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So Long, Sal Fasano

So Long, Sal Fasano

That may be a frown and not a Fu Manchu after this weekend.

It's a sad day for mustached men everywhere: Sal Fasano, one of the few uplifting stories of this sorry Phillies season, was designated for assignment over the weekend.  Despite becoming a fan favorite, the hard working journeyman catcher's numbers just didn't impress the decision makers to keep on 3 catchers.  There isn't much to say on the subject in my opinion.  Sal was embraced for being a hard worker and a class act.  I'd be surprised if he ever has to buy his own beer in Philadelphia. 

So long, Sal, you will be missed.

-No Storybook ending for folk hero Fasano [Beerleaguer]
-In Gillick We Trust [BS&S]
-The origin of Sal's Pals [The700Level]
-Sal Fasano mentioned along side Alex Rodriguez [The700Level]

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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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

Requirements

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 players plan to lock arms before game, ask fans to join them

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Eagles players plan to lock arms before game, ask fans to join them

Before today's home opener, the Eagles will lock arms in a showing of unity and ask that fans join them, several players tweeted.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins, who tweeted first on Sunday morning, participated in a near-season-long demonstration during the national anthem last year and has continued that demonstration into this season.

His demonstration -- raising his right fist -- is an attempt to further a conversation about racism and social injustice in the United States.

Sunday's demonstration of locking arms is a response to President Donald Trump's comments on Friday night, encouraging NFL owners to release players who protest during the national anthem.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!' Trump said.

“You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country.”

Eagles owner Jeff Lurie released a statement on Saturday night to support his players' attempts to call attention to injustice (see story). While it wasn't as strong against Trump's comments as some other statements from NFL owners, Lurie has been consistent in supporting his players in this area. Jenkins, Chris Long and Torrey Smith, some of the Eagles' more outspoken players on topics of race and injustice, have said Lurie has been very supportive.

During the game in London on Sunday morning, Jaguars players and Ravens players on both sidelines locked arms during the anthem. Jaguars owner Shad Khan joined them.

Last September, when Jenkins first began his demonstration, head coach Doug Pederson said he would join in if his players held some sort of team-wide demonstration.

"If it was team-wide, if they wanted to do something team-wide, I’d definitely be for that," Pederson said last September. "I think it shows unity and there’s no division that way, and I think it sends a great message that from our standpoint, the National Football League and the platform and the individuals, we love this country and what it represents and the flag and the national anthem and everything. Listen, we’re not perfect, obviously, and for us to stand united that way, I’d go for that.”

Through the first two games of the 2017 season, Jenkins has raised his fist during the anthem, while Long and Rodney McLeod placed their arms on him in a showing of support.