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You Can Win Your Share of $60k Tonight with Draft Kings

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The currently unwatchable Phillies have a businessperson special going on today, so you won’t be compelled to watch, and even if you choose to do so, you’ll at least be doing something other than working. But tonight… well, that’s where watch baseball could win you a cut of $60,000.

DraftKings is running a $60k Moonshot contest tonight, featuring only four night games. Using your usual $50,000 salary cap, assemble your best lineup of 2 P, 1 C, 1 1B, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SS, and 3 OF. It’s only $3 to enter, and that fee is waived if this is your first deposit. First place brings home $4,000 and the top 4,625 finishers are paid. I’ve already put my lineup together, but I’m not gonna show you because I’d like 4,626th place all to myself thank you very much.

You can go ahead and start picking your lineup here.

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Les Bowen Is FREAKING OUT Because the Eagles Didn’t Invite Media to Their Playground Build

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Les Bowen is UNHAPPY with the Eagles’ decision not to invite media to their annual playground build, which took place at Spruance Elementary School in Philadelphia today. Inexplicably, Bowen complained about the fact that the Eagles did something nice without grabbing the low-hanging fruit of free publicity by inviting media and cameras to the event, which undoubtedly would’ve led to TENS of inane questions about a third-string quarterback. HOW DARE THEY!

Les, spurred on by this Tweet from the ever-passive Geoff Mosher:

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Les not happy about this and other responses:

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UPDATE: This, predictably, became the Eskins vs. Bowen: Continue reading

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That Sons of Ben Documentary Will Premiere in Philly on June 10

Way back in 2013, we spoke to Jeff Bell on the first edition of the Crossing Streams podcast about his documentary on the Sons of Ben, the Philadelphia Union supporters club. We spoke to him again yesterday (podcast coming soon) because the film is finally ready to be released, and tickets are now available for the Philadelphia premiere.

The film tells the story of the Sons of Ben supporters club, which predates the Union, their mission to bring an MLS team to Philadelphia, and their drive to help revive Chester, their adopted home. On June 10th, the film will screen at the Ritz East and Ritz Five in Old City, and in a Sons of Ben-only screening at the Trocadero. Additionally, there will be an after party at the Troc for the SoB, VIPs, and you (if you buy a ticket). Tickets and merch and more can be bought over here.

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CSN Inadvertently Aired Video of Odubel Herrera’s Johnson

John Oliver talked to Edward Snowden about just how easily the government can look at your dick pics. But why complicate things? Because if you’re Phillies rookie starting center fielder Odubel Herrera, you can skip all the backchannel data mining and have your member broadcast straight to the public on live TV courtesy of the networks of NBC-Comcast. Welcome to the big leagues, kid!

The .GIF is on Imgur. Of course be aware of your surroundings before clicking.

H/T to (@Gods_Server), via Reddit

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Draft Kings’ Opening Day Leagues Start in a Few Hours So Draft Your Team Now

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Opening Day is here. Usually, that means spring is here, complete with a potential for a magical Phillies ride! Instead, this year you’ll get Aaron Harang. But don’t let the Ruben behind the curtain dampen your excitement for the great American pastime. Let Draft Kings provide your entertainment.

To make Opening Day exciting again, Draft Kings is running two big contests: The $15k Beginning Opening Day Freeroll and the $100k Moonshot #1. First, let’s lay out what they have in common:

– Both start Monday, April 6 at 1:05 PM EST
– Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 10 players: 8 fielders and 2 pitchers
– Roster format: 2 P, 1 C, 1 1B, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SS, 3 OF

And that’s where the similarities end. In the Freeroll, there is no entry fee and you can win your share of the prize money — first place wins $1,000 — as long as you finish in the top 3,845 spots. No risk at all.

But in the Moonshot, you can win much more money while the risk is still incredibly low. The entry fee is $3 (FREE if you’re a first time depositor) and you can walk away with $10,000 if you finish in first place. And if you don’t? You still get paid as long as you finish in the top 7,850 (the top 20%).

Watching the Phillies is going to be a bit of a bummer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all that Opening Day has to offer while trying to walk away with some cash. You can choose your lineup for the FREEROLL and MOONSHOT leagues now.

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Make Opening Day Interesting with Draft Kings

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Opening Day is only three days away. Usually, that means spring is here, complete with a potential for a magical Phillies ride! Instead, this year you’ll get Aaron Harang. But don’t let the Ruben behind the curtain dampen your excitement for the great American pastime. Let Draft Kings provide your entertainment.

To make Opening Day exciting again, Draft Kings is running two big contests: The $15k Beginning Opening Day Freeroll and the $100k Moonshot #1. First, let’s lay out what they have in common:

– Both start Monday, April 6 at 1:05 PM EST
– Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 10 players: 8 fielders and 2 pitchers
– Roster format: 2 P, 1 C, 1 1B, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SS, 3 OF

And that’s where the similarities end. In the Freeroll, there is no entry fee and you can win your share of the prize money — first place wins $1,000 — as long as you finish in the top 3,845 spots. No risk at all.

But in the Moonshot, you can win much more money while the risk is still incredibly low. The entry fee is $3 (FREE if you’re a first time depositor) and you can walk away with $10,000 if you finish in first place. And if you don’t? You still get paid as long as you finish in the top 7,850 (the top 20%).

Watching the Phillies is going to be a bit of a bummer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all that Opening Day has to offer while trying to walk away with some cash. You can choose your lineup for the FREEROLL and MOONSHOT leagues now.

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UPDATE: I’m Jim Adair– Ask Me Anything!

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Hello all. Jim Adair here — hated writer, tight sweatpants wearer, general idiot — to answer questions from you for some reason (I guess because Kyle did it). So go ahead and start asking questions and throwing insults down in the comments. I’ll be there answering as many questions and I can and generally responding to nonsense.

UPDATE: Full transcript can be seen after the jump, split up by topic for easier readability.

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We’re Looking for Summer Interns

Do you want to work for Crossing Broad (or at least gain inside info to really skewer us in the comments)? Do you want to do it for free? Well you are in luck, because we are looking for a few summer interns. It can be for college credit (in fact, we’d really prefer that it is so we can hold you accountable to, you know, doing work). We’re looking for a few people who can perform the following tasks at or above the level of a trained monkey:

  • Work remotely for 15-20 hours per week, on a fairly regular schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Help with social media, events, streaming media, podcast stuff, and possibly some posting
  • Increase CB’s exposure on Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, streaming video, and more
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms, WordPress, audio and video editing, Photoshop, and more is a plus

Additionally, the internship’s requirements are about the same you’ll see for any other one, but here they are anyway:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work on a deadline
  • Good communication skills
  • The drive to work hard and work well, even when working remotely
  • Reliability
  • Creativity
  • A desire to work online and gain experience doing so
  • Comfort working for a guy who spends the money he’s not giving you on video games and Don Tollefson jerseys

We have some flexibility when it comes to start dates (basically on a per person basis, depending on when semesters end and all of that) but are hoping to bring some people on board who can help us all summer long, and potentially longer. If you’re interested, please send something vaguely resembling a resume, links to your social media accounts, and a few sentences about why you’re qualified (nothing too formal) jim@crossingbroad.com with the subject line “CB Internship” by April 15th.

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