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After Oscar Acceptance Snub, More Pressure Than Ever for Eagles to Win So Luries Get Their Proppers

After Oscar Acceptance Snub, More Pressure Than Ever for Eagles to Win So Luries Get Their Proppers

Mr. and Ms. Jeff Lurie were executive producers on Inside Job, the film that won the Best Documentary award at Sunday night's Oscars. But the director of the film who accepted the award apparently forgot to mention the Lurie's during his acceptance speech. This made them unhappy, as Dan Gross writes:

Christina Lurie "felt like she was slapped in the face," wrote Metro's Laura Goldman yesterday, quoting a friend of Lurie's.

So when will the Luries get the next shot at winning something huge?

Although Andy Reid is the league's longest tenured head coach and has brought much success if not championships to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, every off-season seems to foster pondering over just how secure his job is if the Birds don't win it all in the next season. Having made overhauls on the field and on the sidelines, the team has never been more hand-picked by Reid, and with that acknowledgement comes full responsibility for bringing a Lombardi Trophy to Philly.

It's unlikely Lurie will have a film represented at the podium again in the next few Oscar seasons, so the pressure is squarely on Reid to get the Lurie name into a thank-you speech and erase the blemish of the Inside Job snub.

>>Jeff Lurie and wife ticked off over Oscars speech snub [Metro]

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales


CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet 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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Why sports are awesome: Joel Embiid's Twitter and Rhys Hoskins

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Why sports are awesome: Joel Embiid's Twitter and Rhys Hoskins

Sports Ilustrated gets it. The characters in Philadelphia sports are some of the best in the world right now.

On SI's list of "77 Reasons Why We Love Sports," the alien otherwise known as Rhys Hoskins and Joel Embiid's Twitter both make appearances. While the NFL Red Zone Channel inexplicably comes in at No. 1, Embiid's Twitter comes in at a worthy No. 2. His recent tweet about the Los Angeles Chargers' beleaguered rookie kicker is a great example of why Embiid is a must-follow.

Hoskins, the Phillies' record-breaking slugger, comes in at No. 65. His latest mind-bending accomplishment is becoming the fastest player ever to 45 RBIs. With Hoskins' ridiculous natural power and impressive plate discipline, this stretch doesn't look like a fluke. He could be one of the top reasons Philadelphians love sports for the next 15 years.