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• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey, along with such Legends as Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• 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. 

• 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 (thru Oct. 27).

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

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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
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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BodyArmor Into NCAA
No. 1 Colleges Since '92
Notre Dame Builds Brand
Cancer Drives Home
Men's Hoops Are 'Toxic'

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.
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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.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#46Ul8rBF4XpB4lo0.99
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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Oct282009

Harris Sports Poll Confirms: Everyone Still Wants To Be Like Mike

Recent special edition ESPN publication honored the man named in The Harris Poll as the greatest athlete of all time.October 28, 2009: There is a reason that companies such as Gatorade, Hanes and Nike pay Michael Jordan a lot of money to endorse their products. Despite the fact that Jordan retired from the NBA in 2003 and has already been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, he almost always finishes among the top five players — if not No. 1 — in surveys that ask people to name the greatest or the most marketable athletes of all time.

The latest example comes from The Harris Poll, which asked adults who follow at least one sport to rank the greatest player ever. According to the just released survey, Jordan comes in at No. 1, followed by another prolific marketing star, Tiger Woods, who tops all athletes with an annual estimated income from endorsements at $90 million.

Whether this is a statement to current athletes or not, only four players among the top ten on the all-time great list are still active, and that includes Brett Favre, who came in at No. 5 overall but who has retired twice iin the past two years before rejoining the NFL's New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings, respectively. In addition to Woods, the others are Peyton Manning and LeBron James, who ranked tied for No. 8 and tied for No. 10, respectively.

Also among the top ten are Babe Ruth (No. 3), Muhammad Ali (No. 4), Joe Montana (No. 6), Wayne Gretzky (No. 7), Ted Williams (tied No. 8) and Hank Aaron (tied No. 10).

Jordan actually scored a double No. 1 as he also ranked first among adults who follow basketball who listed their all-time greats. Jordan was followed by Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell, respectively, meaning no active players made this particular list.

In other categories, Favre, whose endorsement deals include Sears and Wrangler, was No. 1 all-time among football players as named by adults who follow football, Roger Federer topped the tennis list and Woods was named he greatest golfer of all time.                                                    
                                                                                                                                                       
The Harris Poll of 2,293 adults, of whom 1,494 follow at least one sport, was conducted online between October 5-12, 2009 by Harris Interactive.

ALL-TIME GREATEST SPORTS STARS
1. Michael Jordan NBA
2.Tiger Woods Tennis
3. Babe Ruth MLB
4. Muhammad Ali Boxing
5. Brett Favre NFL
6. Joe Montana NFL
7. Wayne Gretzky NHL
T 8. Peyton Manning NFL
T8. Ted Williams MLB
T10. Hank Aaron MLB
T10 LeBron James NBA


GREATEST BASEBALL PLAYER
1. Babe Ruth
2. Hank Aaron
3. Willie Mays
4. Ted Williams
5. Lou Gehrig

GREATEST FOOTBALL PLAYER
1. Brett Favre
2. Jim Brown
3. Joe Montana
4. Walter Payton
5. Jerry Rice

GREATEST BASKETBALL PLAYER
1. Michael Jordan
2. Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson
3. Larry Bird
4. Wilt Chamberlain
5. Bill Russell

GREATEST GOLFER
1. Tiger Woods
2. Jack Nicklaus
3. Arnold Palmer
4. Phil Mickelson
5. Bobby Jones

GREATEST TENNIS PLAYER
1. Roger Federer
2. Pete Sampras
3. Jimmy Connors
4. Andre Agassi
5. Arthur Ashe
Source: The Harris Poll

Marketers Make The Most Of Michael Jordan

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