New Arena Football League team coming to Atlantic City, and you can help name it

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New Arena Football League team coming to Atlantic City, and you can help name it

The Arena Football League (AFL) has officially announced that a new expansion team is coming to Atlantic City, N.J. this spring. 

The team — no name yet — will play its games at Boardwalk Hall. And fans will have an opportunity to help pick the name. 

Folks can go to the unnamed team’s new website to offer up a suggestion for a name and for their reasoning behind it. 

The winning name will be announced a few weeks after the voting window closes. The person with the winning entry will win an AC team prize pack, which will include tickets, a helmet, jersey and a public shoutout at the press conference. 

But it would just be pretty cool to get to name an entire team. 

Trifecta Sports and Entertainment (TSE) — the same company that runs the Philadelphia Soul and Albany Empire — will run the new team. Ron Jaworski is the owner of TSE and an AFL executive committee chair. 

“I couldn’t be more excited that Arena Football is coming to Atlantic City,” Jaworski said in a statement. “We are going to bring a family friendly affordable entertainment product to AC, and bring a team that will become an integral part of the community, giving people in the area a team to be proud to call their hometown team.”

According to the release, the new team is searching for a head coach now and there will also be open tryouts for spots on the roster. 

While the NFL has been hesitant to dive into the sports gambling world over the years, AFL commissioner Randall Boe said the sports gambling and fantasy aspect is what makes AC a “great market” for the AFL. 

There will be 12 games in the regular season schedule in 2019, according to the release.

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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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Philadelphia Wings' Kevin Crowley records 300th career goal in home opener

Philadelphia Wings' Kevin Crowley records 300th career goal in home opener

Philadelphia Wings forward Kevin Crowley had more than just his team’s third consecutive win to celebrate Friday night. “The Big Cat,” as he’s called, recorded a major milestone Friday night, scoring his 300th career goal in the Wings' 18-10 win over the Vancouver Warriors. 

When asked about the play leading up to that goal, Crowley joked about the pass from teammate Josh Currier that resulted in his landmark achievement.

“Josh threw me that awful pass behind me and luckily I got a hold of it,” he said.

No. 300 wasn’t exactly on his mind at the time he netted the ball. Crowley, the Wings' captain, explained that not being fully aware of how close he was to that accomplishment added to his excitement when it was announced.

Earlier this week, Crowley did an interview on The John DeBella Show where he talked about the goals he sets for himself before going into a season.

“Personally, I have my goals," he said. "How many goals I want to score in a season, how many assists, how many points — but, realistically it’s about winning games and if I can hit my numbers, chances are that our team has a better chance to win."

Crowley’s performance against the Warriors was a clear testament to that. It even led to him being named one of three stars of the game. His 300th goal was one of three he tallied in the team's home opener along with two assists.

His efforts have helped the Wings to set a new franchise record with their three straight wins.