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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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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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Jackie Robinson Foundation Plans Year-Long Fest To Honor His 100th Birthday

By Barry Janoff

November 8, 2018:
Jackie Robinson, arguably the most iconic and game-changing person in sports history, will be the focus of a year-long celebration in 2019, ostensibly to honor what would have been his 100th birthday on Jan. 31, 2019, but more importantly to support the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s ongoing commitment to equal opportunity.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation will host the year-long Jackie Robinson Centennial Celebration, beginning with an exclusive photograph exhibition — “In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend” — in the Museum of the City of New York, which opens Jan. 31, Robinson’s birthdate.

He passed away on Oct. 24, 1972.

In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson” features 30 black-and-white image images of Robinson and the Dodgers taken for Look magazine from the Museum's collection, many never seen before in public.

The exhibition also will feature “memorabilia and rare home movies of the Robinson family, as well as the published magazines, which provide a window into the media's portrayal of this groundbreaking figure through the lens of the day’s popular picture press,” according to the Museum.

Various other events will take place in several cities throughout the year, including a speakers’ series, a jazz concert and a traveling artifact exhibit.

The year-long event will culminate with the scheduled opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York in December 2019.

“It has been our family’s dream to have a physical space where my father’s legacy and the values and ideals by which he lived could inspire others.," Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie and Rachel Robinson and vice chair of the Jackie Robinson Foundation board of directors, said via the organization. "We are excited to shine a light on my father’s life, while raising funds to continue to positively impact the lives of others.

“A year of specially-designed, celebratory events is a terrific way to shepherd in that dream and lead up to the opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum."

MLB, which has retired Robinson’s No. 42 which he wore with the Brooklyn Dodgers, has signed on as a sponsor of the Jackie Robinson Centennial Celebration.

A special Jackie Robinson Centennial Celebration logo has been designed by Bosack & Company and will be featured on an exclusive line of headwear by New Era Cap, and incorporated into JRF’s social media channels and collateral materials throughout the centennial campaign.

MLB's annual Jackie Robinson Day festivities —  April 15, 2019 — in ball parks nationwide will be included on the roster of Centennial Celebration events, with MLB planning special activation for its annual Jackie Robinson Day when all players wear No. 42 uniforms.

Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947.

"We are excited to shine a light on my father’s life, while raising funds to continue to positively impact the lives of others.”

Jackie Robinson Foundation Platinum Donors include BMO Capital, Coca-Cola Foundation, GE, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, MLB, New Era, Nike, Unilever and United Health Foundation.

According to Della Britton Baeza, JRF president, “The contributions of Jackie and Rachel Robinson helped propel our country through challenging times in the past and, through dynamic programming at the Jackie Robinson Museum, the Robinson legacy will continue to promote brotherhood and first-class citizenship for all.

“The Jackie Robinson Centennial Celebration will tout themes of teamwork and fair play as we usher in the opening of the Jackie Robinson Museum in 2019.”

PHOTO COURTESY MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

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