Celebrate MLK Day By Watching Sixers Play a Much Better Team at Home

Celebrate MLK Day By Watching Sixers Play a Much Better Team at Home

There was a time, when I was not so brokenhearted, when the Sixers beat
the Spurs at the Wells Fargo Center. It was a Friday night in January
2009, and it was glorious. Andre Iguodala posted a 21/8/5, the team shot
50% from the floor (to San Antonio's 37%), and the Ballers ran the
Spurs out of the building by the end of the quarter, ending with a
109-87 win, their sixth in a row to that point. It was a night that
reminds you how much more fun it is to watching winning basketball than
the losing variety.

In all likelihood, tonight will not be one
of those nights. The Sixers are 17-23, the Spurs are 32-11, and the last
time the two teams met, the Spurs won by 23. So it goes, and so it'll
probably go again, but whatever. After the Sixers' surprise feel-good
win on Friday, we're probably due a crushing loss or two in return. It's
only fair, you know. Keeps us in check.


NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


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


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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Jordan Hicks leaves game vs. Redskins with ankle injury

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Jordan Hicks leaves game vs. Redskins with ankle injury

The Eagles lost middle linebacker Jordan Hicks on the second play of Monday night's game against the Redskins. 

Hicks suffered an ankle injury and was almost carried off the field without being able to place any weight on his right leg. After getting checked out on the sideline, he was carted into the Eagles' locker room. 

After the Eagles originally said Hicks was questionable to return, they ruled him out a little while later. 

Hicks was in some clear pain coming off the field. As he waited for the cart, he was consoled by injured safety Chris Maragos, who was lost for the season in Carolina. 

Coming into Monday's game, Hicks was listed as questionable with a calf injury. He said he hurt his calf after overcompensating for his injured ankle. On Saturday, when asked if he was 100 percent, Hicks said "who is?" 

Hicks played in all 16 games last season but has struggled with injuries dating back to his years in college. He played eight games as a rookie in 2015 before tearing his pec. 

Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) was inactive on Monday, so the Eagles are down to Nigel Bradham, Najee Goode and Joe Walker in their base defense.