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Live 8 Philly - My thoughts

Live 8 Philly - My thoughts

As you may have noticed from my "Rob Thomas Sucks" post below, I was in attendance for the entire day of Live 8 in Philadelphia.  I would say the concert was a success but more of a giant block party than a giant concert.

Performers I thought put on a good show:

Will Smith was a crowd favorite and his performance of Summertime was a highlight of the day.  Kanye West was very good along with Alicia Keys.  Jay Z with Linkin Park was another highlight for me.  I'm not a huge hip hop fan or anything, but they seemed to stand out yesterday.  Maroon 5's covering of Neil Young was a great surprise as well as whoever covered Phil Collins.  That was a nice nod to the original Live Aid.

Things I thought were bad: The line up ordering was not good at all.  Jars of Clay, Rob Thomas, etc.  These artists may be fine and have some fans.  But at a concert of Live 8's status you can't finish with these people.  The only other notable problems I found were the lack of large screens, the lack of being able to see Pink Floyd, and the pretty poor sound at some spots.

I started the morning early by catching U2 and Coldplay live on AOL Music and took Septa down to City Hall with no problem.  Most of the day I was on the outskirts of Eiken's Circle (I think that's what its called) and later moved up rather close with a pretty nice view of the stage.  Beer and other beverages were readily available to those who came prepared.  There were no conflicts of any kind that I saw.

This quicktime panorama is pretty crazy.

I'll post some pictures and a few videos I took from the day below.  All in all Live 8 Philly was a blast, but the music couldn't come close to London's show.

Download Summertime.MPG
- This is of when Will Smith did Summertime; it's pretty short.

Download Maroon5-RockinFreeWorld.MPG
- This is of when Maroon 5 did Neil Young.

Bonus points for whoever can find something goofy/funny/out of place in these pictures. (besides the pink dog.)

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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There's a Chance a change could be coming for Eagles at left guard

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There's a Chance a change could be coming for Eagles at left guard

On Monday, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he didn't want to "push any panic buttons" because of his offensive line. 

Turns out, he might be ready to. 

During the portion of Wednesday's practice that is open to reporters, Chance Warmack took first-team left guard reps between Jason Peters and Jason Kelce during individual drills. Isaac Seumalo was no longer working with the first team. It could possibly be a sign of things to come. 

The team portion of practice is closed to media members. 

Seumalo, the second-year offensive lineman out of Oregon State, had a terrible game against the Chiefs on Sunday. He gave up four of the six sacks the Eagles allowed and three of them went to defensive end Chris Jones, who was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week. 

Seumalo, 23, admitted after the 27-20 loss Sunday that he needed to play better (see story). Meanwhile, Pederson pointed out some of Seumalo's issues — dropping his head, late hands, getting off the ball late — but said they were correctable. 

"So we'll evaluate the whole thing," Pederson continued Wednesday after saying he didn't want to push panic buttons. "It's not — again, it's not just one guy. If you're going to point the finger too, you can point it at me; I'm part of the pie, too. We'll evaluate it and we'll keep evaluating it."

Seumalo was handed the starting left guard job at the start of this training camp. The team decided that and was set to release veteran, and previous starter, Allen Barbre until they were able to get a conditional seventh-round pick for him. Looking back, they might have made that move too hastily. 

For the first two games of the season, Warmack has been inactive. It's the first time in his NFL career that he's been healthy and hasn't played. The former 10th overall pick joined the Eagles this offseason on a one-year deal but has since signed an extension to keep him under contract through the 2018 season. Warmack, after the first game of the season, said he was trying not to read into anything (see story)

In Philadelphia, Warmack has been reunited with his college position coach Jeff Stoutland. That was a big part of the reason he decided to join the Eagles. 

In addition to Warmack, the Eagles also have veteran Stefen Wisniewski available to play guard.