A City's Long Wait Is Over: Chris Pronger Named Flyers Captain

A City's Long Wait Is Over: Chris Pronger Named Flyers Captain

This oughta be fun. The Flyers have finally named their captain for the upcoming season, placing the C exactly where everyone expected it might go, on Chris Pronger's chest. Pronger's A's will be Danny Briere and Kimmo Timonen, both of whom have served as captains with their previous teams.

While the Pronger captaincy comes as no surprise given that many believed big #20 was the de facto captain both on the ice and in the locker room even while Mike Richards was wearing the C, the relatively long wait to name him after Richards was traded was more protracted than we anticipated. Hopefully this confirms the reports that Pronger will be ready to play on or near opening night.

Never afraid to be vocal, Pronger will no doubt be ready with quip after quip following each game. If you weren't a fan of Richards' often lifeless responses to media questions, Pronger is the antidote. However, his act can wear on some too.

Interestingly, in the wake of the trade of two "faces of the franchise" in Richards and Jeff Carter, I'm not sure I've heard anyone ask about experience or leadership despite the team gaining some youth and inexperience as a result of the deals (they also got some vets in Max Talbot in Jaromir Jagr). With Pronger, Briere, Timonen, plus Scott Hartnell, Talbot, Blair Betts, Braydon Coburn and others, there is probably no shortage of guys who will be willing to step up and show the younger players a veteran example as the new team takes shape. 

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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After disastrous season, St. Joe's picked to finish 3rd in Atlantic 10

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After disastrous season, St. Joe's picked to finish 3rd in Atlantic 10

Despite coming off an 11-20 season, Saint Joseph's was picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll released this week.

It's the highest the Hawks have been picked to finish since 2012-13 when they were the preseason favorite.

St. Joe's went just 4-14 in the conference last season after winning the A-10 with a 13-5 conference record the previous year. The Hawks have won the A-10 twice in the last four seasons.

Phil Martelli enters his 23rd season as head coach, and he has all five starters coming back. The Hawks lost some key players last season. Shavar Newkirk was averaging 20.3 points per game until he tore his ACL in the conference opener. Lamarr Kimble was averaging 15.5 points and leading the team in assists when he fractured his foot in February.

Newkirk was named to the preseason All-Conference Second Team; Kimble and Charlie Brown Jr. were third-teamers.

St. Joe's begins its season on Nov. 11 at Toledo, with the Hawks' home opener coming the following Saturday, Nov. 18 against Princeton (see schedule).