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• The NFL said today (Nov. 13) that it would move the Monday night game on Nov. 19  (ESPN) between the Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams, originally scheduled for Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

According to the NFL, “The decision is based on the determination — in consultation with the NFLPA and following a meeting and field inspection this afternoon by NFL and club field experts as well as local and independent outside experts — that the playing field at Estadio Azteca does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency and will not meet those standards by next Monday.”

• CBS said that Tim Tebow would be the host for its in-production reality series, Million Dollar Mile, from LeBron James’ Springhill Entertainment, Warner Bros. and  Fly on the Wall Entertainment. Commentators will be Maria Taylor and Matt Smith. The premise: A team wins $1 million if they can survive an obstacle course being built on real city streets.

• ESPN Events is adding a bowl game to its roster beginning in 2020, the Myrtle Beach Bowl. The game will feature teams from three conference partners: Conference USA, Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt Conference. Each conference will participate up to four times between 2020 and 2025. The Myrtle Beach Bowl will be played in Brooks Stadium, located on the campus of Coastal Carolina, nationally televised on ESPN networks.

• Between now and Nov. 19, every use of #SaluteToService on Twitter will generate a $5 donation, up to $5 million, to the NFL’s military non-profit partners – including the Pat Tillman Foundation, TAPS, USO, Wounded Warrior Project and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

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MLB FINALISTS MOY, MVP, CY Young, ROY

AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH Los Angeles Angels

NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
• Ronald Acuna Jr., OF Atlanta Braves

AL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Bob Melvin Oakland A's

NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
• Brian Snitker Atlanta Braves

AL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Mookie Betts, OF Boston Red Sox
• Jose Ramirez, 3B Cleveland Indians
• Mike Trout, OF Los Angeles Angels

NL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
• Nolan Arenado, 3B Colorado Rockies
• Javier Baez, 2B/SS Chicago Cubs
• Christian Yelich, OF Milwaukee Brewers

AL CY YOUNG
• Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians
• Blake Snell Tampa Bay Rays
• Justin Verlander Houston Astros

NL CY YOUNG
• Jacob deGrom New York Mets
• Aaron Nola Philadelphia Phillies
• Max Scherzer Washington Nationals

KEEPING SCORE

NBA Teams With Jersey-Logo Deals (to date):

• Atlanta Hawks (Shareware)
• Boston Celtics (GE)
• Brooklyn Nets (Infor)
• Charlotte Hornets (LendingTree)
• Chicago Bulls (Jenni Optical)
• Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear)
• Dallas Mavericks (5miles)
• Denver Nuggets (Western Union)
• Detroit Pistons (Flagstaff Bank)
• Golden State Warriors (Rakuten)
• Houston Rockets (Rokit)
• Los Angeles Clippers (Bumble)
• Los Angeles Lakers (Wish)
• Memphis Grizzlies (FedEx)
• Miami Heat (Ultimate Software)
• Milwaukee Bucks (Harley Davidson)
• Minnesota Timberwolves (Fitbit)
• New Orleans Pelicans (Zatarain’s)
• New York Knicks (Squarespace)
• Orlando Magic (Disney World)
• Philadelphia 76ers (StubHub)
• Phoenix Suns (PayPal)
• Portland Trail Blazers (Biofreeze)
• Sacramento Kings (Blue Diamond)
• San Antonio Spurs (Frost Bank)
• Toronto Raptors (Sun Life)
• Utah Jazz (Qualtrics)
• Washington Wizards (Geico)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Nov. 2-4
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - 20th Century Fox - $50M
2. The Nutcracker And The Four Realms - Disney - $20M
3. Nobody's Fool - Paramount - $14M
4. A Star Is Born, - Warner Bros. - $11.1M
5. Halloween - Universal - $11M
6. Venom - Sony - $7.8M
7. Smallfoot - Warner Bros. - $3.8M
8. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - Sony - $3.7M
9. Hunter Killer - Lionsgate - $3.5M
10. The Hate U Give - 20th Century Fox - $3.4M
11. First Man - Universal - $2.3M
12. Night School - Universal - $2M

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Feb132016

State Farm Brings The Hoopers, Rappin' Baby Dame Dolla, To NBA All-Star Game

By Barry Janoff

February 13, 2016: Thanks to State Farm, The Hoopers have arrived at the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto, and they've brought Baby Dame Dolla with them.

The eclectic family — Chris Paul (Dad), DeAndre Jordan (Mom), Kevin Lov (son), Kevin Garnett (Grandpa) and Damian Lillard (baby) star in a new commercial, "Droppin' Dimes," set to break during All-Star Game weekend.

This is the fourth spot in the campaign for The Hoopers, which also includes a special spot featuring Reggie Miller ("Downtown"), all of which will air throughout the State Farm All-Star Game Saturday Night and then during the game Sunday.

An extended two-minute version will play on social media.

En route to Toronto, State Farm put The Hoopers in a #FindersKeepers scavenger hunt, during which followers on Instagram and Twitter were given clues about finding NBA items, including jerseys and tickets, in seven cities.

According to State Farm, "Ahead of this year’s All-Star Weekend, State Farm decided to take advantage of Lillard’s MC skills to produce 'Droppin’ Dimes.' The song is all about providing assists both on and off the court, whether as an NBA player or a State Farm agent, and encouraging consumers to save money by combining home and auto insurance with State Farm."

In "Droppin' Dimes," Lillard, with help from Love, raps:

"Drip, drip Drop
"Droppin' Dimes Droppin' Dimes
"Baby Dame Dolla trail-blazen' dimes everywhere
"I don't wanna boast but I'm dropping' dimes from coast to coast
"I'm dropping' dimes everywhere like I just don't care
"Droppin' dimes on the bike, on the stairs
"Even dropping' dimes on my teddy bear."

At that point, The Hoopers next door neighbor, a State Farm agent, says to Chris Paul, "I probably shouldn't have brought up how much money you can save with State Farm by combining your home and auto insurance around the kids."

The extended two-minute music video adds such lines as, referring to Kevin (Grandpa) Garnett, "Here is my OG, Original Grandpa/He may be old but he's fierce like a timber wolf that can't be controlled."

In addition, State Farm and NBA Cares are also collaborating on the first State Farm Assist Tracker, which will continue NBA Cares’ and the State Farm ‘Exist to Assist’ program’s mission to "create safer, stronger, more educated communities."
 
The State Farm Assist Tracker is a digital hub located on NBA.com dedicated to "monitoring the total number of assists made during the All-Star Game."

 The Boys & Girls Club of America will receive $1,800 per assist (in honor of the 18,000 agents State Farm has across the country). Assists will be tallied based on the NBA’s official Player Tracking system, with State Farm and NBA providing matching funds for all donations.

The other commercials in the campaign to date are "Meet the Hoopers," "Robbed," "Hawks and Hornets" and "Downtown."

State Farm Wants You To Meet The Hoopers

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