PHILADELPHIA -- Stand-up comic one day, NFL offensive coordinator the next. Phillies slugger Ryan Howard is everywhere these days.
After delivering David Letterman's Top 10 list last week, Howard was on television again Sunday afternoon, appearing on the sidelines during the FOX broadcast of the Eagles-Falcons game at Lincoln Financial Field. The home of the Eagles sits right across the street from Citizens Bank Park, where the Phillies will try to even the National League Championship Series against the Giants on Sunday night (8 ET on FOX).
"I think I'll go try and call some plays if I can," Howard joked.
Perhaps he should stay out of it. The Eagles were up, 14-0, at the time.
Philadelphia's football team was having better luck than its baseball team did on Saturday night against Giants ace Tim Lincecum. Lincecum worked seven innings for the Game 1 win, though FOX sideline reporter Tony Siragusa thought that he "looks like a little kid."
Looks are deceiving, Howard said.
"He's one of the greatest pitchers in the game right now, and he was pretty tough last night," Howard said. "He's so calm and cool under pressure. He just goes out and does his thing."
Lincecum snapped the Phillies' seven-game winning streak in postseason Game 1s. Now the Phillies have to fight back.
"We're still very confident in our ability," Howard said. "We've been down before in a series."