NBC Sports Philadelphia chronicles classic Philadelphia Eagles games with multiplatform coverage

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NBC Sports Philadelphia chronicles classic Philadelphia Eagles games with multiplatform coverage

PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2017) — NBC Sports Philadelphia looks back at legendary Philadelphia Eagles games through the eyes of the players and coaches who played them. Host Michael Barkann is joined by NFL Hall of Fame writer Ray Didinger and many of the players and coaches who played major roles in the outcome as they breakdown the games.
 
In addition to the Eagles Classic Games, special editions of "Philly Sports Talk Podcast," will accompany each episode. Ray Didinger will host chat sessions on NBC Sports Philadelphia's Facebook page, with additional videos and articles available on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.
 
"These are some of the most iconic Philadelphia Eagles games of all time," said Barkann. "We take a look back through the eyes of the players and coaches, with Ray providing his analysis, having covered many of these games for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NFL Films."
 
"The Body Bag Game" Premieres Wed 10.25 at 10 p.m. 
Interview: Seth Joyner

Buddy Ryan's ferocious defense records three sacks and two defensive touchdowns in a 28-14 home win versus the Redskins on Monday Night Football. The Eagles physically punish Washington all game long as a total of six Redskins players leave the contest to injury – including two quarterbacks. Eagles safety William Frizzell is famously remembered for turning to the Washington bench and asking, "You need any more body bags?"
 
"Ask any Eagles fan their favorite game," said Ray Didinger, "More times than not, they'll say 'the Body Bag Game.'" Played under the bright lights of Monday Night Football, Buddy Ryan's defense, including Reggie White, Jerome Brown and Seth Joyner were unstoppable."
 
Miracle of the Meadowlands 1 – Premieres Wed 11.8 at 8 p.m.
Interviews: Quarterback Ron Jaworski, head coach Dick Vermeil

With the Eagles seemingly headed for defeat against the host NY Giants, cornerback Herman Edwards scoops up a fumbled handoff from Joe Pisarcik to Larry Csonka and races 26 yards for a TD in the final 20 seconds of the play. The win helps propel the Eagles to their first winning season since 1966 and into the playoffs for the first time since 1960.
 
"All of a sudden I see a huge pile of bodies, everyone running towards the end zone, people jumping on the pile, even people standing in the end zone were jumping on the pile," said Dick Vermeil.
 
Miracle of the Meadowlands 2 – Premieres Wed 11.8 at 9 p.m.
Interviews
: Michael Vick, Desean Jackson, Brent Celek, Andy Reid

With 14 seconds remaining and the game knotted at 31, NY Giants punter Matt Dodge boots a line drive to DeSean Jackson who returns it for an electrifying 65-yard, game-winning TD. The punt return fuels the Eagles to victory and caps off a 28-point comeback, which began with the team trailing 31-10 with eight minutes left in the game.
 
"25 years in football, I've never been a part of a game like that," said Celek.
 
2005 NFC Championship Game – Premieres Wed 11.15 at 8 p.m.
Interview
: Brian Dawkins

The Eagles reach the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1980 season after defeating the Atlanta Falcons, 27-10, in the NFC Championship Game. Two TD passes from quarterback Donovan McNabb key the offense, while the defense clamps down on dynamic Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick. As the clock winds down to 0:00, the Lincoln Financial Field crowd begins chanting, "Super Bowl! Super Bowl!"
 
"Hold on to those memories from that game and that time," said Brian Dawkins. "Because I do, and they are good ones."

Full Eagles Classic Schedule (premieres are bolded):

October 25: Special Eagles Classic Edition of Philly Sports Talk Podcast available
10 p.m.: Body Bag Game (premiere)

October 26: Facebook Live with Ray Didinger

October 27, 9 p.m.: Body Bag Game        

November 8: Special Eagles Classic Edition of Philly Sports Talk Podcast available
Facebook Live with Ray Didinger

8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1 (premiere)
9 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2 (premiere)

November 10, 8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1  
9 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2

November 15: Special Eagles Classic Edition of Philly Sports Talk Podcast available
Facebook Live with Ray Didinger

8 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship (premiere)
9 p.m.: Body Bag Game        

November 17, 8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1
9 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship Game

November 24, 8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2
9 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship Game

December 26, 8 p.m.: Body Bag Game         
9 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1

December 27, 8 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2
9 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship game

December 30, 5 p.m.: Body Bag Game
6 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 1  
7 p.m.: Miracle of the Meadowlands 2
8 p.m.: 2005 NFC Championship

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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Havertown teen earns pro eSports contract with Fusion University

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Havertown teen earns pro eSports contract with Fusion University

David “Rownplb” Long made the trek up I-95 on Saturday to try his hand at Fusion University’s Hometown Heroes Showcase at LocalHost, a LAN center in Northern Liberties. The 16-year-old had to convince his parents that trying out for a professional eSports team was a good idea.

“My dad doesn’t really know how eSports work,” he said. “So I spent time explaining how the system worked. He and my mom gave me a shot to try it out.”

Long wanted some competitive experience at the 16-team Overwatch tournament. And as a bonus, maybe even rub shoulders with Fusion University’s roster of young, well-known pro gamers.

By Thursday, he was one of them.

“I was expecting to compete, have fun and maybe get a little bit better,” said Long, who was hand-selected out of 96 local competitive Overwatch players to sign a contract with Fusion University. “I didn’t expect to make the team.

“I’m pretty excited.”

In front of a 200-person capacity crowd, the 16-year-old junior from Havertown, Pennsylvania, survived 12 hours and 95 of the area’s best with an aggressive performance as an off-tank D.Va main.

“Toward the end, I was really tense,” Long said. “But once you start, you barely feel it.”

When the dust settled, after days of deliberation by the Fusion University staff, Long was contacted by coach Aaron Atkins, who offered the youngster an opportunity to join the Fusion’s academy team.

“We love Philadelphia and we want to connect with the community as much as we can,” said Atkins, who is managing Fusion University's inaugural season. “Having a player from Philly will help us achieve that even more. There’s a connection you get when you have a player from your hometown on your hometown team. That connection is what we’re looking for.”

But the Delaware County kid isn’t in the bigs quite yet. Fusion University is an academy team for the Fusion. Both teams are owned by Comcast Spectacor and will work in tandem, with Fusion University developing prospects and potentially feeding into the Fusion’s first-team roster — similar to the partnership between the Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

The difference is that the Fusion, who are approaching the midpoint of their season, currently play in Overwatch League, while Fusion University will compete in Overwatch Contenders North America, beginning on March 11.

In other words, Long is going from playground ball to the college game, with the pros within sight.

“It will be very different,” Atkins said. “Structured competitive play is very different than any type of online matchmaking. He will see how the macro game works from the top down and that’s the first thing I’m going to work with them on because it’s so different how everything is structured and play. The first few months will be a lot of learning.”

And luckily for Long, his parents are OK with that.

“I had to explain that I could still focus on my schoolwork but also play Contenders,” Long said. “I’ll have to balance it out.”