I recently got an email from representatives at ESPN2 inviting me to appear on Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith to chat with Phillies great Mike Schmidt. No. Wait. They wanted to give me an exclusive invite only available to high profile sports bloggers to sit in on a viewing. No. Wait. They wanted to invite me and anyone in the world who would want to sit through a whole episode of listening to Stephen A.
Here is the email:
My name is Brian Dunphy and I am an Audience Coordinator for ESPN2’s sports talk show Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith.
The reason I am contacting you is that we just found out that former Philadelphia Phillie and stand-out Hall of Fame Third-Baseman Mike Schmidt, is scheduled to appear LIVE in studio on Thursday, March 16 at 4:30 pm.
We would like to extend to you and your organization FREE tickets to attend the show. We realize that this maybe short notice, but it would be a great opportunity for some of your forum members to get together and meet up for an exciting sports show. The tickets are open to your all interested members, family members, friends, and co-workers.
Our studio is located in the heart of New York City, across the street from Madison Square Garden. Again the show date is Thursday, March 16 at 4:30 pm with a 3:00 pm check-in.
If you or any of your members are interested in attending the show, please call Brian at 646-708-7105 or email Brian.C.Dunphy.-ND@espn.com.
In addition, please feel free to post this information on your website for all Philadelphia Phillie fans located in the New York or tri-state area.
So if you are a Phillies fan in the NYC area or are unemployed and have nothing better to do, take a road trip to the Big Apple and see what Schmidty has to say. I would go if it were in Philly. It is actually pretty cool how ESPN tries to target fans who are actually interested in the show topic before offering tickets up to Joe Blow sports fan. Good work Mr. Dunphy.
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Joel Embiid is giving back, joining several NBA players for the Basketball without Borders camp in Africa.
The NBA and FIBA will host 80 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 26 African countries, including Embiid's native Cameroon. It'll be the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders.
The camp will be held from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5 at the American International School of Johannesburg, culminating with the NBA Africa Game 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The exhibition pits Team Africa, which includes players born in Africa and second-generation African players, against players from the rest of the world.
It's already been announced that Embiid is on the roster, but not playing, for Team Africa. Embiid, 23, missed the final 37 games of the 2016-17 season with a knee injury. His first NBA season came after he missed the first two years of his career with a foot injury.
There will be a heavy local vibe at BWB this year. Embiid will be joined by assistant coach Lloyd Pierce as well as former Sixers Bruce Bowen, Elton Brand and fellow Cameroonian Luc Mbah a Moute. Philly native Kyle Lowry and Chester native Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will also be there.
Future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki and budding star Kristaps Porzingis will also be among the players on hand.