Friday, October 15, 2010
Battle of the Comcast SportsNets
Comcast SportsNet sent us this via email:
Officials from Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, the cable television homes of the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies respectively, have made a wager to defend their hometown pride in the upcoming 2010 National League Championship Series.
Should the Giants win the National League Championship Series, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will send SUPERPRETZELS to the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point; a Giants banner will hang in the Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia newsroom for an entire week; and Brian Monihan, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, will wear a Giants’ Tim Lincecum jersey and wig for a day.
If the Phillies are victors, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will send San Francisco’s famous Ghirardelli Chocolate and classic sourdough bread to Philabundance; a Phillies banner will be displayed in the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area newsroom for a week; and Ted Griggs, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, will sport a Phillies Ryan Howard jersey for a day.
"As the Giants and Phillies prepare to take the field for the National League Championship, Comcast SportsNet personnel in San Francisco and Philadelphia will enjoy a lighthearted rivalry by betting on their own hometown team to win the series," said Griggs. "No matter which team wins, our good-natured competition will benefit a worthy charity in either San Francisco or Philadelphia, which will receive an ample supply of soft pretzels to help feed the people it serves. Naturally, we expect that the deserving kids at the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club will enjoy the SUPERPRETZELS that will soon be shipped to the West Coast."
“Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will be cheering on the Phillies loudly as they look to capture their third-straight National League title,” said Monihan. “We look forward to delivering Ghirardelli Chocolate and classic sourdough bread from the San Francisco area to our community partner Philabundance, which is the largest hunger relief organization fighting hunger and malnutrition in the Delaware Valley. Personally I hope the Phillies make a triumphant return to the World Series because I don’t think I will look good with long hair like Tim Lincecum.”