ROCK BOTTOM: Redskins Annihilate Eagles

ROCK BOTTOM: Redskins Annihilate Eagles

It’s official. The Philadelphia Eagles are not just a bad
team. They are one of the most pathetic teams in the National Football League.

With a 31-6 loss in Washington on Sunday – their sixth loss
in a row – the Eagles fall to 3-7 on the season. They drop to dead last in the
NFC East, and only four teams have worse records in the entire league.

Here comes a top-five pick!

Obviously Nick Foles’ first-career start did not go as planned.
The rookie quarterback connected on 21 of 46 passes for 204 yards and two
picks. He was also sacked four times. It sure didn’t look like the beginning of
the Foles era.

He didn’t have much help from his playmakers though. Brent
Celek dropped the pass that went for Foles’ first INT. DeSean Jackson and
Jeremy Maclin combined to catch two passes for five yards. LeSean McCoy was
ineffective in the ground attack as well, carrying 15 times for 45 yards and a
fumble lost before he was knocked out late in the fourth quarter with a concussion. The offensive line is what it is at this point.

Fellow rookie Robert Griffin III’s day was the exact
opposite. RG3 threw a single incompletion en route to a perfect passer rating.
He was 14 of 15 for 200 yards and four scores, and ran for another 85 on 11
rushes.

To be fair to the defense, two of the Redskins’ scoring
drives – a TD and a field goal – occurred after turnovers gift-wrapped the ball in
Philadelphia territory, but big plays in the passing attack killed them as
well. Griffin hit somebody named Aldrick Robinson, who was standing all alone
in the end zone for a 49-yard pass, and later found 5’10” Santana Moss in
between Brandon Boykin and Kurt Coleman for a 61-yard score.

The Eagles were completely embarrassed by a division rival,
and as if their season wasn’t over before today, it definitely is now. No
team has ever gone 3-7 then made the postseason, not that anybody outside the
NovaCare Complex was seriously contemplating that possibility anyway. I'm not so sure even they were for that matter.

All you can do is shake your head at this point – that, or
laugh. The Eagles are completely terrible, and nothing but the coming winter
housecleaning can fix that right now.

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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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Joel Embiid explains the reasoning behind his new hairstyle

Joel Embiid explains the reasoning behind his new hairstyle

Joel Embiid said plenty with his words on Tuesday afternoon when he called the decision to have a minutes restriction in the teens to begin the season "f-----g BS."

He also sent a message with his fresh new look.

Jojo showed up to practice on the eve of the Sixers' season with a new hairstyle -- some cornrows remeniscent of the last great Sixer to captivate the city of Philadelphia.

No, not Andrew Bynum.

We're talking about Allen Iverson.

"I had the old hairstyle for a long time so I just wanted something new," Embiid said. "I know my mom won't be happy but it's only for a couple of days."

Robert Covington saw a resemblance, "Everybody was shocked. Told him he’s going to be the new AI.”

Was he inspired by somebody? Anybody?

"I just wanted something new, something crazy. I never do anything crazy, so..."

"I think it looks okay," Embiid, always his toughest critic, said.