Multiple Choice Question: Guess Which One of These Things Happened to the Flyers on Thursday

Multiple Choice Question: Guess Which One of These Things Happened to the Flyers on Thursday

a) Suffered
an injury.
b) Blew a
two-goal lead.
c)
Experienced multiple defensive breakdowns.
d) Lost in a
shootout.
e) All of the above.

Hint: the presence of “All of the above” is usually a dead
giveaway.

New York Islanders defeat the Flyers 4-3 via the shootout.
All three Isles goals in regulation were redirected by one or more of Ilya
Bryzgalov’s teammates, who were often on their heels at their own end for long
stretches of time. Claude Giroux potted this amazing shot during the shootout,
but none of Philly’s other three attempts came very close. Meanwhile Braydon Coburn was lost to an upper-body injury, and the season continues versus
the Boston Bruins on Saturday afternoon.

At least the Flyers showed some heart, battling back to tie
the game during a 6-on-4 with 30 seconds left. Scott Hartnell finally slammed the puck home after a wild scrum in front of the net, picking up his second of the night (numbers three and four this season) in what was probably his best game of the season to date. There have been some strong individual efforts this season, only rarely all on the same night.

On a happier note, Opening Day for the Phillies is on
Monday. It can’t come soon enough.

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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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Back-to-backs still not part of the plan for Joel Embiid … just yet

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Back-to-backs still not part of the plan for Joel Embiid … just yet

Joel Embiid does not expect to play in the Sixers’ first back-to-back Saturday. 

“I’m not playing tomorrow. No back-to-backs yet,” he said before Friday’s game. “I don’t think so. I’ve got to check on that again. But there’s a plan in place and that’s what I’m going to follow.”

The Sixers faced the Celtics on Friday in their home opener and then will travel to Toronto Saturday night to take on the Raptors. It is their first of 14 pairs of back-to-back matchups this season. He projects he will eventually be cleared for them. 

“This year, there’s not a lot of back-to-backs,” Embiid said. “I feel like I’ll miss some but I’m not sure when. But I’ll definitely play some back-to-backs this year.”

Embiid has yet to be cleared for consecutive games in his injury-hampered career. It is important for him for reach that checkmark.

“I just want to feel like an NBA player,” Embiid said. 

Sitting out Saturday will not bump up his minutes Friday, Embiid said. He played 26:57 in the season opener Wednesday and is eyeing somewhere around 20 against the Celtics. Brett Brown is managing his playing time within a range, not a specific restriction like last season. 

The key to being cleared for more minutes and back-to-backs? Staying away from injuries. 

“I’ve got to balance it out because I’m ultra-competitive so I want to get out there, jump in the stands, dive for every loose ball,” Embiid said. “But at the same time, I’ve to find a balance in between staying healthy and doing all that.”