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• After two exclusive games on NFL Network, Fox Sports’ 2019 Thursday Night Football presented by Bud Light Platinum schedule begins Sept. 26 with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Green Bay Packers. Fox Sports said it would deliver Thursday Night Football in 4K Ultra High Definition for the NFL’s 100th season, making Thursday night match-ups available through the Fox Sports and Fox Now apps, via Apple TV 4K and select Roku devices. Full story here.

• Tony Wyllie has been named regional president and managing director for Special Olympics North America. Wyllie most recently was svp-communications for the NFL’s Washington Redskins since 2010. His three-decade career also includes PR/communications with the St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans.

According to Wyllie, “I will use my leadership skills and experience to continue to deliver high-quality competitive sports experiences, attract more resources, and build awareness of Special Olympics. I am excited to work for the six million Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners in the movement for inclusion."

• The Los Angeles Clippers have signed a deal with Los Angeles-based tech firm Honey, which includes naming rights to team's renovated Honey Training Center: Home of the L.A. Clippers and its logo on team practice jerseys. According to Honey, "Ten million-plus members worldwide use Honey's suite of free tools daily to save time and money when shopping online.”

• SoFi Stadium, which will be the new $6 billion home venue for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers beginning in 2020, will open July 25-26 with two Taylor Swift concerts.

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (Sept. 14-Oct. 27), which includes the first public screening of the only known complete broadcast of Super Bowl I (then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game) in January 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

POLL POSITION

 Pro Football Hall of Fame First-Time Candidates Class of 2020
• DE John Abraham
• LB Lance Briggs
• WR/Special Teams Josh Cribbs
• RB Maurice Jones-Drew
• S Troy Polamalu
• DE Justin Smith
• WR Reggie Wayne
• LB Patrick Willis

The full list includes 122 players eligible to be selected to next year's class. Full story here.

KEEPING SCORE

Top Brands in 2019 Brand Keys “Consumer Loyalty Index”
• Airline: JetBlue
• Athletic Footwear:Nike
* Automotive: Hyundai
• Banks: Chase
• Beer: Corona Extra (regular), Miller Lite (Lite)
• Bottled Water: Dasani
• Casual Dining: Panera
• Coffee (OOH): Dunkin’
• Energy Drinks: Red Bull
• Headphones: Bose
• Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s
• Major League Sports: MLB
• Online Music: Slacker
* Online Retailer: Amazon
• Online Travel Booking: Booking.com
• Pizza: Domino’s
• QSR: Chick-fil-A
• Retail Sporting Goods: Dick’s
• Social Networking Sites: Instagram
• Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola (regular), Diet Coke
• Tequila: Jose Cuervo
• Ticketing Services: StubHub
• Vodka: Zubrowka
• Whiskey: Jack Daniel’s

FULL LIST HERE

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Sept. 20-22
1. Downton Abbey $31M
2. Ad Astra $19.1M
3. Rambo: Last Blood $19M
4. It 2 $17.2
5. Hustlers $17M
6. Lion King $2.6M
7. Good Boys $2.5M
8. Angel Has Fallen $2.4M
9. Overcomer $1.5M
10. Hobbs & Shaw $1.5M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Campbellā€™s Chunky Stars Dak Prescott, Saquon Barkley, Pushy Relatives

By Barry Janoff

September 5, 2019: Dak Prescott, quarterback for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, knows a team can feel like a family.

But that is nothing like your real family — especially when they mess with your press conference — as Prescott finds out in a new campaign from Campbell’s Chunky soup that features his real-life brothers, Tad and Jace Prescott.

The “Champions of Chunky” campaign also stars Saquon Barkley, running back for the New York Giants, and his mom, Tonya Johnson, in "Huddle."

In addition, Campbell Soup has signed its first partnership with Twitch, a leading live-streaming platform for gamers.

According to Campbell’s Chunky, which is the official soup sponsor for the NFL, the campaign is a “modern, updated version of the classic ‘Mama’s Boy’ campaign, which first aired in 1997 and last ran in 2014.”

The spots feature the NFL stars and their respective Champions, who interrupt them on game day — at a press conference, in the locker room, and on the sidelines — but for a good reason: “To make sure they’re filling up right with a bowl of Campbell’s Chunky soup.”

In his spot, “Question For Zak,” Prescott is at a podium during a post-game media conference.

“Zak, that touchdown . . . How did you do it?” is the first question, which comes from one of his brothers. “People say talent runs in the family.”

His other brother then asks, “Or is it because we feed you Chunky Soup?”

“Really?” says Prescott. “Who let my brothers in?”

They both jump onstage and take over the media conference as Prescott eats a bowl of Campbell’s Chunky, with the tag line, “Soup that eats like a meal.”

“We all have Champions in our lives who play a huge role in our success — whether that’s a parent, sibling, grandparent, spouse, stepparent or friend,” Gary Mazur, director-brand marketing, Campbell Soup Co., said via the brand.

“And this campaign recognizes those individuals who support us every day,” said .

Throughout the NFL season, Campbell’s Chunky will be joined in-person by Prescott, Barkley and other NFL players, along with their respective Champions, "to surprise and celebrate unsung heroes in their local communities.”

That would include firefighters, teachers, coaches or community representatives, who “will be recognized for their daily contributions to their communities and the impact they’re making on people around them.”

The integrated marketing campaign also includes Champions of Chunky local market activations, such as leveraging Campbell’s NFL team deals, in-store appearances, NFL player meet-and-greets and social media engagements.

A Chunky food truck will tour local supermarkets and stadiums on game day to offer samples of Campbell’s Chunky soup flavors.

According to Mazur, “Campbell’s Chunky is excited to bring updated, evolved versions of our iconic and humorous commercials back to life this season and celebrate not only our NFL superstars and their Champions, but the everyday heroes that play this role in the lives of those closest to them.”

Lead agency is Leo Burnett, Chicago.

Prescott is also featured in a new spot from Sleep Number, the “official sleep + wellness partner of the NFL," “Sleep Better. Play Smarter.”

The original “Mama’s Boy” campaign included such players as Richard Sherman, Clay Matthews, Victor Cruz, Donovan McNabb, LaDainian Tomlinson and Michael Strahan along with their respective moms.

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