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Watch American Surfer and Crazy Man Garrett McNamara Ride a 100-Foot Wave, Not Kill Himself

Watch American Surfer and Crazy Man Garrett McNamara Ride a 100-Foot Wave, Not Kill Himself

Every now and then you see some guys trying to surf the Jersey Shore, and you pretend that they pretend that they're actually doing this.

Well, a guy named Garrett McNamara actually is riding a 100-foot high, world-record breaking wave.

There's a spot off the coast of Nazare, Portugal that just so happens to create the largest waves in the world as result of its geography, related weather patterns and a 16,000-foot underwater canyon that is over 2.5-times the depth of the Grand Canyon.

"In Nazare," the Hawaiian surfer told Time (via NPR), "the ocean is known as a place of death, not of riding waves."

It's where he set the world record in 2011 for the biggest wave ever surfed and where he married his wife in November.

Hey, Honey! If I come back, let's get married! Or maybe before I go out there? Before? It's your call.

As mentioned above, McNamara — a native of Pittsfield, Mass., who now surfs out of Hawaii — already holds the world record for surfing a 78-foot wave in that exact location, but he has now negotiated what is thought to have been a 100-foot wave, although its exact height is the matter of dispute amongst people who dispute this sort of thing. A separate NPR posting — citing the Boston Globe — points out that McNamara originally said the 78-footer was 90-feet high.

Why do we bring this up?

1. It's different, 2. It's a world record that doesn't involve chicken wings, 3. The waves themselves are horrifying/impressive to look at on their own, and 4. McNamara — as should not go without mention — is still alive, which seems an achievement in its own right.

Surviving takes training in such things as holding your breath. Surfers such as (Laird) Hamilton and McNamara can hold it for two minutes plus, (forecaster and CEO at Swellinfo.com, a surf forecasting site) Micah Sklut says. When it comes to wiping out in big surf, "you kind of have to let it do what it wants to do and try to relax," he says, though he admits he has never surfed anything close to the really big ones.

For the full writeup, click here.

To watch him ride the 100-footer*, see below.

To watch a member of the McNamara family play Little League as a kid (not really) and other related clips that will help you kill time this Friday afternoon, keep scrolling.

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

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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.