Yes, They Broke 100: Sixers Honor Wilt, Beat Warriors Easily

Yes, They Broke 100: Sixers Honor Wilt, Beat Warriors Easily

Well, however the 76ers finish the 2011-'12 season, we know two things
about them fairly authoritatively: They are better than the Detroit
Pistons, and they are better than the Golden State Warriors. The Sixers
continuing their trouncing-the-little-guy ways tonight, pulling away
from the Warriors in the fourth quarter and ending up with a 105-83
victory in The Battle of Wilt. The Sixers stay three games up on the
Celtics and move to three-and-a-half in front of the dormant Knicks.

The diminuitive combo guards on both teams were on display tonight.
Golden State's Monta Ellis and our Lou Williams are two players who
frequently draw comparisons to another, fleet-of-foot scorers with range
and a distinct lack of conscience, and though I forever believe Ellis
to be the far superior player—I saw him make at least two, maybe three
moves tonight that I've never even seen Lou attempt—they ended up about
equals tonight, Ellis lighting the Sixers up early but cooling off with
the Sixers quickly switching Andre Iguodala to him on D, and Williams
coming alive in the fourth, hitting a couple threes on consecutive
possessions to ensure that the rout was on. Monta ended with 20, Lou
with 25—needed seven less shots to do it, too.

And yeah, the Liberty Ballers got to 100 for the first time in 20 games.
I've made my distaste for this team's Big Mac promotion clear on many
separate occasions, but on Wilt Chamberlain night, when obviously the
number "100" was on everyone's mind, it was hard to begrudge the fans
their excitement when 'Dre hit an iso jumper to put the team into
triple-digits with a couple minutes left in the fourth. We're sure that
Wilt is dining gleefully in the Great McDonald's in the Sky tonight.

Much more important game coming on Sunday against the Bulls, but for
now, happy Wilt Chamberlain anniversary, happy blowout win on national
TV, happy 30-point fourth quarter. Happy happy happy.

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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Doug Pederson responds to Chris Thompson's comments about Eagles fans

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Doug Pederson responds to Chris Thompson's comments about Eagles fans

Redskins running back Chris Thompson doesn't want to bring his family to the Linc Monday night because he's afraid of what Eagles fans will do.

Doug Pederson hopes Thompson changes his mind.

"Philly fans are some of the meanest fans I've ever experienced," Thompson told ESPN radio's Washington affiliate, ESPN 980, on Wednesday, according to a story in the Washington Post.

"I heard that's the one stadium you keep your family from going to. My family will be (up from Florida) this week, and they were like, 'I want to come to the Philly game.' I said, 'Absolutely not, you're going to have to wait until Dallas comes around. … I was told that right away my rookie year: Keep your family away."

Pederson said he loves Eagles fans and the energy and passion they bring but also said he hopes Thompson or any opposing player feels comfortable bringing his family to the Linc.  

"I just know that playing at home is a great advantage for us," Pederson said before practice Thursday. "Our fans are great, they're energetic, I love playing at the Linc. 

"You know, I hope every family can watch their sons play. I think it's important that they're there and have a chance to watch their siblings play, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents.

"Right now in the league, every stadium is great for the home team and ours is no different. We're just excited now to finally be getting a stretch of games where we can play for the home fans."

Thompson, a fifth-year running back out of Florida State, has played at the Linc twice, in 2015 and 2016, both Redskins wins.

The Eagles, 5-1, host the 3-2 Redskins in a national TV game Monday night at the Linc. The Eagles are 8-2 at home under Pederson, including a 2-0 mark this year, although they're only 4-6 at home against the Redskins over the last 10 years.