).
Pookie Powell hit five 3-pointers and scored 24 points, and B.J. Johnson added 20 points to lead La Salle (14-13, 8-8).
Both teams shot similar percentages and had similar three-point totals, but the Minutemen finished with a plus-14 advantage at the free throw line.
La Salle remained within striking distance but a 13-4 stretch for UMass midway through the second half pushed its lead to 63-51. The Minutemen kept the Explorers at arm's length the rest of the way.