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V is for Victory, Not Vicodin

V is for Victory, Not Vicodin

That is what remained of a Terrell Owens jersey in the parking lot before the game on Sunday.   I don't think we really want to know what was done to it.

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Yesterday was one of the most exciting games I've ever attended.  The atmosphere at the Linc was comparable, in my opinion, only to the NFC Championship game which I was at in 2004.  Eagles fans were loud all day long.  This game lived up to the hype and the Birds came away with a victory.  Let's all be thankful that Drew Bledsoe is not a good quarterback.

And let's not forget about number 5.  He stepped up in a big game.  The throw he made to Baskett while almost being in the grasp of a defender was pinpoint accurate 40 yards down the field.  Where are the McNabb haters now?

After only watching the game in person from rather high up, I'd say the D-line kept pressure on Bledsoe all day and allowed the secondary to step up and shut down Terrell Owens.  This is exactly what I thought the key to the game would be.

As far as how the fans handled T.O.'s return, I didn't notice anything Ray Didinger would have been ashamed of.  I didn't notice too many vulgar signs or hear too many comments which were horribly inappropriate.  At one point late in the game, it sounded as if the entire stadium was doing the "Ohhhhh D, Ohhhhhhh D, O.D." chant in unison.  The view of T.O. flipping out on the sideline set to the tune of 60,000 rabid Eagles fans chanting "O.D." made for a truly stellar Sunday in Philadelphia.

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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Report: Darren Sproles out indefinitely with broken arm

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Report: Darren Sproles out indefinitely with broken arm

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."