With the Phils getting swept by the Lord's team, the Eagles looking god-awful, and the Sixers predestined to be god-forsaken, the only solace for us 4-for-4 fans is the Orange and Black's fast start and promising season. After dropping only one game on a tough Western Canada road trip to start the campaign, the Flyers came back to Broad Street and dominated on their home ice.
Now it's time to see if they're for real, with an 8-game road trip starting with back-to-back games against the Grapefruit Division. White-hot Marty Biron will get the start tonight against the Panthers, with Antero Niittymaki drawing the far tougher team in the Lightning tomorrow. Tim Panaccio points out that after a shaky preseason for the Czech Fin, a lot of us might like to see the order reversed there, but John Stevens has a plan. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, as he hasn't made a mistake yet and has shown some brilliance in his ability to adjust lines and move personnel mid-game.
The road trip ahead consists of games at Florida, Tampa Bay, Boston, Montreal, Washington, NY Rangers, Pittsburgh, and New Jersey. That's about as daunting a road trip as I've ever seen. If they could take 5 or 6 of those games, I'd be honestly be happy. Especially if they beat the Rangers at MSG...
>>Niittymaki set for his first start [Inquirer]
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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Sports Ilustrated gets it. The characters in Philadelphia sports are some of the best in the world right now.
On SI's list of "77 Reasons Why We Love Sports," the alien otherwise known as Rhys Hoskins and Joel Embiid's Twitter both make appearances. While the NFL Red Zone Channel inexplicably comes in at No. 1, Embiid's Twitter comes in at a worthy No. 2. His recent tweet about the Los Angeles Chargers' beleaguered rookie kicker is a great example of why Embiid is a must-follow.
Hoskins, the Phillies' record-breaking slugger, comes in at No. 65. His latest mind-bending accomplishment is becoming the fastest player ever to 45 RBIs. With Hoskins' ridiculous natural power and impressive plate discipline, this stretch doesn't look like a fluke. He could be one of the top reasons Philadelphians love sports for the next 15 years.