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• The NFL's 100th season will begin with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers in Soldier Field on Thursday, Sept. 5 (NBC, 8:20 PM ET). This will be the 199th meeting between the Bears and Packers, including regular- and post-season. Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will begin their season on NBC Sunday Night Football Sept. 8. Their opponent will be named when the full 2019 regular season schedule is released later this spring.

• Kraft Heinz, in partnership with the NHL and NHLPlayers’ Association (NHLPA) has unveiled the top four finalist communities competing for the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2019. Voting begins March 30.

• NBA Experience, the new destination coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando) will officially open Aug. 12, 2019. In collaboration with the NBA, Disney is developing NBA Experience with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors, also including a NBA-themed retail store.

• D.G. Yuengling & Son brewery has signed a deal with Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Aaron Nola, making him one of the first active, MLB players to have a partnership with a beer brand. Yuengling has been a sponsor of the Phillies since 2017,

• Alex Rodriguez' future is so hot he needs to wear shades. Good thing Jennifer Lopez also needs to wear shades. The celebrity couple stars in a new year-long marketing from Quay Australia, which is being called “their first major fashion campaign together,’ by industry analysts. Media includes print, digital and social media.

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originally scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 22-24
1. Us $70.2M
2. Captain Marvel $35M
3. Wonder Park $9M
4. Five Feet Apart $8.8M
5. How To Train Your Dragon 3 $6.5M
6. A Madea Family Funeral $4.5M
7. Gloria Bell $1.8M
8. No Manches Frida 2 $1.8M
9. Lego Movie 2 $1.1M
10. Alita: Battle Angel $1M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Mar132013

D-Wade Plays Defense, Gets In Shape For Dove March Madness 'Real Moments' 

By Barry Janoff

March 13, 2013: Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and the Miami Heat are running toward the NBA post-season in an attempt to defend the team's 2011-12 championship title.

But Wade has made a slight detour as the star of a Dove Men+Care campaign that will be part of the marketing landscape during the upcoming NCAA Div. I men's basketball tournament, which begins March 19 and culminates with the Final Four in Atlanta on April 6 and April 8.

Dove, a division of NCAA corporate partner Unilever, this week unveils two TV spots with Wade and his sons, plus two spots with ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas. Both men will also be part of a significant Internet and social media push, the latter with an element offering tickets to the 2014 men's Final Four in Cowboys Stadium in Texas.

The campaign, under the umbrella "Real Moments" theme, supports new Dove Men+Care face and hair products and new additions to existing personal wash and deodorant/antiperspirant lines.

Both Wade and Bilas, who have March Madness experience as players, with Marquette and Duke, respectively, incorporate their families in the humorous campaign. In Wade's TV and online spots we see him playing with his sons; Bilas is shown with his son and daughter.

The activation is a continuation of March Madness Dove Men+Care marketing efforts, which last year included Shaquille O'Neil, Steve Nash and Michigan State University head coach Tom Izzo in a "Journey to Comfort" theme.

Wade and Bilas also join a Dove Men+Care roster of athletes and coaches who have appeared in past campaign, such as Drew Brees, Albert Pujols, Joe Girardi, Andy Pettitte, Magic Johnson, John Thompson III, Bobby Hurley, Stewart Cink and Davis Love III.

The Wade and Bilas spots will air across March Madness broadcast networks CBS and Turner's TNT, TBS and truTV. Internet and social media buys include DoveMenCare.com, Facebook.com/DoveMenCareUS and Youtube.com/dovemencareus.

A dedicated Facebook page is hosting a consumer-driven "March Match-Ups" competition, in conjunction with NCAA marketing partner LG Electronics. Visitors are asked to pick the tools necessary to help determine which schools will make the tournament and then which schools will continue as the competition progresses. Dove is offering a variety of college hoops-related prizes (chicken wings, nachos, etc.), with a grand prize of tickets to the 2014 Final Four. (Full details here.)

The competition can also be accessed via mobile phone by texting "MATCHUP" to 693683 (message and data rates apply).

Lead agency is Davie Brown Entertainment, Los Angeles.

In Wade's "How to Stay In Shape," the all-star point guard explains, "How to stay in shape? Step 1: Gotta work those arms." The scene shows him seemingly lifting weights, but it turns out he's lifting one of his sons above his head and then throwing him into a backyard pool.

"Step 2: Keep those legs strong," Wade continues, which he does by getting into an inflatable bouncy house with his kids. "Step 3: Don't forget your bags," which turn out to be his sons hanging on his arms. (See the full spot here.)

In "How to Play Defense," Wade offers, "Step 1: Stay in front of your man," which sees Wade guarding his two sons in game of mini-ball. "Step 2: Always keep your hands up. Step 3: Don't be afraid to foul," which shows D-Wade tackling his sons. (See the full spot here.)

According to Wade, “The real moments in my Dove Men+Care campaign capture the joy and excitement my boys and I feel when we are all together. Being a father is the most rewarding aspect of my life and my children teach me, just as much as I teach them.”

Bilas is seen in two spots: "How to Prepare for the Big Dance," which entails getting his son ready for a real dance; and "How to Master the Drive," where he is seen teaching daughter to drive a car.

“This year during the Tournament, Dove Men+Care will showcase moments in men’s lives that really matter,” Rob Candelino, vp-Unilever Skincare, said in a statement. “When fans learn that playing ‘defense’ for Dwyane Wade means teaching his sons how to guard a mini-hoop in his living room, instead of a fellow player during a professional game, it hits home where men today place priority — caring for their family comes first.”

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