Army-Navy Game, Saturday @ The Linc

Army-Navy Game, Saturday @ The Linc

Photo Credit: Jibay

The 107th gridiron match up between the United States Military Academy  and the United States Naval Academy will take place at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.  Navy leads the series by 1 with a total of 50 wins.  There have been 7 ties.  The photo above is a picture from the fly-by from last years game.

Sports Talk 950's Jody Mac interviewed Navy color commentator John Feinstein and has made the interview available via podcast.  They talk about the history between the two service academies.  Feinstein also has an interesting solution to the current BCS garbage by having a 6 team playoff.  Pretty cool idea.

Philly is scheduled to host the game in 2008 and 2009 but we're making a bid to get the game here more frequently.  This Annapolis paper has a rather funny take on our fine mayor:

Sporting a hairstyle not dissimilar to that of Don King, the flamboyant
Philadelphia mayor sounded somewhat like the famous boxing promoter
when he declared the city was prepared to make an effort to keep the
Army-Navy game “for all-time.”

Perfect.

>>Jody Mac interviews John Feinstein [MP3]
>>Army-Navy Game [Wikipedia]
>>Philadelphia bids to keep stake in Army-Navy game [The Capital Online]

Source: Phillies agree to 1-year deal with reliever Joaquin Benoit

Source: Phillies agree to 1-year deal with reliever Joaquin Benoit

The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit, a source tells CSN's Jim Salisbury.

Benoit, 39, was the 11th-oldest pitcher in baseball last season, but he's remained effective as he's aged. Since 2010, Benoit has a 2.40 ERA and 0.97 WHIP, he's struck out 10.0 batters per nine innings while walking 2.8, and allowed a .189 batting average.

Benoit has also maintained his velocity through the years. His fastball averaged 94.2 mph last season, which is actually faster than it was in 2010.

Benoit has been in the majors for 15 years, spending eight with Texas, three with Detroit, two with San Diego, one with Tampa Bay and a half-season apiece with Seattle and Toronto.

Benoit has experience closing but has spent the majority of his career as a setup man. Benoit, along with Hector Neris, figures to have a place in the eighth or ninth inning for the Phillies in 2017, perhaps pushing last year's closer, Jeanmar Gomez, back to the seventh inning.

The Phillies have not yet officially announced the signing of Benoit and will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to make room for him.

Not So Fast Joel Embiid: Nik Stauskas's dad claims his son is the original 'The Process'

Not So Fast Joel Embiid: Nik Stauskas's dad claims his son is the original 'The Process'

Philadelphia 76ers sharp shooter Nik Stauskas is back on his "Sauce and Co." podcast with a couple of very special guests: his Momma Ruta and Pappa Paul.

After being overly Canadian in their take on Friday night's brutal loss -- "less than stellar" --  to the Orlando Magic, Mr. Stauskas brings the heat with a fantastic "fun fact."

"Speaking of Joel, I have a fun fact for your audience here," Paul Stauskas says. "I have to give him a new moniker."

He doesn't exactly have a new one yet but...

"'The Process' has already been taken. In 2013 there was a documentary made about Nik called 'Nik Stauskas: The Process.' So if Embiid wants to continue using that, I'm affraid he's going to have to pay a royalty."

                         [Related: Joel Embiid feels 'The Process' is about him]

And if you hit up YouTube, there is is, a 21-minute documentary about a younger Nik Stauskas.

"If this does blow up, there may be some royalty fees he owes me," Nik adds. "I'll have to bring that up to Joel."

"He's got the cheddar," Paul says. "So he can pay up."

You can listen to the Stauskas family podcast in full below.