Sign of the Times: Hunter Pence Drafts Lesean McCoy, Looks for Him on Twitter

Sign of the Times: Hunter Pence Drafts Lesean McCoy, Looks for Him on Twitter

Sunday was a strange day. With the Phillies off and the remnants of the hurricane passed through the Delaware Valley by the early afternoon, we weren't quite sure what to do with ourselves.

With the Phillies getting to Cincy a couple of days early, a number of them used the extra free time to prep for and draft their fantasy football teams.

In a sign of just how meta the Internet is getting, Phillies fan-favorite Hunter Pence announced to the world that he selected Eagles fan-favorite Shady McCoy with the sixth overall pick in his draft. Shady's going to be a very good fantasy back, worthy of a first round pick. But at sixth overall, it could be argued that Pence had a little hometown reach. Hopefully for Hunter's sake it's a PPR league.

Oh, and Jimmy Rollins was locked into the MTV Video Awards last night. Big Adele fan.

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The draft went well...my first pick at 6 was LeSean McCoy!  I believe he is @cutondime25 ?less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet ReplyHunter Pence
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Adele is dope!!! Her album is fire tooless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyJimmy Rollins
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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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Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for his inappropriate comments to fan during Sixers game

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Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for his inappropriate comments to fan during Sixers game

NEW YORK — The NBA has fined Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving $25,000 for responding to a fan with inappropriate language.

Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA' executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the fine Sunday.

Irving spoke to a fan at halftime of Boston's 102-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night (see story). 

The NBA fined Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins $25,000 for language he used toward a fan late in a loss to Memphis on Wednesday night in the season opener.