Aaron Rodgers Was at the Sixers Game Last Night

Aaron Rodgers Was at the Sixers Game Last Night

The Sixers loss last night in Milwaukee was ugly. While they've dropped quite a few in their recent slump, Monday night's loss was pretty much the ugliest of the bunch. The Bucks are simply a very bad basketball team and Doug Collins' boys played down to their competition. Evan Turner -- who got the rare start -- shot 1-12 from the field which pretty much captures the night in a single stat.

Ugly all around. Except in the stands!

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was at the Bradley Center to take in the action as was Miss America Laura Kaeppler.

Could the Super Bowl Champion quarterback attending a basketball game featuring an opposing team that plays in the same city as the Philadelphia Eagles be a sign of his desires to play for Andy Reid and the Eagles one day? Most certainly not. But sometimes if you type those things on the Internet people click on them.

Or maybe Rodgers is going to star on the Bachelor and duel it out with Tim Tebow in a Rose Bowl. That's how that show works, right?

Also not likely.

So, to recap: A couple of pretty famous and pretty pretty people were at the Sixers game last night. Carry on.

Photo credits:

March 5, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in attendance during the game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers at the Bradley Center. Milwaukee defeated Philadelphia 97-93. Credit: Mary Langenfeld-US PRESSWIRE

March 5, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Miss America winner Laura Kaeppler smiles as she is introduced before the start of the game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers at the Bradley Center. Credit: Mary Langenfeld-US PRESSWIRE

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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Joel Embiid 'surprised' by amount of playing time in Sixers' opener

Joel Embiid 'surprised' by amount of playing time in Sixers' opener

WASHINGTON — In the end, Joel Embiid’s playing time was a non-issue.

After days of frustration leading up to opening night, Embiid played just three seconds shy of 27 minutes against the Wizards. That far surpassed the 16 minutes he anticipated a day earlier on Tuesday. 

“I was surprised,” Embiid said following the Sixers’ 120-115 loss (see observations). “I was expecting way less than that, but it just shows you they trust me.”

Brett Brown had maintained Embiid’s minutes were going to be more flexible than last year and he wasn’t locked into a specific number by the medical staff. Initially, Brown projected Embiid would play somewhere in the teens, but the game presented an opportunity for him to log more. 

Embiid had played 21:38 through three quarters and it seemed, based on last season, he was done for the night. The coaching staff calculated Embiid had over 20 minutes to rest between the third and the fourth quarters, so Brown put him back into the game with just over five minutes to play. He finished the game with 18 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, a block and four turnovers. 

“It’s a range,” Brown said. “It’s more of a plan that we have this year than a restriction. When you look at and you feel the flow of the game, that’s where the variables come in.”

Embiid wants open lines of communication between him and the medical staff — for him to know what its planning and for him to be honest about how he is feeling.

“It’s on me to not lie to them and tell them how my body feels when I’m tired,” Embiid said. “At some point through the game I was tired and I told them to take me out.”

Embiid is ready for a new outlook on his availability moving forward. 

“We’ve got to stop calling it 'minutes restrictions,'" Embiid said. "There’s a plan with that — it’s just go out and play. If you’re tired, get out because injuries happen more often when you’re tired.”