This is a two-part story. Part one: Tony Romo threw five interceptions -- including two returned for touchdown -- in the Cowboys' 34-18 loss to the Bears, leaving sole possession of first place in the NFC East to the Eagles.
Part two: Jerry World needs to be fumigated, stat.
Dallas dropped to 2-2, alongside the Giants and Redskins, as the Bears cover-2 stifled the Cowboys offense. In the absence of any reasonable threat of a running game, Romo was forced to take to the air against the opportunistic Chicago defense. Hilarity ensued. Romo's five picks was half his total for all of 2011, and more than half of the nine he threw in '09.
Of course, it wasn't all Romo's fault. Wrong routes, dropped passes, and heavy pass rush either contributed or were directly responsible in three of the turnovers. He threw four and five just trying to get his team back in the game during the fourth quarter. Give the Bears credit, too, they were everywhere.
In further fairness Romo, it may have looked like there were more than 11 black jerseys out there when he was on the field. Only one extra was caught on camera (that we know of), but where there's one, there's usually hundreds of them.
We're talking of course about the gigantic cockroach crawling around on the field, aka Chicacgo's 12th man, as seen on Deadspin last night. I guess when you spend a billion dollars on a place to live, sometimes you have a little trouble with the upkeep.
I'll pass on dollar dog night, thanks.
>> The Jerry Dome Is Infested With Gigantic Cockroaches [Deadspin]
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
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5. Must be 19 years of age or older
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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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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.