Power Play Blues... But Kimmo Was Logjammin

Power Play Blues... But Kimmo Was Logjammin

We're not going to get too in-depth with a whole "what went wrong, what went right" thing here, because let's face it, not much can go right in a 4-0 loss to a weak team. The league's second best power play unit going 0-11 pretty much says it all. Meanwhile, the Flyers earned 40 PIM and gave up two power play goals.

Part of the reason for the futility was that Braydon Coburn, a key member of the special teams units, was out with the flu along with Randy Jones. Luca Sbisa got some ice time to fill in, and he played okay, but John Stevens relied a lot more on Mike Richards and Kimmo Timonen, who did everything but score.

Richie spent some time as the PP QB, a position he played last season, and Kimmo logged a massive 29:31 of ice time. Neither of the Blues' two regular strength goals came with Kimmo on the ice, so he finished at even, and he also managed to put six shots on goal.

Other than Kimmo's huge (yet largely fruitless) effort, the only things we had to stick-tap for were fights by Richie and Asham fights, both wins. The captain didn't like the way the game was going, and you know he doesn't mind trying to turn it around with his bare hands.

It wasn't enough to get the Flyers on the board, but we applaud the effort. 24 hours after scoring two goals and adding an assist, Richie wouldn't go down without a fight.

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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Eagles fans give MetLife Stadium a real fan experience

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Eagles fans give MetLife Stadium a real fan experience

First, it was StubHub Center in Carson, California, on Oct. 1. Then it was the Los Angeles Coliseum last week.

This time, on Sunday, it was a turnpike drive to MetLife Stadium. 

Eagles fans travel — we know that. An Eagles game in North Jersey? It's nothing new, Eagles-Giants, no matter how big of a ghastly mess the New York football Giants are right now, will always attract plenty of Birds fans. But this is quite something.

Eagles fans on Sunday gave MetLife Stadium — which has been open for eight seasons now — a baptism of what real fan experience looks like, writes the New York Daily News' Gary Miles:

Thanks to the Eagles fans, we found out MetLife Stadium can actually be as loud as Giants Stadium used to be. This is the eighth year for the new stadium and it hasn't jumped like the old place.

It's hard to say more than 50% of the stadium were Eagles fans, but they seemed to account for 75% of the noise, even more down the stretch when they were chanting, "Defense, defense, defense," on the Giants last drive.

This was worse than late in the 1978 season when fans burned tickets, rented an airplane to fly over the stadium pleading for the end of bad football and hung Wellington Mara in effigy from the mezzanine.

The Eagles fans invaded and the only retribution was cops handcuffed a fan wearing an Eagles No. 11 jersey and escorting him through the bowels of the stadium after the game.

Well done, Eagles fans. Well done.