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Who Are the Eagles Still Better Than? Searching Searching Ah, the Chiefs!

Who Are the Eagles Still Better Than? Searching Searching Ah, the Chiefs!

Naturally, the Eagles were a hot topic at Thanksgiving
dinner yesterday. The conversation starters ranged from your typical So what’s
wrong with the Eagles? and Are Andy Reid and Michael Vick gone at the end of
the year? to the almost sympathetic Did you actually have to watch that game
against the Redskins on Sunday?

That last question was easy – Robert Griffin is on my
fantasy team, of course I was watching!

Anyway, the Eagles being a terrible football team has led to
some interesting lines of thought. When I’m not outwardly rooting for their
demise in the name of players I fake-coach, I often find myself wondering which
teams are still somhow worse than the Eagles.

Certainly not the ones with better records. Some pathetic,
aimless franchises have managed to make it to at least four wins already this year.
Would the Eagles beat the Jets? The Dolphins? The Bills? The Titans? I mean, I
don’t know. They already lost to the Cowboys, Redskins, Lions, and Cardinals.

There are two more teams sitting at three wins with the
Birds: the Rams and the Raiders. Unlike Philly, the Rams have actually beaten
the Redskins and Cardinals, so the tie goes to St. Louis. And even though the Raiders have
only held one team under 22 points all season, there is almost no way the Eagles
are scoring that many points – they’ve only done it three times themselves.

That leaves only teams that somehow have worse records, and let’s
take them one at a time. Would the Eagles beat the Browns if they met again? Not a chance. Now that sanity has been restored in Jacksonville and Chad Henne is the
starting quarterback, are they still worse than Philly? We shall see. Carolina
will actually have the opportunity to prove they’re a better team on Monday
night. Prepare the antidepressants.

Should the Panthers win, that would leave just the Chiefs. Ah, the trusty Chiefs. They are the
one team remaining in the NFL right now I am still confident the Eagles could
beat, with their one win this season, and their almost charming Matt Cassel/Brady Quinn
quarterback controversy playing out for all the world to ignore. It’s literally the only
franchise an Eagles fan can comfortably point and laugh at without fear of
somebody turning it around on them.

There’s something to hang your hat on. The Eagles are not
the Chiefs.


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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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."