The morning's stories in key quotations.
Joe Paterno on his legacy: "They ask me what I want written about me when I'm gone," Paterno famously said. "I hope they write I made Penn State a better place, not just that I was a good football coach." [Collegian]
Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight on Joe Paterno: "I do not follow conventional wisdom, " Knight continued. "Joe is my hero." The crowd stood again in applause a minute later when Knight closed a thought by asking, "Who are the real trustees at Penn State University?" [Kevin McGuire, Examiner]
Scott Hartnell on sharing a toilet with former teammate Joffrey Lupul at the All-Star Draft: "Let's just say we shared the same bathroom at one time. He had to get out there quick. Everyone likes to play swords I guess," he said, with a laugh. [Puck Daddy]
Charlie Manuel on the Phillies bullpen upon Brad Lidge's departure: "We have some question marks in our bullpen," Manuel said. "But at the same time, we always have one or two guys a year that come into their own and they throw better than they usually have. Right now, I'm not really concerned about all that." [Matt Gelb, Inquirer]
New Union striker and Panama captain Gabriel Gomez's impressions of his new team: “The little that I know about the team comes from the sporting manager, [head of scouting and player development} Diego Gutiérrez,” Gómez said. “I’ve also spoken a lot with Freddy Adu, who was my teammate in Portugal. I know of a few of the players like Faryd Mondragón, and Peter Nowak, who’s a great coach – I don’t have any doubts about that.” [Philadelphia Union]
Sixers coach Doug Collins on a blip he'd rather not see become a trend: “I thought last night we went more east to west than north-south,” Collins said. “We started going this way like a windshield wiper instead of penetrating. “I have two gauges I look at for our team. How do we start a game turnover wise? We had five quickly last night. And how many shots does Jodie Meeks get in the course of a game? When he gets four that says to me the ball is not moving.” [Dei Lynam, CSNPhilly]
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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.
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3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
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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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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.