Sixers Play Bunch of Dudes Wearing Basketball Uniforms Tonight in Cleveland

Sixers Play Bunch of Dudes Wearing Basketball Uniforms Tonight in Cleveland

For a team boasting a rotation that includes two, maybe three players
who'd be getting minutes on an actually good team, the Cleveland
Cavaliers have done pretty well for themselves lately. Sure, they've
only won two of their last eight games, but those two wins were against
respectable opponents in Utah and Washington, and their losses against
the Heat, Spurs and Celtics came in games that weren't decided until the
final minutes—the final seconds, in
Boston's case
. They've done what all young, rebuilding
teams—especially those whose best players have been stricken with
injury—should do: They've played hard, they've maximized their
potential, and they've lost a whole lot of basketball games, currently
boasting the league's fourth-worst record, in line for a top five draft
pick come June.


The Sixers, for better or worse, have not done this. Even with their
recent 1-3 road trip, including blowout losses in Los Angeles and Utah,
they've gone 5-4 in their last nine games, pushing themselves two games
ahead of the woeful Raptors for ninth in the East, and very possibly
locking themselves out of the top ten come draft time. Still hard to say
if anything's gained by doing this, though at least they're doing most
of their winning at home, giving the few remaining fans that still go to
games at the WFC something vaguely resembling their money's
worth—something to be said for that, surely. Tonight will be a road game
for the Sixers, however, where they've still only won once since New
Years'. Even a crappy team like Cleveland will likely present a
challenge.


7:30 tip from Quicken Loans Arena. If you actually watch this game,
you'll be one of maybe about 137 people nationwide to do so, so maybe
you can write in and win a prize or something. WE SEE YOU, MO SPEEZY!!

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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Despite raising bar in 2017, Philadelphia won't host 2018 NFL draft

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Despite raising bar in 2017, Philadelphia won't host 2018 NFL draft

The City of Philadelphia did an incredible job hosting the 2017 draft.

And it still wasn't enough to keep it. 

The NFL has announced the 2018 draft will be held in the Dallas Cowboys' home, AT&T Stadium. Dallas — or technically Arlington, Texas — will be the third city to host the draft in three years, following Chicago and Philly. 

It has been rumored for months that Jerry Jones had his city as the favorite to host the next draft. Turns out those rumors were right. 

Good luck topping what Philly did in 2017 though. 

“Philadelphia raised the bar by taking the Draft to another level, and this new opportunity in Dallas will enable us to continue the event’s evolution and grow it even further,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “We are grateful to the Dallas Cowboys, the cities of Arlington, Dallas, and Frisco, and the Dallas Sports Commission for their leadership in turning this vision into reality.” 

The 2018 draft will begin on April 26. The NFL's release said the draft site will include the field, stands and outdoor plazas. 

According to the NFL, at the 2017 draft, a record 250,000 fans attended the three-day event along the Ben Franklin Parkway. The estimated economic impact for the city was $94.9 million. 

“The Draft was a family-friendly event for Philadelphians and visitors across the country,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. “I thank all of our public and private partners, especially the City employees and first responders, who made this event a success and allowed Philly to shine in the national spotlight once again.”

Aside from the numbers, the draft in Philly was aesthetically pleasing. The television shots from the Parkway were gorgeous and the vibe around the entire event was special. 

Things went so well, NFL Senior Vice President of Events Peter O'Reilly said the draft in Philly was a "resounding success." 

It won't be coming back in 2018, but the next time it does, the city will be ready.