Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Phillies are no favorites

The Phillies are a 1/2-game up in the wild card standings and as of yesterday they are getting no respect from the gamblers. They are the third favorite to make the playoffs, according to Web site Vegas Insider.

The Phillies, who opened at 5-1 are now at 2-1, traling the Houston Astros and the Florida Marlins.

A look at the list:

Astros: 3-2
Marlins: 8-5
Phillies: 2-1
Nationals: 7-2
Mets: 9-2

Flyers opportunity

Team Is Looking For An In-Arena Host

Philadelphia, Pa. - August 24, 2005 - Fun, energetic and enthusiastic...if these words describe you then you might be the perfect candidate to serve as the Flyers' 2005-06 In-Arena Host.

The Philadelphia Flyers are looking for an in-arena host to handle entertainment and promotional duties during commercial breaks and intermissions at all Flyers' home games.

Qualifications include: excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience in broadcasting and handling various live events, outgoing, charismatic, and enthusiastic personality. Those applying must also be creative and possess improvisational skills, the ability to speak well in front of large groups and be available to work all Flyers home games (preseason regular season and playoffs) and community appearances as needed. All applicants must be at least 18 years old by September 1, 2005.

The job functions of the in-arena host will be to emcee all Flyers in-game promotions, conduct interviews assigned by the game presentation manager and other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Interested individuals should submit resume, audition tape (VHS), headshots and cover letter to:
Philadelphia Flyers, Attention: In-Arena Host Auditions, 3601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. Please note that submissions will not be returned to applicant.

Selected applicants will be notified by the Flyers on Thursday, September 8, 2005 to attend the on-site audition at the Wachovia Center.

For more information on the Flyers, please visit our Web site at

Comcast-Spectacor is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm which owns the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Philadelphia Phantoms, the Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum, Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and ice hockey rinks and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 45 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing company for public assembly facilities; and Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Bowie Baysox, the Delmarva Shorebirds, the Frederick Keys baseball teams, all affiliates of the Baltimore Orioles.

Contact: Jill Lipson 215-952-5913

Buckhalter out for season

This should come as no surprise.

The Eagles announced that Correll Buckhalter has season-ending knee surgery Wednesday morning.

The Eagles statement:

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Philadelphia Eagles today announced that RB Correll Buckhalter underwent season-ending surgery on Tuesday, August 23, to repair a torn patella tendon in his right knee. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Al. Buckhalter was injured in practice on August 5.

This is Buckhalter’s second surgery to repair the patella tendon in his right knee. He was originally injured during the second preseason game of 2004 vs. Baltimore on 8/20/04. He underwent surgery by Dr. Andrews six days later and was placed on the Injured Reserve list.