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Here's a new one: Union player not making big impact because he stays up too late

Here's a new one: Union player not making big impact because he stays up too late

Philadelphia Union fans were excited when the team went out and acquired a Designated Player in Argentinian midfielder Cristian Maidana this offseason. But, for the most part, Maidana's play has been in line with that of the Union squad as a whole this season. That is to say, somewhat disappointing.

Talking with reporters during his weekly press conference today, Union Manager John Hackworth pointed to Maidana's fitness and nutrition as not being up to the standards of an MLS player.

More from Union writer Dave Zeitlin writing for MLSsoccer.com:

But part of the problem is Maidana’s nutrition and sleep habits away from the practice field, Hackworth said. In other words, for him to change the amount of playing time he's getting, he first needs to change his lifestyle.

"It’s a different culture,” Hackworth said. “In Argentina, I think you eat dinner some time between 11:30 and 12:30, 1 [in the morning]. His kids, when they first moved here were bouncing off the walls at 12:30 and 1 [in the morning]. All of these cultural habits have to be adjusted.”

That's a new one.

The Union failed to win a game in the month of April.

Which goes along with the old saying, "April ties and losses bring May ties and probably more losses, maybe some scoring, hopefully."

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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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

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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Sixers owners Josh Harris, David Blitzer form sports, entertainment business

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Sixers owners Josh Harris, David Blitzer form sports, entertainment business

Sixers managing owner Josh Harris and co-managing owner David Blitzer have formed Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), a global sports and entertainment business.  

HBSE will encompass multiple sports teams to include the Sixers, New Jersey Devils (NHL), Delaware 87ers (G League), Binghamton Devils (AHL), and Team Dignitas (esports), which the Sixers acquired last September. Harris is the owner/chairman/governor of the Devils and Blitzer is the owner/vice chairman/alternate governor of the team. 

The Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball, the Prudential Center and the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center also will be part of HBSE. 

“As we continue to expand our scope in the world of professional sports and entertainment, we’re excited to launch Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment,” Harris said. “We believe this endeavor allows us to continue to grow strategically and innovatively.”

Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil was named CEO of HBSE. 

“This commitment to growth, which started with the acquisition of the Philadelphia 76ers, has quickly emerged as a growing and dynamic sports and entertainment company,” O’Neil said. “The formation of HBSE is a signal that this is just the beginning to an incredible future.”

Brad Shron, Sixers executive VP, general counsel, will be HBSE’s general counsel. Additionally, members of the Sixers' staff were promoted to the following positions and will be involved with HBSE: Chris Heck, Sixers president; Lara Price, Sixers chief operating officer; Jake Reynolds, Sixers chief revenue officer; Katie O’Reilly, Sixers chief marketing officer.

“We take pride in hiring the best and brightest talent from a variety of backgrounds and industries with the goal of shaping a well-rounded, dynamic organization,” Blitzer said. “HBSE provides a unique opportunity to harness the power of our talented management team and our shared resources to fuel growth and expansion, and a means to accelerate and sustain long-term success.”