<p><iframe src="http://nbcsports700level.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/xc9yhapz7no?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="292" width="515"></iframe><br>The third and final leg of the Union's preseason is taking place in Costa Rica, where the team is playing a series of friendlies in preparation for the March 12th season opener.</p><p>Today they played Belen of the Costa Rican Primera Division. After falling down 2-0 Michael Farfan decided to ratchet things up a bit. The fireworks begin at the :22 mark of the video above. Farfan, none to pleased with the clutching and grabbing by the Belen player, loses possession of the ball. From that point it's clear that he's made up his mind and he's going to take out his frustration on the opposing team.</p><p>What better way to do that than a sliding scissor tackle on an opponent?</p><div><img src="/common/global_images/blog_divider.png"></div><div>All 22 players come together, the benches clear, and a soccer melee ensues. Keon Daniel throws the ball at an opposing player. Brian Carroll bounces around like he's in a mosh pit. Zac MacMath comes in and just about suplexes somebody.</div><div><br></div><div>All in all it was a solid team building exercise. I could not really see him anywhere in the video, but I am guessing the opposing coach wanted no part of Peter Nowak. The Belen coach did not want to learn about impact (IMPACT? What do you mean by Impact?) from Nowak.</div><div><br></div><div>Skip to the 13:48 mark of the video below to learn all about IMPACT!<p><object data="data:application/x-silverlight-2," type="application/x-silverlight-2" height="324" width="480"><param name="source" value="http://phitv.neulion.com/mlsvp/scripts/mls.xap"><param name="initParams" value="catid=2066,id=18111,shareembed=true,server=http://phitv.neulion.com/mlsvp/,pageurl=http://phitv.neulion.com/mlsvp/console.jsp?id=18111&catid=2066"><param name="background" value="Transparent"><param name="minRuntimeVersion" value="3.0.40624.0"><param name="autoUpgrade" value="true"><param name="Windowless" value="true"><param name="enableHtmlAccess" value="true"><a href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=149156&v=3.0.40624.0"><img src="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108181" alt="Get Microsoft Silverlight" border="0"></a></object></p></div>
Position Title: Intern
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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
1. Good oral and written communication skills.
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5. Must be 19 years of age or older
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7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
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Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.
Ben Simmons had himself a historic first week in the NBA and as a result, his MVP odds have changed substantially.
Listed by Bovada on Oct. 10 at 80/1 to win MVP, Simmons is now at 33/1, tied with DeMarcus Cousins and ahead of Marc Gasol, Blake Griffin and Damian Lillard.
Simmons became the first player since Oscar Robertson to produce at least 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in each of his first three career games.
Teammate Joel Embiid had a less successful start to the year, averaging 14.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two games but shooting just 35.5 percent from the field and missing all 10 three-point attempts.
And yet somehow, Embiid's MVP odds have changed from 40/1 to 25/1. He has the same MVP odds as Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis.
Griffin, at 50/1, is a sneaky good bet for MVP. The Clippers are his team now with Chris Paul in Houston, and Griffin has added long-distance shooting to his game, making three triples in each game. Two games in, he's averaging 29.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
If he can stay healthy (a huge if) and lead the Clippers to 52-plus wins in a loaded Western Conference, you'd have to think Griffin would be looked at more favorably in terms of MVP odds than someone on a star-studded team like any of the Warriors or Rockets, if Paul returns from his knee injury within a month and affects James Harden's stats even slightly.
Giannis Antetokounpo and LeBron James look like the two players most likely to win MVP, but 50/1 for Griffin is good value if you think this is the year he stays healthy. If he didn't have a history of injuries, his odds right now would be closer to those of John Wall (28/1) or Towns (25/1).