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Life is a Whole Lot Better for Chris Webber

Life is a Whole Lot Better for Chris Webber

Chris Webber has become quite adept at watching games from the sidelines.

That's what this Yahoo! photo caption should read.

Chris Webber was in attendance in Auburn Hills for the Pistons game on Monday night.

The ovation began as he emerged from a
tunnel in a corner of The Palace. By the time he entered the light of
the arena, many were standing and most were cheering, and when P.A.
announcer John Mason asked fans to welcome "Detroit's own Chris
Webber," the noise grew.  It was not thunderous, but appreciative.

That's certainly a whole lot more than he became used to in the city of brotherly love.

Timeout went from being the aging, over the hill, hated-because-he's-making-millions-to-sit-the-bench CWebb in Philly to getting a standing ovation in Detroit, moving from a team with 10 wins to a team with over twice that, and oh yeah, the Sixers are still paying his electric bill.

Webber obviously couldn't turn down the chance to play in front of his people.  Part of his statement:

Joining the Pistons will allow me the
opportunity to play the game I love in my hometown of Detroit
surrounded by my family. I look forward to joining a roster of talented
athletes and working toward a fourth NBA title for the Pistons and the
great city of Detroit.

In somewhat related news, the Sixers lost again yesterday to Toronto.  Chris Bosh can play.  8,000 strong showed up at the Wachovia Center to watch the game.

Billy King was asked why he thought things didn't work out with Chris Webber and the Sixers in the long run.  His answer was not surprising, "I have no idea."

Not a clue.

>>Webber comes home [DetNews]
>>Sixers lose to Raptors 104-96 [NBA Video]

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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Today's lineup: Jorge Alfaro returns as Phillies go for sweep of Dodgers

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Today's lineup: Jorge Alfaro returns as Phillies go for sweep of Dodgers

After getting hit by a pitch on the hand on Tuesday night, catcher Jorge Alfaro is back in the lineup for the Phillies, who are aiming for a four-game sweep of the Dodgers.

On Wednesday, Alfaro was replaced by Andrew Knapp, who had one hit in three at-bats in a rare start.

Freddy Galvis, hitless in his last two games, is 4 for 7 with a homer and three RBIs against Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda.

For the first time in the last several weeks, cleanup hitter Rhys Hoskins is not in the spotlight for the Phillies. Instead, the attention has been on Aaron Altherr, who will try to finish an impressive series in style. Altherr, who hits fifth again on Thursday, is 5 for 11 with three homers and nine RBIs in the first three games against Los Angeles.

Odubel Herrera, who batted third last night and went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts, hits sixth. His season batting average from that spot in the order is .340. 

Here is today's lineup:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Nick Williams, RF
4. Rhys Hoskins, 1B
5. Aaron Altherr, LF
6. Odubel Herrera, CF
7. Jorge Alfaro, C
8. JP Crawford, 3B
9. Mark Leiter, P

Here is the Dodgers lineup: 

1. Chris Taylor, CF
2. Justin Turner, 3B
3. Cody Bellinger, 1B
4. Yasiel Puig, RF
5. Curtis Granderson, LF
6. Chase Utley, 2B
7. Yasmani Grandal, C
8. Logan Forsythe, SS
9. Kenta Maeda, P