Philly's Moment to.. Shine

Philly's Moment to.. Shine

With the Flyers packing their bags, the Phillies mired in mediocrity (at best), the Sixers

spending their time on the links or perhaps the Taj, and the

Eagles coming off a 6-10 season from hell.. Philly fans don't have a lot to get excited

about.

Philadelphians have been known to take pride in their passionate and often volatile

behavior.  They haven't won anything in decades.  They've earned a bad reputation

and have become known as the fans who threw snowballs at Santa Claus.  (If you read

Glen MacNow's Great

Philadelphia Fan Book he clears all the falsehoods behind the story)

Enter the perfect storm.  The unpersonable poster boy villain of

the steroid era, on the brink of passing the most legendary, storied figure in all of

sports, entering the city with those fans.  As of end of play Tuesday, Barry

Bonds is sitting on  712 home runs, 2 back from The

Babe.  I expect nothing but the best from Philadelphia.

I've heard ideas thrown around.  Some bad: telling fans to stop at

CVS on the way to the game and pick up some feminine hygiene products.  Some

good: When Barry Bonds comes up to bat, every fan in attendence at

Citizen's Bank Park stand up and head for the concessions stands.  This has the

potential to be tremendous if Barry were to hit 715 as the entire park in Philly is walking

up the aisles.  However Philly decides to be creative with the Barry Bonds hating, we can

rest assured of one thing.

We will boo.

Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments here or send emails to the700level [at] gmail.com.  There are still a few days before Barry arrives and ideas could still be orchestrated.

Related:
-Deadspin on Bonds [Deadspin]
-Barry Bonds is Coming to Town [theilladelph]
-Philly Fans Prepare to Welcome Bonds [Philly Burbs]

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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After disastrous season, St. Joe's picked to finish 3rd in Atlantic 10

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After disastrous season, St. Joe's picked to finish 3rd in Atlantic 10

Despite coming off an 11-20 season, Saint Joseph's was picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll released this week.

It's the highest the Hawks have been picked to finish since 2012-13 when they were the preseason favorite.

St. Joe's went just 4-14 in the conference last season after winning the A-10 with a 13-5 conference record the previous year. The Hawks have won the A-10 twice in the last four seasons.

Phil Martelli enters his 23rd season as head coach, and he has all five starters coming back. The Hawks lost some key players last season. Shavar Newkirk was averaging 20.3 points per game until he tore his ACL in the conference opener. Lamarr Kimble was averaging 15.5 points and leading the team in assists when he fractured his foot in February.

Newkirk was named to the preseason All-Conference Second Team; Kimble and Charlie Brown Jr. were third-teamers.

St. Joe's begins its season on Nov. 11 at Toledo, with the Hawks' home opener coming the following Saturday, Nov. 18 against Princeton (see schedule).