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The Olympic Spirit: Still Hating On Crosby

The Olympic Spirit: Still Hating On Crosby

A lot of people hate on the Olympics. Don't get me wrong, I can hate with the best of them, but for some strange reason I find myself really enjoying events like the Nordic Combined or the Women's Moguls.

Even though I've got my Canadian mittens on, I can always find time to hate on Sidney Crosby.

With a handful of Flyers suiting up for their home country, the Inquirer has a piece with quotes from the teammates in orange and black playing against each other in the Olympics. It's your standard "you have to play 100% at all times or you'll risk injury" lines from the boys, but Kimmo Timonen didn't miss the opportunity to take a jab at Canada's Sidney Crosby.

"It's hard, but you kind of block that out because they're actually the enemy at that time," he said.

But Timonen conceded he would not take the same approach to checking
Richards as he would Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, who is also playing on
Team Canada.

"If it's him compared to Crosby, of course, you're going to take it
differently," he said. "But on the other hand, he's still on the
opposite side."

Subtle, yet effective.

Asked of his thoughts if he had an opportunity to crunch Timonen into the boards, Pronger replied: "It sucks to be him."

I believe the full list of Flyers in the Olympics is Kimmo Timonen for Finland, Chris Pronger and Mike Richards for Canada, and Oskars Bartulis playing for the ice hockey powerhouse of Latvia.

In other Flyers news, Michael Leighton was named the second star of the week for his play last week. Nicely done.

>>Flyers become foes in Olympics [Inquirer]

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

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

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White House communications director criticized for citing Joe Paterno quote about honor

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White House communications director criticized for citing Joe Paterno quote about honor

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- President Donald Trump's new communications director is getting sacked on social media for quoting Joe Paterno while making a point about honor and dignity.

Anthony Scaramucci mentioned the late Penn State football coach's oft-cited line "act like you've been there before" during a CNN interview Thursday about his push to stop leaks to the press.

Penn State fired Paterno in 2011 over his handling of child sex abuse allegations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. A university-commissioned investigation concluded Paterno and others hushed up the allegations for fear of bad publicity.

Paterno, one of college football's winningest coaches, died of lung cancer in January 2012 at 85. He was never charged with a crime.

When Paterno died, Scaramucci tweeted he'd met the coach twice and considered him an "honorable man."