I love Jimmy Rollins

I love Jimmy Rollins

Phillies:
Phillies take two of three from the Braves in two phenomenal endings.  Chase Utley was the hero on Saturday and Brett Myers threw a 4 hit gem Sunday night with the Fightin's coming back in the bottom of the 10th to win another thriller.

Why do I love Jimmy Rollins?  There isn't one single reason, but he had a phenomenal bunt single in the bottom of the 10th.  He is to the Phillies what Andre Iguadola is to the Sixers.  You just love watching the guy play.  I also think it is easy to love a guy who plays phenomenal defense and has tremendous speed.  Everyone loves speed; it gives a player that hustle appeal.

Fans booed the absence of Chase Utley early in Sunday's game, but when Placido Polanco drove in the game winner to end it CBP erupted in cheers.

Sixers weekend wrap after the Jump.

Sixers:
After the Sixers won a convincing game in Indy on Friday night, they moved on to New Jersey Sunday night and must have lost their game somewhere near exit 114.

The Sixers looked horrible Sunday night, especially Chris Webber.  I haven't gone as far as some of the Philly faithful as to boo the guy, but he definitely looks old and rusty as a Sixer.

Jason Kidd had a triple double and the Nets seemed to take command of the 8th seed.  It is likely the Sixers will be the 7th seed going up against the Pistons of Detroit.

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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Nigel Bradham catches a break in loaded gun case

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Nigel Bradham catches a break in loaded gun case

It's been a positive few weeks for Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham.

He had arguably the best game of his NFL career in Week 6 against the Panthers, and he is now no longer facing second-degree misdemeanor charges for a legal issue dating back to 2016, Miami-Dade County court records show.

Bradham had a court date at 9:30 a.m. Monday; he was presumably represented by his attorney. 

TMZ Sports first reported that charges were dropped. 

Bradham, you'll remember, was arrested around this time last year at Miami International Airport for carrying a loaded weapon in a seldom-used zippered compartment of his backpack. 

"How does that happen?" Bradham said last year. "I forgot — it's as simple as that."

He's now off the hook.

"The state had no case against him and they found that it wasn't something he should be criminally sanctioned for," Bradham's attorney, Adam Swickle, told TMZ, also adding that Bradham had a valid concealed weapons permit.

The incident did prompt defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to offer maybe his best quote.

"You do dumbass things," Schwartz said, "pretty soon, you're going to be labeled as a dumbass."

In July, Bradham also avoided punishment for a felony battery charge he faced for an altercation with a Miami hotel worker in July of 2016. This July, he entered a deferred prosecution program to avoid jail time and to stay out of court. 

Without the legal issues hovering over his head, Bradham is playing his best football.