Water Cooler Fodder: Philly is Center of Sports Universe

Water Cooler Fodder: Philly is Center of Sports Universe

We typically try and steer clear of arguments about which sports city is the "best" or the "center of the universe," but hey, somebody picked us for once. ESPN Page2's DJ Gallo makes an argument for Philly over Boston as the "sports capital of the world." Another guy argues that Beantown, with their plethora of championships over the last 10 years takes the crown, but that's all in the past.

Gallo writes:

That's why Philadelphia is the current center of the sports universe.
Philadelphia sports are the talk of "next." They're the current hype.
Has Boston won an unprecedented number of titles this decade? Sure. Good
for them. More history for an historic city. Philadelphia's one title
in 27 years -- a span of more than 110 major league seasons -- is just
as relevant as anything Boston has done. Because we're talking about now.
The Bruins' title is old news. The Celtics' and Red Sox's "recent"
titles seem like they happened decades ago. And the Patriots' long-ago
Super Bowl wins may as well have come in the age of leather helmets.

He then goes on to cite the Phillies having the best rotation in baseball, the "mega-superstar" Hunter Pence, the prize of the NFL free agent class, and Jaromir Jagr and a new goalie. All things Boston doesn't have! But, uh, Tim Thomas.

Anyway, it's a fun read, and could make for some good arguments with my buddies from Boston College. Still, you can't argue with championships, but the future seems awfully bright in Philly sports.

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


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
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• 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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3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
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6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
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8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

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