January 20, 2006, 8:52 pm
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The Phillies unfurled a giant 57 foot banner at Citizens Bank Park yesterday to honor Ryan Howard's MVP award.  You can watch a video on in which Harry Kalas introduces The Big Guy.  The video has congratulations from Mike Schmidt, Dutch Daulton, Donovan McNabb, Governor Ed Rendell, Mike Knuble, Jaws, Sal Pal, Allen Iverson, and J-Roll.

Howard on what he's working on this off season: "Offense. Defense. Speed. Agility,'' Howard said. "I'm always working
on everything, to get as close to perfect as possible. I'll be working
on that forever.''  You have to love this kids attitude. 
>>'Advice' from Pujols Helped Howard along the way [ESPN Insider]
>>Video of Ryan Howard's MVP Press Conference []
>>Inquirer RyHo press conference photo gallery [Inquirer]
>>Remember those MVP Chants? Watch this video.  They worked! [The 700 Level]

And because we've been neglecting the Extras around here, we'll throw some random links at you.

  • Not sure what kind of paper the Honolulu Advertiser is but they have an article with the headline "Phillies rookie named NL MVP." Solid reporting on the island out there. [Honolulu Advertiser]
  • Flyers sign John Stevens to a two year deal [Flyers]
  • McNabb's surgery to wait at least a week or so. [Eagles]
  • TheBigLead points out that Jeff Garcia is in fact not gay. [TheBigLead]
  • Dajuan Wagner's return didn't last very long with the Warriors []
  • Mayor Stallone? [Wookified]
  • So wait.. Britney Spears may give her sex tape away for free? [The Superficial]
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