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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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Notre Dame Builds Brand
Cancer Drives Home
Men's Hoops Are 'Toxic'

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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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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Aug292012

John Elway, Doug Flutie Join Dove Men+Care 'Journey to Comfort' Campaign

By Barry Janoff

August 29, 2012: Dove Men+Care, which has been targeting males in recent years with current and retired athletes from the NFL, NBA and MLB,  has added two football legends to its "Journey to Comfort" campaign: John Elway and Doug Flutie.

Elway had a Hall of Fame NFL career that was capped by two Super Bowl wins with the Denver Broncos, where he is now the team's executive vp-football operations.

Flutie, a college football analyst for NBC Sports, passed for more than 14,700 yards during his NFL career and during his time in the Canadian Football League was named the league's most outstanding player six times and was a three-time MVP in the Grey Cup (the CFL's version of the Super Bowl).

But the "Journey to Comfort" campaign will be supporting Dove Men+Care's effort for college football, where both men excelled before becoming pros, Elway at Stanford and Flutie at Boston College, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1984.

The pair join such current and retired pro athletes as Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Nash, Drew Brees, Albert Pujols, Andy Pettitte and Joe Girardi in selling Dove Men+Care skin and hair products to male consumers. The Dove Men+Care line traces back to a launch in late 2009 with its first national ad in February 2010 during Super Bowl XLIV.

"In recent years, athletes have become more comfortable with personal care brands," said David Schwab, managing director for First Call, the celebrity acquisition and activation division for global marketing and player management firm Octagon. "[The] supply of athletes outweighs demands from this brand industry and thus, [the brands] have the ability to choose from some great athletes. And since Dove has already used athletes with college basketball and golf activations, it makes future campaigns easier to sell in."

According to Dove, a division of Unilever, the campaign will be anchored by TV spots but will include a heavy dose of social media, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, as well as a dedicated Dove Men+Care Web page.

"College Football is finally here!" Dove Men+Care proclaims. "These legendary QBs are still comfortable with the pigskin and definitely comfortable in their own skin . . . While the players gear up for the start of the NCAA football season, Dove Men+Care will be on the receiving end of two legendary QBs: John Elway and Doug Flutie. Tune in to our page for football coverage and chances to win awesome prizes," including a year's supply of Dove Men+Care products. (Details here.)

In their initial "Journey to Comfort" efforts, Elway and Flutie are seen in separate clips that appear to have been shot by a non-professional using a hand-held camera. The results are much higher quality than that.

"[The] supply of athletes outweighs demands from [the men's personal care] brand industry and [the brands] have the ability to choose from some great athletes."

In his scene, Elway tosses a football into a car window from about 30 yards away, repeatedly hitting the horn on the steering wheel. In his equally amazing scene, Flutie is about 30 yards away from a basketball hoop, yet consistently hits nothing but net with a football.

The secret is given away in text that accompanies each scene: "To try this at home, you will need five footballs, a lot of time and some special visual effects."

In his three new TV spots, Elway explains why "I'm definitely comfortable in my own skin."

In "Dancer," says that he enjoys embarrassing his kids by pulling out some old and decidedly uncoordinated moves on the dance floor. "I'm that bad," says Elway. "They all turn red. [But] I don't care. We're all having fun together. That's as good as it gets, right there." In "Walk," he reveals that players used to kid him about his pigeon-toed stance and "big butt."

In "The Play," he shares his thoughts on arguably the most memorable game in college football history, in which he was on the losing side. "There was definitely chaos at the end," he says of the California-Stanford game in 1982 when Elway and Stanford lead 20-19 with four seconds remaining but lost, 25-19. The final touchdown came on a play that included runs, laterals, missed tackles and the Stanford band coming onto the field. "I'm still mad at the trombone player for not putting the tackle on [the Cal player]," laughs Elway.

Flutie's commercials include "Underdog" ("I'm not shorter, I'm a half-step quicker than the other guys"), "Fingernails" and "Brothers" (which also features his brother, Darren, a former Boston College wide receiver whose pro career was spent almost entirely in the CFL). Each spot is followed by the tag line, "I'm Doug Flutie and I'm definitely comfortable in my own skin."

See the full spots here.

Elway quarterbacked the Denver Broncos  to wins in Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII. At Stanford, he passed for 77 touchdowns and more than 9,300 yards.

Flutie may best be remembered for his Hail Mary pass in 1984 that led Boston College to a win over the daunted Miami Hurricanes.

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