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Just take a look at the 400 level from the July 4th game at Citizens Bank Park: empty. The vibe in South Philly is that of a fan base that knows there will be no more than one Phillies game in October this year. Even the booing is lackluster. People just don't care. It's unfortunate that just a week before the Phillies are to send the right side of their infield, the only glimmer of hope on a team riddled with the Ryan Franklins and David Bells, to play in the midsummer classic that baseball has become meaningless in Philadelphia. As a baseball fan, I hope for the days of a packed game on a July 4th, buzzing with fans that love the game and are passionate about a team that can walk out on to the field and know they can bring home a championship. Maybe we can get the Athletics to move back to Philly.
When Aaron Rowand knocked in the game winner on Tuesday, it was exciting, but it wasn’t electric. I overheard one fan walking out of the stadium after the victory sum up most of Philadelphia's feelings on the Phillies, "That was a great win for the Phillies, now they're only 8 games under .500." For the record, they are only 6 games under .500 but I'm sure that doesn't make you want to watch them anymore now does it?
Position Title: Intern
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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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Have you ever been invited to a friend’s birthday party but you weren’t able to go? Once they heard you couldn’t go, they would then say, “you weren’t invited anyway?”
President Donald Trump withdrew his invitation to the Golden State Warriors and guard Steph Curry to visit the White House after winning the 2017 NBA Championship. Trump said Curry was “hesitating.”
Curry told reporters Friday that he would vote against the Warriors visiting the White House and President Trump.
Curry received support from fellow NBA players including 4-time MVP Lebron James, who denounced Trump’s taken-back invitation in his most re-tweeted post ever.
Golden State's statement:
5-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant:
Golden State power forward and teammate Draymond Green:
Sixers forward James Michael McAdoo, who signed a two-way contract with the team in August:
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal:
Two-time All-Star Baron Davis:
After Trump's comments about the NFL and NBA in the last 24 hours and North Carolina's Men's Basketball team not visiting the White House (because of a scheduling conflict), it is hard to believe any championship-winning teams will be making the trip to the Nation’s capital anytime soon. Except the Patriots.