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People Sure Do Love Bobble Heads (and Well-Named Beer)

People Sure Do Love Bobble Heads (and Well-Named Beer)

Tonight, of course, is Roy Halladay Bobble Figurine Night at Citizens Bank Park, a surefire way to pack the park on a night when the Flyers are in action across the street. This Daily News article brings out the important things in life: beer, free baseball giveaways, and
Sidney Crosby jokes.

What more could you ask for in an article about
bobble heads?

Mark Kram writes:

Why have nodders become such a big deal? According to Dr. Joe Mahan,
assistant professor at the Sport Industry Research Center at Temple
University, the teams like them because they are "a
safe promotion," which is to say that they do not incite the havoc that
Nickel Beer Night has caused. He adds that fans like them because they
can be used as not just decorative items but also as a sign of
allegiance to their team that can be displayed at the office less
obtrusively than a pennant or a poster. But Mahan adds: "If you have a
bad product, you can give away all the bobbleheads you want and no one
will come."

Not only will fans in attendance tonight get a free Roy Halladay bobblehead, they'll also get the pleasure of watching the Doc operate on the lowly Pirates. It's a win-win.

Also worth noting about Nodding Head, the bar mentioned in the article, is the fact that they have an ale named in honor of the 700 Level in Veterans Stadium. A wonderful section of a stadium to name anything after, especially a tasty beer, if I do say so myself.

>>Bobbleheads a trend that never ends for fans, teams [DN]

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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Eagles injury update: Secondary hamstrung for second straight day


Eagles injury update: Secondary hamstrung for second straight day

It looks like all three members of the Hamstrung Trio (see story) weren't practicing again on Thursday. 

At the start of Thursday's practice, Rodney McLeod, Corey Graham and Jaylen Watkins, who suffered hamstring injuries on Sunday against the Chiefs, were not participating. This will be the second straight day all three will miss practice. 

McLeod was the only member of the trio to even make an appearance at practice before reporters were kicked out after individual drills. He walked onto the field with a compression sleeve on his right leg and began to watch.

There was, however, a new safety on the field. Newcomer Trae Elston, who was claimed off waivers from the Bills, was on the field for the first time with the Eagles. He was wearing No. 35. 

It'll be tough for the Eagles to get Elston caught up by game time on Sunday at 1 p.m. Aside from Elston, the Eagles have just Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Maragos as safeties, although linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill could be used in a pinch and Jenkins thinks a couple cornerbacks have the ability to play safety (see story)

Ronald Darby (ankle) and Destiny Vaeao (wrist) were the other two Eagles who weren't practicing on Thursday. Darby is out for at least another few weeks with his dislocated ankle. 

Vaeao missed the Chiefs game and looks to be in danger of missing another week. In his absence, rookie sixth-round pick Elijah Qualls played nine snaps and played well. Qualls could see his workload increase as the fourth DT against the Giants.