Reno 911; Moats Doesn't Mess Around

Reno 911; Moats Doesn't Mess Around

The Eagles lost to the Giants in an overtime effort.  This loss upsets me more than the blowout last week against Seattle simply because I hate the Giants.  Allowing the Giants to beat you at home is a horrible thing.  Giving Eli, who loves interceptions, the joy of victory irks me.

The Eagles played okay for the squad they had out there.  What I was wondering is what hap pend to Ryan Moats down the wire?  He looked like a mini Westbrook in the first half breaking some nice runs.  I am not a fan of Reno Mahe getting the bulk of the carries in clutch situations.  I suppose it doesn't really matter in the end.  Moats was back to his blogging self early Sunday evening commenting on the loss:

We played our hearts out. We played to the bloody end. Our defense
played awesome. We were supposed to win this game as a team, but we
didn't get it. We're going to pick it back up.

Last night, I met
with Coach Shuey after all the meetings for an hour to beat in
protections and knowing the checks and all that type of stuff. I had a
feeling in my mind during practice this week that I got it. I felt that
I had gotten the look off the run. I felt that I would run better in
this game.

It's hard not to like this kids attitude.  It is a pretty interesting idea to get inside of a players head in blog form.  I enjoy the fact that you can hear straight from the MVP of the game for the Eagles on whatever topic he feels necessary.  Nice addition to PhiladelphiaEagles.com  As of early Monday morning the Bunny Blog was silent on the loss.

I suppose a loss is better for the Eagles in the long run, moving them into a better position on draft day, but it still hurts the morale of the city and team to lose to the stinking Giants.

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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Despite raising bar in 2017, Philadelphia won't host 2018 NFL draft

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Despite raising bar in 2017, Philadelphia won't host 2018 NFL draft

The City of Philadelphia did an incredible job hosting the 2017 draft.

And it still wasn't enough to keep it. 

The NFL has announced the 2018 draft will be held in the Dallas Cowboys' home, AT&T Stadium. Dallas — or technically Arlington, Texas — will be the third city to host the draft in three years, following Chicago and Philly. 

It has been rumored for months that Jerry Jones had his city as the favorite to host the next draft. Turns out those rumors were right. 

Good luck topping what Philly did in 2017 though. 

“Philadelphia raised the bar by taking the Draft to another level, and this new opportunity in Dallas will enable us to continue the event’s evolution and grow it even further,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “We are grateful to the Dallas Cowboys, the cities of Arlington, Dallas, and Frisco, and the Dallas Sports Commission for their leadership in turning this vision into reality.” 

The 2018 draft will begin on April 26. The NFL's release said the draft site will include the field, stands and outdoor plazas. 

According to the NFL, at the 2017 draft, a record 250,000 fans attended the three-day event along the Ben Franklin Parkway. The estimated economic impact for the city was $94.9 million. 

“The Draft was a family-friendly event for Philadelphians and visitors across the country,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. “I thank all of our public and private partners, especially the City employees and first responders, who made this event a success and allowed Philly to shine in the national spotlight once again.”

Aside from the numbers, the draft in Philly was aesthetically pleasing. The television shots from the Parkway were gorgeous and the vibe around the entire event was special. 

Things went so well, NFL Senior Vice President of Events Peter O'Reilly said the draft in Philly was a "resounding success." 

It won't be coming back in 2018, but the next time it does, the city will be ready.