Jon Gruden Still Enjoys Legendary EaglesCowboys 4th & 1

Jon Gruden Still Enjoys Legendary EaglesCowboys 4th & 1

I was flipping through the channels during a break in the Flyers game when I stumbled upon Jon Gruden's "QB Camp" on ESPN. He was talking with Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert about lord knows what (if I had to guess I'd say Gruden was being intense and rattling off a 67 word play call), when out of the corner of my eye I noticed a framed newspaper story.

I paused the DVR and took a closer look. The headline reads "Eagles Stop Cowboys Cold" and features a photo of the glorious defensive stand from that 1995 Eagles/Cowboys game at the Vet. I mean, the play has all-time legendary status for Eagles fans, but I had no idea it meant anything to Gruden.

He took the Raiders to the playoffs (!) and lost in the tuck rule AFC Championship game. He won a Super Bowl with Tampa. He's an analyst on Monday Night Football. The guy pisses football. With everything he's accomplished in his career he has the headline from his days as the Eagles offensive coordinator hanging on his wall.

I did a bit of the Googling on the game and came across this postgame story from Frank Fitzpatrick in the December 11, 1995 Inquirer. The first paragraph of the story reads...

"Time ran out and Jon Gruden pounded his fists jubilantly on the coaching  box's plexiglass window, the rhythmic thumps shaking the tiny cubicle.  On the field below, as the Eagles danced and leaped, their heartbeats,  not to mention those of their wildly whooping fans, must have sounded  the same."

So, apparently GruDog was a bit fired up about the defense stopping Barry Switzer's Cowboys on consecutive 4th & 1's. So fired up that 15+ years later he still has the newspaper clipping hanging on his wall. Kind of random, but very cool.

Here's some video of the famous plays. Note, the volume is not great, but it's the best I could find. Also, the kind gentleman who put this on YouTube may want to get checked for sleep apnea, because you can hear him breathing over the entire clip. Sir, as a fellow Eagles fan I am worried about your health and well being. With that being said, keep up the good work.

  

How amazing is Merrill's "And they stop 'em agaiiiinnnnn!"? Also, I think my favorite part is Mike Zordich's neck-roll. They don't make them like that anymore.

Oh, and if you are interested here is a partial boxscore from the game. FYI - Chris T. Jones had one catch for nine yards. Yeah, that's about right. I think Chris T. Jones was the first of the"best hands on the team" guys. He was quickly followed by Na Brown.

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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Joel Embiid: 'I don't think you want to try me'

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Joel Embiid: 'I don't think you want to try me'

We've seen it plenty and we love it.

Joel Embiid talking trash and trolling the opposition.

But is he ever concerned with possible payback?

It doesn't sound like he is, and for pretty decent reasons.

Embiid, entertaining us like always, explained those reasons beautifully on ESPN's Tuesday edition of "SC6."

Here was his answer:

Oh, no, I'm not worried about that. If those guys that want to get their feelings hurt, if they're not strong mentally, that's not my fault. I think when it comes down to it, and if we all got to square up, I mean, I'm 7-2 and I'm a big dude. I don't think you want to try me. And I'm African, too, so.

That's the whole point of playing basketball — having fun, go out there, have fun, kick someone's ass and just play basketball.

Not sure if Embiid will ever have to square up with an opposing player. He may have to look out for a big dunk when he's protecting the rim or some extra fire from the competition, but it's good to know he's ready to rumble if necessary.

For the video of Embiid on "SC6," you can watch it here, via The Athletic's Rich Hofmann.