People, Vick Really Is Out with a Concussion

People, Vick Really Is Out with a Concussion

A couple weeks back, a very good friend of mine came to me
and asked, “So when are you gonna break the big story?”

About what, I wondered. “You know, about Mike Vick not
really being out with a concussion.”

I pooh-poohed the idea, and eventually he left it go. Too
bad for ESPN it did not do the same when Ed Werder came to them with a
similarly good yarn.

Werder filed a report on Friday that claimed Vick was
unhappy he has not yet been cleared to play after sustaining a concussion three
weeks ago against Dallas, and that front-office politics were to blame for his
delayed return. In other words, this is an all excuse to get rookie Nick Foles
on the field.

As conspiracy theories go, it’s almost plausible. There’s
only one problem: the decision to clear Vick is out of the front office’s
hands.

Andy Reid pulled the curtain back on some of what goes on
with the concussion protocol, and as it turns out, Eagles doctors don’t even
decide if Vick has passed a certain test.

“Listen, there are no conspiracies here,” he said. “We don’t
grade the ImPACT test, which he has not gotten back to baseline [on]. I send
that paper from the computer off to the people in Pittsburgh. They come back
and say he’s not past baseline. That’s an NFL rule.

So there you have it. There is no crazy plot to keep Vick
inactive – at least not one that is currently in practice. We’ll see as Vick
continues to improve, but for now, Reid continues to claim No. 7 is the
starter.

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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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All-Star sidelined for Sixers' game vs. Bucks

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All-Star sidelined for Sixers' game vs. Bucks

CAMDEN, N.J. -- The first matchup between the oversized point guards will have to wait.

Ben Simmons will not face off against Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is sidelined because of soreness in his right knee, in the Sixers' Saturday evening game against the Bucks. Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.3 blocks per game this season. 

That’s not the only absence.

Jerryd Bayless, who had started in place of JJ Redick (leg), is out with a sore left wrist. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot gets the nod at shooting guard.

“It’s another opportunity to show up and make some shots and prove that I can do that,” Luwawu-Cabarrot said at shootaround, also noting he has to play tough defense on Eric Bledsoe (17.7 points per game).

Reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon will also miss the game because of a personal matter, per the Journal Sentinel. Brogdon beat out Joel Embiid and Dario Saric for the award last season. 

Markelle Fultz (right shoulder) remains out. He worked on free throws, driving drills, and knocked down a jumper in the portion of shootaround available to the media.