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.
Position Title: Intern
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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.
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• 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
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3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
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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
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8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA
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The Flyers on Wednesday traded NCAA prospect Cooper Marody’s rights to the Edmonton Oilers for a 2019 third-round draft pick that originally belonged to the New Jersey Devils.
Marody enjoyed a breakout junior season at Michigan University in 2017-18. The 21-year-old led the Wolverines with 32 assists, 46 points and 1.24 points per game.
His 32 assists were tied for third-most in the nation, while his 46 points were tied for ninth most. He made the Big Ten All-Tournament team and was the Big Ten scoring champion.
Let’s make sense of why the Flyers moved Marody and why it’s a good return.
One, he was a 2015 sixth-round draft pick with little NHL upside. Essentially, this boils down to a sixth-round pick netting you a third-rounder, which has a higher probability of hitting.
Two, the Flyers’ pipeline is loaded with forwards, and the book on Marody doesn’t project him to be a top-six forward. Think of him as a solid AHL player with bottom-six NHL potential.
Three, the contract limit. The Flyers are currently at 47 contracts, three under the limit. Sure, four players are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents this summer with four more hitting restricted free agency. They could easily fit Marody under the contract limit but it goes back to No. 2.
Another potential factor is the 2019 third-rounder the Flyers owe the Red Wings if they make the playoffs since Petr Mrazek has won five games already with the team. They now have a third-rounder in that draft.
Any way we slice it, the Flyers turned a sixth-rounder into a third-rounder. If Marody proves the Flyers wrong, so be it. If not, it's no big deal. The chances of winning this trade are higher than losing it.