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Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson Praise Philadelphia and Its Fans for Hosting a Wonderful U.S. Open

Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson Praise Philadelphia and Its Fans for Hosting a Wonderful U.S. Open

Remember the early week threat of a "doomsday scenario" at Merion? The idea that the 2013 U.S. Open could be a nightmare are now long forgotten after four wonderful days in Ardmore.

U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose and runner-up-for-life Phil Mickelson both talked about what a wonderful hosting job Merion Golf Club and the Philadelphia fans did this week.

[for all of the Level's 2013 U.S. Open coverage click here]

Here's what Phil had to say following his disappointing final round:

Q.  Playing here in the Philly area and hearing the happy birthdays all around, did you get a special feeling they were behind you?

PHIL MICKELSON:  Yeah, the people here have been fabulous.  And to look at the members and what they've done and the homeowners, what they've sacrificed to allow this tournament to come back is pretty cool.  The way the community has wanted this and supports this tournament, more so than just about any place we've ever been.

We've played U.S. Opens at great golf courses where the membership voted not to have us back.  Here they want us back, they're opening their homes to the USGA for the infrastructure.  Coming out when they can't really see too much, coming out to be a part of the tournament.  It's great the way the city of Philadelphia has supported this tournament.

Justin Rose added that he tried to feed off the crowd energy and felt very supported by the crowd. You can watch him talk about it below.

Well struck, fellas.

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 to play on new court design, wear special City Edition jerseys with old school bell

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Sixers to play on new court design, wear special City Edition jerseys with old school bell

The Sixers announced on Wednesday morning that they'll be unveiling their fourth edition jersey in the near future to be worn on seven tribute nights with a "Spirit of 76" theme to them.

It will include a bell logo on both the jerseys and at center court of the Wells Fargo Center.

"'Spirit of 76,' introduces a new 'bell' logo, inspired by imagery from Philadelphia's 1976 bicentennial celebration, a special center-court logo signed by 76ers full season ticket members, collectible tickets and membership boxes for season ticket members," the team said in a statement.

The team will also unveil three new sculptures at their Camden training facility to go along with the campaign.

“We are excited to announce the ‘Spirit of 76’ campaign as it provides another incredible opportunity to celebrate the proud tradition of the 76ers with the city of Philadelphia, our fans, players and alumni,” said Philadelphia 76ers Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Chris Heck. “The ‘Spirit of 76’ campaign honors the legendary icons who paved the way for this organization, while recognizing the passion and intensity of our fans.”

The City Edition jerseys will join the Association Edition (home), Icon Edition (road), and Statement Edition jerseys this season.

Below is a list of games for the "Spirit of 76" campaign where the special jerseys and court will be featured.

Thursday, Dec. 21 vs. Toronto Raptors

Friday, Jan. 5 vs. Detroit Pistons 

Friday, Feb. 2 vs. Miami Heat

Friday, Feb. 9 vs. New Orleans Pelicans 

Friday, March 2 vs. Charlotte Hornets

Friday, March 16 vs. Brooklyn Nets

Friday, April 6 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 

And here's a glimpse at the court.