Litmus Test or Meaningless Tune Up? Sixers Host Orlando Magic

Litmus Test or Meaningless Tune Up? Sixers Host Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic are in town to play game No. 81 of the Sixers season. Reports out of South Philly today have Andre Iguodala being held out of the lineup to give his knee some needed rest. Add that to Lou Williams already being out of the lineup with his hamstring injury and you're left wondering if this is an important litmus test to see how the remaining Sixers stack up against an Eastern power, or just another game that needs to be played before the playoffs start.

The Magic are coming off a tough loss on Sunday against the Bulls when they were without Dwight Howard who was serving a one-game suspension for picking up too many technical fouls. He should be back in the lineup for the Magic tonight, and could give the Sixers' big men fits.

Doug Collins, as seen below, says the most important thing for his team is getting healthy. After that, they want to get into a good rhythm and execute well heading into the postseason. The Pistons on Wednesday will likely make those two taks a bit easier than Orlando will tonight.

Sitting on 41 victories, a win tonight would guarantee the Sixers a winning record on the season, a feat that would mean a lot to Doug Collins and his club. And something the fans in Philly would certainly appreciate.

Without 'Dre or Lou playing tonight, I'm leaning meaningless tune up. Just don't get blown out.

Previously: 'Dwight and Four Shooters' Too Much for Sixers as Magic Win 99-95

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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Yo! Rocky Balboa has a message for Eagles fans

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Yo! Rocky Balboa has a message for Eagles fans

If anyone knows about an underdog from Philadelphia finding that storybook ending, it's Sylvester Stallone.

The man who personified the Philly attitude as Rocky Balboa posted a message to Eagles fans on his social media.

Sly is wearing a custom "Stallone" Eagles jersey in the video and tells viewers he's a diehard Birds fan. He shouts out the great Timmy Brown as his favorite player as a kid. 

"I got the ring, I got the jersey, I got the will, I've got the optimism that the Birds are going to fly triumphant over Philly tonight!" Stallone says.

"Keep punching, Philly."

​The original Rock also shared an image of the Rocky Statue near the Art Museum decked out in Eagles gear.

"Now here is a statue that REALLY knows how to dress like a WINNER!!!!! I have tremendous respect for Tom Brady and the Patriots, but “… It’s about how much you can TAKE and keep moving forward! That’s how WINNIN’ is done!!!!” EAGLES BY KNOCKOUT!!!," the caption says.