NBATNT Party at Rain

NBATNT Party at Rain


The atmosphere was much more David Stern than Dwayne Wade.  It felt like an after work party you go to where everyone is kind of laid back and enjoying the food and booze but not really letting loose.  As far as crazy Vegas parties go, Rain didn't really have that kind of vibe to it, but was a great time none the less.

The spread was quite impressive with all the food and drink you could want.  Like the Elton John concert on Friday night, the party at the Palms was open bar.  open bar + bars open all night in Vegas = dangerous

The Goo Goo Dolls put on a show which went pretty much how you'd think a Goo Goo Dolls show would go.  It being a TNT party, I was hoping to see Sir Charles make an appearance but never saw the speedy guy.  No big name celeb sightings.  Jerry Tarkanian and John Salley were rocking the pool bar.  Mike Miller and Nate Robinson were chilling in the Palms lobby.  I can indeed confirm the fact that Nate Robinson is short.  I am officially impressed with Nate.

The Inquirer's David Aldridge was there and I actually got a chance to talk to him briefly.  He mentioned he had already seen my Walton post early in the day -- pretty exciting for a blogger.  He spoke highly of the Philadelphia fan and says he loves writing for such a passionate audience.  David even mentioned he hopes to get a chance to write about the Phillies a bit more this season.  Definitely exciting to meet David who was a nice guy.

Who can spot Waldo?  Craig Sager loves those horrible suits, with sneakers taboot.

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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'Dots don't connect' for Sixers on inbound confusion

'Dots don't connect' for Sixers on inbound confusion

Of all the scenarios that transpired over the Sixers’ triple-overtime loss to the Thunder on Friday, there is one moment that stands out.

Fast-forward to the end of the second overtime. The Sixers had the opportunity to take the final shot after Dario Saric grabbed a defensive rebound. Joel Embiid motioned for a timeout before Saric put the ball on the floor. 

The Sixers huddled and prepared for a half-court play they had practiced before, confident they could execute it with 1.2 seconds on the game clock.

However, as they went to set up, the officials told them the inbound was actually full court. Saric had dribbled the ball before the timeout was called, they were told. That change wiped out the play they had initially planned. 

“They asked us what side of the floor did we want to advance it to, and so we told them,” Brett Brown said. “We drew up a play to try to score. Then we walked out and they said no you can’t advance it, it goes full court. When you look at the tape, you can see Joel and myself calling a timeout with 1.2 seconds. They said Dario dribbled, yet there were still 1.2 seconds. The dots don’t connect.”

The last-second shift in inbound position left the Sixers scrambling. Embiid said the team was “caught off guard.” Ben Simmons considered the call to be “huge.” 

“We weren’t told that we couldn’t progress the ball up the floor until we actually had to run the play,” Simmons said. “That kind of messed us up. We got into a late play, which didn’t convert.” 

The Sixers didn’t connect on their final possession. There’s no guarantee the shot would have gone in, but they would have been prepared to get a good look. 

“[It changed] everything,” Robert Covington said. 

Instead of pulling off a last-second game-winner, the Sixers went into triple overtime. They were edged out by two points, 119-117 (see game recap)

"That kind of like messed up in our minds, but that’s not an excuse," Embiid said. "We shouldn’t have an excuse for losing that game."