Superbowl XL

Superbowl XL

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The most important question of the day, What's on the menu?  Things I will be devouring:
-Kathy's home made meatballs along with roast beef, A+.
-A Cut Above's Chicken Italiano sandwiches, the bomb.
-Cacia's pizza.
-Best newcomer: Buffalo Chicken Dip (shredded chicken, hot sauce, cream cheese.)
-All the salads: potato, pasta, etc.
-Veggie Dips, Cheese Dips, Salsa Dips, 5 different kind of chips.
-Wings show up midway through the 1st Q.

Linkage and Thoughts:

-Watch all of the Go Daddy Superbowl Commercials that were too edgy for the broadcast.
-I've found some pictures of Playboy bunnies at the Playboy Party, scroll down and try not to hurt your eyes too much on the picture of Eminem's ass. [Pink]
-Jessica Simpson commercial image after the jump.
-Stevie Wonder is the man, Joss Stone can sing as well and is pretty cute.  I saw John Legend last July at the E-Factory.
-They must have killed a WHOLE LOT of muskrats to make Aretha's coat.
-Mos Def looks a little too much like that Make 7 Up yours guy to be taken seriously, no?
-FedEx and Bud Light are off to good starts.  The Dinosaur stomping was great.
-I just won my first prop bet: Seattle to score first.
-Damn, Randel El looked like he wasn't ever going to be able to walk, let alone return 3 plays later.
-I vow to never drink Diet Pepsi ever again because Coke does it's own stunts!
-I love Deadspin: 0:35: Hey, look, Donovan McNabb is calling plays for the Seahawks.
-A little geek: All of the technology going on with the Superbowl. [Engadget]
-I think this is supposed to be a tongue but have you ever seen that episode of Something About Raymond when someone's mom built a sculpture?  DS: We all know the best line, don’t we? “We could have
done this song at Super Bowl I, but good things come to those who
wait.” Tell us about it.

-This just in, Willie Parker is fast.
-DS: Oh, no, it's Brokeback Godzilla.
-WOW, Big Ben throws the absolute nightmare pass.  Seattle makes it interesting.  Jeremy Stevens, despite a few drops, has done a whole lot more than Joey Porter to this point.
-Hasselbeck shows glimpses of his B.C. self and throws a pick.  Man, that call against him for a block below the waste was horrid.
-Randel El used to be a former QB you know, maybe the Eagles should sign him.
-Congrats to Cowher, Bettis, Big Ben, etc. 
-Anyone notice any similarity to Hines Ward and Mick Jagger?

 

Now, we finally get to see what a Code Black is on Grey's Anatomy.  I'm excited to get to see Meredith Grey and Izzy in HD for the first time ever.
-Regarding the opening scene: I always knew George had his head on straight.

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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Zach Ertz making significant strides after offseason work with Carson Wentz

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Zach Ertz making significant strides after offseason work with Carson Wentz

The same Zach Ertz who's never had more than four touchdowns in a season now leads all NFL tight ends in touchdown catches. With four.

It's all part of the natural evolution between Ertz and Carson Wentz.

Ertz shares the NFL TD catch lead among tight ends with the Buccaneers' Cameron Brate and the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski.

And going back to last year, Ertz has six touchdown catches in his last seven games and eight in his last 13 games.

In his previous 40 games? He had five touchdown catches.

“I think it's just all the offseason work with Carson," Ertz said. "I think the coaches have a lot of confidence in me down there, and I think that stems from all the red-zone emphasis that we had all spring and summer.

"And then I’ve just made plays, the offensive line has held up, I think Carson is putting the ball in amazing spots, and I just go up and get the ball. I have the easy part."

Ertz had TD catches to give the Eagles 14-0 leads against the Giants and Cards and then caught two last Thursday that turned a 10-3 deficit into an 18-10 lead as the Eagles beat the Panthers in Charlotte.

He's the first Eagles tight end with four TD catches through six games since Pete Pihos in 1955.

“The biggest thing is A) He puts in the work and B) He’s a really intelligent football player," Wentz said. "He knows coverages, recognizes things, knows when he’s hot (on a blitz).

"He’s really kind of in my head. He knows when I’m about to change his route, those types of things. With a guy like that, that knows how to create separation and play on time and be on the same page as me, that makes it tough to stop."

The touchdowns are most notable, but Ertz is off to the best start of his career in every category. His 34 catches and 405 yards are both second-most among all NFL tight ends to Travis Kelce's 37 and 423 (in seven games).

The Eagles, 5-1, face the 3-2 Redskins Monday night at the Linc. Ertz already has 54 career receptions against the Redskins – third-most ever by a tight end.

“It’s just Year 2 in this system," he said. "I’m a lot more comfortable in my role this year as opposed to last year. I was hurt, missed two games, and I was slowly integrated back into the gameplan.

"I think this year I’m extremely confident in my role, I think they have the confidence in me to go out there and make plays when my number’s called, and it’s not going to be 10 targets every game. Last week it was two targets, 20 yards. It’s going to vary each and every week but I’m very happy with how they’re using me right now."

Ertz and Nelson Agholor are the first Eagles tandem with four touchdown catches each through six games since Fred Barnett and Calvin Williams each had four back in 1992.

The red zone was a point of emphasis this offseason, and Wentz's numbers in the red zone are off the charts – 62 percent completion percentage, nine touchdowns, no interceptions and a 112.8 passer rating, fourth-highest in the NFL.

Ertz is third in the NFL with five red-zone first-down catches and fourth in the NFL with both six red-zone receptions and 49 yards.

“It’s timing," Wentz said. "It’s a timing thing and being on the same page.

"Red zone’s all about making plays. Playmakers making plays and playing on time down there is so crucial and that’s something we’ve really focused on. I think we’ve gotten better at all our spots on playing on time but he’s a guy that we feel creates mismatches and we take advantage of them."