Sixers Choke.. Again

Sixers Choke.. Again

They were up 15 points in the second half and ended up losing.. again.  The Sixers had the ball down a bucket and Allen Iverson drove to the lane and got rejected but the Sixers kept the ball.  The Sixers still had a chance to tie or win the game with about 12 seconds left.  The final shot the Sixers got off was an attempted drive to the hoop by Kyle Korver.  The three point specialist who can do nothing right but shoot three pointers took the final shot of the game and got rejected.  Sixers Lose.  I'm beginning to wonder if we should start rooting against them in hopes of getting a few lottery balls.  The problem with that theory is that the East is so pathetic the Sixers will still probably make the playoffs.

Some of you may have been wondering what this picture last week of center court at the Wachovia Center was about.  I got a chance to play in the Junior Achievement of the Delaware Valley's Battle on Broad Street Shoot Out Tournament.  It was for a great cause and all of the teams that participated got to stay the evening for the Sixers v. Wizards game in catered club boxes.  There were 48 teams of four players.  My team put in a solid showing, but came up just a bit short, finishing in 5th place.

There was a raffle at the event and I happened to win!  What did I win you ask?  Somewhat ironically, I won a Kyle Korver autographed basketball.  Awesome!  I tried to trade it with some middle aged lady who won a signed Iguodola jersey.  "Kyle Korver looks like Ashton Kutcher!" I told her to no avail.  I think she thought I was trying to punk her.  She had no idea who Iguodola was and when I asked her how to pronounce his name she laughed at me.  Oh well.

-Sixers Fall to Denver [Yahoo]
-2nd Annual Battle on Broad Street [Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley]
-Sixers v. Wizards [The700Level]
-Kyle Korver Sucks [The700Level]
-Don't Trade Allen Iverson, Ever [The700Level]

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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Eagles fans, get Malcolm Jenkins that petition on Pete Morelli

Eagles fans, get Malcolm Jenkins that petition on Pete Morelli

The online petition to ban Pete Morelli from officiating Eagles games is rapidly gaining signatures.

Count Malcolm Jenkins for one.

"I would definitely sign that petition if it came across my desk," Jenkins said with a laugh to NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark on Monday at the safety's Blitz, Bow Ties and Bourbon charity event.

The Eagles beat the Panthers, 28-23, last Thursday night despite a significant discrepancy in penalty yards. It was a game officiated by Morelli's crew — and you can see why that's notable by clicking right here.

"We felt like a lot of those were ticky-tack, or weren’t good calls," Jenkins said after the game. "For us, adversity is nothing new for us. We just kind of strap up and keep playing, and hunker down. We continue to play aggressively, that is the biggest thing. We don’t want that to take away our aggression, or our ability to make plays. So we just go to the next play."

What about the next signature? 

Eagles fans just need to get that petition to Jenkins' desk.