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• Michael Jordan has sold minority stake ownerships in the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets to two investment brokers but will remain majority owner for the team: Gabe Plotkin, founder and chief investment officer for Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, founder and chief investment officer for D1 Capital, have joined the Hornets as partners, pending NBA approval. Financial terms were not disclosed.

• The future of WWE’s Superstars will be determined during a two-night draft taking place live on Friday Night SmackDown on Oct. 11 on Fos in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; and Monday Night Raw on Oct. 14 on USA Network, Pepsi Center, Denver .

On both nights, Superstars from Raw and SmackDown will appear along with personalities from Fox and NBCUniversal programming who will announce select picks from each brand.

The draft will determine the Superstars that compete for Raw and SmackDown, which feature distinct casts, unique storylines and dedicated writing teams

• Ricky Rubio was named Tissot MVP of the FIBA World Cup after leading Spain to the 2019 championship.

• In an effort to “send a message of inclusion to its widely diverse fan base,” the NBA champion Toronto Raptors said they are the first NBA to offer an athletic hijab for Muslim women. The Nike Pro Hijabs with the team’s logo were inspired by the Hijabi Ballers, a Toronto-based non-profit organization dedicated to "celebrating and increasing the involvement of Muslim females in sports." “Inspired by those brave enough to change the game” the team posted to its social media platforms along with a video of the Hijabi Ballers in action.

• 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. 13-15
1. It 2 $40.7M
2. Hustlers $33.2M
3. Angel Has Fallen $4.4M
4. Good Boys $4.3M
5. Lion King $3.6M
6. Hobbs & Shaw $2.8M
7. Overcomer $2.7M
8. The Goldfinch $2.6M
9. Peanut Butter Falcon $1.9M
10. Dora and the City of Lost Bold $1.9M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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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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Jan132015

How Ohio State's CFB National Title Helped AT&T Realize $46M In Media Value

By Barry Janoff

January 13, 2015: When AT&T in 2013 acquired naming rights to Cowboys Stadium in a 20-year deal valued at $19 million annually, the telecommunications firm planned to see some ROI via events in the venue that would have major national, if not international, exposure.

AT&T got a nice chunk of media value change —  more than $46.7 million  — Monday night (Jan. 12) during the ESPN telecast of the college football National Championship Game won by Ohio State, according to Front Row Analytics, the numbers-crunching division of Front Row Marketing Services.

Not only was the game played in AT&T Stadium but it was presented by AT&T. In addition to its name in various spots on the outside of the stadium that is home to the NFL's Cowboys, the firm had signage within the venue that were seen on-air before, during and after the game.

The total of $46,745,277 in media value attributed to AT&T by Front Row Analytics included interior and exterior signage, coaches headsets and on-air graphics, text and verbal mentions.

It did not include additional value from TV spots that AT&T aired during the game, which included commercials that featured former college and NFL stars Joe Montana (pictured), Bo Jackson, Doug Flutie and Herschel Walker.

Front Row Marketing Services, a division of Comcast-Spectacor, said it based media value on the cost of a 30-second spot on ESPN, which was going for upward of $1 million, according to industry analysts.

AT&T is an official "corporate champion" partner of the NCAA along with Capital One and Coca-Cola.

According to ESPN, Ohio State’s 42-20 victory over Oregon generated an 18.2 U.S. household rating, the highest metered market ever for ESPN. The National Championship game number was a 21% increase over the 2014 BCS National Championship on ESPN (Florida State vs. Auburn, 15.3) and also topped the 16.1 overnight rating for the 2011 National Championship (Auburn vs. Oregon), which held the previous best in cable history.

The first National Championship Game under the new College Football Playoff system attracted 33.4 million viewers on ESPN and a total of 34 million when adding in ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes and ESPNews, also a new high for the Disney-owned cable network.

And that's not counting the 85,689 fans plus countless others who were in AT&T Stadium.

“The inaugural College Football Playoff was a resounding success by all measures,” John Skipper, ESPN president, said in a statement. “Fans responded in record numbers across television and digital platforms. It’s been a great first year and we look forward to the opportunity to build upon the excitement as we continue our long-term commitment to this tremendous event.”

AT&T activations were present in the days leading up to the game, which added to the firm's overall value during the championship event.

From Jan. 9-12, AT&T hosted in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center "Playoff Fan Central," which included events, games, autograph sessions with former players and social media interaction. On Jan. 10 and Jan. 11, in American Airlines Center, " AT&T Playoff Playlist Live" concerts were headlined by Lenny Kravitz and Sting.

AT&T was not alone in seeing a nice media value return on their respective investments.

Buick totaled some $8.9 million in broadcast value due to its presence during the game's halftime show.

The total of $46,745,277 in media value attributed to AT&T included interior and exterior signage, coaches headsets and on-air graphics, text and verbal mentions.

Nike received more than $6 million in media value as the apparel partner for both Ohio State and Oregon. Front Row Analytics said the value would have been higher "if [Ohio State head coach] Urban Meyer had worn a Nike hat, as [Oreghon head coach] Mark Helfrich did."

Under Armour had more than $3.6 million in value from having its logo on referee hats

Allstate garnered some $2 million via its presence on the upright goal nets.

Gatorade had about $1.2 million from its presence during the game.

And last but not least, FarmersOnly.com, an online dating service targeting "farmers, ranchers and people living in rural areas of the U.S. and Canada," received $583,333 in value thanks to a fan who held up a sign during a halftime segment with Jimmy Kimmel that read, “Urban Meyer met his wife on FarmersOnly."

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