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Video: Area Diner Was Fine with Baseball Team's Old Name

Video: Area Diner Was Fine with Baseball Team's Old Name

The Reading Phillies started a "social networking fire storm" when they announced last week that they'd be changing their team's name after nearly half a century of being known as the R-Phils. Local TV station WGAL's Barbara Barr went directly to the place where fans are hit the hardest by such naming changes, the local Diner, to gauge fan reactions.

Also, some think they already know what the new name will be when officially announced on the 17th.

But first, some of the fantastic responses from those polled in the local news report which you can watch above:

"I was fine with the old name. [laughter] They didn't ask me though."

"It was always known as the Reading Phillies. I can't really imagine it as anything else."

"Yeah, there should be a name change because we have the Philadelphia Phillies."

He is not lying. And my favorite:

"I think it'll do them good because we all need something to pick us up."

As for the hot lead on the new name? The rumors that the new team will be "The Fightins" or the "Fightin Phils" have been discussed, and while R-Phillies general manager Scott Hunsicker won't confirm or deny those rumors, he does say this:

"I can honestly say the relationship with the Phillies is enhanced through what we're about to unveil on the 17th."

Those sound like fightin' words to me.

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales


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


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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Brooks' 4 TDs leads Penn by Lehigh 65-47 in 60th meeting


Brooks' 4 TDs leads Penn by Lehigh 65-47 in 60th meeting

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Karekin Brooks rushed for 268 yards with three touchdowns on 29 carries and Pennsylvania outlasted Lehigh 65-47 on Saturday in the 60th meeting between the defending champions of the Patriot and Ivy leagues.

Brooks became the 12th Quaker to rush for 200-plus yards in a game and moved into second on Penn's single-game rushing record, behind Terrance Stokes' 272 yards against Princeton in 1993. Brooks also threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to David Ryslik early in the fourth quarter, which made it 56-35.

Penn (2-0) scored consecutive touchdowns 1-minute, 9 seconds apart late in the second quarter to establish a two-touchdown lead it maintained during a second half that saw the teams trade scores on virtually every possession.

Will Fischer-Colbrie finished 13 of 20 for 235 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Christian Pearson on a 43-yard scoring strike, Logan Sharp from 26 yards and Nicholas Bokun late in the fourth from 21 yards out.

Lehigh (0-4) was led by Brad Mayes, who went 26 of 40 for 444 yards with four touchdowns, but also suffered two interceptions.