Mark Recchi already owns several records in his career, including the most points in a single season by a Philadelphia Flyer (123 in '92-'93). Most of his marks are in large part due to his ability to keep playing a very physical sport long after the game leaves many younger men gasping for air. Last night, Recchi added another record to his Wikipedia page, becoming the oldest player to score a goal in a Stanley Cup Final.
Recchi is the NHL's oldest active player at 43, and he took the honors from Igor Larionov, who had held the mark since 1992 when he tallied for the Red Wings at age 41.
The Bruins would lose the game though, and they now face a 2-0 deficit as the series heads to Boston. B's fans can't be too thrilled that player many thought should be suspended after a game 1 biting incident, Alex Burrows, scored a pair of goals in the game, including the OT winner.
So where are you in your spectrum of Recchi nostalgia? Has he been gone (and playing for hated rivals) long enough that you're no longer a fan? Or will his efforts as a two-time Flyer supersede the image of his arms raised in a Bruins/Penguins/Canadiens/Lightning/Hurricanes/Thrashers uni?Photo by Jerry Lai-US Presswire
Position Title: Intern
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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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If anyone knows about an underdog from Philadelphia finding that storybook ending, it's Sylvester Stallone.
The man who personified the Philly attitude as Rocky Balboa posted a message to Eagles fans on his social media.
Sly is wearing a custom "Stallone" Eagles jersey in the video and tells viewers he's a diehard Birds fan. He shouts out the great Timmy Brown as his favorite player as a kid.
"I got the ring, I got the jersey, I got the will, I've got the optimism that the Birds are going to fly triumphant over Philly tonight!" Stallone says.
"Keep punching, Philly."
The original Rock also shared an image of the Rocky Statue near the Art Museum decked out in Eagles gear.
"Now here is a statue that REALLY knows how to dress like a WINNER!!!!! I have tremendous respect for Tom Brady and the Patriots, but “… It’s about how much you can TAKE and keep moving forward! That’s how WINNIN’ is done!!!!” EAGLES BY KNOCKOUT!!!," the caption says.