A Fightin' Chance: 10th inning Heroics

A Fightin' Chance: 10th inning Heroics

The Phillies won a roller coaster of a game Wednesday night in Atlanta.  Brett Myers didn't have his 'A' game and the Braves rattled him.  The Phillies bats won this one.

The Phils were down multiple times, but battled back.  Jimmy Rollins and Pat Burrell both had three hits a piece but the star of the night came from the bench.  Ramon Martinez got the start at first base but Ryan Howard came in to pinch hit late.

With bases loaded in the top of the 10th, Ryan Howard hit a blast to opposite field.  Ryan Howard has quickly won the hearts of Phillies fans, making this off season very interesting with Jim Thome still under contract for big time bucks.  Ryan Howard is a beast and hopefully Phillies management will find a way to get him into the line up next year.  That is a conversation for another day.  Johny Marz said on post game live that Howard clinched the rookie of the year award with his performance last night. 

The Phillies still gave themselves a fightin' chance at catching Houston with a key win against Atlanta.  The Phils finish off the Braves series with a 1:00 PM start (Lieber v. Hudson) on Thursday while the Astros face the Pirates at 12:35 PM.

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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Penn State stays at No. 2 in latest AP poll after impressive win over Michigan

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Penn State stays at No. 2 in latest AP poll after impressive win over Michigan

Penn State looked like a bona fide National Championship contender in its blowout win over Michigan on Saturday (see story)

That said, the Nittany Lions remained one spot behind unanimous No. 1 Alabama, who beat Tennessee Saturday, at No. 2. In fact, the top eight teams remain the same from last week's poll, meaning that No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 TCU and No. 5 Wisconsin round out the top five.

With their statement win over the Wolverines, the Nittany Lions knocked Michigan, previously No. 19, entirely out of the Top 25.

Penn State faces its highest ranked opponent of the season on Saturday, when the Nittany Lions travel to Columbus, Ohio, to play No. 6 Ohio State. 

For this week's full AP poll, click here