Fly-landers: Flyers Test Limits of Freefall Against the Islanders

Fly-landers: Flyers Test Limits of Freefall Against the Islanders

Hey, remember when we would all make fun of the New York
Islanders? I mean, technically we still can. After all, the Flyers are 29-3-1
against their Atlantic Division “rivals” dating back to the ’07-08 season.

That being said, the Isles aren’t the ones bringing up the
rear this season. In fact, they’re only two points back of a playoff spot.

Just when you might be thinking things couldn’t possibly get any
worse, they easily could with a loss tonight. Coming to grips with the reality that
the Flyers will likely miss the playoffs was hard enough. Watching their
long-time sacrificial lamb turn the tables on the slaughter might be too much.

They still looked like Bullies in a 7-0 victory in Long
Island back on February 18, but things change. Philly is 2-6-1 over their last
nine, and it sounds like their confidence is shot.

Maybe with Tuesday’s loss to the Rangers, some of the
tension and pressure that has been hanging over the Flyers’ locker room will
ease as expectations are lowered. At this point, that’s about the best we can
hope for.

That, and not losing to the Islanders. Please don’t lose to
the Islanders.

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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).