What Will 247 Episode 2 Bring?

What Will 247 Episode 2 Bring?

The debut episode of 24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road to the NHL Winter Classic was wildly entertaining for those of us who follow the team on a regular basis. Not only were we treated to some great on-ice hockey moments, but the real payoff was seeing some of the behind the scenes footage of guys like Peter Laviolette and inside the team's locker room.

The Flyers were clearly pitted as the team riding high on a winning streak in episode one, despite Giroux going down with an injury, while the Rangers were given the losers trying to turn things around role.

So what has happened since the last episode that we can expect to see tonight?

I'm going to assume that the best moments from tonight's episode will once again be something that takes place behind the scenes that we don't usually get to see during game action.

Following last week's episode, the Flyers kicked ass on the road in Montreal, but also found out that Chris Pronger would be out for the entire season. Then they came home on Saturday and had their asses handed to them by the Boston Bruins. Not only did they get crushed, but there was also the scary moment when Sean Couturier got drilled in the head with a puck. With Pronger and Giroux already suffering head injuries, the seriousness of head trauma could certainly be a storyline the HBO editors could decide to play up, but would that make for the most entertaining television? It is also more of an overarching NHL/sports issue while the series is supposed to be focusing on the build up to one special game on January 2nd.

Monday night's shootout loss in Denver could provide some exciting footage of the crazy skill and stick work displayed by both sides. Perhaps some fun on-the-road footage could be in order. Does Ilya Bryzgalov sleep with a stuffed animal after a loss? Maybe HBO can find out.

The construction of the ice rink at Citizens Bank Park kicked off on Monday as well, so perhaps we'll get some behind the scenes footage of that process.

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As for the Rangers, they got picked apart by St. Louis in the first game since the debut episode aired, then beat Phoenix and New Jersey, all three games coming on the road (although Jersey isn't exactly far from home for them).

What are you hoping to see out of episode 2 this evening? And don't forget, we'll be LIVE BLOGGING it right here. So come back following the Flyers game tonight and flip over to HBO and chat with us.

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
• 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.

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Best of NBA: Pelicans hold off late Lakers rally for 1st win

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Best of NBA: Pelicans hold off late Lakers rally for 1st win

LOS ANGELES -- Anthony Davis scored 27 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 20 and the New Orleans Pelicans withstood a furious rally to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-112 on Sunday night for their first victory of the season.

The Pelicans led by 22 points in the second quarter and were still up by double figures heading into the final period, but the Lakers made a charge despite a poor shooting night from rookie Lonzo Ball.

Reserve Jordan Clarkson had 24 points for the Lakers, but Ball shot just 3 for 13 for eight points. He did have 13 assists and eight rebounds.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope started and scored 20 points in his first appearance for the Lakers. Rookie Kyle Kuzma also had 20.

E'Twaun Moore, who went 0 for 5 in his last game, added 19 points for the Pelicans (1-2), while Jrue Holiday and Ian Clark each had 14 (see full recap).

Wiggins' heave banks in, leads Timberwolves past Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Andrew Wiggins' 3-pointer from a few steps inside halfcourt banked in as time expired to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115-113 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.

Oklahoma City's Carmelo Anthony had hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left to give the Thunder the lead before the Timberwolves inbounded to Wiggins, who rushed up the court and got free with help from a crushing pick by Karl-Anthony Towns before pulling up for the winner.

Wiggins scored 27 points and Towns had 27 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota (2-1).

Russell Westbrook scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who were coming off a loss at Utah on Saturday night. Anthony scored 23 points and Paul George scored 14 points on 6-for-20 shooting. Steven Adams had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder (see full recap).

Allen Crabbe scored 20 points, Nets beat Hawks
NEW YORK -- Allen Crabbe scored 20 points, DeMarre Carroll had 17 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 116-104 on Sunday.

Caris LeVert and D'Angelo Russell each had 16 points to help the Nets improve to 2-1 with their second straight victory.

Marco Belinelli had 19 points for Atlanta. The Hawks have lost two in a row to drop to 1-2.

Atlanta point guard Dennis Schroeder went down with an apparent ankle injury with 3:37 left and had to be helped off the court.

Brooklyn found a way to win once again without Jeremy Lin, who was lost for the season on opening night with a knee injury, holding off the Hawks after leading by 16 points late in the third (see full recap).