If you are a Philly fan, you will absolutely LOVE this book. If you aren't a Philly fan, you will gain an all new respect for Philly fans and the city of Philadelphia. The book is co-written by my two favorite Philly Sports radio personalities: Glen MacNow (of Havertown) and Anthony Gargano. Glen has been named best sports writer in Philadelphia and as a 610 radio host, he is who I would call the authority on Philadelphia sports.
The book gives a phenomenal history of sports in Philadelphia for those who didn't get to live through much of it. If you are wondering the true origin of the fans throwing snowballs at Santa Clause or the legendary people of the 700 level at the Vet, Glen and Anthony go straight to the source and put it into words to share with us all.
I don't want to give a complete book review, but some of my favorite parts of the book were the section on the recent Sixers run in the finals against the Lakers. They do a fantastic job of putting you right back into Philadelphia during that tremendous run. The section on "Dallas Sucks" is another favorite. They talk about the inception of the Eagles, games at Franklin Field and Shibe Park as well as the history of the Phillies, the losingest franchise in professional sports. For people like me, who have never seen a Philly sports team win a championship, this gives a glimpse of what it will be like. I could go on and on, but what you should really do is read this book yourself.
I guarantee you, if you are a Philly fan, and you read this book, you will get goose bumps. And if you are not a Philly fan, you will stop ragging on them. You can buy the book Here for less than 12 bucks.
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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It appears the Eagles have lost running back Darren Sproles for a while.
Sproles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, suffered a broken arm in Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Giants and is out indefinitely.
Sproles left the game early in the second quarter with what was announced as a wrist injury and did not return after running the ball three times for 11 yards.
Despite his loss, the Eagles' run game thrived. Wendell Smallwood, LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement combined for 160 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 30 carries.
Veteran Torrey Smith, for the time being at least, will take over as the Eagles' punt returner. Smith returned one punt Sunday for nine yards. He tweeted it was his first punt return since high school.
The 34-year-old Sproles seemed to be contemplating retirement after last season, his 11th in the NFL, but backed off this spring during OTAs.
"We're gonna see," Sproles said in June. "Right after we make the playoffs, then come back and ask me."