Sixers Beat the Celtics at the Garden

Sixers Beat the Celtics at the Garden

Started out yesterday at The Fours which was voted the #1 Sports Bar in America by Sports Illustrated in a recent ranking.  They had some great paraphernalia on the walls but as far as sports bars go the setup wasn't overly impressive.

After a few pints we headed over to the game.  Unfortunately we missed Governor Ed Rendell and his wife Midge holding up their portion of a lost Superbowl wager with Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, singing the star spangled banner.  Rendell and Romney were both wearing Patriots jerseys; there was some confusion as to which players jersey Rendell was wearing.. Boston Councilmen James Burns suggested Rendell was wearing the jersey of Randall Gay.  You can see Rendell in this shot I took.

My seats for the game were great, basically center court about 15 rows up, courtesy of my lovely girlfriend.  The Sixers came out absolutely on fire leading by as many as 26 in the first quarter.  There were plenty of the Iggy Oops in this one.  ESPN Motion has a video clip of one of the oops as well as a short clip of Eddie Rendell trying to sing.. pretty sure I didn't miss much.  The Sixers got real sloppy in the second and third quarters which allowed the Celtics to fight back to within a bucket, but Iverson's 38 points held them off.

Post game beverages were taken in at the oddly shaped Paddy Burke's.  Dr. McGillicuddy joined us for a few rounds and some truly pathetic pool playing. The festivities continued on in Beacon Hill to watch the Sox/Yanks season opener.  The wings were about the only thing that was hot in Boston on Sunday cause the Celts and the Sox definitely weren't on fire.

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."