Philadelphia Sports Nation December Spotlight – Social Admin: Jimmy Caputo

Hi! My name is Jimmy Caputo and I contribute to Sixers Nation Twitter.
*This is Jimmy Caputo’s 1st WegENT Spotlight Selection

Age: 21 | Hometown: Wilmington, DE | School: University of Delaware

  • Where does your fandom stem from?

Jimmy-Caputo-1.pngMy Philly fandom is a funny thing. No one in my family watches the NBA let alone the Sixers. When it comes to football, my family is full of Dolphins, Packers, Seahawks, and Raiders fans. Only one family member was a Philly fan growing up. My great-grandfather, and my namesake, Jimmy Miles. My great-grandparents raised me for the first 3 years of my life and, while I don’t remember a lot from that age, 2 people stick out more than anyone else. Allen Iverson and Brian Dawkins. As a kid I went nuts when B-Dawk would crawl out of the tunnel before the game. But the moment that sealed my Philly fandom? Allen Iverson, the smallest guy on the court, torching the Bucks for 44 points to lead the Sixers to a game 7 victory in the Eastern Conference Finals. My great-grandfather passed away when I was about 5 years old, and this fandom is a connection we will always have. 

  • How did I get started with Wegryn? 

Jimmy Caputo 2.pngAny Sixers fan that is on Twitter knows that Sixers Twitter is just a different world in and of itself. Naturally, I couldn’t get enough of this content and Sixers Nation was one of my favorite accounts to follow. One day, I saw on my feed that Sixers Nation was looking for help. I figured, I had 0 experience, but I follow this team as closely as anybody, why not give it a shot? Luckily for me, Ricky was amazing and brought me up to speed quickly, as did everybody who was a part of Sixers Nation at the time. When it really clicked for me how much I loved this, and how fun it could be was the Rockets game last season on January 21st. The Sixers won 121 – 93, holding the Rockets to 36% from the field and I was letting them have it. That was the first game where it all really came together for me and my relationship with our followers at Sixers Nation, finding my footing with the content they want. From then on, working for SixersNation has felt like a blessing and I can’t wait to see what the future holds, as I hope I can be a big part of it. 

  • My aspirations?

I am currently a senior at the University of Delaware, double majoring in finance and wealth management, with a minor in economics. I have accepted a job with JP Morgan post-graduation as a Global Finance Analyst. My number one goal is to always become the best at what I do. I want to do that at JP Morgan and I want to do that right here at PHLSportsNation. Let’s all come together and grow the heck out of this thing, because we’re more than news, we’re fans too. That’s what makes us different and it is the number one thing that makes us better than other sports news outlets. 

Thank you to everyone at PHLSportsNation for making this such a great experience. And thank you to Ricky for giving me a shot, hope I haven’t disappointed!

Philadelphia Sports Nation December Spotlight – Blogger: Joshua Fink

Hi everyone! My name is Joshua Fink. I am a Blogger for Phillies Sports Nation.
*This is Joshua Fink’s 1st WegENT Spotlight Selection

Joshua Fink 2.pngGrowing up, I was constantly surrounded by Philadelphia sports, so it was pretty easy to fall into the fandom of Philadelphia sports. While I was exposed to all the teams, it was the Phillies I especially fell in love with. My grandfather was a big Phillies fan, he passed that down to my dad, who passed it down to my brother and me.

The four of us would spend a lot of time at The Vet, and then Citizens Bank Park, watching as many as games as we could. And while we suffered through some pretty horrible seasons in the 700 level, there were some great times as well. Jim Thome’s first game in Philly. Kevin Millwood’s no-hitter in 2003. The last game of the 2007 season where the Phillies clinched the National League East. Walking around with Flag Man after 9/11. Or even something as simple as going to a day/night doubleheader, and then Pat Burrell bat day the very next day, during the final year of the Vet.

Throughout it all, my love of the game continued to grow. The ballpark became my favorite place to be. The sights and sounds were something special. And don’t get me started on the smells. When I first met my wife, I told her my favorite smell was the ballpark. She laughed at me, but quickly realized I wasn’t kidding. Joshua Fink 1.png

I was at Penn State and celebrated the Phillies run in 2008 with a bunch of strangers in the common room, which ended up being some of the most fun I’ve ever had watching the Phillies. I graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism but fell away from actually doing it. When I saw the opportunity to work with Wegryn Enterprises and write about my favorite team, I knew it was the perfect way to reignite the passion I had for writing.

When I’m not writing about the Phillies, I’m most likely at a Phillies game, going to a new ballpark with my friends (I’ve been to 15 of the 30 MLB stadiums so far), or out hiking with my wife of four years. I’m looking to continue writing impactful and thought-provoking articles for Wegryn while also getting closer to and more knowledgeable about my first love in the process. And if it lands me a job in baseball in some capacity, then that would be the cherry on top.

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