Leonard Weaver Retired as an Eagle Today

Leonard Weaver Retired as an Eagle Today

We’ve seen a number of former
Eagles coming back formally retire as a member of the team of late, from Brian
Westbrook to Tra Thomas to the great Brian Dawkins. Leonard Weaver followed
suit on Tuesday in a ceremony at the NovaCare Complex.

As DN’s Les Bowen points out
on his Eagletarian blog, it’s a bit unusual for an organization to pay tribute
to a player of Weaver’s stature. The All-Pro fullback essentially played one year
in Philadelphia before suffering a career-ending injury in the opening game of
2010.

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However, GM Howie Roseman said
they were honored to recognize Weaver for what he did both on and off the field
in his short time here.

"When
you're scouting players, you're looking for players like Leonard, for what he
does not only on the field, an incredible runner, receiver, blocker, thriple
threat player -- those are hard to find. So he was a rare commodity for us, and
then off the field, the way that he was a role model for our younger players,
and how he acted with the community. We're honored that he chose to retire as a
Philadelphia Eagle," general manager Howie Roseman said.

Weaver quickly became a fan
favorite when he joined the club as a free agent from Seattle in ‘09, earning
his first trip to the Pro Bowl that year. He signed a big extension in the
offseason, but it was all over in a flash with one catastrophic helmet to his
knee.

It’s too bad it had to end
that way, but Weaver is finally at peace with his career being over. Via
PhiladelphiaEagles.com:

"I've
accomplished a lot as a football player," Weaver said. "I was the
highest-paid fullback thanks to the Eagles organization. Also going to the Pro
Bowl, going to the Super Bowl in 2005, I'm very happy with it and I don't have
any regrets."

>> Leonard Weaver’s long goodbye [Eagletarian]

>> Weaver Walks Away
With No Regrets
[PE.com]

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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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Twitter roasts the heck out of Markelle Fultz's brutal free throws

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Twitter roasts the heck out of Markelle Fultz's brutal free throws

Oh man, oh man, oh man. It's finally here. The 2017-18 Sixers season is underway with our squad locked in a pretty tightly contested game down in Washington after a quarter of play.

We've already seen Joel Embiid attempt to destroy the world -- and get fouled.

But the most buzzed about moment from the first frame of the Sixers' young season was clearly when Markelle Fultz went to the foul line and... well, tossed up some ugly bricks.

This isn't the first time we've seen this but it is the first time non-preseason Sixers fans are seeing it. We wondered aloud if the Sixers were doing the right thing with Fulz prior to tonight's game. The lack of information on his injuries is troubling. So what's the deal with that form?

Well, Twitter had a field day with it.

Although Fultz's shoulder looked perfectly fine on this delicious block! He also had a couple of early buckets.

It's a long season, rook. Just please work on that free throw motion.