What's Up, Dirk? And Bill Simmons Respects the Sixers Effort

What's Up, Dirk? And Bill Simmons Respects the Sixers Effort

How about that amazing fourth-quarter comeback by the Mavericks last night? Dirk put the moves on Chris Bosh in the final seconds and finished off his dominant final minutes with a layup while instantly keeping the series relevant for casual NBA fans across the country.

The above tweet from Bill Simmons came during the run in which Miami took a big fourth quarter lead and the series seemed to heading towards blow-out city, but the point is still relatively cogent. Perhaps the Mavs will prove to be a much more formidable opponent, and I hope they do for entertainment's sake, but the Sixers certainly stood in the face of LeBron, Wade, and Bosh and didn't back down a step, fighting the entire way. It wasn't enough, obviously, but Simmons' tweet was a reminder of just how tough this Sixers team was all season.

And here's some game analysis from our friends at the Basketball Jones:

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
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• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned


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9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

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