Sick For the Big Win: Sixers Look to End Losing Against Phoenix

Sick For the Big Win: Sixers Look to End Losing Against Phoenix

Last night's overtime defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder
was either a crushing loss or a feel-good moral victory, depending on
how you look at it. I personally opt for the latter—sure, if Dorell
Wright makes a wide-open sixteen-footer with a half-minute left (or if
Jason Richardson was in the game to take it instead), we probably win
that one and get our best win of the season, which is tough to now do
without, especially with the Andrew Bynum news (now out indefinitely,
don't even ask Tony DiLeo when he'll be back) constantly getting worse.

But
still, the guys fought so damn hard—particularly Evan Turner, in
All-Star form with his 26 points, five boards, four dimes and excellent
second-half defense on Russell Westbrook, and Thaddeus Young, grinding
out perhaps his best-ever game as a 76er with his 29 points, 15 rebounds
and four assists—that it's hard to begrudge them for losing in OT to a
much better team with two of the ten or so best players in the league
going off for 30+ points each. The battle was impressive, and without
Bynum, this is who we are again—a mid-level team that can occasionally
claw their way into down-to-the-wire finishes against the league's
elite, but will still lose the great majority of them.

Depressing
as it is either way, the Sixers get a chance to finish the week on a
positive note, at home against the Phoenix Suns. The Suns have been
slightly less miserable than expected in their first year after parting
ways with two-time MVP point guard Steve Nash, scrapping their way to a
6-7 record—though like the Sixers, they've had a pretty soft schedule
early on in the season. If the Sixers bigs can get a handle on the Suns'
bruising Luis Scola / Marcin Gortat frontcourt, and Jrue can take care
of business in the back court against emerging point guard Goran Dragic,
Philly should hopefully be able to take care of business in this one.
Of course, after those Pistons and Cavaliers losses, clearly nothing is
as good as in the books with this team.

Early 6:00 tip from the
Wells Fargo Center. Looks like we'll have J-Rich available in this one,
despite him missing the second half last night after re-spraining his
ankle. As the man says, Andrew Bynum is not walking through that door,
so until we figure out what the next step is, we gotta continue to get
the wins where we can.

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

plain-peacock-logo.png

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.

About NBC internships

Villanova picked to win Big East in preseason coaches' poll

uspresswire-villanova-brunson-wright.jpg
USA Today Images

Villanova picked to win Big East in preseason coaches' poll

For the fourth year in a row, Villanova was picked to win the Big East in the league's preseason coaches' poll.

The Wildcats received eight of the 10 possible first-place votes in the poll, which was released on Wednesday and doesn't allow coaches to vote for their own teams. Seton Hall and Xavier received the other two first-place votes.

Villanova finished the 2016-2017 season with a 15-3 record in the Big East, good for first place in the conference, and capped it off with the Big East tournament crown.

The Wildcats finished last season with a 32-4 record overall and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The team returns two starters from last season, including forward Mikal Bridges, who was picked for the All-Big East second team, and point guard Jalen Brunson, who was selected as the 2017-2018 Big East Preseason Player of the Year. Brunson's averages of 14.7 points and 4.1 assists led him to an All-Big East first team selection in 2016-2017.

Sophomore guard Donte DiVincenzo, who averaged 8.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game on his way to making the Big East all-freshman team, is another returning player that will play a big factor for 'Nova. The Wildcats also add freshman forward Omari Spellman to the mix after he redshirted last season. Spellman was picked in the coaches' poll as the preseason Freshman of the Year.

Jay Wright's squad tips off the 2017-18 season on Nov. 10 against Columbia.