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Someone paid $9,100 for some Phillie Phanatic bobbleheads

Someone paid $9,100 for some Phillie Phanatic bobbleheads

The Phillie Phanatic is big.

Just how big? A set of Phillie Phanatic bobbleheads raised more money for the Phillies Charities than any other item up for the Phantastic Auction. To put that another way, people paid more money for a set of plastic toys resembling the big green guy than was paid for any of these:

  • a round of golf (for 3 people) with Mike Schmidt
  • autographs of the 2008 World Champion Phillies
  • A PRIVATE HITTING CLINIC WITH CHASE UTLEY.

Wild.

I still maintain that if I ever become super wealthy and am afforded the ability to bid on charity auctions such as this, I'd absolutely go in for the chance to dance on the dugout with the Phillie Phanatic. You can't put a price on that.

Here's a list of the top 10 items from the auctions:

Top 10 Phantastic Auction Bids:

Complete Set of 2013-2014 Phillie Phanatic Bobbleheads - $9,100.00

Baseball Set Autographed by Members of the 2014 Phillies - $7,050.00

Round of Golf for Three with Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt - $7,050.00

Baseball Set Autographed by Members of the 2008 World Series Champion Phillies - $5,750.00

Private Hitting Clinic with Chase Utley - $5,200.00

Round of Golf for Three with Hall of Famer Steve Carlton - $5,100.00

Individual Bats Autographed by Phillies Hall of Fame Members - $5,000.00

Private Hitting Clinic with Ryan Howard - $4,700.00

Kid's Sleepover in Phillies Clubhouse - $4,550.00

Lunch with Phillies Manager, Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg in His Office - $4,550.00

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet 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.

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

Requirements

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.

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Eagles injury update: Secondary hamstrung for second straight day

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Eagles injury update: Secondary hamstrung for second straight day

It looks like all three members of the Hamstrung Trio (see story) weren't practicing again on Thursday. 

At the start of Thursday's practice, Rodney McLeod, Corey Graham and Jaylen Watkins, who suffered hamstring injuries on Sunday against the Chiefs, were not participating. This will be the second straight day all three will miss practice. 

McLeod was the only member of the trio to even make an appearance at practice before reporters were kicked out after individual drills. He walked onto the field with a compression sleeve on his right leg and began to watch.

There was, however, a new safety on the field. Newcomer Trae Elston, who was claimed off waivers from the Bills, was on the field for the first time with the Eagles. He was wearing No. 35. 

It'll be tough for the Eagles to get Elston caught up by game time on Sunday at 1 p.m. Aside from Elston, the Eagles have just Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Maragos as safeties, although linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill could be used in a pinch and Jenkins thinks a couple cornerbacks have the ability to play safety (see story)

Ronald Darby (ankle) and Destiny Vaeao (wrist) were the other two Eagles who weren't practicing on Thursday. Darby is out for at least another few weeks with his dislocated ankle. 

Vaeao missed the Chiefs game and looks to be in danger of missing another week. In his absence, rookie sixth-round pick Elijah Qualls played nine snaps and played well. Qualls could see his workload increase as the fourth DT against the Giants.