Biggest takeaway from Eagles Sunday: LeSean McCoy calls Nick Foles "Folesy"

Biggest takeaway from Eagles Sunday: LeSean McCoy calls Nick Foles "Folesy"

You can debate whether or not Nick Foles has the makings of a true NFL quarterback--well, maybe you could a couple weeks ago, now the debate's getting kinda one-sided--but he's definitely lacking in at least one intangible category: His name kinda stinks. Peyton Manning, that's a quarterback name. Tom Brady. Cam Newton. Andrew Luck. Michael Vick, even.

Nick Foles, though? Eh. The Nick part's not a bad start, but Foles is just a pretty tough last name to glamorize. It just kinda lies there, monosyllabic and blunt. And there's no real cool way to abbreviate his name, either. NF sounds like a web acronym. N-Foles sounds like some sort of experimental pharmaceutical. And the "Nick" part isn't singular iconic enough yet that you can refer to him by first name alone, unless you gave him some kind of alliterative nickname like Never-Nervous Nick or something, and to my knowledge, no one's thought of a good one for that yet.

However, it appears that our star running back may have found a way out of this mess. Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports:

Folesy! Not bad. It's not particularly stately and it's definitely none too intimidating, but for our goofy, Napoleon Dynamite-looking good ol' boy of a QB, it sounds about right for now. Plus, after rushing for 217 yards and two scores, Shady could start referring to Benjamin Franklin as Benny Fresh and social studies teachers statewide would have no choice but to follow his lead.

8-5, five Ws in a row, half-game up in the Cowboys in the East. #Folesydiditagain, indeed.

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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Doug Pederson responds to Chris Thompson's comments about Eagles fans

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Doug Pederson responds to Chris Thompson's comments about Eagles fans

Redskins running back Chris Thompson doesn't want to bring his family to the Linc Monday night because he's afraid of what Eagles fans will do.

Doug Pederson hopes Thompson changes his mind.

"Philly fans are some of the meanest fans I've ever experienced," Thompson told ESPN radio's Washington affiliate, ESPN 980, on Wednesday, according to a story in the Washington Post.

"I heard that's the one stadium you keep your family from going to. My family will be (up from Florida) this week, and they were like, 'I want to come to the Philly game.' I said, 'Absolutely not, you're going to have to wait until Dallas comes around. … I was told that right away my rookie year: Keep your family away."

Pederson said he loves Eagles fans and the energy and passion they bring but also said he hopes Thompson or any opposing player feels comfortable bringing his family to the Linc.  

"I just know that playing at home is a great advantage for us," Pederson said before practice Thursday. "Our fans are great, they're energetic, I love playing at the Linc. 

"You know, I hope every family can watch their sons play. I think it's important that they're there and have a chance to watch their siblings play, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents.

"Right now in the league, every stadium is great for the home team and ours is no different. We're just excited now to finally be getting a stretch of games where we can play for the home fans."

Thompson, a fifth-year running back out of Florida State, has played at the Linc twice, in 2015 and 2016, both Redskins wins.

The Eagles, 5-1, host the 3-2 Redskins in a national TV game Monday night at the Linc. The Eagles are 8-2 at home under Pederson, including a 2-0 mark this year, although they're only 4-6 at home against the Redskins over the last 10 years.