Today in Philly Sports History: Westbrook Keys Upset Over Giants, 2008

Today in Philly Sports History: Westbrook Keys Upset Over Giants, 2008

The Eagles were only 6-5-1 (groan) on December 7th of last year when they went to the Meadowlands to pay the Giants a visit. Big Blue, in the meantime, was an NFC-best 11-1, firing on all cylinders on a seven-game winning streak that was making them look like the class of the conference. But fortunes were quickly to change, in large thanks to a season-best performance by RB Brian Westbrook, who the Giants had no answer for the entire game.

West's stat line for the game was one of those you barely ever saw from other running backs, but almost came to take for granted coming from #36. He went for 133 yards and a score on the ground, and augmented it with 72 yards and another score through the air, accounting for well over half the Birds' total offense. David Akers added a pair of field goals as well, which ended up being the difference in the Eagles' 20-14 victory over the G-Men.

"This was a big win," said Westbrook after the game, "But we're in a position now where we have to win them all." So it seemed at the time for the Eagles, though they still snuck in one more loss just to make things interesting before clinching a Wild Card spot in the playoffs in the last week of the season. There they would eventually meet the same Giants, who limped into the post-season with three losses in their last four games, and fell to the Eagles once more on a windy day in New Jersey. Let this be a lesson to you, kids, about, uh, something.

Who knows how many, if any, more games we'll see like this out of Brian Westbrook before his time in the Green and White comes to a close. But performances like this are why, when all is said and done, he'll likely go down one of the great running backs in the history of the franchise.

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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Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for his inappropriate comments to fan during Sixers game

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Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for his inappropriate comments to fan during Sixers game

NEW YORK — The NBA has fined Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving $25,000 for responding to a fan with inappropriate language.

Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA' executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the fine Sunday.

Irving spoke to a fan at halftime of Boston's 102-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night (see story). 

The NBA fined Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins $25,000 for language he used toward a fan late in a loss to Memphis on Wednesday night in the season opener.