Flyers On Strike.. Again

Flyers On Strike.. Again

So I spent Saturday boozing in South Philly, mostly watching college football insanity, but also taking in my first Flyers game in ages.  How amazing was that football though?  I thoroughly enjoyed Notre Dame getting their hearts ripped out but was rather shocked to see Michigan pull that last second crap on PSU.

So the Flyers played Saturday night.. they don't play again until Saturday?  Since when does the NHL have an All-Star break in the first two weeks of the season?  I bet you reader(s) didn't even notice the fact that the Flyguys have a week off. (Unless you live in Texas)

So the Cingular Pavillion is pretty legit.  I went with a Steve's Prince of Steaks which was absolutely fantastic.  Under the circumstances it was one of the tastiest whiz withs I ever consumed.   I was previously under the impression that the new bar would be similar to McFadden's at the Ball Park in that you could enter the bar without a ticket to the game.  This was not the case on Saturday night and one worker said it may be be available to the public at some point.  Who knows what the real deal is?  Some specs on the new digs:

The newly constructed addition on the 11th Street side of the facility
features two legendary Philadelphia restaurants, Chickie’s & Pete’s
and Steve’s Prince of Steaks
, and will open in time for the
Philadelphia Flyers regular season opener on Wednesday, October 5. The
Cingular Pavilion will open two hours prior to every Wachovia Center
event and will remain open after each event, as well, for all ticketed
The Cingular Pavilion features 28 large, 45” High Definition LCD
Screens and six additional 35” monitors for fans to view live game
, and televised sports events, as well as a state-of-the-art
audio system for live music from local musicians, and live broadcasts
from area radio stations. The Cingular Pavilion features both table-top
seating and bar stools for customer convenience. The newly expanded
concourse also features a sliding glass door to further extend
activities into the outside pavilion in warmer weather.

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


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


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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Astros shut out Yankees in Game 7, advance to 1st World Series since 2005

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Astros shut out Yankees in Game 7, advance to 1st World Series since 2005


HOUSTON -- Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

Just four years removed from their third straight 100-loss season in 2013, the Astros shut down the Yankees for two straight games after dropping three in a row in the Bronx.

Next up for the Astros: Game 1 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Houston aces Dallas Keuchel and ALCS MVP Justin Verlander will have plenty of rest, too, before the matchup begins at Dodger Stadium.

Houston has never won even a single World Series game. The only previous time the Astros made it this far, they were a National League team when they were swept by the Chicago White Sox in 2005.

Now, manager A.J. Hinch's club has a chance to win that elusive first title, while trying to boost a region still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

Houston improved to 6-0 at Minute Maid Park in these playoffs and became the fifth team in major league history to win a seven-game postseason series by winning all four of its home games.

Morton bounced back from a loss in Game 3 to allow two hits over five scoreless innings. Starter-turned-postseason reliever McCullers limited the Yankees to just one hit while fanning six over the next four.

Combined, they throttled the Yankees one last time in Houston. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and their New York teammates totaled just three runs in the four road games.

CC Sabathia entered the game 10-0 with a 1.69 ERA in 13 starts this season after a Yankees loss. But he struggled with command and was gone with one out in the fourth inning.

Houston was up 2-0 in fifth when former Yankees star Brian McCann came through for the second straight game by hitting a two-run double after snapping an 0-for-20 skid with an ground-rule RBI double to give Houston its first run on Friday night.

The Yankees, trying to reach the World Series for the first time since 2009, lost an elimination game for the first time this season after winning their first four in these playoffs. New York struggled on the road this postseason, with this loss dropping the team to 1-6.