Summer Madness

Summer Madness

The summer is here and the Phillies don't completely suck, which is nice.  They salvaged a win yesterday in New York to keep themselves within striking distance of the Mets.  Cole Hamels health isn't exactly promising, but beggars can't be choosers.  They have a solid nucleus in their lineup which Pat Gillick can work with.

What I'm saying here is: its Memorial Day weekend and the Phillies are still watchable, so enjoy it.  Go to a game this weekend (tonight if you want a Chase doll) and enjoy some baseball in South Philly.

Things you should do this weekend:
-Attend a Phillies game or two and while there walk up to the second level of Harry the K's, get a beverage and enjoy the view.  Try not to boo too much, unless of course Bobby starts doing his Todd Pinkston impersonation.
-Eat some funnel cake.  (other things that would also work well depending on your locale: water ice, Johnson's popcorn, Kohr Bros. ice cream, Lime Ricky, whatever)
-Listen to Bob Marley, preferably Soul Rebels or Natty Dread.
-Throw something.  A baseball, a football, a frisbee, some dice at the Borgata in Atlantic City, just throw something.
-Don't drink any Corona.  I don't know what it tastes like but it sure doesn't taste like beer.  If you need to resort to a themed beverage at least get something tasty like a pina colada.
-Maybe tailgate for Lax at the Linc.
-BBQ something, anything, just make sure there is lots of red meat involved, preferably bloody.
-Listen to Kool & the Gang (Download mp3) and some Seals and Crofts (myspace).

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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Doug Pederson responds to Chris Thompson's comments about Eagles fans

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Doug Pederson responds to Chris Thompson's comments about Eagles fans

Redskins running back Chris Thompson doesn't want to bring his family to the Linc Monday night because he's afraid of what Eagles fans will do.

Doug Pederson hopes Thompson changes his mind.

"Philly fans are some of the meanest fans I've ever experienced," Thompson told ESPN radio's Washington affiliate, ESPN 980, on Wednesday, according to a story in the Washington Post.

"I heard that's the one stadium you keep your family from going to. My family will be (up from Florida) this week, and they were like, 'I want to come to the Philly game.' I said, 'Absolutely not, you're going to have to wait until Dallas comes around. … I was told that right away my rookie year: Keep your family away."

Pederson said he loves Eagles fans and the energy and passion they bring but also said he hopes Thompson or any opposing player feels comfortable bringing his family to the Linc.  

"I just know that playing at home is a great advantage for us," Pederson said before practice Thursday. "Our fans are great, they're energetic, I love playing at the Linc. 

"You know, I hope every family can watch their sons play. I think it's important that they're there and have a chance to watch their siblings play, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents.

"Right now in the league, every stadium is great for the home team and ours is no different. We're just excited now to finally be getting a stretch of games where we can play for the home fans."

Thompson, a fifth-year running back out of Florida State, has played at the Linc twice, in 2015 and 2016, both Redskins wins.

The Eagles, 5-1, host the 3-2 Redskins in a national TV game Monday night at the Linc. The Eagles are 8-2 at home under Pederson, including a 2-0 mark this year, although they're only 4-6 at home against the Redskins over the last 10 years.