Professional basketball officially tips off for the Philadelphia 76ers
in the Northwest tonight, as the boys take on the Portland Trailblazers
in the season opener. There were five marquee league games on national
TV yesterday, with show-stopping performances from the likes of Carmelo
Anthony, LeBron James, Derrick Rose and Chris Paul, but we all know the
old saying—the NBA season doesn't really start until Jodie Meeks
attempts to take Wesley Matthews off the dribble. Usually it's just a
metaphor, but tonight, it is a reality.
You know how we've been saying all two-week-long off-season about how
the Sixers have been in stark contrast to the whole league in how
they've brought their whole team back and not rocked the apple cart in
any meaningful way? The contrasting example to this would have to be the
Portland Trailblazers. Their one-time franchise player (Brandon Roy)
retired for medical reasons, their one-time back-up franchise player
(Greg Oden) proved again that he may never be able to play a game of
hopscotch without shattering three ligaments, they swapped point guards
with the Nuggets (bye bye Andre Miller, hello Raymond Felton) and added a high-profile gunner (Sixth Man of the Year winner Jamal Crawford).
Much is different with the Blazers, yet much is still the same—they
remain a deep, talented, well-coached team that lacks conventional star
power and is likely destined to lose in the first round of the playoffs
for the umpteenth straight year. In this, they are something of a
kindred spirit to our own 76ers. So it will be striking a blow not only
for our team and the city of Philadelphia, but for all Eastern
Conference slightly-above-averageness with a win tonight. If that
doesn't get the boys riled up, I don't know what will.
10:00 tip from the Rose Garden in PDX. Hands in the middle, guys. 'Dre,
as longest-tenured Sixer and unofficial team leader, you got anything
you want to say?
Thanks, Dre. GOOOOOOOO SIXERS!!!
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.
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.
About NBC internships
Despite coming off an 11-20 season, Saint Joseph's was picked to finish third in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll released this week.
It's the highest the Hawks have been picked to finish since 2012-13 when they were the preseason favorite.
St. Joe's went just 4-14 in the conference last season after winning the A-10 with a 13-5 conference record the previous year. The Hawks have won the A-10 twice in the last four seasons.
Phil Martelli enters his 23rd season as head coach, and he has all five starters coming back. The Hawks lost some key players last season. Shavar Newkirk was averaging 20.3 points per game until he tore his ACL in the conference opener. Lamarr Kimble was averaging 15.5 points and leading the team in assists when he fractured his foot in February.
Newkirk was named to the preseason All-Conference Second Team; Kimble and Charlie Brown Jr. were third-teamers.
St. Joe's begins its season on Nov. 11 at Toledo, with the Hawks' home opener coming the following Saturday, Nov. 18 against Princeton (see schedule).