Chip Kelly Is a Hip-Hop Head, Says Shady McCoy

Chip Kelly Is a Hip-Hop Head, Says Shady McCoy

Every journalist covering the Eagles had an opinion on Chip Kelly blasting music during OTA practices and at training camp over at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia. Most of them seemed to hate the song selections. But without the power of Shazam on their smartphones most of them would have had no idea what they were listening to at any given moment in the first place.

But what do the actual Eagles players think of the tunes? Too much Black Eyed Peas? Not enough HOV? A little more Kenny Chesney? Do they dig it? Hate it?

A website called TDDaily.com caught up with Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and got his opinion on the practice tunes and Shady says Chip Kelly knows his shit.

Q: I’ve been reading that Coach Chip Kelly likes to play a lot of music during practice. I also heard it’s mostly oldies and rock. How do you feel about that?

A: Oh, somebody’s been telling you a lie [laughs]. Yo, the majority of music is hip-hop with Coach Kelly.

Q: Really?

A: Oh my God, yeah. We be out there jamming. You can name any artist and he knows.

Q: You saying he’s a hip-hop head?

A: Yeah [laughs]. I don’t know what it is, but he has that young energy to him.

Q: Who makes that playlist that he blasts during those open practices?

A: See, I don’t know that. But whoever it is, it’s good. It’s good music.

Shady also goes on to talk about his relationship with rapper Meek Mill, his looking up to Barry Sanders as a kid, his own dance moves, DeSean Jackson trying to get him to play his tunes in the locker room and much more.

But now you know. Chip Kelly can keep LeSean McCoy's ears happy.

You know what I think? I think tonight is gonna be a good night down at the Linc.

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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Villanova basketball to hold exhibition doubleheader for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

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Villanova basketball to hold exhibition doubleheader for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

As many citizens in Puerto Rico continue to struggle with the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, Villanova basketball has decided to use its platform to raise money for relief.

The Villanova men’s and women’s teams will host an exhibition doubleheader Nov. 1 at the Jake Nevin Field House, with all ticket sales benefiting the organization “Unidos Por Puerto Rico.” Villanova is also encouraging fans to make additional donations at this website

The Wildcats women's team will play East Stroudsburg (Division II) at 6 p.m. The men’s team will follow, with a contest against Drexel at 8:30 p.m.

“The impact of Hurricane Irma on our fellow citizens of Puerto Rico has been tragic,” Villanova athletic director Mark Jackson said. “We are grateful that the NCAA is permitting its members to participate in making donations in this unique way as we get ready for the college basketball season. I hope the Nova Nation will join us in supporting this relief effort.”

The men’s team, ranked No. 6 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, was upset by Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season after a national championship campaign in 2015-16.

The Villanova women finished last season 20-15 overall, making a run to the semifinals of the WNIT before falling to Michigan, 65-11.

Both teams start the regular season Nov. 10, with the women visiting Hartford and the men taking on Columbia at the Wells Fargo Center.