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.
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
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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As many citizens in Puerto Rico continue to struggle with the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, Villanova basketball has decided to use its platform to raise money for relief.
The Villanova men’s and women’s teams will host an exhibition doubleheader Nov. 1 at the Jake Nevin Field House, with all ticket sales benefiting the organization “Unidos Por Puerto Rico.” Villanova is also encouraging fans to make additional donations at this website.
The Wildcats women's team will play East Stroudsburg (Division II) at 6 p.m. The men’s team will follow, with a contest against Drexel at 8:30 p.m.
“The impact of Hurricane Irma on our fellow citizens of Puerto Rico has been tragic,” Villanova athletic director Mark Jackson said. “We are grateful that the NCAA is permitting its members to participate in making donations in this unique way as we get ready for the college basketball season. I hope the Nova Nation will join us in supporting this relief effort.”
The men’s team, ranked No. 6 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, was upset by Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season after a national championship campaign in 2015-16.
The Villanova women finished last season 20-15 overall, making a run to the semifinals of the WNIT before falling to Michigan, 65-11.
Both teams start the regular season Nov. 10, with the women visiting Hartford and the men taking on Columbia at the Wells Fargo Center.