2012 Eagles Schedule Released

2012 Eagles Schedule Released

Preseason

Thurs., Aug. 9 - v. Pittsburgh (7:30)
Mon., Aug. 20 - @ New England (8:00)
Fri., Aug. 24 - @ Cleveland (7:30)
Thurs., Aug. 30 - v. New York Jets (TBD)

Regular Season

Sept. 9 - @ Cleveland (1:00)
Sept. 16 - v. Baltimore (1:00)
Sept. 23 - @ Arizona (4:05)
Sept. 30 - v. New York Giants (8:30)
Oct. 7 - @ Pittsburgh (1:00)
Oct. 14 - v. Detroit (1:00)
BYE
Oct. 28 - v. Atlanta (1:00)
Mon., Nov. 5 - @ New Orleans (8:30)
Nov. 11 - v. Dallas (4:15)
Nov. 18 - @ Washington (1:00)
Mon., Nov. 26 - v. Carolina (8:30)
Dec. 2 - @ Dallas (8:30)
Dec. 9 - @ Tampa Bay (1:00)
Thurs., Dec. 13 - v. Cincinnati (8:30)
Dec. 23 - v. Washington (1:00)
Dec. 30 - @ New York Giants (1:00)

- As it turns out, a schedule that was floating around the internet a couple weeks ago turned out to be, not surprisingly, bogus.

- The third preseason date typically acts as the team's closest simulation to a regular season game, but since they turn around and open their regular season against the Browns, it will be interesting to see how Andy Reid treats the meaningless contest. The preseason meeting is also just four days after their second exhibition game.

- Don't know about you, but this season won't truly feel like it's getting underway until the Birds host the New York Giants on Sunday night in Week 4.

- Both tilts with Dallas follow the Eagles playing the previous Monday night -- seriously? That's at least one extra (three after Thanksgiving) for the Cowboys to prepare and recover before both games against the same division rival. That doesn't strike me as being very balanced.

- Star players from outside the division I am simultaneously looking
forward to seeing, yet not really: Calvin Johnson and Cam Newton.

- Reid will be going for his 14th consecutive victory following the bye week against the Atlanta Falcons, who it happens will also be coming off their bye.

- Unfortunately, the Birds actually find themselves on the wrong end of several bye weeks -- four to be exact, which has some folks on Twitter absolutely livid. The Steelers, Lions, Falcons and Redskins all get have the previous week off. Again, seems unbalanced.

- With three primetime games in a seven week span, including another dreaded Thursday nighter for the the third season in a row, the Eagles will play seven games in 39 days between Weeks 9 and 15.

- Will Eagles fans descend on Tampa in December much the way they did on South Beach last season?

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Winless Suns fire head coach Earl Watson

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Winless Suns fire head coach Earl Watson

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have fired coach Earl Watson just three games in to the NBA season.

The Suns announced the firing Sunday night after hours of meetings at the team's headquarters.

Assistant coach Jay Triano, a former head coach of the Toronto Raptors, was named interim coach. Triano was an assistant at Portland before coming to Phoenix last year.

Watson was promoted from assistant to interim coach of the Suns after Jeff Hornacek was fired Feb. 1, 2016. The interim tag was removed on April 19 of that year. With an extremely young team, the Suns struggled under Watson. He compiled a 33-85 record. Watson's only full season was 2016-17, when the team went 24-58.

The 38-year-old Watson played collegiately at UCLA and in the NBA for 10 seasons. He often spoke of his long talks with John Wooden, emphasized togetherness and a family atmosphere to nurture the young squad but wins were hard to come by.

And owner Robert Sarver apparently didn't like what he saw. Phoenix is 0-3 and two of the losses were especially ugly. The Suns were blown out 124-76 by the Portland in their season opener Wednesday night, the most one-sided loss in franchise history and the most one-sided season opener for any NBA team.

Phoenix was routed by the Clippers in Los Angeles 130-88 on Saturday night.

"I Dont wanna be here," point guard Eric Bledsoe tweeted Sunday, just as the news of Watson's firing surfaced. The tweet by Bledsoe, a former Clipper, was followed by one from the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan saying "Come back home bro."

Bledsoe has been rumored in possible trades for months.

Watson's dismissal is the first NBA coaching change in well over a year. Hornacek's hiring by the New York Knicks, which was finalized in June 2016, had been the most recent change -- and the irony there is that Watson got the job in Phoenix with 33 games left in the 2015-16 season, after the Suns fired Hornacek.

Watson was the league's second-youngest active coach behind the Lakers' Luke Walton, and the Suns were tied with the Chicago Bulls as having the youngest opening-night roster in the NBA this season.

"I'd like to see the fight be a little bit more," Watson said after the blowout loss to the Clippers. "Or a lot more, until you know they're just fatigued."

The Suns came into this season with only four losses by 40 or more points in franchise history. They've had two in the first three games of this season. Phoenix has not made the playoffs in seven years, the longest drought in the franchise's 49-year history.

Watson was the 17th Suns coach in the franchise's history.

This was the first NBA season where every coach who started one year had the same job to begin the next.

Less than a week into 2017-18, that's no longer the case.