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• Under Armour said this morning that Patrik Frisk, the company’s president and COO, would become its new CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He will also remain president. Company founder, chairman and CEO Kevin Plank, will become executive chairman and brand chief. According to Friske via Under Armour, "The opportunity that lies ahead of us is incredible as our entire global team continues to lean hard into our transformation."

• Sacramento, California's capital city, has been awarded an MLS expansion team with Sacramento Republic FC becoming the league's 29th team and beginning play in MLS in 2022. The club will build a new, $300 million, 20,100-seat soccer stadium in the downtown Railyards District. 

• Octagon and the National Women’s Soccer League have signed a multi-tier consulting partnership, in which Octagon’s Global Media Rights Consulting and Marketing divisions will "advise the NWSL on its league media rights, sponsorship, and marketing." “The growth of the NWSL over the past six years has been tremendous, and the league, its teams and players show absolutely no sign of slowing down,” Christine Franklin, SVP, Marketing, Octagon, said via the firm.

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 18-20
1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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NFL UK 2019
• 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)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Jan152010

Danica Patrick Has All The Right "Movies" In GoDaddy Super Bowl XLIV Spot

January 15, 2010: Few marketers can take advantage of and expand the coverage of the Super Bowl spotlight like GoDaddy, which annually gets as much media and consumer attention for the ads and scenes it doesn't show as much for the ones it does.

The Internet domain registrar is already up-and-running with one of its two spots scheduled to air on CBS during Super Bowl XLIV. The star again is race car driver Danica Patrick, who in "Movies" gets to channel two sexy actresses: Kelly LeBrock from the film Weird Science and Jennifer Beals from the scene in Flashdance when she adds some inventiveness during a dance sequence by getting doused by water. (TV version of "Movies" is here.)

As per GoDaddy tactics, viewers are directed to the company's Web site to see a scene deemed "too hot" for TV. There, Patrick reenacts the classic Marilyn Monroe scene from The Seven Year Itch when she stands over a subway grating in New York and her dress billows upward from a rush of air.

GoDaddy will air one 30-second spot during the first quarter of the game and one during the fourth quarter. The spots were created in-house by GoDaddy Productions. The company said that three spots were approved by CBS for airing but it has not yet released the second spot to air.

Spend was not disclosed, but CBS is asking $2.5-2.8 million per 30 seconds, although multiple buys such as GoDaddy's may not hit the high end.

This will be GoDaddy's sixth successive Super Bowl appearance. IndyCar driver Patrick is scheduled to participate in her first stock car race on Feb. 6 in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at  Daytona International Speedway, part of the Arca Racing Series Presented by Re/Max, the day before the Super Bowl, with GoDaddy as lead sponsor. GoDaddy did not indicate whether the "Movies" spot or another spot starring Patrick would run during that telecast on Speed TV.

In "Movies," two guys on a laptop are using GoDaddy to create a domain name. One guy types in "SmokingHotDreamGirl," which causes Patrick to appear on screen as LeBrock's computer-created Lisa in Weird Science. Quoting a famous line from the film, Patrick asks, "So, do you little maniacs want another domain name?" They then type in "SmokingHotDance," and Patrick gets soaked with water from the Flashdance sequence. The spot then directs viewers to GoDaddy.com "to see what happens next."

"This is our best work ever," Bob Parsons, CEO and founder of GoDaddy said in a statement. "We thought we'd pay homage to some of these classic movie scenes with our iconic role model and add our traditional 'GoDaddy-esque' touch."

According to Patrick, "All of our new commercials are visually beautiful and very funny. These ads are all top-notch, but the Internet-only version of "Movies" is definitely my favorite." Patrick recently signed a deal with GoDaddy extending their alliance into 2012.

Parsons confirmed Patrick's assessment. "The Internet-only version version of 'Movies' with Danica as Marilyn Monroe is smokin' hot and I predict people of all ages are going to enjoy our GoDaddy Girl as 'the girl' from The Seven Year Itch for years to come."

On a more serious note, GoDaddy said it has donated $500,000 to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

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