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• The NFL has unveiled the Super Bowl Ticket Giveaway, an initiative this season to "surprise fans across the country with an invitation to attend Super Bowl LII in Minnesota on February 4, 2018. A total of 500 free tickets will be distributed under the program as a way to give back to dedicated NFL fans and provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience."
• Farmers Insurance has extended its alliance with PGA TOUR player Rickie Fowler for three years (2018-2020).  Fowler has been a brand ambassador since 2012. Fowler has been featured in the Farmers "We Know From Experience" advertising campaign, including the recent "Chauffeur Terrier" television commercial, along with other digital marketing platforms.
Heroes Evolved, featuring an in-game and playable Bruce Lee, has hit the multi-player online battle arena via R2Games and the Bruce Lee, LLC (owned and operated by Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee).
• In it's ninth season as the official wardrobe supplier for the National Basketball Coaches Assn., Men's Wearhouse said that 24 NBA head coaches would be outfitted with Joseph Abboud Custom suits for the 2017-18 season. According to Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, "With 82 games a season, it's important to look professional and have confidence on the court."

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MLB 2017 Awards Schedule
• Oct. 26
Rawlings Gold Glove finalists on Twitter (12 PM. ET)
• Nov. 6
BBWAA Awards Finalists MLB Network
• Nov .7
Rawlings Gold Glove Awards ESPN (9 PM. ET)
• Nov. 9
Louisville Silver Sluggers MLB Network, (6 PM. ET)
• Nov. 10
Wilson Defensive Players of the Year MLB Network (6 PM. ET)
• Nov. 13
Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year MLB Network (6 PM ET)
• Nov. 14
Managers of the Year MLB Network (6 PM. ET)
• Nov. 15
Cy Young Awards MLB Network( 6 PM ET)
• Nov. 16
Most Valuable Players MLB Network ( 6 PM ET)
• Nov. 17
Esurance MLB Awards MLB Network

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NBA Teams With Jersey-Patch Deals (To Date):

• Atlanta Hawks (Shareware)
• Boston Celtics (GE)
• Brooklyn Nets (Infor)
• Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear)
• Denver Nuggets (Western Union)
• Detroit Pistons (Flagstaff Bank)
• Golden State Warriors (Rakuten)
• Los Angeles Lakers (Wish)
• Miami Heat (Ultimate Software)
• Milwaukee Bucks (Harley Davidson)
• Minnesota Timberwolves (Fitbit)
• New York Knicks (Squarespace)
• Orlando Magic (Disney World)
• Philadelphia 76ers (StubHub)
• Sacramento Kings (Blue Diamond)
• Toronto Raptors (Sun Life)
• Utah Jazz (Qualtrics)
All patches will be 2.5 x 2.5 on the left side, with a Nike Swoosh logo on the right side.

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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#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
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Aug032009

Marketers Make The Most Of Michael (Jordan)

August 3, 2009: If you think you've been seeing a lot of Michael Jordan in marketing, you have, and most of it is not related to his position as head of basketball operations at the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats outpost. Jordan, considered the greatest pro basketball player of all-time, is being inducted into two Halls of Fame over the coming months: this month in the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame presented by Allstate as a member of the 1992 gold winning men's basketball "Dream Team," and in September in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Among the companies who are running campaigns with Jordan are Gatorade, which has just released a limited-edition SKU honoring Jordan's career, which is being supported by TV, print and online; and Hanes, which is running its campaign in which Jordan interacts with actor Charlie Sheen. Jordan also has thrown his support behind Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics, including PSA TV, print and online.

Now, Jordan Brand, the division of Nike that focuses on Jordan shoes and those from Team Jordan, is putting about $250,000 into an exhibit at the Naismith Hall of Fame that includes about 6,000 square feet of artifacts covers Jordan's career from college at North Carolina, the Olympics and the NBA. The exhibit includes shoes, jerseys, basketballs, championship rings, a four-minute highlight movie and even baseball memorabilia from his short-lived pro baseball career.

Jordan will be honored at the Naismith Hall of Fame on Sept. 11 along with a class that includes David Robinson, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan and C. Vivian Stringer. It also marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Jordan's induction into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame comes Aug. 12 in Chicago. Other Dream Team members include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Larry Bird. Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, Christian Laettner, Robinson, Stockton and head coach Chuck Daly.

"I would never have envisioned myself at any point being in any Hall of Fame," Jordan said when told he was part of the Naismith Hall of Fame class of 2009.

Jordan, Bird, Magic, Sir Charles Earn Olympic Hall Of Fame Status

Jordan Supports Chicago 2016 Bid With PSAs

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