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Mike Richards, Justin Williams Help Deliver Flyers' First Loss

Mike Richards, Justin Williams Help Deliver Flyers' First Loss

Well that was a bit of a gut punch… After a hard-fought battle went to overtime, Mike Richards helped to deliver his former team its first loss with a nice assist to Jack Johnson. It came on a powerplay in overtime, but the set up was vintage Richards, a fake slapshot turned to a pass for the winner off the stick of Johnson.

Richards received a mostly warm welcome at first, with some Flyers fans on their feet to start, and an even better reception when Lou Nolan announced him with a brief showing on the main screen. Others booed, a trend that would grow every time Richards touched the puck. Surreal.

The Flyers played well but were unable to break out in this one, leaving open the opportunity that Richards would factor into a Kings win. Unfortunately, he did.

It was a damn good game, very physical from both sides while not being particularly dirty. Zac Rinaldo sent Drew Doughty to the dressing room on his first shift, in my opinion with a clean hit. The Kings were up to the task though, banging away throughout the game and ultimately cashing in after the Flyers went to the kill one too many times.

It wasn't Richards, but rather another former Flyer that did his old team in tonight; Justin Williams notched a pair of goals. Definitely a blow for Flyers fans, who saw Williams score a pair and Richards and Simon Gagne each notch an assist. Goalie Jonathan Quick was probably the biggest factor for the Kings though, making some huge saves during stretches in which the Flyers dramatically outplayed LA.

Ilya Bryzgalov had a solid night in net too, his fourth straight showing in which it was hard to pin any goals directly on him. The power play was also a strength for the Flyers, who scored both of their goals with the man advantage.

All in all, not the worst loss for the Flyers, and they did get a point. Still, it stings  a bit that so many former Flyers factored into the winning effort for the Kings. It's been a long night, so we'll leave it at that. Not a terrible loss for the Flyers at all, but it's a bit more painful given how many former popular Flyers contributed to the win.

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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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.