Flyers Continue to Play the Bully Role in Win at the Garden

Flyers Continue to Play the Bully Role in Win at the Garden

The Flyers got their first win on their current road trip, beating the Bruins by a final of 2 to 1 in an exciting game.  Marty Biron played a great game in net and Mike Richards and Lupol were successful in putting the biscuit in the basket.

All wasn't chipper for the Flyers though as they continued to live up to their bully M.O.  Flyers defensemen Randy Jones laid out Boston's Patrice Bergeron in a hit from behind that sent Patrice face first into the glass.  Bergeron was left motionless on the ice and things didn't look good.

As teammate Chuck Kobasew angrily confronted Jones -- who received a
major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct -- a host of medical
personnel rushed to aid the fallen player. Orthopedic surgeon Dr.
Thomas Gill, Bruins trainer Don DelNegro, Flyers trainer Jim McCrossin
and several EMTs worked on Bergeron for roughly 15 minutes.

Bergeron’s jersey and upper-body equipment were cut from his body,
and his legs were taped together as the medical team worked on him.

A stretcher was immediately wheeled onto the ice, but it took 12-15
minutes before Bergeron was very slowly lifted onto it and taken from
the ice as the crowd cheered.

As of 7:00 PM Saturday evening there was no word on Bergeron's condition.

The hit, while clearly a brutal one, did not appear to executed with
vicious intentions.  Randy Jones issued an apology during the game,
"Words really can't express the way that I feel right now.  I am very
apologetic for the hit and what I did.   It was not intentional. It is
something that I have never done before and it is not part of my
character. I am extremely sorry.  I hope he does ok and everything
works out for him.   I wish him nothing but the best in his recovery.”

UPDATE: The injury is reported to be a broken nose and concussion.  Glad it didn't turn out worse.

>>Bergeron hospitalized after hitting boards head first [Boston Herald]

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.