Not All Football Players are Greedy

Not All Football Players are Greedy

Jon Runyan has agreed to play for a little less money, something which could actually help both sides of the deal.  He gets a little more money guaranteed and it all works out to a little less of a cap hit for the Eagles.  It is nice to see a guy who has millions already not get too greedy.

Also for your viewing pleasure is a link to a video of the Finals of the 2005 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader auditions.  Just wait for the annoying guy at the start to go away.

Link: The Daily Times - News - 04/22/2005 - NFL Draft: Runyan helping out by taking salary cut.

Eagles iron man Jon Runyan, the ultimate team guy, quietly has agreed to a restructured contract with a modest reduction in pay.
At the end of this year, the last on a six-year pact, Runyan will have pocketed $4.9 million instead of the $5.5 million in base pay due from the original $30.5 million deal, according to reliable sources. The initial contract, struck in 2000, included $9.5 million in signing and roster bonuses.

The new deal includes a base of $2.7 million, a guarantee of $2 million and another $200,000 in play incentives, meaning the veteran right offensive tackle must add to his remarkable streak of 128 straight regular season starts, fifth-longest among active players.


NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


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


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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Another old friend joins Phillies' spring coaching staff

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Another old friend joins Phillies' spring coaching staff

Another old friend is joining the Phillies' coaching staff as a guest instructor in Clearwater this spring.

Bobby Abreu will make his coaching debut, while Larry Bowa, Brad Lidge, Charlie Manuel, Dan Plesac and Mike Schmidt will all be back to assist in spring training.

Gabe Kapler has a lot of experience on his side as he prepares for his first camp as a major-league manager.

Abreu was a polarizing player in these parts, drawing criticism from fans for a perceived lack of hustle and not nearly enough praise for hitting .303/.416/.513 in his nine seasons with the Phils. He was one of the most complete players in the game during his peak from 1998 to 2006.

The Phillies' first workout with pitchers and catchers is Feb. 14 in Clearwater. Full-squad workouts begin on Feb. 19.